How'd you get into D&D? - Page 21 - RPG Crossing
RPG Crossing Home Forums Create An Account! Site Rules & Help

RPG Crossing
Go Back   RPG Crossing > Discussions > Roleplaying Experiences
twitter facebook facebook

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #301  
Old Jan 26th, 2021, 09:54 AM
Goldmyr's Avatar
Goldmyr Goldmyr is offline
Artifact Creature - Myr
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jun 5th, 2023
RPXP: 555
Goldmyr Goldmyr Goldmyr Goldmyr Goldmyr Goldmyr
Posts: 527
...never pair D&D with pot brownies if you want a stable and coherent game. But whatever gets you in the door.
__________________
Currently playing
Rise of the Runelords-GM
Reply With Quote
  #302  
Old Jan 26th, 2021, 11:29 AM
Lashiec's Avatar
Lashiec Lashiec is offline
Let's Be Strange
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Apr 27th, 2023
RPXP: 6396
Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec Lashiec
Posts: 1,985
If you think PbP takes a long time, try watching a twice-baked warlock try to figure out what spell they want to cast in the middle of a lukewarm battle!
__________________
Status: Slow, but steady.
Who, Me?
Reply With Quote
  #303  
Old Jan 26th, 2021, 07:06 PM
Southpaw's Avatar
Southpaw Southpaw is offline
Juvenile Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Apr 22nd, 2021
RPXP: 406
Southpaw Southpaw Southpaw Southpaw Southpaw
Posts: 42
Year 7, at the lofty age of 11. One of the teachers let the bookworms, nerds, wargamers and whatnot use his classroom at school as a place to hang out, shelter from the cool kids and so on. He also ran a general misfits club for our school's 'activities week,' the last week of term before school holidays. The cool kids were off doing white-water rafting, school trips abroad and so on, while the dozen or so who didn't pick anything else (myself included) lounged around for the week in this teacher's classroom doing more or less nothing.

Most of the days were spent playing the flash games that weren't blocked on the classroom PCs, but one day the teacher (let's call him Mr Williams) asked if anyone wanted to give this game called Dungeons & Dragons a go. Fast forward a few hours and the 10-strong party of pre-teenagers were exploring their first dungeon.

(...Well, 9-strong. My character's initiation was him trying to abseil down a ravine, getting about halfway when one player helpfully pointed out that I should be taking armour check penalties to my climb rolls. Said penalties were applied for my next climb check, and I apparently left a small crater when I subsequently fell to my death. )

But, I made a new character and joined in the chaos of the 10-person DnD 3.5 adventure again, and it was like nothing else I'd tried - the closest thing would have been playing with action figures and coming up with names and adventures for them.

Fast-forward to a month later, and I'd begged for the DnD starter set, convinced my younger brothers it was the best thing ever, and spent a rainy week in a caravan in Germany teaching a highly inaccurate set of rules to a 9 and 7 year old.

Fast-forward further, to after Christmas, and I came back to school with my backpack laden down with the player's handbook, monster manual and dungeon master's guide (which together, as some people likely remember, could be used to capably kill a man). The other nerds and misfits joined in, and Mr Williams started running a game (well, a series of linked encounters) each lunch break if he had the time.

He didn't have the time for long, of course, and after a week or two asked if anyone else wanted to try GMing. With the misplaced confidence of a nearly-teenager, I volunteered and... well, nearly 20 years later, here I am. I've run games on and off since then, but barely had a chance to actually play games. Hopefully now I'm here, that'll change!

Last edited by Southpaw; Jan 26th, 2021 at 07:07 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #304  
Old Feb 9th, 2021, 01:40 PM
Crimson's Avatar
Crimson Crimson is offline
Ancient Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Nov 25th, 2021
RPXP: 2737
Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson
Posts: 827
I had long known that D&D was the bomb, having grown up playing Pool of Radiance, Hillsfar, Eye of the Beholder, etc. Problem was, I didn't have internet for most of my childhood, and didn't know what I needed to play. By the time I had the internet and was old enough to buy my own stuff, I had kind of forgotten about it since getting enough like-minded people together to play was an insurmountable challenge for me anyway.

