What about a FREE OSR distribution CD-ROM?
We put on the most popular free products that we have the permission to use, build a front end (HTML) that has the links to the PDFs on the disk and then links to the various sites and links to whatever else.
Each game would need some promotional "Ad" copy written.
The idea then is we, you, me, whomever demos the game then gives out copies of this disk to the players.
Off the top of my head I think we should include:
Swords & Wizardry
Labyrinth Lord (Free versions)
Lamentations of the Flame Princess (the free versions that out there)
Spellcraft & Swordplay (Basic version)
Matt Finch's Quick Primer for Old School gaming
There could be and should be more.Hell, I'd put together a S&W compatible PDF just for something like this. It's a great way to get more eyes on the OSR, and with the compatibility of the systems, a rising tide would literally life all.
What say you all?