I was watching the D&D episode of "Community" for the first time yesterday and my 8-year old son was watching a bit from the next room. The jokes were going over his head, but what he saw fascinated him. After the episode was done he looked at me with wide eyes, raised eyebrows and a hopeful grin. "Do we have that game they were playing?"
"Actually, yes I do!" I told him. Though I only have the current edition Players Guide.
"Could we play that game sometime?" He asked, as his face brightened and widened even more.
"I would LOVE to do that! Just give me a few months to learn the rules..."
$70+ spent at amazon later and I'm already imagining the golden age to come.