This post is part of a series of posts in the D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge. The information in many of these posts is related to events that occurred primarily in the1980’s. Since it is now 2014, I can not guarantee complete accuracy with such a large passage of time but I will present the events and information as best as I can recall.
Day 3: First dungeon you explored as a player character or ran as a DM?
The first time I played D&D was an adventure that had Dan and me as the players with one of Dan’s older brothers as the DM. The adventure took place in a homebrew dungeon of his design and the reason for entering was either rescuing a kidnapped person or for reconnaissance. Honestly, that is probably all I can remember at this point.
The first dungeon adventure I ran was The Keep on the Borderlands – I’m betting this is mentioned in many of the posts by others – as a solo for my old friend Jamie or a small group consisting of Jamie and one or two others. I remember being completely fascinated with the little bits of world detail, the information on rumors, and especially the picture of that nasty looking little hermit guy in the tree. I remember daydreaming about the events that led up to him being a hermit. I wanted to know why he was there and what he wanted. Over the years, I have dug it out several times and ran it again. I had some good luck and ran across my old beaten up copy one time when I was digging around in my parent’s attic. Now it sits on my role-playing shelf waiting to be used again.