Well, the story goes like this: 15-20 years ago a few of my current players lost their DM when he up and moved to HI. I had heard his name many times in the context of old D&D stories, but hadn't actually ever met him.
One day the old DM showed up back in CA and was visiting the old crew and talking about old times. The last time they played together was 1st Edition, and so we decided to reunite the group.
I chose to run something from the Dungeon Crawl Classics in order to keep that 1E flavor - Saga of the Dragon Cult.
The game has been really great thus far. It has been a very cool experience to see these guys sit down and roll dice together after so many years.
Remake of the Mushroom Shield Attack sketch above: Notice the arrow slit they cut into the cap, allowing thier archer to fire at the kobolds as they march up the slope.