My Early RPGs
I started gaming with D&D around 3rd grade (in 1978). I played
that for a few years mainly with my friends Marc and Jason.
At some point, we switched to mainly Champions. I lost
touch with my gaming friends when I went to a different high
school, although we still did a few games together.
It's hard to class my grade-school games into distinct campaigns,
especially since I have no records from them. We tended to just
have various characters generated and pick-up games.
I did run four convention games with my old friends during high school
and the summer after freshman year. These were:
- "The Weird of Sathar" (Origins XI, June 1985)
- A fairly straight AD&D dungeon-crawl, but with a rigorously
worked out background. The dungeon was a ruined underground
monastery which we mapped out first as a working institution.
- "Murder on the Oriental Dragon Express" (Origins XI, June 1985)
- A high-level AD&D spoof set on "Oerth's 800 ft. Organic Train
System from Greyhawk to Gladsheim". It was a bit juvenile, but
then so were we.
- "A Tale of Two Cities" (Origins '87)
- A peculiar AD&D tournament with two interesting features.
It had two groups of PCs competing to share the same prize, and
both groups consisted entirely of thieves (!).
- "Bunnies and Burrows" (Origins '87)
- A tactically-oriented B&B tournament, involving a push to
rescue some fellow bunnies from a farmer's pen. It was pretty
unsuccessful due to being scheduled early Sunday morning, and
despite having three of us to run it, we were all falling
John H. Kim <jhkim-at-darkshire-dot-net>
Last modified: Sat Oct 15 12:24:04 2005