October 29, 2007

Question: Starting to Game

Tell us:

How old were you when you started gaming, and what did you first play?

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Charlotte said...

I first started gaming in middle school, so I was 12 or 13 or so. My cousin invited me to play with her group at a game store downtown, and we played AD&D 2nd Edition. It was fun!

Mo said...
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Mo said...

Besides endless storytelling fun and pretend games, I was about 8 when I first formally started roleplaying D&D. After my sister's friend's brother introduced me to his D&D set and minis, I joined a club. I played a Half-Elf Thief in the White Plume Mountain adventure and ended up dying gloriously in a successful effort to save the rest of the party from a giant crab.

Elizabeth said...

I was 13, a freshman in high school. I got invited to Chess Club, where no one actually played chess. We played D&D 2nd, and I'm a bit embarrassed to say I had to bribe the guys to calculate my THAC0 for me. I played a (male) dwarven warrior who was obsessed with cleanliness.

Sara said...

I've been into video games and board games for a long time, but my first RPG was 1001 Nights, when I was 21. My character was a historian whose goal was to have the sultan read and praise his great history of the Middle Eastern world. Oh, and I won, too!
-Sara L.