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 4: First dragon your character slew (or some other powerful monster).
I am going with my best guess on this one because I honestly have minimal confidence in any answer given. I am certain we fought Ogre Mages and Vampires along the way. I am leaning towards a Black Dragon for the first dragon. I always seemed to like using them for the big bad guys in my games.
Staying on the subject of monsters – What I do recall is receiving a monster book from my step-brother Lee named All the World’s Monsters. I do not know which volume I had but I remember digging the monsters inside because they were different from the standard selection available in the Monster Manual.
I had the book for several months before I paid any real attention to the final page. It had a series of tables that you could roll on to generate new monsters. Jamie and I used to spend quite a bit of time rolling on those tables and using the results for inspiration. We would keep all of the monsters in a folder for later use. I need to do another attic expedition at my mom’s to see if I can find that folder…