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Oldgamer
05-21-2009, 05:27 PM
Okay, I remember the day I was 10 and took the money I'd earned on my paper route (back when paper routes were on foot with sandwich-saddlebags held seemingly hundreds of pounds of newspaper and you had to put it at there door ... not drive by and throw it roughly in the general direction of the house) and went to Waldenbooks in the local mall. I had ridden my brand new bike there from a few miles away, and I stood in front of the big ominous book with the menacing yet scholarly and otherworldly looking gent in green robes opening a pair of giant double doors that read: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide. I remember the look in his eyes and the large key hanging around his neck ... and whole different world behind him. I was nearly in a trance and bought the book, even then it was $30, a lot of money to a 10 year old. I took it home and read it as if learning the secrets of the universe.

http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/forgottenrealms/images/thumb/6/6d/Dmg_new_art.jpg/200px-Dmg_new_art.jpg


What was your exprience with your first D&D book? Did it stick in your mind as well?

RoryN
05-21-2009, 05:39 PM
Actually, I had a couple of friends who had the Player's Handbook, DMG, and MM when we started playing, so I had access to them and didn't buy any right away. Then I came into a windfall of cash and bought all 3 of those, plus the Fiend Folio all at once. My D&D life changed for the better having my own books to work from. I think I still have the original DMG with sticky notes in it on some of the pages with my scribbles and added charts. :)

Dark
05-21-2009, 06:32 PM
Mine is the old basic D&D and to me the best :cool:.

http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/setpages/setscans/basic1st.jpg

Kalanth
05-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Even though I have played all editions of D&D, this was the first book I purchased way back when my brother invited me to play in his long term group.


http://www.awesome-engine.com/graphics/9497.jpg

Moritz
05-21-2009, 07:25 PM
Ditto to Dark

cigamnogard
05-21-2009, 08:00 PM
My first book was:

240

drewshi
05-21-2009, 08:31 PM
Players Handbook, first edition. I was still a player at the time and was tired of not having the rules at my fingertips when the DM was smug with his knowledge. I quickly followed it up with the DM's Guide.

cigamnogard
05-21-2009, 08:33 PM
Players Handbook, first edition. I was still a player at the time and was tired of not having the rules at my fingertips when the DM was smug with his knowledge. I quickly followed it up with the DM's Guide.
I encountered and did the exact same with 3.0!

Windstar
05-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Don't have a pic of it, but it was the red box set of Basic D&D.

cicra 197something...........

:cool::cool:

Xandros
05-21-2009, 08:57 PM
Mine was the basic boxed set. I had first been introduced to D&D through my 'big brother' (from 'Big Brothers/Big Sisters). He had a box of his D&D stuff and I just remember seeing a few strange looking character sheets, Maps on graph paper and odd dice. I don't remember where or how I bought the basic boxed set, with the knight and wizard facing the dragon and the keep on the borderlands module. I just remember opening it and the sense of wonder I felt looking at the charts, the pictures and the maps. I have played many editions and many other games since then, but I would pay anything to get that first feeling of wonder and discovering of that new world, that I had then.

templeorder
05-21-2009, 09:16 PM
The first book i bought was the 1979 blue variant of the basic set. It was sold sep. and i had a friend who had the color version set with Keep on the Borderlands. Mine came with B1, and i bought B2 so i could cheat. Prior to that, my friends Rick and Glen had bought the greyhawk supplement and had a photocopied version of the original white rules that Rick's dad made at work - he was an airline pilot... i would have loved to be there when he submitted that to the copy room!
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Check out http://www.waynesbooks.com/dungeonsdragons.html

cigamnogard
05-21-2009, 09:17 PM
N:laugh::laugh:o kidding!

Webhead
05-21-2009, 10:31 PM
Though not technically the first D&D book I ever bought, the first D&D book I ever owned (given to me by a friend) was the 1e Monster Manual:

http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/dd1/mm-a.jpg

The first D&D book I ever purchased (many years later) was the second release of the 2e PHB:

http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/dd1/phb3.jpg

...And what was the first RPG book I ever owned (back before I even knew what an RPG was)? It was this beauty:

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/thumb/4/4a/Rebel_Alliance_Sourcebook%2C_First_Edition.jpg/250px-Rebel_Alliance_Sourcebook%2C_First_Edition.jpg

tesral
05-22-2009, 01:38 AM
Right here, the very first D&D for the massive price of 10 dollars in 1976, Michicon 3. Color? That is what Prismcolor pencils were for. I bought the three volume set and the Greyhawk supplement on the advice the game was unplayable without it. They were right, it was. It was barely playable with the Greyhawk Suppliment.

