Dungeons and Dragons. Shocking, I know.
Honestly I don’t remember much about those early attempts at dungeon mastering in junior high. It wasn’t until much later that I recall getting into the GM seat regularly. I vaguely recall running some games of the James Bond 007 role-playing game from Victory Games across the street with my friends Jeff and Greg, but that’s about it. We played in their kitchen. 🙂
When I started college I was on the computer science floor in Green Hall at Colorado State University. We had a wide variety of geeks of all shapes and sizes. And I fell into a TON of games. Battletech/MechWarrior, D&D, Call of Cthulhu, TOON, Car Wars, Cyberpunk 2020, Werewolf, Vampire and I’m sure several others I can’t remember. We had a great group of folks and gamed whenever and wherever we could, didn’t we Kevin? 🙂
But when my off-campus roommate Sean and I discovered the Palladium Fantasy Role-playing game (1st edition), we played it to death along with its modern setting counterpart Ninjas and Superspies. And one of my favorite GM memories was of a game of N&S I ran with Sean and Pat (our favorite Palladium Fantasy GM). It was a marathon session – I think it went for 12 hours. But the big part of the session was a car chase that went for maybe 4 hours. Who knew you could have so much fun rolling dice and running down imaginary streets shooting at imaginary foes?
So there you have it… Some of these will be longer than others, but I’m having a great time exploring some of these memories I haven’t dug up in YEARS!
Be sure to join in the fun!