|Bigby had a lot to answer for!|
Until high school*, all the games were about entering dungeons. Then there was a shift as I joined a gaming club with my friends, run by Geoff Holland, an English teacher and in many ways, my first mentor. His dungeons were linked to something larger, even if we didn't realise it. Geoff had a heart for gaming. His collection of board games, role-playing games, card games... he had what would now be regarded as an OSR treasure trove!
As well as games, he had the other town library. It was a room of shelves filled with science fiction, fantasy and world history. His love of games was infectious. All sorts of wonders made their way into his campaign setting, with a healthy sense of humour!
*That's around 13 years old for those outside New Zealand.