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Old 06-11-2019, 08:43 PM
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I watched some kids playing AD&D at summer camp and was hooked.
I didn't get to play much but I learned to roll up my own characters and was in the Rulebooks whenever they werent using them.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:53 PM
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It's embarrassing but the Dungeons & Dragons Movie (2000) DVD my babysitter had. I watched the behind the scenes extras where someone was explaining what the game actually was and I bought the 3.5 starter set right after and forced my younger siblings to play with me.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:58 PM
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For me, it was a natural progression from the old Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. There were a bunch of us at school who used to play through them, then one day I stumbled across the old D&D Red Box set in a branch of W.H.Smiths (a newsagent/bookstore in the UK for those who don't know). Picked that up and ... then never played it.

However, it did prompt one of my friends to start looking at the original Traveler books, so we had a quite active campaign running for a couple of years before moving off to Uni. By that time, I'd discovered AD&D and the University Role Players Society, so managed to find a seat at a table there for a number of years playing in an entirely homebrew campaign setting.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:26 PM
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It was 1989(i think), and I was in junior high when a kid in my class that I rarely spoke too came up to me and said "I see you reading books all the time. Here." He gave me the Red D&D Box that was in bad shape and some worn down dice.

For nearly a month, my brother, myself, and two friends played the game in Study Hall until the teacher banned us from playing it because we were making too much noise. I still got that box and the dice somewhere in my house. Had to use Duct Tape to hold the box together.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:51 PM
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I was roped into a short-lived campaign in my senior year of high school. It dissolved because members of the group (a lot of them previously strangers brought together by the DM) hated each other too much for the game to be any fun.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:54 PM
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Some brutal honesty here... my husband told me that he used to play dnd on forums because his friends were too 'cool' to play it when he was a kid. Before pbp games he would just crank out characters for the fun of it.

We both played video games, but honestly I thought that tabletop RPGs was just something that I wouldn't enjoy. However, one of my three brothers tried to get a game together so I joined so my husband would have somewhere to play. Eventually, he introduced me to pbp as well, so here I am.

Now I'm hooked and I'm so glad that he introduced me to it.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:35 AM
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My best friend turned me on to D&D in the early 80s and it went from there. Most of the other guys we were growing up with at the time became part of the group. It's some of the best childhood memories I have.
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Old 08-21-2019, 04:01 PM
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I was in a bookstore run by a friend of my mother in the mid-1970s, and saw the "Caves and Caverns" geomorphs.

"What are these for?" I asked the proprietor.

I started a group at my college, and have been playing ever since.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:43 PM
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Just after college, 1990 (i think), my younger brother and his friends got me to play with them and I loved it! We did mostly homebrew campaigns using the latest version, AD&D 2e. After playing for some months I got into DMing. That was as much fun as I had had. I developed my own world and even still have a large scale map of it somewhere. I used monsters and lore from almost every book I could get my hands on. Those were fun times.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:21 PM
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It was at high school in the late 70' to early 80's (graduated in 81') We played first edition and my DM let me play a knight I think it was and later it was a psion. I got away from DnD after that for many years until I started playing again with 3.5 ed. Skipped right over 2nd ed and 3.0. While I think I've enjoyed it in all of its iterations, I did like 4th ed once I got use to it. Although I still have not given in and tried 5th ed.
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