28 Days: Day #7

d20 Dark Ages has issued a 28 day blogging challenge to celebrate D&D’s 40th birthday. I’ve taken up the challenge. You can find the image with the questions here.

Today’s question is:

  • What is the first D&D product you ever bought?

DnDBasicSheetAs I’ve already mentioned, I earned my Mentzer D&D Red Box set by selling Captain O greeting cards. I’m not going to consider that a “bought” since I didn’t really spend any money on it. I think the first thing I actually spent cash on was at the B. Dalton Booksellers. Man, I can still smell that place. What a wonderful scent. Books. Ink. Magazines. Paper. It’s a glorious smell.

Anyway…. I bought a packet of character sheets, and was highly disappointed. The ones my friends and I had made on notebook paper were so much easier to use. I was hoping for pre-filled character sheets, so I could use those characters as a NPCs and such in my games. I didn’t expect blank sheets at all. I’m still disappointed in that purchase.