Fast-forward to college and I rediscovered a long-lost childhood friend, who happened to be a D&D fanatic. She invited me into her game, and I was thoroughly hooked. We started dating and here we are almost 12 years later, married and still rollin' them bones! I'm hoping my 2-year-old son grows to love the game as much as we do; we need a cleric!
__________________
Previously known as "Crimson 0M3N".
Reply With Quote
  #305  
Old Feb 21st, 2021, 07:00 PM
Andrew101010's Avatar
Andrew101010 Andrew101010 is offline
Juvenile Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Sep 27th, 2021
RPXP: 260
Andrew101010 Andrew101010 Andrew101010
Posts: 31
I started with the blue box when I was 12. Saw it at a store and bought it, then started reading the rules. Got a couple friends to sit down and play a few sessions. Sadly the "Satanic Panic" hit that same year and I had to put the box away in hiding for a while. My junior year of high school was in a new school system due to a move. The guy sitting next to me in English class kept drawing whenever the teacher was lecturing. One day I looked at what he was drawing. Graph paper had all kinds of lines and symbols on it. I asked him after class if that was a D&D map. He agreed it was, mentioned he was in a weekly group and asked if I was interested in meeting them. Been playing ever since.
Reply With Quote
  #306  
Old Apr 4th, 2021, 12:07 PM
Shaggy's Avatar
Shaggy Shaggy is offline
Young Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 4th, 2021
RPXP: 100
Shaggy Shaggy
Posts: 22
I initially heard about from various random YouTube videos, in my preteen years, though I was never particularly interested. Then, in my mid teens, I got into a podcast called "The Adventure Zone." That got me interested enough to finally give it a shot.
Reply With Quote
  #307  
Old Apr 21st, 2021, 05:31 PM
BeetleBytes's Avatar
BeetleBytes BeetleBytes is offline
The Goblin Master
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: May 9th, 2021
RPXP: 251
BeetleBytes BeetleBytes BeetleBytes
Posts: 21
I'm one of the waves of people who tried D&D because of a show on the internet called Critical Role. I know a lot of people have mixed opinions regarding the show and how it has affected the TTRPG community, but it's a wonderful watch and I attribute a lot of the fun times I've had playing D&D and all subsequent RPGs I've played to that show. Everything I've gained through roleplaying, whether friends or even my partner, I've gotten because I watched that show and loved it enough to try these wonderful games. Say what you will about them, but they've contributed to a lot of people trying D&D for the first time.
Reply With Quote
  #308  
Old Apr 25th, 2021, 04:49 AM
FCastor's Avatar
FCastor FCastor is offline
Old Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jun 6th, 2023
RPXP: 4491
FCastor FCastor FCastor FCastor FCastor FCastor FCastor FCastor FCastor FCastor FCastor
Posts: 588
Always curious about pen-and-paper RPGs ever since I learnt of the existence of Dungeons and Dragons back in the late 80s and early 90s.

First actual game though, I think during the first or second year of medical school. It was not actual D&D however, Advanced or otherwise. It was Dragonlance's card-based SAGA System courtesy of a rather persuasive friend (he actually frequents these here forums, goes by the name of Elanir). It lasted a while and it was fun, although the system itself was a little... buggy, shall we say.

Afterwards, I did play a few games of AD&D.

Then came the 3rd Edition and a rather long campaign in another friend's homebrew setting (Elanir was a cleric in that one). That was great fun!

But my best and most fondly remembered campaign? Dragonlance, 3.5 (I think), elf wizard character, Elanir as the DM. It. Was. Awesome. Both the game, setting and players included, and the DM.

Afterwards, due to university ending and free time diminishing, there was quite the prolonged hiatus until I was made aware of Pathfinder and the Paizo forums and the whole PbP thing.
__________________
"We'll have to go out through the kitchen."

