T&T was awesome.
Like Hep, I'm pretty much over RPGs. I think a lot of it is time required. There's also the fact that video game RPGs take the fiddly aspect away. The RPG I played the most as a teen was Chill. There weren't a lot of charts for that. It was mostly about story. We got to the point in playing that where hours would go by without a die even being picked up.
Interestingly, Wil Wheaton's Tabletop just did an episode about Dragon Age
. Tabletop is very hit or miss (last week's episode about Chez Geek was awful), but this one was fantastic. One of the best they've ever done. And it absolutely captured that old feeling of sitting around the table with friends playing an RPG. You had the one guy who was a little too into it (Wil); the mocker, who was always looking to toss a little snark into the atmosphere (Chris Hardwick); the meek guy who really wanted to try out this one rule or new power that seemed really useless to everyone else until it suddenly wasn't (Kevin Sussman from Big Bang Theory); and the jock who seems like he wouldn't care less, but was actually really into it and really good (Sam Witwer). That last one seems like a TV trope more than reality (Freaks & Geeks
did an episode exactly like that), but I have come across it in real life, too. The last one was never me, but I have been all three of the other guys at various points. Anyway, the episode really struck home and made me want to role play again. Can't wait for the conclusion.