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Old December 30th, 2017, 10:42 PM
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BITD, I was looking at D&D books at the mall bookstore. This was 1982. I was a sophomore in high school, and I had just moved to a new city.

I didn't know anybody. Summer was starting. I had just learned this amazing new game the previous summer called Dungeons & Dragons. I was at the store to pick up a "module" for me to be DM, and my brother to be the player. I picked up The Secret To Bone Hill. We played all summer, and we had a blast, just me and him.

While at the store, this boxed set kept grabbing my attention. Starter Traveller. But, the box was sealed.

I looked at it a couple of times, until, one visit to that store, I found one that was open. I flipped through it, and I was intrigued. The drawings were scarce, but so they were in the D&D hardbacks, too.

Then, I flipped to this Dietrick image: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/18/15...991490b87e.jpg

I didn't buy the set right then. Money was tight. I didn't have a job. I was just learning to drive. I went home, but I couldn't stop thinking about that one B&W image.

The next day, I went back to the store and bought the game.

And, I've been in love with Traveller ever since.



Looking at the pic, what kind of equipment is he using? I'm thinking that Cloth Armor, with a helmet. The helm is fitted with a comm and some sort of sight aid.

That's an autorifle with what looks like a 40mm rifle grenade on the end (although rifle grenades were not included in the Starter Set--you needed Book 4 for that, I found out later). The rifle has a scope.

What's that box he's got on his right hip?

Behind that, it looks to be a canteen.

On his left hip is something that uses a strap on his leg. I'd say it was an autopistol in a holster except that the guy is right handed. So, it's not a pistol. What could it be?
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