#10RPGs — 2/10 Foundation — Basic D&D, Holmes blue book. My mom bought me this set after I saw some kids playing D&D at summer camp and I begged her. As D&D tends to be, it was totally unplayable out of the box — mine was the chit edition, so it didn’t even come with dice. I had no idea how the game worked and didn’t really even do a close reading of the text until years later. Nonetheless, I made up some rules — as we all did — muddled through and realized that yes, this is what I want to do with the rest of my life. Ref: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+BrandRobins/posts/QQexibUjjMV]]>

12 thoughts on “#10RPGs — 2/10 Foundation — Basic D&D, Holmes blue book.

  1. < ![CDATA[Same edition. Similar experience. We didn't even understand that it wasn't some kind of board game for a quite a while, even though there was no board. Our chits came with a coupon that sent us to find a 1980 FLGS for dice, so we had those pretty early in the experience.]]>

  2. < ![CDATA[It was a grear introduction to the hobby! The fact that we totally ignored the actual rules and just horsed around, doing what was fun without regard for the mechanics is kind of beside the point. I was later deeply disappointed to learn that Humans wete not allowed to be Fighter/Cleric/Magic-Users...]]>

  3. < ![CDATA[Same edition here. The cashier at KayBee explained about the dice and sold them to me as well. I couldn't understand the game from reading it and pestered the classmate who'd told me about it in the first place and who'd learned it from his older brother to run it. Then I taught my best friend and he started running an ongoing game.]]>

  4. < ![CDATA[We (my mom and dad and I) actually did learn to play from that set and not other people. But it included some serious misfires at the front end. But I don’t remember any egregious mismatches that showed up when we finally started interfacing with other groups.]]>

  5. < ![CDATA[My (college-aged) cousin gave me this copy, but I couldn't make heads or tails of it, despite having pretty great reading comprehension. I ended up learning from Red Box Basic, though, what I learned is that "heroes" get eaten by rats most of the time because they roll 1-2 hit points and that 45 minutes spent picking out gear and calculating encumbrance makes your friends not want to try it anymore.]]>

  6. < ![CDATA[This was my intro game. I persuaded my grandmother to buy it for me for Christmas, and started DMing ‘Keep on the Borderlands’ the next day for about six boys from the neighbourhood. Then the NEXT day I went and bought the dice... then three days later we hit the limit (it only went to third level) and I started buying the AD&D books...]]>