August 23

#RPGaDAY Day 3: First RPG Purchased

The first game I ever purchased was the Marvel Superheroes basic set and I picked this up after seeing various adverts for it in the Marvel comics I was reading at the time.  This wasn’t an easy find especially since I was on holiday at the time.  I seem to remember getting strange looks from the staff at the Virgin store when I bought it and it cost me £12 or so of my holiday money.

The next problem was trying to understand it and then trying very hard to teach my parents and grandparents how to play.  I gave up in the end and had to wait to get home before I could inflict it upon my willing victims, err, friends 🙂

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Posted August 23, 2014 by GeneralTangent in category "RPG", "supers

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I've been gaming on and off since about 1989 and during that period have played with numerous game systems. I'm fluent in a few, have a basic understanding of quite a few more and can get by in others. Somewhere along the way I found time to be a playtester, contribute to an unpublished game supplement and be associated with another gaming magazine written by far more talented people than I. This lead to one infamous article being written in which I followed the letter of the adventure and torched the parties river barge. I'm also listed on as a game designer.

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