Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Original White Box

My introduction to Dungeons and Dragons happened in 1976 or thereabouts.

My older brother was in middle school, and had fallen in with some wargamer types. Through those middle-school wargamers, he ended up joining several wargaming clubs, one being at the nearby University, and the other at a college across town.

One day, he brought a little white box home from the college war-gaming club, containing several small brown booklets.

Being nine at the time, and curious as all get-on, I got hold of, and read those books. Between the fantastic artwork (crude thought it was) and the idea of playing bold adventurers slaying monsters, I was hooked.

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