My first… sort of… game of Dungeons & Dragons was while walking home with a classmate after school. It was 1980, we were in the sixth grade and I had just met Paul (if I recall his name correctly) for the first time as I didn’t ride by bike to school that day, so I walked home that day. Destiny had brought us together and after we exchanged names and agreed to walk together as far as his house which was a few blocks away and en route to my house which was about a mile away… he asked if I play D&D. “What… is D & D?”, I asked, and he quickly explained and for the few blocks journey home I was enjoying my first dungeon adventure as he talked me through it while we walked. It even had Darth Vader in it, which Paul told me he threw in only because that was a villain I was familiar with. Wow! After parting, I couldn’t stop thinking about D&D and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the game. I never saw Paul again… that day of school was the last day of sixth grade and my family had moved to another city soon after.