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Thread: The First Decade
06-15-2005, 06:47 AM #1
It occured to me the other day that 2005 is, in fact, the 10th anniversary of the Birthright setting's publication. A further review on Amazon.com reveals that the boxed set was published on June 1, 1995 - the anniversary of which was a little over two weeks ago. Given that the last physical product was published all the way back in 1997, I think we've done remarkably well in keeping things alive and going.
As for myself, I was first introduced to the setting when in August 1995 I saw the boxed set on sale at the local toy/hobby store. Being quite the roleplaying geek and being rather interested in politics, strategy and war games and the like, I was immediately interested and picked it up - finding, much to my pleasure, that not only was there the chance to rule and direct the fate of a nation (as opposed to simply conquering everything like in a computer game) but the setting was the best I had seen come out of TSR. I started lurking around the online community in late 1996 and actively participating in it in the spring of 98.
As I recall, I bought the boxed set in the week before I started my freshman year of high school, back at the age of 14. In the ensuing decade, I've graduated from both high school and college - so from my point of view its been quite a long time and much has changed.
Just thought I'd make a little post to acknowledge it's been 10 years now since this all started...
06-17-2005, 05:32 AM #2
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- Feb 2002
- New Haven, CT
Wow! 10 years...
I, too, bought it when it first came out. I actually pre-ordered it when I read some insert about it in another product I purchased. As for changes in 10 years... gads, let's not go there.
08-04-2005, 01:25 PM #3
08-04-2005, 11:10 PM #4
08-05-2005, 04:39 PM #5
- Join Date
- Aug 2003
Really 10 years, my oh my.
I can remember were i bought all the books i did too, the glory days when Virgin Megastores used to stock all the TSR materials, over here in the UK.
*Misty eyes* AHHHH the sweet, sweet past.
05-19-2006, 04:59 PM #6
I had no idea that the game was brand-new when I first started playing it. That's a shocker!
I'm in your age group, ArdenKurt. 'Glad I'm not in my 20's anymore. Those years always suck, in retrospect.
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