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D&D General Which edition of D&D did you grow up with?

Which edition did you start with?


ccs

41st lv DM
1e.
I started with Basic, Christmas 1980.
Played that + Expert for about 2.5 years discovering 1e along the way.
Eventually (by mid-83) our games were pure 1e.
So 2 years of B/X, 8 of 1e.

BTW; 1e & 2e should NOT be sharing an option. They play similar, but they're not of the same era.
 

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Zardnaar

Legend
1e.
I started with Basic, Christmas 1980.
Played that + Expert for about 2.5 years discovering 1e along the way.
Eventually (by mid-83) our games were pure 1e.
So 2 years of B/X, 8 of 1e.

BTW; 1e & 2e should NOT be sharing an option. They play similar, but they're not of the same era.
This you could have a 23 year gap between. People picking up 2E and 1E.
 

Lanefan

Victoria Rules
Started with already-modified 1e, and never left.

Also, "which edition did you grow up with" is misleading, as some didn't get into the game until well after their growing-up years were done.
 



the Jester

Legend
Started with the Basic Rules box (red set- I think it was BECMI, but might have been B/X) but almost immediately switched to AD&D (1e). I've played every edition of actual D&D since (I'm not counting Pathfinder).
 


Greg K

Legend
I grew up with 1e despite beginning with the Holmes Basic that my friend at a new school had received for Christmas 1979. However, the first time that I had heard of D&D was about six months prior to playing the Holmes edition. Some older kids with whom I was friends invited several of us younger kids over to teach us a new game (which was OD&D). Before I could, actually, generate a character, I was called to dinner by parents and informed that we would be moving to a new home within just a few days.
 
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Beleriphon

Totally Awesome Pirate Brain
Bulk of my play was 3.X, never Pathfinder. Started late, late into AD&D 2E. I recall this character creation CD software that I bought when I was 17 maybe. First D&D books I bought were the PHB with the mighty thewed warrior busting down a door on the cover, the DMG with the monsters busting down a door, and the matching Monstrous Manual.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Bulk of my play was 3.X, never Pathfinder. Started late, late into AD&D 2E. I recall this character creation CD software that I bought when I was 17 maybe. First D&D books I bought were the PHB with the mighty thewed warrior busting down a door on the cover, the DMG with the monsters busting down a door, and the matching Monstrous Manual.

Those are the 1995 phb/DMG covers.
 

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