Sunday, February 11, 2018

Responding to a Suggestion - Why I Won't be Reviewing or Rating the Free OSR Rulesets - However...

I was sent an email suggesting I add small reviews (as time permits) and ratings of the Free Fantasy OSR Rulesets that I'm linking here at The Tavern.

Ain't going to happen.

First, it is WAY too time consuming for me to even attempt. Believe it or not, there are other constraints on my time beyond maintaining and updating The Tavern. Just sayin'  ;)

Second, I have my own biases. Obviously I'm a huge Swords & Wizardry fan. I don't think we need to see me comparing other rulesets to S&W. Not saying I would intentionally, but I'd fear it might happen.

Third, this is your job, and by you, I mean other Old School Bloggers. Review one of these rulesets and send me the link to your post and I'll link it from the listing page. Sure, I'm getting you to share some of the workload but its what being part of a community is all about. Oh, and if you already have done some applicable reviews, send me the links.

Feel free to link to the lists as they go live. Heck, host them on your own site if you prefer. Even swap out my affiliate links for yours if you want (if you do host on your own site, just credit the "Tenkar's Tavern Community" for compiling the lists if you would be so kind) The more use the lists gets, the more value they have not just to publishers but the community as a whole.

I've already put together a short list of updates I need to make to the Free Fantasy OSR Rulesets list before moving onto SciFi.

Alright, on to household chores for now...

PS - If someone has a better suggestion for "buttons" than what I'm using, feel free to suggest. I'm all ears.


  1. I found another osr ruleset that is currently free, and it seems to have its basis in a Chainmail Varient. Tagged you on G+

    1. I am very interested in hearing the title of this one.

  2. If can forgive cheesy here is my review of Labyrinth Lord: http://withinthedungeon.blogspot.com/2016/11/rpg-review-labyrinth-lord.html

  3. And my review of Lamentations of the Flame Princess:http://withinthedungeon.blogspot.com/2017/04/rpg-review-lamentations-of-flame.html

  4. Pfft. You're retired now. You have no other demands on your time.

  5. sometimes I think I had more free time BEFORE I retired - heh

  6. Indeed, this is a lot of work. You've done more than enough just collecting all that information.

  7. Review LOTFP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toR7ksvDO10
    Review White Star: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zWMi30FxKs


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