Ah, Dungeons & Dragons. Who amongst us does not look back fondly at the late nights spent gathered around a table with your good friends, eating pizza and trying to figure out which hallway to take in the latest dungeon you are exporing? I know I do. However, at least for me, there was something before D&D.
They came in zip lock bags and you could by them for a few dollars. My very first experience in this microgames world was a game called Melee.
The first character I ever created was named “Yagery”. I’ll never forget that sword slinging brute. I virtually destroyed my friend’s character in every fight and he was supposed to be the one teaching me.
If you aren’t familiar with “Melee”, it was a rather simple game that was focused on combat in an arena. The creator of Melee, eventually went on to create GURPS.
So, what was your first RPG game and what about it brings back the memories for you?
Now I’m off to order a copy of “Melee” and teach my son how to play it.