Thursday, March 9, 2017

Podcast - Hobbs & Friends of the OSR

I had emergency uncle duties today (sick niece home from school) so I was finally able to catch up on some podcast listening. On the ride home I listened to the first episode of Hobbs & Friends of the OSR, and I must say - I was impressed.

It was a nice, relaxed conversation between Jason Hobbs +Jason Hobbs and +Eric Hoffman  and it felt like I was sitting at the local watering hole with them.

Much of the episode was spent talking about USR 2.0 (Unbelievably Simple Roleplaying), a game I've followed from a distance. Its intrigued me enough to decide to give it a look. Heck, its PWYW, so why not? ;)

Its also made me curious about The Treasure Vaults of Zadabad (S&W version - there is a DCC RPG version too) An island sandbox and more.

Hey, even I got a mention along with SWL, but more in the context of a recent discussion over whether or not less rules / text / etc is viable as well as useful. I think much of the viability depends on the goals of the product in question, but that's a whole 'nother discssion.

In any case, enjoyable episode. Now I need to catch up :)


  1. This is especially humorous to me because you are in the community, James.

  2. I bought the S&W version of The Treasure Vaults of Zadabad at the last North Texas RPG Con. It is well done, with many good locations but also a lot of space for the GM that wants to improvise.

  3. I hear the guy who created USR is both handsome and hilarious. I'll have to check this out

  4. I hear the USR hack referenced in the show is a fucking good game!


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