[generic] RPG a day lockdown #26 - your first ever session

#2
2nd week at Nottingham Uni. Uni games club - first week I’d been dragooned into a flipping DIPLOMACY game and looked wistfully over to the D&D table.

Rolled a fighter (name forgotten) and a Cleric (Msar - theoretically still alive). Run by a well prepared and experienced DM - who I thought must have been one of the best in the country. I didn’t realise this was normal. (About 6 months later I worked out he was actually a bit of a dick.)

We passed a farmer on our way to a ruined city containing a multi-level dungeon which lots of people we exploring. We even passed a (guessing) mid level party coming out as we went in. It was everything I’d expected after reading Steven Jackson’s article in Games and Puzzles - and more.

My fighter was killed by a Tin Foil monster. I don’t remember anything else.
 
#3
One of my brothers came home one evening with a pocketful of polyhedral dice and a vague idea of how to roll up a D&D character. He'd been playing with his friend Mark... who had been taught by his older brother... who had come back from university with a the Basic D&D rule books.

So we played this strange Chinese whispers version of D&D.

I'd heard of D&D and this taster session was enough to make me hunt the game out myself when I escaped the middle of nowhere to a city with civilised things like a FLGS.
 

Nathan

Rune Priest
#6
My first ever session was in the Summer school holidays of 1987. I had been first introduced to the idea of gaming the previous year through the Fight Fantasy chose your own adventure books and a friend at Scouts told me that his brother played something called Dungeons & Dragons. So I went round and played it one afternoon and was instantly hooked! In 1990 I moved and found an AD&D group to play with, and later that year I was first introduced to Chaosium's Stormbringer.
 

Dom

Administrator
Staff member
#7
I think I ran the Haunted House scenario in Call of Cthulhu and the outcome was messy. But it's a very vague memory.
 
#9
I think I ran the Haunted House scenario in Call of Cthulhu and the outcome was messy. But it's a very vague memory.
I've run that to introduce people to RPGs, but it wasn't my first.
Is this THE most played TTRPG scenario? I bump into people all over the place and the chat usually goes like this.

”I played a horror scenario once...”

”Did it have a bed?”

”That’s the one!”
 
#10
You've heard this one before.

- D&D red box, B1 module
- In an actual coal shed sitting on bags of coal
- Two brothers playing
- Younger one gets cursed from a magic item
- Older one threatens to get his Dad unless I reversed it.
- Cleric lives in alcove down next corridor selling Remove Curse spells

Still a better game than Call of Cthulhu 😁😁😁
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
Staff member
#11
Is this THE most played TTRPG scenario? I bump into people all over the place and the chat usually goes like this.

”I played a horror scenario once...”

”Did it have a bed?”

”That’s the one!”
Yes, I ran that one.
Only CoC adventure I have ever run.
It was very good, TPK.
 
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