Bob and I have reconnected on Facebook after years of not seeing each other. He was a Very prominent player from the beginnings of the Mysantia game from it's beginning in Oct of 81. We talk on the phone a couple of times a month and a couple of times a year we get together to play. He called me yesterday and brought up a couple of things from the old days. I put forth my lack of understanding of why peeps were so compelled to play in Mysantia.
"Kids these days are always talking about their magic items, I remember being HAPPY with a ball of rice"
"We struggled and struggled and when we accomplished somethings, a good magic item or going up a level, I really felt like I accomplished something!
Gives me some perspective .