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Old Aug 13th, 2013, 01:07 AM
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A short 2e game among friends in high school, which then became a lifelong obsession with Baldur's Gate 2. And more recently, friends playing 4e.
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Old Sep 8th, 2013, 10:35 PM
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Mostly been a fan of RPGs since I was 6 with FF1 on NES and moving up from there (have all the best RPGs on SNES, PS1, and PS2 until I stopped collecting); so PnP kind of flowed from there.

Lucky for me I had 4-5 friends who also loved RPGs and one who was exceptionally talented as a storyteller and innovator of interesting settings and campaigns. Played 2e for a while then some 3e. Had some great times, even incorporated a Mech Warrior setting once and a modern setting was great fun. Sadly, high school is behind me and I no longer live in Canada, so finding a group to RP with is tough here in China.

If I ever moved back to my home town my high school math teacher is a huge PnP DM who playtested 3e, 3.5 and 4e for WotC so I think i'd take up a game with him.
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Old Sep 14th, 2013, 12:47 PM
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In the cold, dark ruins of my childhood home's basement, two wayward adventurers stepped boldly into the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Brothers not of blood, but choice, forever walking side by side into dungeons of untold dangers. A furious adventure of exotic dice, broken rules and reckless slashing of unfortunate mythical creatures led to a lifelong love of fantasy role playing games. It was a time when boys aspired to be men, men aspired to be heroes and heroes were the things of legends. Legend has it the two heroes still walk the grounds of Faerun, one working dark, sinister magic, the other a champion of light and good, both twisting timeless tales for any warrior or warrioress thinking themselves worthy.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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my experience

My friends and I kinda free formed the first couple times, then someone got a hold of some second edititon and away went. Iit was fun, although I didnt really get back into it until years later qhen I found out a guy I knew was running a dragonstar campaign. Man I miss dragonstar.
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Old Sep 15th, 2013, 10:46 PM
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Clawing through a web filled and dusty cellar, in search of ancient tomes of might and magic. Children, still whelps, crawled over chests and treasure forgotten ages ago... Ok, it actually wasn't anything special.

My friends dad still ran games once in a blue moon for the other old people and one night plans changed. Normally all the kids would be out when the grownups had there fun. Couldn't have kids knowing about fun books that would be crazy. Actually they just wanted to wait till we could sit still long enough to play. We left them alone but it sounded fun so we asked about the game when they were done. The next day four heroes were off on their way to slay their first dragon.

A warrior's heart with a will to be right
A ranger's arrows struck all foes in sight
A priestess' faith shone with holy light
A mage's tongue crackled with arcane might

Four heroes, on horses they ride,
Brothers at arms, side by side.

First came the great goblins fleet,
towns they slew, their minds grew cruel
Then came winged demons sweet,
Their honeyed words did no one fool

At last they arrive, the dragon's den
Just around this corner, 'round this ben'.
But that is a story for another rhyme,
For low I fear we are all out of time.

That man was EVIL he introduced the group to our first cliff-hanger and made us wait a full week to fight the dragon!
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Old Sep 16th, 2013, 10:20 PM
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I made some new friends in high school my senior year. They were getting together to play DnD one weekend, and I asked if I could join. I was slightly interested, but also interested in hanging out with my friends. I immediately loved it and got into Boot Hill, Star Wars, and various RPG video games. About 15 years later I stil like it just as much. Unfortunately, life, jobs mostly, have taken us in different directions, and I don't have my original role playing friends that I started with. I married into a family that does like to roleplay, which was a big surprise since roleplaying, especially DnD, is taboo. Once in a while my brother and sister in law play, and i get to throw around the dice some more. My brother in law is a member of this site, and recommended it. I'm hoping to find a good group to role play with for an extended/indefinate period of time.

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Old Oct 4th, 2013, 11:13 AM
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Discovering and getting into D&D formed the person I am today, I normally chalk it down as one of the single most pivotal moments of my life so far actually haha. This was mostly because I'm a huge nerd nowadays, I've got interests in all kinds of things all across the board and they make up most of what I do in my life nowadays. Prior to my discovery of D&D I didn't find anything like that interesting, didn't like fantasy or sci-fi novels, didn't watch good genre tv, didnt read comics or play much video games. On to the actual story now however.

