I didn’t start getting into tabletop RPGs until pretty late in my life. Around 2010 I started running my first campaign, 4th edition D&D, after listening to the first series of Acquisitions Inc. podcasts. That campaign grew to over 12 players split into two parties at one point, and lasted for 7 years. I learned a lot.
Last year I started playing 5th edition D&D, primarily influenced by Critical Role. I’m running a game for some friends who haven’t played much D&D before, and I’m also playing in a 5th edition game run by a friend. Neither game has made much progress so far because of scheduling so I’ve been itching to get back into it.
Though part of me hopes they kind of fizzle and die so that I can start playing Dungeon World. I played a one shot about a month ago and it was a blast. After primarily playing with d20 systems it was really eye opening, and I think I prefer RPGs that are more rules light and focus on everyone getting to craft a narrative together.
Some of my other favourite games are Microscope and Fiasco, and I am very tempted by Blades in the Dark.
As for tips or gateways into RPGs lately I’ve been eating up basically anything Adam Koebel is involved in and the Rollplay games hosted on itmeJP’s youtube channel.