I noticed a lot of people answered this question with all sorts of celebrations of what RPGs are, what they allow you to do, and the joy they have brought and continue to bring to their lives.
That's why you continue playing. It doesn't answer why you started.
As much as I love them now, I started because the idea sounded neat. That's about it. When described, it struck me as a cool thing. I liked reading, writing, and telling stories about fantastic places and heroic characters and this came across as a game that let you do that with others. As I said...neat.
Honestly I sort of started for the same reason George Herbert Mallory climbed Mount Everest. "Because it was there."
Sorry there's no deeper meaning or personal epiphany. I was 8.
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I'm right there with you BA. I read about it in the paper, thought it sounded cool, found a copy of D&D at Kmart and it turns out that it was cool ... cool enough to keep doing it for the long term.
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I think initially it's a thing you just sort of fall into if you have an interest in geek things. Whether you stick with it and why is much more interesting.
Also, you are always welcome here Blacksteel. Please come by more often. My airlock is always open.
Which now that I think about it is something I should really get fixed...