I have taken the Oath of Sangus

Last edited by FCastor; Apr 25th, 2021 at 04:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #309  
Old May 28th, 2021, 03:09 AM
BlackDragon0's Avatar
BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 is online now
BlackDragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jun 6th, 2023
RPXP: 4831
BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0 BlackDragon0
Posts: 4,285
always wanted to play but my parents said it was witchcraft....Yes I had those parents!!!
but when I was working at rallys I met a friend who was into dnd and battlehammer. They got me playing.
__________________
"Dragons who fly alone, Die alone!" Games: Beast(strangedays5e) Storm(Westernmarshes5e) DeathStrike(ebberon 5e) & Shimmer(Coriolis) https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...06#post9374506
https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthre...13#post9375113
Reply With Quote
  #310  
Old May 28th, 2021, 05:12 AM
Crimson's Avatar
Crimson Crimson is offline
Ancient Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Nov 25th, 2021
RPXP: 2737
Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson
Posts: 827
I feel your pain. With my mom is was Magic: the Gathering. Love my mom but some goofy things happened growing up that I hope I never find myself pushing on my kid.
__________________
Previously known as "Crimson 0M3N".
Reply With Quote
  #311  
Old Jun 20th, 2021, 04:22 PM
Zynthasius Zynthasius is offline
Young Adult Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jul 21st, 2021
RPXP: 150
Zynthasius Zynthasius
Posts: 52
I have actually not played yet but I have seen it in media (tv and movies) before, and watched YouTube videos where they play and it looks fun.
Reply With Quote
  #312  
Old Jun 21st, 2021, 12:44 PM
Crimson's Avatar
Crimson Crimson is offline
Ancient Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Nov 25th, 2021
RPXP: 2737
Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson Crimson
Posts: 827
Looks aren't always deceiving, thankfully You're in a great place to learn. Welcome, and I hope you enjoy the new hobby way of life!
__________________
Previously known as "Crimson 0M3N".
Reply With Quote
  #313  
Old Oct 12th, 2021, 03:38 AM
Grouchy's Avatar
Grouchy Grouchy is offline
Great Wyrm
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jun 6th, 2023
RPXP: 9644
Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy Grouchy
Posts: 4,627
My older brother got me into it when he started playing AD&D. I was his test subject for learning how to DM. Naturally that progressed over time and by the end of high school we had a weekly RPG group meeting (although we went to Rifts for the weekly game).
__________________
02/26/2023 - New hours and position at work, might be a bit slower than before until I get used to it.
Reply With Quote
  #314  
Old Oct 14th, 2021, 11:30 PM
Baelin Baelin is offline
Wyrmling
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Nov 1st, 2021
RPXP: 50
Baelin
Posts: 5
I was hooked by a D&D chat site linked to a forum. We kept tabs of character details and lore in the forum, but did the playing in the chat. I don't think the site exists any longer, but it was fun while it lasted. While I've always been curious about playing IRL, consistently being able to meet time commitments on a regular schedule is too difficult, and gaming usually comes second to my other commitments so I'd rather not disappoint friends by being a no-show. PbP is a fun alternative, though!
Reply With Quote
  #315  
Old Oct 16th, 2021, 11:28 AM
ImpInTraining's Avatar
ImpInTraining ImpInTraining is offline
Imaginary Friend
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Aug 24th, 2022
RPXP: 1269
ImpInTraining ImpInTraining ImpInTraining ImpInTraining ImpInTraining ImpInTraining ImpInTraining ImpInTraining ImpInTraining
Posts: 1,029
When I was 16, a close friend of mine took me over to a place where they were getting together to smoke some weed and play games. My first character was a neutral evil middle-level AD&D archer (from some dungeon magazine excerpt) named Rockin' Robin with an intelligent great bow named S-S-Slither. His first real action was to give up his soul for a ring of invisibility. (So if you're wondering what price I put on a soul, there ya go). Only played him that once, but found another more serious group to game with and rolled up my first beginning character, a ranger named Regit.

Last edited by ImpInTraining; Oct 16th, 2021 at 11:29 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:00 PM.
Skin by Birched, making use of original art by paiute.( 2009-2012)


RPG Crossing, Copyright ©2003 - 2023, RPG Crossing Inc; powered by vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Template-Modifications by TMB