The Evil DM

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

The D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge - Day 2

The question is who was the first person you introduced to D&D? Which edition? What was their first character?

I introduced Dungeons and Dragons to several people at one time around 1977. I was in the army stationed in Erlangen, Germany. The Baader-Meinhof gang was captured, sentenced to life, and committed suicide. The remaining followers of the Red Army Faction (a.k.a. the Baader-Meinhof gang) tried recruit new followers by attacking some US bases. I heard they blew up an officer's club and some trucks in a motor pool. At this time, there was a serious drug problem on post. The heightened security because of the terror threat caused a disruption of the heroin drug supply.

One of the enterprising drug traffickers noticed if an opening. When there was a bomb threat at one end of the post, it was possible to smuggle a truckload of drugs on base through the gate at the other end of the post. Supposedly, the main drug traffickers on the post all worked in brigade S2. Brigade S2 is responsible for intelligence and security. The drug traffickers started calling in bomb threats. In response, each battalion headquarters company formed a bomb squad.

I was on one of the bomb squads. When you are on bomb squad duty, everyone has to stay together, all day long in the barracks. I convinced the entire squad to play Dungeon's and Dragons. I used the original Dungeon's and Dragons in the white box.

I was not very successful introducing Dungeon's and Dragons to the rest of the squad. After they caught the drug traffickers in brigade S2 and sent them Leavenworth, none of the group every played again. It was an interesting way to spend a day.

Someone called in three bomb threats while I was on bomb squad duty. The first two, the PX and the Officer's Club, found nothing. The third call was a bit different. A two-and-a-half-ton truck with a bulldozer blade was smoothing out the dirt racetrack just off post when it dug up a World War II anti-tank mine. The bomb squad had to keep everyone away until the bomb disposal unit arrived. They still find World War II bombs in Germany. In January of 2014, a construction worker near Bonn, Germany accidentally hit an unexploded bomb causing it to explode. The bomb killed the construction worker.

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