Never played before but always wanted to. I have several online friends from Minnesota that play on a regular basis and I was always jealous when they talked about getting together to play. It sounded like fun, but I never knew anyone locally that played and I didn't want to play so bad that I'd play with a bunch of strangers so I didn't think I'd ever play. A friend started posting about D&D last month on FB so I inquired about it and before I knew it I was in a campaign.
I tried to read up as much as I could about it so I would be somewhat prepared for the first session. Everyone was new to 4th edition D&D so it was a learning experience for all. I bought a player's handbook, set of polyhedral dice, journal, pencil, eraser, DM bribe and a bottle of Elven wine. I thought I had everything I needed for the first session. After the first session I decided I needed a few more things. A couple more sets of dice and a set of power cards for my Ranger. I think I have everything I need now.
We met up on Sunday at 1:00 in the afternoon to get our characters rolled and do a bit of adventuring, if time allowed. Time didn't really allow but we couldn't wait and did it anyway resulting in me getting home at 12:30 in the morning.
I rolled a bad ass Archer Ranger. We also have a cleric, fighter, warlord, and a wizard in our party. We at least got in one good fight and a bit of xp before we closed the session. We meet again in two weeks!