What really hit me was my answer to my friend Max Lambertini about my love for AD&D 1st edition, I'll translate the post for you:
About AD&D 1st edition I can understand your doubts but it was madness, so much baroque, I spent months on decripting Gygax prose (note: I am not an english native speaker and at the time my english was not good as now), actually so much time that I could cite the 3 main books by memory.... I lost myself in the main books and I think that my love for the english language was born in the reading of the Dungeon Master Guide and Player's Handbook (1st edition obviously). Reading them was an almost phisical struggle that changed me forever. Think about the shock of jumping from the (english) red box (one of the most understandable D&D manual) to the Player's Handbook of AD&D 1st, a book written by Gygax five years earlier... yet at the time I lived it as a step forward, a treasure in each page (more classes, more powers, more spells, more alignaments). In truth with AD&D I stepped into the dungeons and I am still there exploring :)Back to the celebration post!
In this three years I published 64 blog post (this one is the 66th, the italian celebration post - very similar to this one - the 65th; of all 66 post 34 are in italian and 32 in english). I got more than 60'000 contacts, the most seen articles were this ones:
Contacts come from all over the world (something that I find strangely fun):
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I can say that I am quite satisfied of how things wet for this blog in this three years and to be still here happily writing on role-playing games, dragons, elves and dice :)
And the intention of writing a retro-clone (or if you prefer a simulacrum) all italian and all mine is still strong!
Note: this is the rewriting of this italian celebration article: 3 (TRE) anni di castelli e Chimere