It have always thought that I began roleplaying in 1979 when I persuaded my mom to buy me the Holmes Basic D&D set. Well, this turns out to be false. It was 1980. You see, my Basic set came with The Keep on the Borderlands
and apparently it didn't replace In Search of the Unknown
in the box until 1980. Sooooo, I've been wrong all of these years. In the larger scheme of things it's not really a big deal but it's always a bit jarring to have a long held belief corrected.