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StarfuryXL510 Nov 2016 3:56 p.m. PST

Along with Fisher Price Little People and the swing.

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Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 6:37 p.m. PST

Oooh! Finally some good news!!!!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 6:40 p.m. PST

Are people going to be comfortable with those Satanists in there with Barbie?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 7:27 p.m. PST

Yes, Barbie is a very strict Reform Cthulhuite.
Historically they don't get on.

Jakar Nilson10 Nov 2016 8:13 p.m. PST

I'm more concerned of how that devilish invention, the swing, got in.

Tekawiz10 Nov 2016 11:57 p.m. PST

I would think the board wargame from Avalon Hill and SPI would make in there some day. I'm sure that's were most of us on TMP got our start.

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 5:26 a.m. PST

Quote: "But most importantly, Dungeons & Dragons' mechanics lent themselves to computer applications"

While I'll admit it influenced computer games, I would argue with "most importantly".

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Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2016 5:35 a.m. PST

Very kewl. Like Tekawiz said, my life-long friend Glenn and I started playing AH and SPI games. We saw D&D at the local mall's 'Hobby Center' store….we both kicked in $5 USD to buy the game, the rest is history…..

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USAFpilot12 Nov 2016 1:25 p.m. PST

A revolutionary game. I have fond memories of playing it as a kid.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2016 7:07 p.m. PST

Hard to imagine a world where it did not exist.

badger2225 Nov 2016 9:54 p.m. PST

I still play almost as many RPGs as wargames, sometimes more. D&D, runequest, rolemaster, played them all, and still do.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2016 8:08 a.m. PST

Yes many fond memories like when my younger brother wizard who decided to attack an Ogre with his Shocking Grasp spell and rolled a "1".

Did not end well for his Wizard after that since the Ogre grabbed him and threw him down and then crushed in his chest with its club.

It was the one game where rolling a "1" meant really bad things were going to happen.

Like when my Elf thief was jumping from floating wooden platforms in order to get to the other side and while making one jump he roll that "1" and end up falling into a river of lava.

Great game and great fun but just don't roll a "1".

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