Ahhh...the good old days.
It was on my 8th birthday when I received a gift that influenced the rest of my life: the red-box D&D Basic Set.
I remember staring at the cover of the box, the dragon, the gold, the heroic figure ready to do battle, and getting a chill up my spine. For the next several years, I delved in dungeons, explored castles, wandered forests and accumulated wealth, magic, followers, lands, and experience.
I negotiated with the Lord of the Keep on the Borderlands