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evilC
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I only threw out my two 20-sided dice (one red, one black - the chaos colours) about 2 weeks ago, after finding them in a box somewhere.

You don't think that had anything to do with...

...No, that would be just silly!

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Antonio Gramsci
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I'm not sure D&D is the kind of thing you can go back to. Once you're done, you're done. Aren't you?
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quote:

I'm not sure D&D is the kind of thing you can go back to. Once you're done, you're done. Aren't you?

Yeah, you just wake up one morning and think "My god! I've wasted my life!" It normally coincides exactly with the onset of puberty.
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I'm just impressed about a guy who had a surname that would fit right in to the geeky worlds he created. Gygax, Deathwhacker Supreme!
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One of the lads I used to play with in Geneva was also called Gygax...

I have kept my stuff in a bok, dice, rule book, the lot. An enjoyable time of my life, met some great people.

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Quality eulogy here . I especially like the last part about his failed attempt to start playing again.

I've thought about that. Trying to find a way back into the imagination I had when I was 11, but then real life always interferes.

[ 10.03.2008, 03:07: Message edited by: Reed ]

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Wyatt Earp
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I never came across this subculture until university. I was part of the lefty end of the party crowd, or perhaps the party end of the lefty crowd, so we didn't really intersect, but some mates of mine shared a house with some D&D enthusiasts. I couldn't see then, and can't really see now, how it could possibly be more fun than what my lot were up to. Not post-puberty.
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Antonio Gramsci
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Not much, I wouldn't think. But I think at least for North American males who grew up before video games were any good, D&D was more or less what you automatically did after discovering Tolkien.

I don't remember being especially imaginative about this...as I recall, I was also very interested in military history at the time, and so my interests were rather in the large battle-sequences rather than the hobbits creeping around caves stuff. You know, sort of: "would the Battle of Agincourt have been substantially different had it been elves v. orcs rather than english v. french?" Derivative rather than imaginative.

But it did distract me from the general disaster of being 12 or 13, and for that I still remember it fondly. That Monster Manual graphic Reed posted a bit earlier made me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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My name is Mumpo
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It's the rule systems of role playing games that fascinate me, I could pore endlessly over them. Actually having to sit down and play the things is too much of a chore.
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I was at a wedding this weekend where, because of the significance of D&D in their lives, the bride and groom, between the best man's toast and the first dance, had a toast to Gary's memory. It was interesting to see who knew what was going on and who didn't.

There was morris dancing, too, but that's another discussion, I think.

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I didn't discover D&D until I was in my early 20s, so was a late arrival to all this. I only got into it because the chap who was hosting the games (the "Game Master", as he liked to style himself) had this incredibly hot girlfriend. I refused to allow my imagination the leeway to determine what it was that she saw in him.

Anyway, I played it on and off for a year or so, then used the dice and some of the rules to create a fantasy football style game, and everyone deserted the Game Master and his incredibly hot girlfriend to play my footy game instead.

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Tried D&D a few times but my group of friends far preferred Talisman. Now that was some fricken game. Throw in petty rivalries and underage drinking and you have a recipe for minutes of fun.
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I was ridiculously into RPGs as a teenager, partly due to having a saturday job just round the corner from "Orc's Nest" on Earlham Street, near Covent Garden.

I would work for 3 hours on a saturday morning and then go and spend all my money on lead miniatures or rule supplements and 'scenarios'.

Paranoia, a comic sci-fi game loosely based on "1984", and Judge Dredd were my favourites, although I had tonnes of Warhammer figures and occasionally would manage to convince some of my less geeky friends to come around and play out some skirmishes.

I must admit though that I spent far more time reading the books and visiting the local Games Workshop than ever actually playing.

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A friend of mine got a Marvel Comics version of this game for Xmas one year (we were in our 20's, like).

We opened the box with some anticipation.

Upon looking over the manual that accompanied the bits and pieces we concluded that this game was never going to be played (at least not by us).

Reading over a few of the posts in this thread it has occurred to me that I have A'AD&D'DD (LOL, damn you).

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quote:
A'AD&D'DD
Aren't they a Dutch non-league team?
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