Dungeons & Dragons Just Turned 40

My first thoughts — after getting past “damn, I feel old” — are fond memories.

I first saw D&D during rookie band camp my freshman year of high school, when a trio of my friends tried to put together a game over their lunch break in the music storage room.

I don’t remember much about that particular game itself — I was just an observer — but I remember my immediate fascination with the very concept,¬†marveling at the character sheets, the books, the dice.

Oh, the dice.

Later that year, with those friends and a couple of others, we formed a regular gaming group, though we wound up playing a different fantasy role-playing game; it was a couple of years before I played in a proper D&D game, which only lasted a summer.

Most of my role-playing game experience is with other games, actually, but through many years, games, and players, it all goes back to that day, those friends, and “the” game.

3 thoughts on “Dungeons & Dragons Just Turned 40”

  1. I'm glad to have been a part of your D&D experience. “Is this the first time we've been here since the last time we were here?” I'm also glad to see you writing here again. I want to keep my blog more up to date, but have so far failed. Discipline is hard…

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  2. As it turned out, that was the first time we had been there since the last time we were there. Glad I asked.

    Those were good days, which I didn't get into here. Undoubtedly I'll return to the subject, provided my momentum holds. As you say, discipline is hard. I've been working on it lately, though. We'll see how far I get.

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