[ed: found in tablet’s “local drafts” in Jan 2013; probably written spring 2012? am guessing April.]
I don’t know where I originally got the idea to play Basic Dungeons & Dragons as written — the original(ish) rules, circa 1978 — but we do have two copies of “the red book”, so that might have something to do with it.
clear order of play
simple character creation
very lethal (also a like, though, sorta-kinda)
hard to adjudicate non-combat
things that are wtf that makes no sense
surprise can be confusing
So: killing a guy with a 10 foot pit.