I’m eager to hear different peoples experiences on what got them into Role-Playing and about the first time they played!
Into the Realm of Role-Playing
What got me into RPG’s was Final Fantasy 1 for Nintentdo. I loved it. However what REALLY cemented it for me was Final Fantasy II and III for Super Nintendo. I played those two games to death and they still rank as some of my all time favorite games! I loved that there was this great storyline and that the characters had depth and developed as the game continued. I was hooked to RPG’s and rented and bought any RPG I could get my hands on at that point.
My First Roll of the Dice
When I was 15 I had moved to Montana from California and met some really cool people, all who had diverse passions. Art, comics, music, dancing, drinking, acting, and gaming.
My friend Brian and I went to my house to hang after play rehearsal with one of the other actors, Malcolm (who we were becoming friends with) to hang out. We starting talking shop on different video games and how we all liked RPG’s.
Malcolm asked us if we had ever played Dungeons and Dragons. Neither of us had so Malcolm got really excited and started talking to us about the awesomesauce nature of DnD and role-playing.
He ran home and got his books and we began making characters and he ran us on a 4 hour tour of the magic of role-playing.
Yes it was awkward because we didn’t know the rules and we stumbled here and there, but Malcolm was an awesome guide and he handled our bumps and falls with grace and kept us going.
Sadly Malcolm (who graduated High School the previous summer) was busy with doing acting in two play houses and working two jobs didn’t have much time to do more DMing. However I was invited to be a player in a Shadowrun 2e game his friend was running for him and a few other friends of mine.
I was hooked from that point on. I loved role-playing! The dynamics, the ever changing tide of what is happening, and the development! The story is truly the players and the GM together.
Within one month of being introduced to Role-playing I took up the mantel of DMing and began to run my own games, both Advanced Dungeons and Dragons and Shadowrun.
Now here I am 15 years later, and still a little kid in a candy shop when it comes to RPGing!
What about you? What’s your story?