I suppose it worked out, I'm still playing it.

http://rdushay.home.mindspring.com/Museum/Images/Whitecover.gif

cigamnogard
05-22-2009, 06:00 PM
Right here, the very first D&D for the massive price of 10 dollars in 1976,



Reminds me of the movie, Better Off Dead - $2.00 - I want my $2.00!

Malruhn
05-22-2009, 08:22 PM
Like Tesral, this was my first book(s). Two weeks later, I bought that new-fangled "Player's Handbook" thingy - and the next weekend I bought the new DMG and Monster Manual. This was October, 1980.
http://rdushay.home.mindspring.com/Museum/Images/Whitecover.gif


And I still play as well... actually, I think I play it better now, but I'm still playing!

tesral
05-22-2009, 10:07 PM
Reminds me of the movie, Better Off Dead - $2.00 - I want my $2.00!

I don't. I got a Hell of a lot of fun and good times from those books. I wore the cover off a copy of Greyhawk.

I suppose complaining that D&D 0e was not worth it is like comparing the latest FX extravaganza to Metropolis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolis_%28film%29) and saying that Friz Lang wasn't worth the time. Fact is, with out the efforts of Friz Lang, mindless summer blockbusters would not exist.

Likewise, without D&D 0e, there would be no later editions, and most likley no RPGs at all.

lespapillons
05-22-2009, 10:30 PM
I just started playing, so...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v683/vertig0/dungeons_dragons_players_handbook.jpg

shilar
05-23-2009, 12:56 AM
For me it was the AD&D 2nd ed tsr version of the players handbook. Was just after I finished basic training. I'd been playing for 8 years but always using other peoples books. Now that I had a steady income I quickly filled my shelves but that one will always hold a special place.

Baldwin Stonewood
05-24-2009, 11:08 PM
Ditto to Dark's comment.
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Mine is the old basic D&D and to me the best :cool:.

http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/setpages/setscans/basic1st.jpg

Wish I still had that one.

tesral
05-25-2009, 07:15 AM
Wish I still had that one.

Right on my shelf here.

MrFrost
05-25-2009, 11:13 AM
My first Book/Box set was "Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons" back in 95. It came with miniatures, a cd-rom, game board, mini-players guide and Dungeon Master/Monster guide. We used that and the Baldurs Gate (for the PC) manuel as a supplement because we were missing half of the rules. We used those books for about 3-5 years.

http://i8.ebayimg.com/01/i/01/cd/ac/9e_1.JPG

Jarza
05-25-2009, 11:28 AM
Well I remember that my mom bought me my first Dungeons & Dragons set as a birthday present when I was around 11 or 12. It was the red basic boxed set. Later the friend that got me started playing RPG's got a copy of the AD&D First edition books that we used from then on.

Garthungalor
05-25-2009, 12:23 PM
Ah the good old days :) Nothing like thinking back to the "old days" when you purchased your first Dungeons & Dragons item. In fifth grade a friend of mine and his older brother received the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Players Handbook, Dungeon Masters Guide and Monster Manual for Christmas. I remember him telling me about this great game with fantastic fighters and magic-users and cool creatures! I instantly fell in love with the game and I didn't even play it yet.

I played it at their house for the first time after school one Friday. It forever changed my life! I'll never forget creating my first character, going on my first adventure, and the fist fight that ensued between the brothers when his character was killed by a poisonous asp (he thought an asp was a magic item so he grabbed it). After getting their mouths cleaned with dish soap by their mother for using a few profanities, we trudged on (with one less character).

I went home the next day and all I could think about was the game and the feeling I had inside, I loved it! I asked for it for my birthday and my dad brought it home for me one day after work. He ended up getting me the basic set which was a little different but I didn't care. I enjoyed playing "The Keep on the Borderlands" but soon maxed out the levels for the basic set. I saved my money and had my dad go back to the get me the expert set. I had a new module to play, "The Isle of Dread"! It gave me months of new places to explore and monsters to kill!

