Re: Introduce yourself!
I'm a 44 years old, and live in the south of Sweden with my wife, 2 kids from a previous marriage and a black dog.
I started playing B/X in 1981, and then went on to AD&D1e, but in truth it was the B/X engine with bolted on classes, races and stuff from 1e. In 1989 we dropped D&D for other games, like RuneQuest, Call of Cthulhu, Traveller, T2K, Cyberpunk, KULT and more. I was SO tired of level based games with XP and I swore to never go back that road. We played CoC until 1994, when I moved away for a new job. The other guys got involved in careers, kids, studies, houses etc, and the games ended up in boxes in the attic.
Fast forward to 2007. I got divorced and while moving I found my old games. I started reading and that was it! I found Dragonsfoot online and started reading gaming blogs and buying vintage D&D stuff on ebay. And the beauty of classic D&D felt new again.
I stumbled upon LotFP when I bought the Vornheim book a while back. At the time I was content with my TSR D&D stuff, so the whole clone-thing didn't feel as something for me. However, I started following the clone/simulacrum scene of the "OSR" and started reading the new stuff coming out, supporting old school rules sets. And found it to be excellent! A new take on the traditional Tolkienesque high fantasy genre. And lots of creative people, sharing stuff and publishing their stuff online.
Anyway, given my love for horror gaming and the bizarre, coming here was just a question of time:)