1981. I ran my first game. I couldn’t tell you played. It’s not that important. What is important is that I read the book and figured that not only was I going to have to run the game, but that it would be fun and rewarding to do so.
Too many of us are serial players and never run games, or are perpetual game masters and never play. I greatly prefer to do both. You really get to experience the total… experience that way.
If you’re hesitant about running your first game ever or in a system new to you, I understand. However this is not a competition, and the other players are there to help you. If they aren’t, then you need new people to game with!
This is the scenario, what do you do?