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However, random rolls being what they are, you didn't always get what you wanted by age 38. Maybe you missed out on a promotion and the benefit that came with it or you kept failing to receive a level in Jack-o-T. In such cases, I'd occasionally risk another batch of aging rolls, with an eye toward getting what I needed and mustering out at age 42, but that was my limit, because, to my mind, 42 was old.
Yesterday, I turned 42.
CORRECTION: 34 is in fact the first year that a character potentially suffers physical attribute degradation due to age, not 38 as listed above. I can only assume that the reason I then fixated on age 38 was because, in my mind, if you're still in your 30s, you're still "young," whereas anything over 40 was "old."