#RPGaDAY 2017: Day 7

7. What was your most impactful RPG session?

D&D Mentzer BasicAfter much deliberation the answer can only be my very first RPG session just over 30 years ago. My big brother had played Mentzer Basic D&D with a friend of his, and soon after he ran an adventure for me and my chums. I have a feeling it was The Village of Hommlet. I remember enjoying the experience of bumbling around this fantasy land harassing the inhabitants. One of us charmed a hermit who became trap fodder not long after. Poor fellow! But the bit that I remember the clearest was the description of the lashing rain and mud just before our wagon was ambushed by orcs. Those guys… always causing trouble!

If it’s not totally obvious why I chose this particular session, it’s because here I am, over 30 years later, still captivated by games that you really only need a pencil, paper and some dice to play.


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