GM and player from New Zealand.
I am mid-50s and live on a rural property on the North Island with my wife and a collection of animals that we usually end up eating. I have been a wargamer and roleplayer most of my life. Early rules were of the bang you are dead variety and LARPing featured heavily (although we called it playing war). Dice and rules came in the 70s. Over the decades I have played a lot of different RPGs but mostly Hero System (for every genre under the sun) and Traveller. Returning to D&D at the moment as am on a nostalgia trip and playing some 5e and dipping back into 1e.