Thankfully, more than just old timers are keeping the old RPGs alive. Publishing collectives like The Old School Renaissance Group and voices like the Blog of Holding are intent on honoring the groundbreaking heritage of D&D. A downloadable gaming product called Old School Hack is doing its best to introduce a streamlined, D&D-like RPG experience to a new generation of players. “A hack of a hack of the original Red Box version of a certain popular hack-and-slash fantasy game,” is what the folks say about their wee little product. Old School Hack also won the best free product “gold” award at Gen Con’s ENnies, the game industry’s version of the Oscars/Emmys. I applaud Kirin Robinson, the man behind OSH, who humbly notes, “I’m certainly not any sort of professional game designer, just another hobbyist looking to put together a fun game.Check out the full story. The D&D documentary I'd posted about a while back is also mentioned in the article. They've set up a Facebook page for fans to follow along and give feedback.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Old School Renaissance gets a shout out from Wired Magazine!
I was just perusing the interwebs and read a nice little write-up of Gen Con which included a mention of the OSR: