|Courtesy of Messrss Butterfield, Parker, & Honigmann|
And you can't get more Old School than Old Etonians. Ah! Pleasant days and nights, spent looking out over lazy Windsor, dice in hand. You haven't rolled until you've rolled in bum-freezers.
To wit: I was pleased to lay hands on a copy of What is Dungeons & Dragons? (1982) at Ye Olde Halffe-Price Bookes. Even if it was the less attractive, later Warner Books edition, and less than a buck can't be beat. This introduction to the game was written out of years spent at Eton College playing. The authors favor house-ruled B/X, which would seem to indicate that they kept playing after their days at Eton. I'm looking forward to reading and reporting any gems I find herein.
For another Eton connection, be sure and check out Provost James' ghost stories, as recommended in the Linkography.
Mike has been sick and I have been swamped, so the last Frightful Friday and Mythopoeic Monday posts did not come off. Stay tuned, however! We may slow and miss occasionally, but we muddle -- er, ramble -- on!