I was reminiscing about the good old days recently. I’m a gamer of a “certain” age and my history with the hobby is a long, storied one (but not as long and storied as some I suspect).
Over the decades, I’ve owned “several” gaming books, but the 1st edition Player’s Handbook is the first one I purchased myself–using money I got for my 10th birthday. I think it cost just over £10–which was a princely sum in those days. (Now, of course, you can’t even get a decent burger for the same amount!)
This book has a special place in my heart. It’s wildly unlikely I’ll be playing much 1st edition AD&D in the near future, but you’ll pry this book from my cold, dead hands (but only if you make the relevant Strength check).
What was the first gaming book you ever spent your own money on (and do you still have it)? Let me know, in the comments below.