Like someone at one point in time once said, "Better late than never." Dungeons & Dragons turned 40 yesterday, on the 26th of January. Nearly ten years ago, I was introduced to the hobby through the 3.5 edition of the game and RPGs have been a constant in my life ever since. They helped me come out of my shell as a person and gave me an outlet to express my creativity with my closest friends.
If it wasn't for Dungeons & Dragons, I might be an entirely different person today. Hell, I might not be friends with certain people if I had never started playing Dungeons & Dragons and I would have never started Dungeons Deep & Caverns Old.
So, happy birthday Dungeons & Dragons. Thanks for helping me become the person I am today and showing me a whole new word of magic and wonder. Sorry, I had to get cheesy there for a second.