I do beleive that I was 10 or 11. I lived in a big farmhouse out in the country so there was always something for a kid to do outside somewhere. One day we had a huge thunderstorm and all of the power went out, being the restless kid I was ( and diagnosed with severe ADD ) I scoured the house for something cool to do. I had already played all of our board games and wasn't a big fan of them anyways, mom and dad were napping, my brother was off at a friends house probably in the same predicament as myself, I was by myself and sooooooo bored. Eventually I found myself looking through what I called the 'Entry Room', a large room that you went through after entering the house before getting to the bulk of the house. We used this room to store all kinds of random stuff up on shelves and in boxes as well as to put coats and shoes and such when your going in and out. I saw a box that caught my attention and grabbed the stepladder to get to it. After a long grueling struggle to grab the box ( it was very heavy and falling apart from being old ) I got it down and opened it. I always picture it with a gold glowing light shining out when I open it like in the movies when I think back on it XD. Inside was a large collection of basic D&D source books with a few 2nd edition AD&D books.

I spent the next few weeks stuck right into this magical new world learning it inside and out. I never stopped learning it after that, I graduated to 3rd edition when I got a little older and began collection and learning that edition. I didn't really get to play my first game till I was 16 or 17 as noone I knew was interested in D&D not until they get a little older. I spent a very long time just reading and playtesting ideas when I was unable to play. Now I have a weekly game I DM with a few friends in the area. =]
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Old Oct 19th, 2013, 03:46 PM
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my first time really playing dnd was in college before that i had a starter set that my brother and I had a very limited starter kit that we never really got around to figuring out it out until I met a real DM
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Old Oct 22nd, 2013, 09:34 PM
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2nd ed campaign with my cousin and some of his friends who wanted/needed a cleric in their party to help them survive that little bit better. Was good times, still got my cousins 2nd ed AD&D PHB but the spine has fallen off it.
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Old Oct 27th, 2013, 09:15 AM
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I began playing as a high school junior back in 2004. My friends created a DND Club and met weekly for only a few months before disbanding due to lack of interest or commitment. I only came once due to my sports extracurricular.

I remember taking home my friend's 3.5e manual and studying it. He was very patient in showing me the ropes, and I am thankful for the experience. It has been an inconsistent hobby in my life. I don't have any RL friends in my area that play. I tried going to a local place a couple years ago, but all the guys were socially backward and awkward... It was a terrible experience. It didn't make for a good RP experience.
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Old Nov 4th, 2013, 02:28 AM
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Hero Quest led me into D&D. I saw the Hero Quest box set at a grocery store in Switzerland and I had to have it. I loved the game and when I saw a D&D box set back in the US I gave it a try and for twenty years I never went back.
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Old Jan 9th, 2014, 10:20 PM
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My uncle bought me the Player's Handbook. Best birthday present of my life.
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Old Jan 16th, 2014, 11:58 PM
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Just about the time I got out of highschool in the late 90's I met a guy that moved into my neighborhood recently. Was hanging out with him when he said ' I know what we'll do, I'll teach you to play dnd! '
Heh, I was shocked. I was raised thinking that it was ' the devils game ' and ' its evil ' and such by my VERY religious mother. (not bashing religions, no offense intended.) After I found out it was just a game that one used one's imagination with and a few dice, I fell DEEPLY in love with it. Been playing since.
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Old Jan 19th, 2014, 07:17 PM
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 12:54 AM
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I remember finding my mother's DMG and PHG when I was around eight years old. I feel in love with it then but never actually played till my second year in high school. I had, up until that point, no one else to play with. The majority of my friends where to afraid of the nerd stigma attached to it to play a game. With some help I set up a D&D club after school and hoped that someone would show up. To my surprise a large group of people "around fifteen I think" showed up. A lot of people where just interested in seeing how the game was played and most stuck around till the end of the year.
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