A Significant Birthday

I was going to post something about this earlier this weekend, but got caught up in events.  As I mentioned in my 2020 retrospective, my 60th birthday is this year, or, more specifically, last week…

While I don’t remember exactly when I was introduced to rules for wargaming in the spring of 1971, 50 years ago, I do remember that I received my original Dungeons & Dragons for my birthday in 1976, 45 years ago.  So, thank you, Mom and Dad! I’m not sure what I would have been doing without games and the friends I’ve made gaming all of these years.

As you can see, my D&D set is still in playable condition.  Since it’s worn and has my notes (mostly pencil) scattered throughout, I had no particular qualms about reinforcing weak covers and rebuilding the box with library tape last year.  Sometime this year, I’d like to get at least a short campaign on the table for old times sake.

When I do, I’m considering staffing it with the vintage miniatures I’ve been collecting more recently. I probably will not restrict things to just the Minifigs that I started with, more recently painted examples of which are shown below:

More on that when it occurs…

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Author: Rob Dean

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