A relic from a bygone age, I began playing RPGs with the little brown D&D books, in the Fall of 1976. I vividly remember the first time I saw a dungeon map and overheard 2 classmates playing in the JROTC building. I was in the 9th grade at Millington Central High School. I was fascinated by the map. Then I noticed guys, who all seemed to be in some sort of clique, carrying dog-eared copies of either: The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, or The Sword of Shannara. Then, one fine Saturday morning, my best friend came over and said “Come on. There’s something I want us to check out.” We went to one of the community rooms at the base (Millington NAS) theater/rec center, and my life was changed forever. I have spent the last 20 years trying to recapture the feeling of the games of my first 13 years in the hobby, largely unsuccessfully.
And then I stumbled across the retro-clones. I have finally settled on Labyrinth Lord/Advanced Edition Companion. So, let’s bare steel and get to work. There’s killin’ to be done and booty to be plundered.