This is partially based on true events, mine in particular. It’s well documented (at least here and in various podcasts) that I played my first session of D&D at the age of ten and it really was my first natural 20 that hooked me for life. It’s funny to me how natural 20’s are game changers but in this case it really was a life changer. I sometimes wonder who I would be if I never played D&D and then I am grateful that I did because the game and the culture of gaming played a huge role in making me the man I am today.