What D&D set did you start with?
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Poll: What D&D set did you start with?

Chainmail 5%       5%  [ 4 ]
OD&D - Woodgrain 5%       5%  [ 4 ]
OD&D - White Box 7%       7%  [ 5 ]
Holmes "Blue Box" Basic Set 30%       30%  [ 22 ]
AD&D - pre Unearthed Arcana 8%       8%  [ 6 ]
Moldvay "Pink Box" Basic Set 22%       22%  [ 16 ]
Mentzer "Red Box" Basic Set 18%       18%  [ 13 ]
AD&D - 2nd Edition 4%       4%  [ 3 ]
D&D - Rules Cyclopedia or later Basic Set 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
D&D - 3rd Edition 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 73

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:57 pm 
 

Come to think of it, I am sorry to say the first set I actually owned, so to speak, was a photocopy of the 4th print.  I paid Kerry Lloyd (later of Thieves World fame) $3 for it in about 1976 or so.  I picked up my OCE and 2nd print woodgrain later.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:11 pm 
 

improvstone wrote:Shouldn't that have been ...

'Set? What set? We didn't have sets in our day'  :wink:

That would be the two people who recently voted for "Chainmail"?

(Of course, could just as easily have been 3e Chainmail, given the wording of the poll... ;))


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:18 pm 
 

faro wrote:That would be the two people who recently voted for "Chainmail"?

(Of course, could just as easily have been 3e Chainmail, given the wording of the poll... ;))


Those same people could also be 2 of the 6 people that have voted that they have all 4 Strategic Previews in my poll.  Funny that 6 people have voted for all 4 yet only 2 of those six have confimred as much. :roll:


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:14 am 
 

The vast majority (70%) of those polled to date started with some form of the Basic set.  I don't know why that surprises me, but I thought 1E would be higher.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:36 am 
 

I was hoping that Rob K. would come on here and vote for Chainmail (or maybe he needs an earlier option?)

The poll software did limit the number of options I could include. I had to take out AD&D - post UA & then forgot to edit out the pre-UA.

3E Chainmail didn't even cross my mind!

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:34 pm 
 

Moldvay Pink

My parents got it for me for Christmas when I was about 12.  I didn't have the slightest idea what D&D was and had never even heard the term before, at that point, I think.

Soaked that up like a sponge.  Much easier to digest than the big and separate AD&D books.

For a long time my group used to alternate between Basic/Expert and Advanced campaigns because of the scarcity of modules.  Eventually, when more were available, we went to just 1E Adv and later 2E Adv, which I was happy about, because once I got used to Adv, I thought it was vastly superior to B/E.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:01 pm 
 

The Basic and Expert Box sets, with the Erol Otus artwork.  (I'm guessing that's what's meant by the "Pink Box" basic set-- That was my vote.)

I had been playing a kind of ad hoc hybrid mix of basic and 1st edition advanced with friends at school, but these were the first real rulebooks that I owned and played consistently.  Good times!!

  
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