My friend moved to Philadelphia, PA after college, was married and has a kid. The older brother also graduated from college but stayed in town with two kids of his own. Neither one of them play any more but I still hold that passion for D&D that I've always had. Nothing will ever beat the feeling I had back then, but I'll always enjoy trying to recapture them with every session I play today. I may have grown up, but I'll always need my games :)


(http://www.penandpapergames.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=244&stc=1&d=1243267593)

Webhead
05-25-2009, 01:10 PM
My first Book/Box set was "Introduction to Dungeons & Dragons" back in 95. It came with miniatures, a cd-rom, game board, mini-players guide and Dungeon Master/Monster guide. We used that and the Baldurs Gate (for the PC) manuel as a supplement because we were missing half of the rules. We used those books for about 3-5 years.

http://i8.ebayimg.com/01/i/01/cd/ac/9e_1.JPG


I had this box set too! It was a fantastic way to get new players into D&D. I still have the maps and audio CD even though I've lost the minis and books. Playing the "haunted house" adventure late at night really creeped out my players (probably the best instance of player "fear" that I've ever gotten out of a game).

MrFrost
05-25-2009, 06:39 PM
I had this box set too! It was a fantastic way to get new players into D&D. I still have the maps and audio CD even though I've lost the minis and books. Playing the "haunted house" adventure late at night really creeped out my players (probably the best instance of player "fear" that I've ever gotten out of a game).

Haha, same here. It was a great tool for getting everyone into the feel of the game and memorable adventures. I wish I still had the set, I am currently hunting it down. I want to treat some of my old school players with a walk down memory lane.

Freejack
05-25-2009, 11:37 PM
Oddly enough I had the original boxed set with the blue book:

http://index.rpg.net/pictures/show-water.phtml?picid=9857

But it didn't come with an adventure. It came with Monsters and Treasures Level 1 - 3 and Dungeon Geomorphs.

I bought it before going to Germany in September of 1978.

Carl

Webhead
05-26-2009, 12:06 AM
Haha, same here. It was a great tool for getting everyone into the feel of the game and memorable adventures. I wish I still had the set, I am currently hunting it down. I want to treat some of my old school players with a walk down memory lane.

I say go for it. If I found a willing group of players, I would want to pull it out and give it another run for old times sake. I still pop in the audio CD from time to time and have a lot of fun listening to it and remembering how much fun we had playing the adventures therein (Macho Man Randy Savage and all ;)).

tesral
05-26-2009, 12:31 AM
I can't say I have ever wanted to run the "old mechanics". I never "change to charge" or "keep up with the times". I change the rules when I feel it will improve my game. Why would I want to disimprove my game?

Jarza
05-26-2009, 06:16 AM
After a little walk down memory lane I remembered that we found the AD&D books in the library and checked them out and had my mom make copies of the Players manual and Dungeon Masters manual since none of use could afford to buy the books.
Odd the things you remember when you stop and think about it.

MrFrost
05-26-2009, 07:54 AM
I say go for it. If I found a willing group of players, I would want to pull it out and give it another run for old times sake. I still pop in the audio CD from time to time and have a lot of fun listening to it and remembering how much fun we had playing the adventures therein (Macho Man Randy Savage and all ;)).

LMAO, I was just thinking of the very same thing. I think I will give it a go, with alittle work it can easily converter to 3.5

GoddessGood
05-26-2009, 08:33 AM
I just started playing, so...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v683/vertig0/dungeons_dragons_players_handbook.jpg
Ditto. I played 2nd AD&D, but those books were my buddy's, and my (now ex) boyfriend bought me the 3.5 DMG and PHB for a birthday in highschool. the PHB and PHB 2 for 4.0 were the first D&D books I bought for myself.

Talmek
05-26-2009, 03:28 PM
I was about twenty years old and in the Army when 3e came out. I happened to walk by the roleplaying game aisle in Hastings (Do they even still have them anymore?) when I saw the new D&D 3e PHB, DMG, and MM came out. Apparently these hadn't sold too well where I was stationed, because it was 2001 and I got all three for around $40! I immediately went home and began reading.

