I was introduced to AD&D at school when I was eleven and I still remember the excitement of getting my copy of The Players Handbook (I believe it was Christmas 1982). Over the next five to ten years I bought and played game system after game system. While we probably played more Middle Earth Role Playing (MERP) than anything else I had Runequest, Paranoia, Traveller, Shadowrun, Cyberpunk, Tales From The Floating Vagabond and loads more that I can’t even remember anymore. Like many people who gamed as teenagers I gradually found that I didn’t have the time necessary to game when I was older and once I was married in my early twenties I completely stopped playing.
At the start of 2014, courtesy of my brother buying me Basic D&D as a Christmas present, I got back into gaming. This blog started as somewhere for me to post game logs from my Pathfinder Campaign but I realised that there is plenty that interests me about roleplaying in general which I’m keen to post my ideas on.
Initially I ran a bi-weekly Pathfinder Campaign and then started running an Al-Qadim campaign also initially using Pathfinder online in the between weeks. The Al-Qadim campaign eventually moved over to using 5th edition D&D before we stopped playing in mid 2017. When the Woodshed Poets campaign finished we ran a short mini-campaign of The One Ring and in September 2016 started a Call of Cthulhu campaign set in London in 1925/6 (The Curse of Nineveh). Online I started running a Conan campaign using the new 2d20 rules in the summer of 2017 and that, like the Al-Qadim game can be found on YouTube.
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