Friday, February 7, 2014

D&D@40 Blog Hop: Day 7

Day 7: First D&D Product you ever bought. Do you still have it?
I know I've mentioned on this blog before that I never played Basic D&D when I was a kid. We jumped into Advanced Dungeons & Dragons right from the start, with the good old First Edition books.
However, that didn't stop me from exploring the Basic side of things. In fact, I'm pretty sure that the first D&D product I ever bought was the "Black Box" Basic D&D set. I followed my purchase of the Black Box with what most would probably consider a far superior acquisition: the Rules Cyclopedia.
Even though I bought these items, I never used them. Well, I think I did use the paper minis that came with the Black Box for some of our AD&D games, but we never used the Basic Rules. I think I'm like a lot of gamers when it comes to buying games I never wind up using. 
I've managed to hold on to the Rules Cyclopedia and a portion of the Black Box stuff. I still have the DM screen (seen in the picture above) with tabbed inserts, as well as the rule book and the paper minis. The box and game board are long gone, however.

I just used the Black Box paper minis for my recent roleplaying ventures with my kids. Isn't it a wonderful-strange feeling, to use some old gaming stuff from your youth with your own kids? The cycle continues...

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