A Portrait of Young Geeks Playing D&D (1980/1981)

D&D Club 1980

From David Thiel, who gives us the entertaining back story:

It should be a surprise to no one that I was one of the founding members of the Hobart High School Dungeons & Dragons Club. Each Saturday morning, about twenty of us took over the basement of the Hobart Public Library for a half day of imaginary violence.

Here, courtesy the HHS yearbook, is the sole photo I have of me In flagrante dungeon…

Note that I was both wearing a Star Wars T-shirt and using an Empire Strikes Back school folder as a Dungeon Master’s screen. Yeah, I was stylin’.

What’s truly scary is that I’ve just realized that all these years later I can still immediately identify the D&D adventure being played by the two virgins in the background: the infamous “Queen of the Demonweb Pits.”

All this is my way of pointing out that I am indeed an old-schooler when it comes to dungeoneering […]

Read the rest of the post. No mention of the luxurious lip fuzz, David?

3 Responses to “A Portrait of Young Geeks Playing D&D (1980/1981)”

  1. 1 hobgoblin238 September 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I will never be as cool as David…

  2. 2 2W2N September 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    His mustache then looks better than anything I could grow now. Sadly.

  3. 3 Len September 11, 2013 at 2:23 am

    It is a good ‘stache.

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