October 12, 2015 at 9:09 am #10711
38 years since I discovered my first role-playing game, The Empire of the Petal Throne. But who’s counting? 🙂October 12, 2015 at 9:31 am #10712
I started with ad&d in 1982. Rapidly approaching 51st birthday. Where did the years go?October 12, 2015 at 9:52 am #10713
Funny how we’re all roughly the same vintage! I’m approaching 50, which I must admit is freaking me out just a little bit.
It is great that our imaginations are still working so beautifully though. 🙂October 12, 2015 at 10:51 am #10716
Reality sucks. Fantasy much better. Bit crazy not so bad.October 12, 2015 at 10:59 am #10717
Well, I’m kind of glad I live in a world with plumbing and advanced medical science, but I love my imaginative fantasy too. 🙂October 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm #10722
Oh, gosh. I feel old… since I’m a year older than 8thP 😛
My first introduction to RPGs was D&D… but who knows what edition that was, so many years ago?October 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm #10723
First game was high level run by experienced DM. Went badly.
Week after we had first real dungeon crawl. It was from White Dwarf, the Lichway. Then Salt Marsh Trilogy.
Been hooked ever since.October 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm #10724
The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh! What a great module. I DM’d it for a group of friends and one of them, right at the start as the adventurers walked into the village, grabbed a passing peasant and screamed into his face “WHAT’S YOUR SINISTER SECRET?!”
Good times.October 12, 2015 at 10:52 pm #10725
With Warhammer RPG the classic was the enemy within. That was a good one too.
Bet if we played them again we’d be less impressed. Old school gaming.October 13, 2015 at 8:51 am #10726
The first few parts of The Enemy Within are just unbeatable classics. The perfect blend of gritty horror and comedy.October 13, 2015 at 10:31 am #10727
Warhammer Old Word was a great setting. Medieval meets cthulhoid borror.
System was not perfect, but what system is?
Got a friend thinks Rolemaster is perfect. I don’t. Levelling up took an hour+ and critical system was too harsh.
I prefer rules lite systems now. If I can run the session without looking up a rule, that suits me fine. Cut/paste monster into adventure and away we go. Life is too short for a combat that takes four hours to complete.October 13, 2015 at 10:52 am #10728
I agree. My friends enjoy Pathfinder and I don’t like the min-maxxing and the endless reference to rulebooks. First edition WFRP were the best RPG times for me, and it fitted perfectly with my concept of fantasy: gritty, grimy, Monty Python/Jabbywocky, and very English/European. I’ve never clicked with the superheroes-in-plate-mail idea of fantasy.
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