Why I Like OSR RPGs

I just wanted to make a short statement on why I like old school RPGs, so here are the (top) three reasons I like them:

  1. Compatibility: Almost any OSR RPG is compatible with/can be converted to every other, this means that you can take Labyrinth Lord module Y and convert it to The Black Hack, or other system Z.
  2. Simplicity: Unlike the d20 system, most OSR games are very rules light and simple, often fitting in a few pages (see Swords and Wizardry Light).
  3. Fans: OSR game often have more rabid fan bases and more DNA created content than other games.

Witches and Wyverns

I’ve begun work on a short OSR RPG called Witches and Wyverns based on the predecessor to The Original Roleplaying Game. It uses 2d6 for the main mechanic and has four classes: dwarf, elf, knight, and wizard. There are also three advanced classes, classes that only members of certain classes can take levels in: monk, paladin, and warlock.

Elysium Campaign Setting Brainstorming and Update on The Modern Hack

I just wanted to share something with any readers that I threw together a couple months ago and update you on The Modern Hack. The Elysium Campaign Setting is basically a campaign setting where all of the characters are adventuring in a king’s twisted dreamscape, oh and the king is in a coma and there’s steampunk.

The Modern Hack is finished and should be up on DTRPG/RPGNow sometime next week.

Elysium Campaign Setting

The Modern Hack

I’m currently working on converting (or hacking) the OSR RPG The Black Hack to work in a modern setting. This product, The Modern Hack, will contain four classes: the Burglar, the Doctor, the Scientist, and the Soldier. The Modern Hack will be available for 99 cents on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.

Great Forums and Such

Just wanted to list a few forums and such that are useful for game designers and gamers. It’s not the authorative list, it’s just a starting point, yadda yadda.