Thus began my new love affair with Dungeons and Dragons.

cigamnogard
05-26-2009, 07:36 PM
i got all three for around $40!

nice!

Xandros
05-26-2009, 08:16 PM
I can't say I have ever wanted to run the "old mechanics". I never "change to charge" or "keep up with the times". I change the rules when I feel it will improve my game. Why would I want to disimprove my game?I agree! This post has made me yearn to break out Keep on the Borderlands again, but I will convert it to my current game system.

Webhead
05-26-2009, 08:50 PM
I can't say I have ever wanted to run the "old mechanics". I never "change to charge" or "keep up with the times". I change the rules when I feel it will improve my game. Why would I want to disimprove my game?

Of course, whether or not one feels that later editions have "improved" the game is a topic of hot debate! ;)

The same could be said for role playing systems on the whole and not just the mechanics of D&D. As I've discovered perferable rules sets to D&D's, I tend to convert whatever D&D material over to those rules...have your cake and eat it too, I say!


I agree! This post has made me yearn to break out Keep on the Borderlands again, but I will convert it to my current game system.

Yep, yep! For me it's about encouraging creative imaginations and not creative calculations. Whatever gets you there...

tesral
05-26-2009, 11:07 PM
Of course, whether or not one feels that later editions have "improved" the game is a topic of hot debate! ;)



Well this is the book I use. An improvement? To my thinking.

http://phoenixinn.iwarp.com/fantasy/PHB-MD&D.jpg

Mead
05-27-2009, 12:49 PM
I forget the exact order, but it was probably either the MM2 or Unearthed Arcana

cigamnogard
05-27-2009, 07:27 PM
I forget the exact order, but it was probably either the MM2 or Unearthed Arcana

Wow! Those books must be what...a decade old now:laugh:

Mead
05-27-2009, 09:53 PM
Hehe

Did 3rd edition have both of those too? I didn't get much beyond the basics for that system.

wizarddog
05-27-2009, 10:35 PM
It was 1e Fiend Folio.(My brother had PH, DMG and MM1.)

I got it at Longs drugstore. I also bought Against the Giants and Queen of the Demon-web Pits there as well. Those were the days you could get those books in the weirdest places.

Ezero
05-27-2009, 11:13 PM
I haven't bought any books, But I won the 4e PHB during gameday in a raffle.

Made me happy, that's for sure.

Oldgamer
05-28-2009, 11:35 AM
It was 1e Fiend Folio.(My brother had PH, DMG and MM1.)

I got it at Longs drugstore. I also bought Against the Giants and Queen of the Demon-web Pits there as well. Those were the days you could get those books in the weirdest places.


Was it the first printing with the Githyanki on the front? I only have 2 of the 1st Ed books 1st printings, the FF and MM.


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii84/freefallin1309/Fiend1.jpg http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii84/freefallin1309/monster_manual.jpg

Mead
05-28-2009, 11:39 AM
There was only one cover for the 1e Fiend Folio, iirc. It's the only one that didn't get reprinted into an orange-spine.

tesral
05-28-2009, 01:12 PM
Alas the Fiend Folio. The end of the quality books.

cigamnogard
05-28-2009, 06:31 PM
Hehe

Did 3rd edition have both of those too? I didn't get much beyond the basics for that system.

LOL - no, only 3.5.
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Alas the Fiend Folio. The end of the quality books.

That's funny as Battletech also has felt that way too for me. Oddly enough I am not alone with that and they are 'expanding' the "past" universe...if that makes any sense.

MrFrost
05-28-2009, 06:53 PM
Does anyone remember HeroQuest? That board game is what got me into Dungeons & Dragons. I figure D&D was a more indepth version of this game. It was sort of the other way around being this was a watered down verison of D&D but either way it was my "gate way" drug.

http://arlongrules.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/heroquest.jpg

cigamnogard
05-28-2009, 07:09 PM
Wow, that is so odd - it reminds me of a game I designed with the same name...

