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#RPGaDay

1st - First RPG Played

The first RPG I played (ignoring Fighting Fantasy books) was probably red box Dungeons and Dragons with my friend Jack.

I can’t really remember much more than that. I’m a member of that generation which grew up immersed in geek culture, starting with Star Wars. We got hit by the double whammy of Warlock of Firetop Mountain and ET, a film in which pretty much every product placement and reference seemed to get analysed in minute detail. And there was this tumble of product - suddenly every book shop seemed to have a roleplaying section and this huge range of brightly coloured game boxes were on display for young eyes to get excited about.

The first RPG session that I have a clear memory of was using MERP - but the system was way too complicated for a 10 year old so we just ended up making it up as we went along. We used the Caverns of the Dead floorplan published by Game Workshop and a bunch of Citadel miniatures and it was essentially all improvised. It featured a portable hole (cribbed from my reading of the ET novelisation) and a NPC wizard called Boggles who just walked around being a bit of an idiot. Of course it was utter nonsense, but I remember having enormous fun. I’m not sure I had that much fun roleplaying again for years - possibly decades.

At some point, it seemed to stop being about having fun and started being about the rules. It took me a long time to realise that was the wrong way around.

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cryptogryphon:

My first RPG played was RuneQuest, I remember very little, but I knew I wanted to do more.

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#RPGaDay Day 1: First RPG Played

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The Marvel Super Heroes RPG

In January of 1987, when I was 11 years old, I went into Robinson’s News in Malden, MA and twirled the comics rack that seemed to be present in almost every corner store (or spa as some people call them here in New England; no, I don’t get it either) and finally…

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Autocratik

Day One of #RPGaDAY is “First RPG Played”, which for me was Traveller…

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#RPGaDAY in August - check out the video to learn of this great way to spread the word about all things great about tabletop roleplaying during GenCon month.

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Autocratik

New Blog post about August’s #RPGaDAY and what it’s all about. Please spread the word and let’s get everyone talking about RPGs!!!

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gabrielhardman:

INCEPTION Storyboards by Gabriel Hardman. Opening sequence.

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Autocratik

Blog post as part of the #mywritingprocess blogtour! Enjoy!

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Autocratik

Blog Post about Harry Potter and Roleplaying