I used to play it as a kid (just the basic version) plus the Warhammer RPG, and something called Tunnels and Trolls which only required the purchase of a paperback book and some dice was popular at my school
A couple of xmases ago I bought the basic set for the kids, thinking it would be fun to play. None of us seem to have the patience to learn the rules though, so it remains unplayed - back in the day I was the kid who actually read the rules and was usually DM.
I got a DnD starter thing 2nd hand at my school fete when I was about 12. My dad threw it away when he found out, due to the 80s controversies making him think it was a bit evil (this was mid 90s, so that stuff was already old news/obviously ridiculous). Didn’t even like me and my siblings watching the DnD cartoon(!). Though him being at work stopped him having any control of that. He had no problem with me playing Warhammer though. Weirdo.
Tempted to have a go. And then try getting dad into it now.
Really enjoying being a half elf trickery cleric who worships a god of trade. My prayer is the “bold find gold” and saying things aren’t very cash money of people.
Completely pacifist, being a cleric, so rely on healing and persuasion spells, bit of stealth. Can’t wait to get back on it when the lockdown lifts.