Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Renunion 2012 - the Shrine

Last weekend I had the pleasure of jetting back to Florida for a reunion with a lot of the folks from my high school D&D group. I hadn't seen a lot of these guys in 20 years, and it was a kick to catch up with everyone, and swap old game stories. To make it even better, we met at the garage where most of those game sessions were held, so long ago!

Here's a couple of pics of the "Shrine" we set up on a table in the garage, with lots of the early D&D stuff we used (and even some newer stuff people have used since). I don't have a picture of it, but we also had our "original" game table, with many of our names carved into, hung nearby on a wall. Hung, because I'm pretty sure we burned the table's legs after they broke off. Yeah, stuff got burned back then.

Some of the goodies you'll spot: an original D&D "white" boxed set, an original Moldvay set, a copy of "Bored of the Rings" that got passed around about 400 times and was regularly quoted at the table, and a laser-disk version of "Basket Case", one of our favorite bad movies.


  1. So, who in the old group is the keeper of that sacred stash of old gaming material?

  2. @Saroe - ah, yes, the tennis balls. These were typically soaked in alcohol, lit on fire, and thrown at each other. Yes, we were idiots. Its amazing we're not all horribly scarred ;)

    @Drance - several folks contributed to it.

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  4. Flaming tennis balls, Crown Royal dice bags, horrible 80s metal and the smell of garage mildew in the air. I've had that same dream.

    1. Dude, regarding Crown Royal dice bags: one of the guys I current game with has one that's exploding with a mountain of dice! It's awesome, and brings a smile to my face every time I see it.

  5. that is a very important dragon magazine on the top of that stack with King of the Tabletop inside.

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