Tagged: OSR

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...

Combat Maneuver Rules for Microlite81 and Other OSR Games

Combat Maneuver Rules for Microlite81 and Other OSR Games

Many players and GMs seem to prefer formal rules for combat maneuvers. However, most such rules are either complex or limit what characters can attempt to do 9or both). Even the Combat Tricks/Stunts rules from my Microlite74 Extended rules are complex enough to be annoying to use in play — at least compared...

Lords & Wizards Back on Track

Lords & Wizards Back on Track

I’m happy to say that with two sessions of Lords & Wizards based on Swords & Wizardry and Labyrinth Lord (instead of on ACKS), we seem to be back on track. We are spending time playing instead of trying to fight the proficiency system or worrying about what level of treasure is too...

New OSR Items for my Collection

New OSR Items for my Collection

I don’t allow my players to buy me Christmas presents because I can’t afford to give them any (due to cancer bills and the fact that my wife can no longer work but does not qualify for disability). However, they decided to give me an anniversary present (right) this year. A large collection...

Microlite 74 Swords & Sorcery Release Candidate 1 Available (Free Download)

Microlite 74 Swords & Sorcery Release Candidate 1 Available (Free Download)

The first “release candidate” version of Microlite74 3.0 Swords & Sorcery is now available for download. For those who haven’t been following my blog posts on this new variant of Microlite74 3.0, Microlite74 3.0 Swords & Sorcery is a special edition of Microlite74 focused on campaigns in a “swords & sorcery” setting. That...

Swords & Wizardry Kickstarter: First Day 186% of Goal Reached

Swords & Wizardry Kickstarter: First Day 186% of Goal Reached

Matt Finch and Frog God Games has having a kickstarter to raise money for a hardcover edition of Swords and Wizardry (Complete). The kickstarter started this morning with a goal of raising $10,000. As of the time I started this post (less than a day later), $18,669 has been raised, blowing though the...