I was 21 and on vacation in Ireland. With me, I had several issues of the Dragon magazine. I was reading on the bus, flipped the page, and… saw this ad: Amber Diceless roleplaying.
It spoke to me. It made my spine tingle. Everything about it was perfect. And what was it about that diceless business? I was hooked. When I came back home, I immediately ordered the book. Our group was the first in Germany to play the ADRPG. To this day, I think Amber is the roleplaying game par excellence.