Sunday, October 14, 2018

OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire

G+ is dying, but there has been a renewed energy to the OSR. Many within the community have decided to try out the social media startup MeWe and the OSR group is here, a new DIY forum has sprung up, James Young created a compiled list of blogs to help get the blogosphere restarted, and Ramanan and John Carlson created an .opml file to use with your feed reader, like Feedly or Inoreader (go to the little cog by subscriptions > manage subscriptions > import/export). Ramanan also wrote a tutorial for it. Right now, undeath after G+ is pretty cool.

Finally, Zak S also posted a questionnaire challenge for the OSR blogs, and here are my responses.


OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire

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

2. My favorite piece of OSR wisdom/advice/snark: 
   Just because you and I play DnD, doesn't mean we
   can or should be friends, and that is okay.

3. Best OSR module/supplement:
   Blackmarsh.
   4. My favorite house rule (by someone else):

5. How I found out about the OSR:
   Grognardia.

6. My favorite OSR online resource/toy:

7. Best place to talk to other OSR gamers: MeWe.

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

9. My awesome, pithy OSR take nobody 
appreciates enough:
   Masters of the Universe makes EVERYTHING better.

10. My favorite non-OSR RPG:

11. Why I like OSR stuff: It's DIY and it empowers
   the players and the DM.

12. Two other cool OSR things you should know 
about that I haven’t named yet:
   Untold Adventures has replaced Swords and 
   Wizardry for me. Weird Adventures is a great
    setting.

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

14. A game thing I made that I like quite a lot is:
   The Class Hack for David Black's The Black Hack.

15. I'm currently running/playing:
   Running Dragon Heist for DnD 5th Edition. 
   Just completed running a Shadow of the Demon Lord 
   campaign.
   About to start playing Vampire: the Masquerade 5E.

16. I don't care whether you use ascending or 
descending AC because:
   I used THAC0.

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

This sums up everything I love about RPGs and the OSR.

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