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Thursday, December 24, 2015

OSR Christmas - Day Nine - Post 1 - A Different Type of Shield Get's Attacked (Ships Worldwide)



So, 'tis the night before the night before Christmas and all through the house mad wrapping is occurring and gift finding (as gifts bought way too early get squirreled away in locations one can certainly use the mad skills of an "expert treasure hunter") is in full swing.

Digging through random drawers revealed to me that I have some extra NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association "Courtesy Cards" from prior years taking up space. While they have no value in and of themselves, they are collectible by some folks and are certainly rare, especially outside the NYC area.

I also have, thanks to SquareHex ( +Peter Regan ) some combat reference cards (both sides of the card are pictured above) and some business card sized character sheets.

So, this is what I'm going to do.

Five random commenters below who can tell me about their first PC in three or fewer sentences will be in the running to receive one randomly chosen SBA card from one of the years pictures above, one combat reference card and one business card sized character sheet.

Yes, this will be open to anywhere in the world.

Comments will close sometime Saturday morning, December 26th.


19 comments:

  1. My first barbarian... Crush heads. Break doors. Rage!

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  2. First character I can remember distinctly was Keth Sarlos, Bounty Hunter. Yes, I used the AD&D 1e Bounty Hunter NPC class from Dragon Magazine #52. He was a badass!

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  3. Tristan, a bald and bearded rotund magic-user. Ruleset was a mix of Basic/Expert D&D and Arkanum, a local RPG system based on Ars Magica. Short-lived, but that was enough to get me into DMing.

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  4. His name was Dufus, Dufus the Dwarf, a hard drinking, bordello hopping, orc slaying dwarf fighter shunned by his own people. He made it to 3rd level before getting killed by a half-burned orc he himself had set on fire.

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  5. Goldleaf the Basic D&D elf. The DM upgraded him to an AD&D F/M-U/T and taught me the wrong way to do spells. Never died.

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  6. A comedy half long (cringe) that died in his first combat

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  7. No prize needed, just wanted to share.

    Zilp was my first character, generated and named by my first DM William. I had so much fun until I retired that character...

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  8. Relg the zealot (cleric) died from an arrow in the back from a party member. (Accidental as far as I know)

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  9. Gerrek Tan was a Rifts Mercenary I played at my brother's table. He shot at a dragon and got the party killed. I was 10 at the time.

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  10. April 1, 1981: I created "Jon the Uncommon," a basic 32-point warrior type for The Fantasy Trip. He didn't die! In fact, he never died and I still have his sheet around here somewhere...

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  11. I think my first one was a 12th level illusionist thief that I made up on the spot. I hadn't even read the rules - I just thought it sounded cool.

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  12. Martin Travis Graves was a Call of Cthulhu investigator. Went by his initials; a year later, he went insane.

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  13. For Holmes Basic, 1977-78. Dwarf fighter. I remember pouring over the equipment list, worrying that I might forget some important item that would mean life or death in my first Dungeon.

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  14. Lon, LG elven fighter, who I played for many years after being handed the character by a young lady who was leaving the game.

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  15. Forgive me if this a repost. Because I can't seem to find my entry, and I thought I entered this one...

    I can't remember my first character, exactly. But one of the earliest was definitely an AD&D Elf Fighter/Magic-user/Thief named Phoenix Byrdhaven. He had a castle in Yeomanry, and some cohorts, like a Paladin named Sworden.

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  16. First Character that I remember was paladin named Boromir (the only one I ever played). The son of my father's boss ran me through the Isle of Dread and then I never played him again, though I still have his character sheet.

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  17. My first character was Zeon the Wizard. I was so proud when he killed a giant rat with one blow from his dagger, and so chagrined when he turned tail and ran from that zombie, abandoning his retainer to certain doom. Here's to redbox D&D in the 80's!

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