When Did You Start Playing D+D?

What year did you start playing D+D?

  • 1974 (OD+D) or earlier

    Votes: 7 1.0%
  • 1975-6

    Votes: 14 2.0%
  • 1977

    Votes: 23 3.3%
  • 1978

    Votes: 48 6.9%
  • 1979

    Votes: 60 8.6%
  • 1980

    Votes: 75 10.7%
  • 1981

    Votes: 60 8.6%
  • 1982

    Votes: 58 8.3%
  • 1983

    Votes: 43 6.2%
  • 1984

    Votes: 36 5.2%
  • 1985

    Votes: 20 2.9%
  • 1986

    Votes: 18 2.6%
  • 1987

    Votes: 15 2.1%
  • 1988

    Votes: 23 3.3%
  • 1989

    Votes: 14 2.0%
  • 1990

    Votes: 14 2.0%
  • 1991

    Votes: 15 2.1%
  • 1992

    Votes: 25 3.6%
  • 1993

    Votes: 10 1.4%
  • 1994

    Votes: 14 2.0%
  • 1995

    Votes: 11 1.6%
  • 1996

    Votes: 7 1.0%
  • 1997

    Votes: 7 1.0%
  • 1998

    Votes: 11 1.6%
  • 1999

    Votes: 11 1.6%
  • 2000

    Votes: 20 2.9%
  • 2001

    Votes: 14 2.0%
  • 2002

    Votes: 9 1.3%
  • 2003

    Votes: 7 1.0%
  • 2004 or later

    Votes: 9 1.3%

Wombat said:
Started on Labor Day Weekend, 1975

30+ years, man and boy, behind the GM screen, squire!

"Oldest game in the world, D&D, innit?"

Don't know if you get the reference or not, but you sound like one of the character from The Fast Show (know as Brilliant! in the U.S.). :)
 

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Kurashu

First Post
Starting playing 2e about mid october '03 with a friend who wanted to run Shadows of the Underdark before going 3.5. It was pretty fun, other than my poor halfling rogue getting thrown down a pit by a troll. But then I got to play a ninja and mess with people's heads.
 

Farganger

First Post
I started playing D&D in 1976, when only a beamish tweenager, and sporadically role-played through a stint in the Marine Corps and college at UC Berkeley, although more often Runequest or Villains & Vigilantes than D&D itself.

I had a long hiatus during graduate school in Oxford and law school at Yale and during my first few years of practice (managing to pretty much miss 2nd edition), but joyfully returned to gaming a few weeks after 3rd edition hit the stands.
 


Clangador

First Post
October of 1977 made my first character. I don't think I actually played until December of the same year. My middle school had a D&D club. :cool:
 



Edgar Ironpelt

Adventurer
Fall of '78. I had just started college. I came across a flyer advertising "Bilbo's Birthday Party" - the annual recruiting bash for the university's Tolkien society. And already being a big Tolkien fan, I of course went. And there were a lot of D&D players, wargamers, SCA members, SF fans etc. there.

Also, I encountered my first game store there, just off campus. I had seen ads for Metagaming's Microgames before, and I was intrigued by "Melee" and "Wizard." But I wasn't willing to do mail order.

In the store, though, I saw those microgames "on the shelf," along with dice, minies, old issues of Dragon... and the 1st ed PHB and MM (Not the DMG, though - that hadn't come out, yet).
 

Mark Hope

Adventurer
I started in 1982 with the magenta box (after having heard about the game and cobbled together my own rules based on what I had heard). Happily moved with the editions - oddly enough, 4e is the first edition that I have misgivings about taking on board. Dunno why - must be getting old ;)...
 

FEADIN

Explorer
Started in October 1981 with Advanced D&D, it helped me greatly to make progress in english, I was 17, there was no translation in those old times.....
We still play with the US print, in fact I have only one book in French, I won it in a tournament!!!!
My first character was a NE human fighter.
 

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