Ah, I can still remember the early days of my role playing experience(s). It was a wonder to discover such an imaginative game and it fit my nature very well. Today I still make strong daily use of my imagination and my vocabulary and reading skills are strong and while I'm not so geeky as to attribute it all to AD&D I do feel it was a strong contributor. There are several aspects of that game that caught my mind and I felt like blogging a little about that.
I first played with the "Red Box" and I could have easily put up a picture of it but it's elsewhere on the blog. This player's handbook though is really where I took off. I started refereeing my own games as Dungeon Master (giggle snort) and my group grew from two (including me) to nine (including me again) and we had such amazing adventures! I wish now that I had kept a journal of the sessions more for short story material than anything else. I still have a manila folder with character sketches of the player's characters one of the players had made. They are wonderful to dig out every now and then, sure they are totally and COMPLETELY geeky but the essence of role playing is just geeky and to see the vague references within those drawings of the people who played those characters is a sweet bit of history.
|I still wonder how much that gem stone eye is worth...|