Webhead
05-28-2009, 09:59 PM
Does anyone remember HeroQuest? That board game is what got me into Dungeons & Dragons. I figure D&D was a more indepth version of this game. It was sort of the other way around being this was a watered down verison of D&D but either way it was my "gate way" drug.

Yep. I played (and rather enjoyed) Hero Quest though, oddly, it wasn't until several years after I had first played D&D so I looked at it and said, "Oh, cool! D&D: The Boardgame!".

I also enjoyed the boardgame Talisman if anyone else remembers that one.

Garthungalor
05-28-2009, 11:08 PM
I also enjoyed the boardgame Talisman if anyone else remembers that one.

We used to play Talisman all the time, that was a great game! I had a couple of the expansions too. I think that's still kicking around somewhere :)
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If you like Hero Quest and Talisman, you'll love Descent! It has a lot of pieces for it but I just bought a small box for fishing lures and it works great to keep all the pieces seperate and in order.

The game can be pretty tough too. I think the GM has won more often then the character :lol:

tesral
05-29-2009, 01:11 AM
That's funny as Battletech also has felt that way too for me. Oddly enough I am not alone with that and they are 'expanding' the "past" universe...if that makes any sense.

Not just in content, but in construction. Fiend Folio was the first AD&D book I heard of pages actually coming out of. You will never get me to call the writing in AD&D anything but overwrought, and turgid. Oh, I can't forget self important. I still call it "TSRish" that particular turn of phrase that sounds like a lawyer with his nose in the air.

Webhead
05-29-2009, 01:12 AM
We used to play Talisman all the time, that was a great game! I had a couple of the expansions too. I think that's still kicking around somewhere :)
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If you like Hero Quest and Talisman, you'll love Descent! It has a lot of pieces for it but I just bought a small box for fishing lures and it works great to keep all the pieces seperate and in order.

The game can be pretty tough too. I think the GM has won more often then the character :lol:

I've looked into it before. Considered buying it but the next "huge & expensive" board game that I'm going to be buying into will be Arkham Horror, so Descent will have to wait a while, sadly.

wizarddog
05-29-2009, 04:08 AM
Was it the first printing with the Githyanki on the front? I only have 2 of the 1st Ed books 1st printings, the FF and MM.


http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii84/freefallin1309/Fiend1.jpg http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii84/freefallin1309/monster_manual.jpg

That's the one. The paper and glue really stunk. It held up pretty good. It's my 3.5 PHB that fell apart LOL!

Did not care for the illustrations. Had a really good simple random encounter generator in the back. That composed most of our adventures.
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I also enjoyed the boardgame Talisman if anyone else remembers that one.

Still have mine with the expansions: Dungeon, Adventure, and City. Didn't get the space one or the very rare dragon. That's was the 2nd edition. Did not care for the other editions--even if they probably better balanced ;)

MrFrost
05-29-2009, 12:07 PM
We used to play Talisman all the time, that was a great game! I had a couple of the expansions too. I think that's still kicking around somewhere :)
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If you like Hero Quest and Talisman, you'll love Descent! It has a lot of pieces for it but I just bought a small box for fishing lures and it works great to keep all the pieces seperate and in order.

The game can be pretty tough too. I think the GM has won more often then the character :lol:

I'll have tio give that game a shot, an on the bonus siade i can use the miniatures for D&D aswell!

Oldgamer
05-29-2009, 01:46 PM
That's the one. The paper and glue really stunk. It held up pretty good. It's my 3.5 PHB that fell apart LOL!

Did not care for the illustrations. Had a really good simple random encounter generator in the back. That composed most of our adventures.


I still have the original FF today, twenty-some-odd years later. It's been pawed through thousands of times by greasy gamer fingers, it's moved with me through 3 different climates (From Ohio to Florida to Texas, and now likely back to Florida) and more than half a dozen times successfully. It is still in one piece and quite possibly considered "cherry" condition. I only had one D&D book fall apart out of all of the editions, and that is the AD&D DMG second printing. The middle of the book where the Monster Summary to the Magic Items section fell out as a whole. It made it easy to find things though like a landmark ... was it before or after the loose pages?

tesral
05-29-2009, 05:07 PM
Not every Fiend Folio fell apart. However it was shocking that some did. Mine is in pretty good shape as well.

