Monday, February 24, 2014
First d&d-related novel. Crystal Shard from Icewind Dale Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore. I remember this one pretty well. Despite the fact that the quality of writing of Salvatore is rather questionable (IMHO) I really like this one and the rest of the trilogy. ID Trilogy is for my how a good Forgotten Realms Campaign should look like.
Friday, February 21, 2014
First non-d&d game. During the time I've started roleplaying Warhammer FRP (1st ed.) was the most popular rpg in Poland. So apart playing AD&D 2nd ed. I was playing as much or even mor WFRP. It used to by my favourite campaign setting. I really liked the grim and gritty tone of this game. However I didn't like the system at all - especially talent-skill mess.
First gamer who annoyed me. One of my best friends. I have a group of friends from my junior high period. We used to game in a pub while in the junior high. This one always wanted to play, but as much as I liked him, he was a very disturbing gamer. All the time he was trying to steal things, rape tavern wenches and kill important PCs. After a few instances of such behavior, we were only meeting him to drink beer ans such.
Monday, February 17, 2014
First time I've heard that D&D is EVIL. First time? Blackleaf comicstrip and the movie with Tom Hanks (maze-something) . Despite the fact that I live in a very conservative and religious country (shit happens), I've never heard that D&D or other RPGs are evil in any way. But that maybe because rpgs are a very very niche thing where I live.
First edition war. None. Really in the place where I live d&d gamers are a minority (most of the roleplayers play WFRP and WH40K RPG) and despite the differences in preferances we do not have edition wars, everyone runs what he/she wants.
First edition I didn't enjoy. Definitely 3.0 somehow, the edition I've played the most. First feats - I never learned them, even those used by my character when I did not GM'ed. Second - attacks of opportunity, another pointless complication. But the ascending AC and unified rolls are great.
Friday, February 14, 2014
First minis I've used. When I've started roleplaying in the early 2000s in Poland using minis in rpg was thought as uncool, really really uncool. Mainly because the polish geekdom was deeply rooted in larps and OWoD tradition and not in the wargaming one. My first minis use in rpgs was while playing Savage Worlds some 5 years ago. But using them in context of D&D first occured to me in my Barbaric Frontier sandbox campaign. Here are some of them.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
First store. Yes it still exists, it's the biggest chain of hobby stores in Poland - Bard. Once it was a great place for many different games - rpgs, many different wargames. Now it's a place of overpriced Games Workshop products (yes not the regular GW prices, but higher) and some crappy boardgames. Store's stuff do not allow to play the games they do not have for sale. Nowhere near its past glory.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
First gaming magazine I've bought. Well, first one was the White Dwarf IIRC. But then It was already a GW product catalog, so I think Portal Magazine ( polish rpg magazine) was the first one. I remember this one was the last one released, since hobby magazines in Poland don't hold for a long time as a rule.
Monday, February 10, 2014
First campaign setting I've played in. Well, as some of you, who remember one of my previous posts, I have just a very vague recollection what my first game, less to say what campaign setting it was set. I'd shoot it was a very generic one.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
My first dice. Well, they where a mix of different-colored dice, not any fancy set, just bought separately.
I really liked them, despite the fact that their edges lost their sharpness pretty soon after I've bought them. I do not you them anymore, some got lost, now I've got only d4 and d12.
Friday, February 7, 2014
First D&D product bought. I remember it as if it was yesterday. I went to my LFGS in Katowice with my grandma to buy a birthday gift for me ( I was turning 12 that year). The thing I wanted were then recently released core books for the 3rd edition, I've got also a set of yellow polys, which I use to this day.
First death of my PC. I do remember this one. It was terribly handled. I was fighting with a bunch of orcs, who came out of nowhere in a only-human city, I've got killed on the beginning of a session, and DM forbode me to roll a new character. It was the last session with me run by that gm.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
My highest level character was a dwarf 20 level fighter in 3.0 edition. I've played him in the longest running campaing during junior high school. God wat a monty-haul it was. Kiling Tarrasque single-handedly? No problem. Those were the days. We barely new the rules, but what fun it was. To this day I have somewhere my character sheet, battered, full of notes coffestains and cigarettes' holes.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
My first powerful monster killed by me? Wyvern, it was wyvern. We were on a monster hunt, near a small town, and my dwarven warrior got lucky with dice, then he've forged a scale armor out of it. I think it was only possible by our complete disregard of the rules at that time (or lack of knowledge of them).
The first dungeon I've played as a player, was a kind of sewer-crawl, we were cleaning town's sewers as a penalty for robbing one of the most influential burghers. We got killed by a troll covered in shit.
As for the first dungeon I've run, It was also around 14 years ago, IIRC it was a lair full of bugbears and goblins, nothing really special.
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Rather than one person, in fact two. Two of my best friends from my junior and high school. We've played D&D 3.5 conversion of Dzikie Pola (the main inspiration behind my Cossacks & Tartars game), if I recall correctly they've played ruthenian and polish noblemen fighting tartars on the Wild Plains and defending a stanitsa.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Ok, so my introduction to D&D was around 2000. It was my friend's older brother who run the first game I've participated. I remember I was having some trouble working out how THAC0 works (it' was revised 2nd ed AD&D). As for my PC, I vaguely recall the whole thing, even less about my character, but one thing sure- it must have been a dwarf.