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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

So Many Systems, So Much OSR Goodness

As you saw with my earlier post, I came home to my boxed set of Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea earlier today. Last night I found Volumes I + II (still waiting on Volume III) of Delving Deeper. I just got my HC of Blood & Treasure last week. I am swimming in OSR Goodness!

So, here's what I want to do. I need to compile a list of OSR games, which will then become part of a poll - Which OSR Game do you want me, your friendly neighborhood barkeep, to run as a short story Arc of 2 to 3 sessions on Google+ Hangouts? Once the poll is decided we'll figure out a day, time and TPK victims ;)

I'm going to remove ACKS and DCC RPG from the list, as I already run ACKS pretty much weekly, and I've run a handful of DCC RPG sessions, and should be running some more later on this month for those that played in the earlier sessions.

I suspect the list of options is fairly long, so I'm going to throw a list out there off the top of my head - let me know what I omitted and I'll make sure it's part of the poll when it goes up.

In no particular order:

Labyrinth Lord
Labyrinth Lord AEC
Labyrinth Lord OEC
Swords & Wizardry Core
Swords & Wizardry Complete
Swords & Wizardry White Box
Crypts & Things
Blood & Treasure
Castles & Crusades
Dark Dungeons
Delving Deeper
Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea
OSRIC
Mazes & Perils
For Gold & Glory
Microlite 75
Adventures Dark & Deep
Basic Fantasy RPG
LotFP Weird Fantasy
(added below thanks to readers here and G+)
Mazes & Minotaurs
Worlds Apart (Traveller)
Mutant Future
Realms of Chaos (LL)
Starships & Spacemen
Neoclassical Geek Revival
For Gold & Glory
Myth & Magic
Par Fortuna
Bucklers and Backswords
Space Princess
Tombs & Terrors
Tunnels & Trolls


What needs to be added?

16 comments:

  1. How about Worlds Apart from Expeditious Retreat Press? It's a rework of classic Traveller as a fantasy game, and it's just come out: http://josephbrowning.blogspot.com/2012/09/worlds-apart-pdfs-now-for-sale.html

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  2. you mean the game in the upper left hand corner of this blog?

    that game?

    eh - why not? adding to the list ;)

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  3. Blood and Treasure, perhaps? Your review prompted me to order it. I opted for the cheap shipping, though. It'll be weeks till it gets here. So, maybe not that. So... LoTFP!

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  4. @edgar - both are already on the list ;)

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  5. Crap. I was answering the wrong question. What I heard in my head was, "So, Edgar, what do you want to play next?"

    Luckily I didn't choose "Global Thermonuclear War."

    How about Small But Vicious Dog?

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  6. Mutant Future
    Rotworld
    Encounter Critical
    Neoclassical Geek Revival

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  7. Whoops! I didn't see Mutant Future was already on the list. So I'll add some more:

    Mystery Men!
    Pars Fortuna
    Space Princess
    For Gold & Glory
    Myth & Magic

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  8. i tend to avoid supers, don't know of space princess.

    Rotworld is an old pacesetter game engine - dont have it myself, and if it uses the old chill / space ace charts - er, no ;)

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  9. Corruption from Thistle Games http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/97783/Corruption

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  10. How about a steel cage match? Astonishing Swordsmen would win hands down. Besides having a deadly cool Weird Tales, Clark Ashton Smith, REH, HPL feel to it, the game is a boxed set with dice.

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  11. Tombs & Terrors
    Villains & Vigilantes
    Dungeons &Dragons (it's OSR, isn't it?)
    Basic Dungeons & Dragons (Holmes, B/X, BECMI)
    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
    En Garde
    Flashing Blades
    ZeFRS (Conan RPG)
    Beasts, Men & Gods
    Chivalry & Sorcery
    The Fantasy Trip: In The Labyrinth
    Dragonquest

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  12. Tombs & Terrors - forgot that one
    Villains & Vigilantes - i dont do supers
    Dungeons &Dragons (it's OSR, isn't it?) sure, but the clones come damn close and are easier on my aging eyes ;)
    Basic Dungeons & Dragons (Holmes, B/X, BECMI) s/a/a
    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - i could use the reprints - my old 1e books are shot to shit
    En Garde - out of print
    Flashing Blades - i avoided this back in the day - I might as well run Swordbearer if I could find the box ;)
    ZeFRS (Conan RPG) - have the original - didn't like it
    Beasts, Men & Gods - very OOP
    Chivalry & Sorcery - have 2e - head still hurts and my eyes damned me ;)
    The Fantasy Trip: In The Labyrinth - OOP
    Dragonquest - have it - i'd need to hit up Padre to teach me how to play it
    (but since we are straying, i may as well as T&T ;)

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  13. Actually. These are available-

    En Garde--http://www.engarde.co.uk/index.html

    Beasts, Men & Gods--http://wunderwood.com/BMG/

    TFT:ITL--http://www.darkcitygames.com/docs/Legends.pdf

    Well, pretty close. More TFT than ITL. Can't believe I forgot Swordbearer.

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  14. Spellcraft and Swordplay is one of my faves.
    Core Rules
    and the Basic Game is free,
    Basic Game


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  15. Jeewillickers! We forgot Hackmaster. Just saw the new Player's Handbook in FLGS. I'm pretty sure Clerics can wield it as a blunt weapon.

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