Last night I had the pleasure of running a single player D&D game for my wife. It was part of our anniversary.
When I was in 6th grade I started (formally) roleplaying with AD&D 2nd Edition. I stuck with some manner of that system (and a shared campaign setting) into high school, playing and running games in the local university RPG club.
I took 2E as far as I could before moving onto other systems. I dabbled in Ars Magica, Rifts, Robotech, Shadowrun, Star Wars d6, as well as various White Wolf games (amongst others). Finally, I was introduced to Cyberpunk 2020 and the Interlock System. Revelation!
Once I’d had my fill of Night City (CP 2020's default setting) I moved to adapt Interlock to everything. WWII. Napoleonic Wars. Probation Era. I even converted my old D&D setting into Interlock. (Later, I would use Interlock to run my longest running game before continuing that story for several more years using the Unisystem, but that’s another post.)
It was during the time I was running fantasy Interlock that I met my future wife. After a brief introduction to RPGs via Fuzion, we made her a character for the ongoing Interlock based campaign. In the early years, before we escaped Texas, fellow players were few and far between. Games were often single player affairs, but we really enjoyed our time together, spent creating memorable stories.
It’s been over 12 years since then, and we’ve moved onto other systems and even grander campaigns. However, in the last year or so, while taking a break from my Unisystem game via D&D 4E, I had a chance to remake my wife’s original character and put her into play once more.
So, a setting started with AD&D 2E (when I was 12!) gets converted into Interlock eight years later, where a character is made and played. Over a decade after that, the character is brought back to life with D&D 4E.
Proof that love (and noble vampire assassins) never die!