I’m relatively new to pen and paper RPGs (started in Neil’s group), but have played video game RPGs for ages. “The Elder Scrolls” series is probably closest - in terms of game mechanics - to D&D, but it’s always a very solitary way to play, and as somebody who loves board games I always wanted to try D&D, but didn’t think I’d find somebody in Vienna wanting to play in English. I clearly underestimated the number of geeky expats, living here.
I just bought the Pathfinder Beginner Box which uses a slightly simplified system than the actual game, but it’s good way to introduce newcomers to Pathfinder.
Oh, and as an Austrian my native tongue might be German, but I started to prefer the original English versions of movies/tv series/books/games once I stopped drinking the Kool-Aid and realized how poor dubbing, and translations in general, often are. Titles alone are often unbelievably cringeworthy.
I currently play Friday evenings and would like to add a group that plays weekend afternoons, so that sessions might be longer, or at least that it won’t be quite so late when they end.