When I grew up in the 70s and 80s things were very different. I remember very clearly my father blowing his whole paycheck on an Atari 2600 and getting into video games. My friend up the block had a Commodore 64 computer with a few games on it. Yet, mostly for us, we played D&D and did some form of LARPing with waffle-ball bats. Back in those days, gaming was the sub of a sub-culture. It was minor, there were few of us and I was very young.