Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Totally Forgot I Had A Glyph

So, WizBro's announcement of "One Game To Bind Them All" got me nostalgic for the old stuff.  Which is kind of funny, because I really didn't play D&D all that much until third edition came out.  Seriously, I played it in high school, then graduated to "bigger and better things" (mostly RuneQuest/BRP games and Champions).  But even though I didn't play a lot of D&D between 1982 and 2001, I bought and read the hell out of it.  And planned games that generally never saw the light of day.  I read Dragon Magazine religiously and picked up Dungeon as soon as it went news-stand.

The reason for this was simple:  I worked in a bookstore and my employee discount was 40%.  And even if I didn't actually play the game, I enjoyed reading about it and thinking about it.

(Oddly enough, my mother does something similar with cookbooks.  She's a rather unambitious cook, but she collects and reads cookbooks the way plenty of folks devour romance novels.)

So, I've got lots of 1st and 2nd edition AD&D stuff.  Well worn copies, read through many times.

Anyway, I've been nostalgic, and last night, I went out to the garage and got my 2nd Edition stuff.  I opened the PHB and staring me in the face on the inside front cover was this:

One of the things I loved about the Forgotten Realms was how wizards had personal glyphs they used to mark their turf and possessions.  When I picked up the 2e books, rather than write my name inside the cover, I decided to draw a glyph of my own.  All in all, I think it looks pretty swanky.


  1. Weird, I never got into FR, but I glyphed up some of my old books.