Dungeons and Dragons is the only pen and paper RPG I've ever played, so I can't really compare it to others, however, it's a pretty darn fun game. And out of the versions of D&D I have played, AD&D 2E is by far the best. There are some nice convenient things the other versions don't have, plus there are great resources available for it. Something I'd totally recommend for any player or DM is the software Core Rules 2.0 (It's no longer sold by Wizards, so you'll have to find another way to get it), and that software is for AD&D 2E. It includes rulebooks (player's guide and dungeon master's guide), as well as some campaigns, dice roller, map creator, character creator, and DM tools (NPC creation, encounter creation, etc.). So yeah, if you ever get the chance to play some D&D I'd totally recommend it. Also if you decide to play 2nd edition, there's a pretty good character sheet online that I'll add a .pdf for. Personally I only use the first three pages of it, however if you want to use the information on pages four five and six, it would be pretty cool as well. Here's the .pdf for that character sheet - http://www.mad-irishman.net/pubs/MI_AD&DCharSheet46.pdf And if you have any questions, post them here. I'll answer them if I can. Also if there's enough interest, I'd consider hosting an online AD&D session with you guys, if I'm able to.