The question is: Who introduced me to RPGs?
A percussionist by the name of Graham, along with double bass player Jon, and cornet player Roy – all members of the Beanfield Comprehensive School brass band.
In the picture, Graham is standing up on the right, directly beneath the glockenspiel (in the backdrop). I’m directly beneath him, playing the bass trombone. Jon is on the double bass, at the back, diagonally left of the conductor’s shoulder. Roy is in the middle of the front row of cornet players on the left of the picture.
Graham was the GM, but in short order, we all muddled in and found our way into the hot seat. While Graham kicked off with Basic D&D, he would later run our Warhammer Fantasy Role Playing games, amongst others. Jon would run Call of Cthulhu and FASA Star Trek, while Roy guided us through the many books of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
I don’t remember there being much of a learning process, launching into each new game and campaign with relish. Even in those days, I don’t recall us playing endlessly in the same game because we all took our turns in the control seat.
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The prompts for this year are as follows — and you can find out more on Dave’s website.