Forgetting’s not something you do, it happens to you. Only it didn’t happen to me.
In the last Joy of Unpacking, the EOG looks back at some great old roleplaying games.
It all began with roleplaying games. I was lucky enough to be just the right age when the golden age of RPGs was kicking off and in full swing; when every week saw the release of an exciting new set of rules for adventuring in the distant lands of the imagination. They were heady days – literally.
For me it started with a photocopy of Empire of the Petal Throne and the first Dungeons & Dragons basic set (the 1977 J. Eric Holmes version), but everyone has those games that first opened their mind to the endless possibilities of gaming. Here are some of those old favourites (plus an original copy of GW’s Rogue Trader).
A slight correction/clarification: the Monster Manual was the first AD&D hardback release, in 1977, followed by the Players Handbook in 1978 and finally the Dungeon Masters Guide in 1979.
That’s it for the unpacking series, except for a later look at the final shelves of my office/game room when I finally have it all set up to my liking. I’ve received some fantastic feedback on this series of videos, and it’s clear to me that a lot of you have enjoyed looking back at these old games as much as I did. Thanks for watching, fellow members of the Esoteric Order of Gamers!