HM here. Early-40s. Married. Have a cat. Canberra. Fat. Short. Balding. Have a kid in kindy. Union member. And yes, I am aware of the typo in my blog name. http://www.harrangueman.blogspot.com/
Oh shit. I recognise that cover.
Funny thing is that I never actually played Expert. I went red books straight to AD&D. But in a sometime game now which uses it. Great artwork.
Oh yeah, the red book. We stumbled across that somehow. We actually went back from AD&D to the olskool option. Loved it. And it was easier when we were drunk. Maybe it's time I sought a sometime game, too.
I loved AD&D. Loved 2nd Ed more. Don't mind 3.0 and 3.5. Looking forward to 4.0 to see how that works. Except its primarily a marketing initiative. You know what, it's as much fun now as it was 25 years ago.