I was going to sneer and laugh at this question. I evolve? But it is true. I have evolved over the past 33 years that I have gamed and evolved in a few different ways. Let me spell out the evolutions that I have made over my time gaming.
Most of my long-term friends will tell you that I am a bit of a fringe dweller and always have been. The first game I ran was from the red box of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) but it was not the first game I owned. The first game I owned was the Australian made Super Squadron. We played the guts out of that game solidly. So solidly that I never got into D&D or its derivatives for a further four years later. It was not until much later that a friend of mine from Primary school (Elementary for the folks from the USA) stated to me that I loved the fringe games. I had just asked him to play Earthdawn! So I rarely played mainstream games. After finding Google+ my love for the alternative has hit an all-time high. I love to look at the fringe games and see what is evolving in our hobby. So I have evolved from fringe to full-on alternative games!
Now, I think most of us who are not millennials should be putting this one down. In the dark of 1985 when I started playing games there was nothing technical about it. It was all about paper, pencils, dice, tabletop and crafts. Now I find myself role-playing online once a fortnight. I record a lot of my materials direct to computer. The crafts I used to do for handouts is now replaced by the manipulation of digital imagery. Even when I draw a freehand map it gets scanned and manipulated by a computer. I have certainly evolved into the use of technology.
Most of my readers would know that it is rare for me to play a roleplaying game (RPG) as a player. In all honesty, this was not always the truth. I did start as a Dungeon Master but I also played as much as I ran in high school. I had heaps of cool characters that I played. Treva Donnelly was a psionic drugs runner in MegaTraveller who fell in love with an immortal. Louis Armfeldt was the head of a billion credit mercenary group in Mechwarrior. Sam was a steady thief working her way into the guild in AD&D. There were so many cool characters at that time. I think what happened was I changed. I played some games with new people and they were less than fantastic. In those games, I became distracted and less than enthusiastic. I turned a corner and preferred to be the one that was busy all the time. The Games Master (GM) role was the only place I was enjoying the games. Hence I evolved to the point where I only play as the GM now!
I have evolved hugely over 33 years of gaming. I will be very interested to see the answers of others for this question. keep rolling!