Because it helped me.

Quoting an online search result:

I read a book as a teenager and I am searching for it. (from around the 90’s)

Things I remember:

  • I remember that one of the players was in a wheelchair and he played a dwarf,
  • Also remember when the wizard woke up in the game world, he set off a lightning bolt and exploded most of their gear.

I wish I could give you more, I read it and it inspired me to start playing D&D. Want to revisit it.

Conversation is here.

Book series is Guardians of the Flame by Joel Rosenberg.

….ignore the new e-book covers, it is NOT a Game of Thrones type depression-sadism-doom fest.  Look at the ’80s covers, it’s “folks pulled into D&D and dealing with it realistically.”

This is the series my uncle gave me along with the first two of the Harper Hall trilogy. (Lest someone get huffy on my behalf, given that uncle– it’s probably because Mellony is a bard, and so is he; Piemur is a bit of a twit, though not BAD, just…. not uncle Dink.)

Author: Foxfier

Former sailor, current geek, conservative, mother and practicing Catholic. Refugee from the Seattle blob. (No, we DIDN'T vote for those taxes!) Elf is my husband, our kids are Princess, Duchess, Baron, Empress, Chief, the Contessa, and the 7th Son.

9 thoughts on “Because it helped me.”

  1. This looks cool, will have to check it out, thanks! Glad to see you’re a fan of the McCaffrey dragon universe! Also glad to see you’re NOT a fan of G.O.T. I never watched the series, because from what friends told me it seemed like glorified porn, but I did buy the first book, and took it back to where I bought it after less than 100 pages. I didn’t care to spend any more of my valuable time reading about such an awful bunch of people. :)

    1. I hope you enjoy it– I’m actually looking for the physical books now.

      I got introduced to Game of Thrones from TV Tropes….and it was a very solid NO. I… Just no.

      It’s not even the pr0n aspect. It’s the sadism. I can’t do that.

    2. Incidentally, Way Back When I only knew GoT from TV Tropes, I told my husband he didn’t want the video game.
      He…believed another gamer, and got it.

      Three days later, he returned it for credit.

    1. From memory, very bad things happen to pretty much everybody, starting with body horror of “hey now I’m a dragon” and it’s *not* awesome….

      But this is also going on 30 years ago memory. And I remember how innocent I was, then, I’d have glided over a Fate Worse Than Death with the label “bad stuff” in a heart beat.

        1. poking at it, looks like that’s




          book three.

          …and I’m REALLY iffy on memory of it.

          If you’ve watched Shield Hero, the intro for him to the fantasy world?

          His connection to the new world.

          That’s *stronger* than my attachment— it’s “a thing I read, that had an interesting point”.

          But….was a strong enough story to get me to read it. Which is more than folks like King managed, and *yes* I tried repeatedly.

          It’s What Was There– doesn’t make it bad, even if I have more options, now.

        2. :snickers:
          remembered what started me on this look out—

          This is Isekai.
          From *when I was in diapers*.

          Because pointing at Yankee in KA Court wasn’t strong enough…..

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