"Do you play D&D?"
I gasped. According to our ultra-religious school, D&D was Satanic. I looked up for teachers, but none were close to us. A hundred feet away on the playground, another game of dodgeball was underway. I involuntarily flinched when I heard the hollow pang! of the ball as it skipped off the ground.
"You're going to get in trouble if you get caught with that," I said.
"No, I won't," he said. "If I just keep it turned upside down, they'll never see it. So do you play or not?"
"I have the red box set," I said, "and a bunch of characters, but I don't have anyone to play with."
"That's Basic," he said. "This is Advanced."
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