Tagged: musings

Gift Suggestions for Your Favorite OSR Gamer

Gift Suggestions for Your Favorite OSR Gamer

If you are looking for a Christmas present for an OSR gamer or would like to spend some of your Christmas cash on yourself, here are some of my favorite newish OSR products on RPGNow/DriveThruRPG. There have been a large number of very good OSR products released this year, the following as some...

It Really Is Okay to Just Say “No”

It Really Is Okay to Just Say “No”

A popular (and relatively new from my old-timer point of view) GM meme goes something “Always say ‘yes’ or ‘yes but’” with a strongly implied never say no. Personally, I think this is some of the worst GMing advice I’ve ever heard as there are times when saying anything but “no” is going...

Why I Have Little Interest in Trying the Average New RPG

Why I Have Little Interest in Trying the Average New RPG

I’m often looked upon as some strange type of gamer as I have no interest in even trying most of the new RPGs that are published every year. This is apparently especially annoying to some RPG players as I’m willing to try just about any boardgame at least once. There are, however, major...

RetroRoleplaying Summer Cancer Fund Drive: First Giveaway Winners!

RetroRoleplaying Summer Cancer Fund Drive: First Giveaway Winners!

I’m pleased to announce the results of the first of the five giveaway drawings for those donating to the Lazy Days of Summer RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drive. This drawing was triggered by reaching the first goal of $750. The next drawing will be triggered when we reach $1500. Two of the eight groups...

First RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drawing Trigger Point Reached!

First RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund Drawing Trigger Point Reached!

I’m happy to announce that we reached the $750 trigger point for the first drawing last week — and we are $27 toward the second drawing trigger point. Normally, I would have had the drawing for the first two giveaway items at my Sunday game yesterday. However, since I came down with a...

It’s Time for a Fourth Edition of Microlite74???!!!

It’s Time for a Fourth Edition of Microlite74???!!!

I received an email from a Microlite74 player this morning. He ask me when the fourth edition of Microlite74 will be out. He said that he hoped I was already working on it because the third edition of Microlite74 came out in 2011 and it will be five years old next year. This...

The 20 Most Useless Spells? Only If You Lack Imagination.

The 20 Most Useless Spells? Only If You Lack Imagination.

Some people should not play a magic-user — especially in an old school game where every spell you find in a scroll or spell book is a real treasure. A real treasure even if it is not a well known and most desirable spell. The author of 20 of the Most Useless Dungeons...

Innovation in the OSR? Who Cares?

Innovation in the OSR? Who Cares?

The latest “great debate” going around the OSR blogsphere is about innovation — as in are OSR games and settings innovative enough and/or whether settings or rules should be the focus of innovation. I’m going to be a curmudgeon and say that I don’t give a damn if a game or setting is...

OSR Blogs, Product Announcements, and Reviews

OSR Blogs, Product Announcements, and Reviews

With the recent release of White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying and Petty Gods: Revised & Expanded Edition, I have noticed some complaints about OSR blog posts about these games (on threads in RPG.net and even theRPGSite.com). These complaints are that the posts about these games are softpetal posts instead of hard-hitting...