We all talk about what got us into the joy of roleplaying games, all by very different paths. I don’t really want to spoil too much about this one since it’s all a nice sort of meandering story that centers around our youth and our development into the geeks that you know and love today. Basically, if you want to get nostalgic with us, we’d love to share.


Here’s a quick list of some of the classics we touch on:

  • Fighting Fantasy (of course Deathtrap Dungeon)
  • Dungeons and Dragons (of course 2nd Edition)
  • The Lords of Creation (the Rifts “rip off”, however, a little research has revealed that it came out in 1983, predating the first Rifts book by 7 years, learning is fun)
  • Naturally, we also talk about Rifts and Glitter Boys, goddamned Glitter Boys
  • Robotech and the horror of Female Power Armours
  • RISK, which of course is a gateway drug to RPGs
  • White Wolf and Vampire: The Masquerade
  • We also talk about how the 3 of us met, really, it’s a pretty heartwarming podcast all around. Nostalgic as shit.

Scott failed at getting his Rifts character class up on the site, he’ll have to fix this. Man, I can’t believe I don’t remember that girl’s name.

My favorite part about this entire episode?  Around minute 40:00 I step out to get more beer (so it was a surprise to me when I heard it in editing), Jon says that the girl Scott dated for 7 years asked him out first, then there’s an awkward silence and then Jon says he doesn’t think anyone would listen to this episode. Good times.

The song we use in the intro is “Shiny Spaceship” by the 8-bit Ninjas.  Used under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.

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