Thursday, August 1, 2019

#RPGaDAY 2019 - DAY 1: "FIRST"

The figure is a customised version of one of those Dr Who Micro Universe figures to look a bit like me...
The dice are awesome and created by the amazing Chimeric Designs 

And so it begins - welcome to August, and the start of another #RPGaDAY. Unlike previous years where each day had a question to answer, this time we're just given a single word prompt to inspire us to write, draw, paint, blog and vid anything we like to spread the positive word of tabletop RPGs.

The first word for #RPGaDAY 2019 is (aptly) "FIRST".

But first what?

I figured I'd go with the basics and post the first RPG I ever played. I'd gone 'round to a friend's house in the early 80's, expecting the usual Saturday afternoon of playing games on the ZX Spectrum, trying to program our own version of light cycles, when he greeted me at the door with, "We're going over to JR's to do something different..."

I had no idea what was going on, but went along with it. At JR's I was introduced to a whole new concept of playing games. Some very interesting and confusing little black books, and no clue what I was supposed to do...

Traveller, 1st Edition. Not my books from the 80s, but a good friend's (Mole's)
who left them under my care when he moved to the other side of the planet
(Don't worry, they're still being looked after!)
I don't think I said much, just sitting there absorbing what was going on for most of that first session, and it was only a week later that I was joining JR's group for playing AD&D. The rest, as they say, is history...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, JR's influence! Similar thing for me. I was promised to be introduced to this mysterious D&D thing and turned up at Ribes' to rattle around the Isle of Dread with stupidly over-powered characters (I realise now); Wakey was a super magic-user, I was a legendary Heracles type thing. Ribes was DM. We were 12 I think, 1980. I was hooked and got the Basic D&D first edition red box for Christmas. Never looked back. Milo. Xxx