I had no idea that nowadays, playing d&d is cool! Cool!I think maybe we should all start wearing overalls when we play, though...
"Sorry cool kids, what was that? I couldn't hear your spiteful whining over the sound of all the fun me and my buddies are having."Dungarees and thatch haircuts though? That's taking Old School authenticity a little too far for me. ;)wv: tored - "He's my 15th level Paladin. He's totally rad!"
Wait a minute... WTF?! Is that a girl DMing that game?! Did that actually happen back in the day? If so, the copy should read: "I missed those days." ;D
I used the original ad to recruit for my current old school D&D game (on Facebook). :D
Awesome picture, Jeff! Long live Holmes!
Funny thing is I have that same pic, the original one that is being used in the motivational mock-up, and I mean it is the exact same one....same tear/wrinkles in the corner. I guess there's probably only one good copy of that ad floating around.Wasn't that particular one from an issue of Boy's Life or something? Seems like I recall that tidbit when I found the pic.Ah well....I love that pic. Had it as my windows wallpaper for a while. My work buddies really started worrying about me then...well, even more, that is.
Here's the original pic (it was posted on Digg):http://14.media.tumblr.com/b9vfl4b63j86hl4cVCiTgDn2o1_500.jpg
One thing I like about that poster: No fucking laptops. Goddamn I am sick of laptops at the game table. Our sessions look more like a LAN party than a role-play session.
You read the stupid poster threads but you don't help me learn how to sandboxYou can't see it, but a single manly tear is running down my cheek.
I don't know if y'all Facebook, but I put together this dorky little "Which Old School RPG Should You Be Playing?" quiz on there...http://apps.facebook.com/qwhich-old-sch-cdcaf/?start=1&target=home
That looks like the kid we smacked around and flicked cigarettes at and stole his D&D books in Jr. High. That's how I got my first D&D book. I heard he died a couple years later due to auto-erotic asphixiation.
You can't see it, but a single manly tear is running down my cheek.Aw, jeez. Don't do that, man.
You might want to check it out more often - I'm intending on doing a "Let's Read" thread on the Arduin Trilogy. Why, I have no idea. Masochism, I guess.wv "raftedi" - Raffi's evil twin brother who plots to control the world
Crazy, but that poster kinda appeals to me because it TOTALLY looks like my schooldays-friend Susan's kitchen. And you will note that there are no podcasts being recorded. Yeah..it's a grognard-thing. Point of fact, when most kids' parents would come nozin'round the room their kids were gaming in and ask "What'cha doing in here.", the general reply was "Umm....we're reading..umm..some... books?"Gawd I miss the eighties so much!
"Point of fact, when most kids' parents would come nozin'round the room their kids were gaming in and ask 'What'cha doing in here.', the general reply was 'Umm....we're reading..umm..some... books?'Gawd I miss the eighties so much!"That's funny, I got a 70's vibe from the ad. (Sections of my brain that haven't been active since around '78 start pinging when I look at that kid's clothes and haircut.)As for "most kids'" response to their parents' inquiries, my experience was just the opposite. All of my friends' parents not only knew we were playing D&D (or Top Secret or Gamma World), but they had been the purchasers of said games. And a few even played the game(s) with their kids. (The closest I ever came to that was getting my brother-in-law to play D&D with me a few times.)