Mead
05-29-2009, 05:15 PM
Yeah, this is the first time I've heard that any of the books other than the orange-spines ever fell apart. The old ones just held together no matter what.

cigamnogard
05-29-2009, 06:19 PM
Just this past year it has started to fall apart. Just too many birthdays I guess :(

Dark
05-29-2009, 06:29 PM
Does anyone remember HeroQuest? That board game is what got me into Dungeons & Dragons. I figure D&D was a more indepth version of this game. It was sort of the other way around being this was a watered down verison of D&D but either way it was my "gate way" drug.

http://arlongrules.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/heroquest.jpg
Remember it? Hell I have it in my closet still.

dingle
06-01-2009, 08:07 AM
Ad&d players handbook. I was DMing using the handbook and a DMs screen for a few months before I had enough money to buy the DMs guide. 1978

agoraderek
06-03-2009, 09:17 AM
AD&D Player's Handbook, 6th printing. I borrowed my friend's until then.

The WORST binding on the AD&D books was the Unearthed Arcana. Hands down. I think it was karma, as that was the first unbalanced crap "splatbook" of official D&D history...

tesral
06-03-2009, 10:08 AM
This is assuming that AD&D was balanced.

I bought a UA, but I never used much from it. And, mine has all it's pages.

Baldwin Stonewood
06-03-2009, 10:14 AM
I, mainly, use the UA for spell point references. So it gets opened a couple times monthly, I haven't had any binding issues... yet.

tesral
06-03-2009, 10:30 AM
I, mainly, use the UA for spell point references. So it gets opened a couple times monthly, I haven't had any binding issues... yet.

We are taking the OLD Unearthed Arcana, circa 1985

Mead
06-03-2009, 11:04 AM
It was more disruptive than unbalancing. So many sharp pointy campaign-popping bitz in it.

Moritz
06-03-2009, 11:05 AM
I enjoyed the magic items in the UA. But back then I was also very 'giving' in my game. They added some interesting color.

d1comics
06-03-2009, 12:09 PM
http://www.montecook.com/images/Domains_dread.jpg
While I cannot remember if I or my neighbor bought it, I am sure that it ended up being 50/50 and I'm the one who still has it. Man, I love Ravenloft.

Harwel
06-03-2009, 01:41 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/D%26d_original.jpg

1978 printing, I believe. This one was my first.

Mead
06-04-2009, 01:22 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/09/D%26d_original.jpg

1978 printing, I believe. This one was my first.

Was just flipping through that one today. We've come so far...

Baldwin Stonewood
06-05-2009, 03:30 PM
We are taking the OLD Unearthed Arcana, circa 1985

Oops sorry, I didn't catch that part.

tesral
06-05-2009, 09:30 PM
Oops sorry, I didn't catch that part.

Yea, with the different books published under the same name so many times now one needs to be clear on that.

Monster Manual -- AD&D
Monstrous Compendium -- 2ed AD&D (loose leaf cover)
Monstrous Manual -- 2ed AD&D (hard cover)
Monster Manual -- 3e D&D
Monster Manual -- 3.5e D&D
Monster Manual -- Forry

And that is just one book.

William Murderface
06-06-2009, 10:25 AM
let's see..............hmmmmm............ the first D&D book i actually bought was third edition but the first book i acquired was first edition my brother gave it to me when he got confused by the rules and mind you now that this was when i was 9 and he was 12 i didn't decipher all the rules until almost a year later then it took me another year to piece it all together i was very confused especially about the freedom of the game i mean i was used to rigid structured games like Mario not having a real choice other than either to warp to world 5 or not
but this was a whole new freedom and it took a considerable ammount of time to wrap my head around

acnoll
06-06-2009, 10:40 AM
me and my friend started "playing" D&D with his dad's 3.5 rulebook, though we had no real idea how to. We mostly made it up as we went along. we used most rules from Warhammer 40k and LOTR strategy game. The first book i bought was when i was 12, the 4e PHB....good times....wait, that was a year ago XD

Borodeva
06-07-2009, 01:12 AM
6th edition DMG, December 1979. Good times, good times. Though the coolest book I have is probably a 2nd edition Deities & Demigods including Cthulhu and Melnibonean mythos.