Friday, July 2, 2010

What was your Gateway?

Hi again, to whoever may be reading this blog at this point. OMUtB is only a couple of days old, but I've gotten some nibbles from the blog community, so I am feeling encouraged! I have hope that I will be able to get someone to read this thing!

So, I made a promise to myself that I would try to post at least once every day (we'll see how that holds up), and since I don't think the second part of my self-indulgent testimonial will be ready today, I wanted to ask a question or two, to perhaps generate some conversation amongst those few who may be reading.

So, here goes:

In the first part of my testimonial that I've posted, I talk about how the reading of a specific book introduced me to fantasy fiction, and was also instrumental in my plunging into D&D. So I ask you:

What book, or books if you can't pinpoint one, was your gateway to fantasy literature? And I guess, by extension, let us know if this book/books also had something to do with your entry into the gaming world.

Now, I guess I don't necessarily have to limit this to just fantasy books/gaming. If you perhaps are a fan of, say, horror novels, what got you into that genre, and did it eventually lead to your getting into some kind of related gaming?

Sorry if I seem's getting close to three-day-weekend time for me. And I haven't had my afternoon victuals yet, so the blood sugar is plummeting.

Anyway, I would love to hear from you! I probably won't post again until tomorrow (I hope), so until then, happy Friday and enjoy the holiday!


  1. congratulations! the blog looks great. excellent work. looking forward to the next post.

  2. Definitely a nice looking layout.

    I've posted on my blog about what I was reading as a 10-11 year old when I first got into the hobby:

    And I'd have to say that the Prydain Chronicles were the big number 1, with the retelling of Beowulf and D'Aulaire's Greek Mythology a close second and third.

    Good luck with the blog.

  3. Gwydion, thanks for the comment and the compliment! Ah yes, Prydain was also a favorite of mine, much more enjoyable IMHO than the Narnia Chronicles. And given the fact that you call yourself Prince Gwydion, it stands to reason you're a Prydain fan! There used to be a good resource at
    but that site seems to be dead for the time being. Anyway, I'll be sure to check out that post of yours.