Friday, October 12, 2018

OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire

Things are happening. Looks like I'm going to start blogging again.
Hoping this series of questions serves as inspiration to learn more about this hobby.

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OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire

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OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire 

1. One article or blog entry that exemplifies the best of the Old School Renaissance for me:

Jeff's Gameblog, wherein he transcends the Gateless Barrier:
On System

2. My favorite piece of OSR wisdom/advice/snark:

The DM must be impartial for the game to work logically and fairly. Not sure who exactly said it, but I gather that's how someone like James Ward would run a game.

3. Best OSR module/supplement:

Yoon-Suin By David McGrogan. Check it out.

4. My favorite house rule (by someone else):

It's a houserule for OD&D, where weapons normally all do 1d6 damage. The houserule allows a character to roll their hit-die type and use that as damage if it is higher, or do some cool stunt like a disarm or knockdown.

5. How I found out about the OSR:

I don't recall exactly. Probably on Google+ ?

6. My favorite OSR online resource/toy:

Wizardawn, for random fantasy and sci-fi generators:

7. Best place to talk to other OSR gamers:

Google+ as of now, future spot to be determined.

8. Other places I might be found hanging out talking games:

I go by my name, Timothy Paul Schaefer, or Nemo235.
Google+ , MeWe, or Facebook
Chaosium Games Forums
Palladim Books Forums

9. My awesome, pithy OSR take nobody appreciates enough:

The Marvel Superheroes rules mixed with the skill list from Toon can be used for any genre.

10. My favorite non-OSR RPG:

Feng Shui ( 1st or 2nd edition. 3rd edition didn;t work for me. )

11. Why I like OSR stuff:

I like mashing games together. Most of the rules are simple enough to use like that.

12. Two other cool OSR things you should know about that I haven’t named yet:

A. Sabres & Witchery RPG, By Simon Washbourne is a simple human based fantastic horror game based on the Swords & Wizardry game.

B. Go and check out information on Advanced Fighting Fantasy 2nd edition by Graham Bottley. You won't regret it.
You can get it directly from the publisher's website. Do not pay Amazon or EBay prices. That shit is ridiculous.

13. If I could read but one other RPG blog but my own it would be:

Swords & Stitchery written by +Eric Fabiaschi. He writes something at least once a day, and is very creative in his use of so many sources to inspire his campaigns.

14. A game thing I made that I like quite a lot is:

Marvel FASERIP + Cthulhu D20 = B.P.R.D./Hellboy RPG. It made for fun games. I'll have to get back to that idea.

15. I'm currently running/playing:

Gamma World + Other Dust mashup

16. I don't care whether you use ascending or descending AC because:

I just don't care. Have fun.

17. The OSRest picture I could post on short notice:

Russ Nicholson rocks and rules!
Go visit his website and be amazed!

Good gaming!

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