I don’t usually post just to plug another blog post, but the Greyhawk Grognard has an interesting series of four posts on Marketing the OSR. He has some interesting points. I’m not sure I’m in 100% agreement, but I think his points are pretty much on target:
Marketing the OSR, Part 1 of 4: Compatibility
Marketing the OSR, Part 2 of 4: Innovation
Marketing the OSR, Part 3 of 4: Three Target Audiences
Marketing the OSR, Part 4 of 4: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Go read them!
The Firecracker Cancer Fund Drive is on (through July
12th 16th). Every $10 donated gives you one chance to win a copy of Wee Warriors Palace of the Vampire Queen (the first D&D module published — in 1976). Highest donors will also divide a huge list of other RPG items from the 1970s and early 1980s (including more rare publications). You can see the complete list of 10 items and read more about this fund drive in this post: OD&D Wee Warriors Goodies Available (For Cancer Fund Donors). This is in addition to the usual PDF downloads and other benefits of a donation to the RetrpoRoleplaying Cancer Fund. To get help us pay our cancer treatment related bills (and to get access to some special downloads and possibly the above mentioned Firecracker items), send a donation in any amount — small or large — to me via Paypal. Thank you!