Saturday, November 26, 2016
Shadow of the Demon Lord as an OSR Game?
As is self-evident on the blog, I've reignited my exploration of the OSR and I'm really enjoying myself. I'm a huge fan of Swords and Wizardry Complete (my 12 year old daughter is SO excited to get her new hardcover), Labyrinth Lord, Adventurer Conqueror King, Moldvay/Cook DnD, and the DnD Rules Cyclopedia.
However, earlier today in the Shadows of the Demon Lord (SotDL) G+ Community, +Robert Schwalb talked about a more traditional fantasy book for his extremely awesome game (go buy it, please, I'll wait).
It reminded me of an observation I made several months ago: I think Shadows of the Demon Lord fits the mold of an OSR game at least as much as it does of a New School Game. It's hard hitting, thematic, emphasizes role playing and creativity, and easy to start playing in about 10 to 20 minutes.
In fact, since I enjoyed running Dwimmermount with ACKS so much, I intend to run the second session with SotDL and report back on it.