Monday, February 3, 2014

D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge Day 3

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.   


  1. We all have been to the Keep and the Caves of Chaos! It was not my first, but among my favorites.

    1. I hear you! I imagine it would be somewhat difficult to find an old timer that has not been to the Keep or the Caves of Chaos!