Friday, May 4, 2012

Nerdgasm Extraordinaire

Back when I was a small pup, I played Dungeons & Dragons. There was a group of guys I played with regularly and one in particular. I'll not list their names to protect the innocent. However, in no small way, AD&D helped me survive my teenage years as a misunderstood scrawny adolescent.

This Sunday, a virtual goldmine of Dave Arneson's "gaming" stuff will go up for auction on eBay. Read all about it here and enjoy yourself a personal nerdgasm. I know I did. My personal favorite was Dave's briefcase from the 1970's. I have a briefcase from the 1980's that has my "Catacombs of Laromy" design in it. I don't remember the combination and mine is black. Really. And it wasn't just my design. There was a partner in crime.

1 comment:

  1. Srlsy? I LOVE that you still have that briefcase. It's even *better* that you've forgotten the combo. Makes it all the more mysterious (and less likely to embarrass anyone unnecessarily). Ahh, the catacombs--I remember my parents said it sounded like a Western. Took me a while to figure out where in the world they got that idea. Nowadays, I could imagine a cross-genre steampunk-western-lovecraftian freakshow of a story.

    Probably would've been a bridge too far in '86.