Monday, March 19, 2018

Who Truly Represents The OSR? Are Stream Fans Part of The Community?

There was a lot of controversy this last week about who is welcome in the gaming community.

Obviously the author of the most popular OSR products represents the OSR.

And obviously if you watch them stream you are awesome and belong here.

Problem is:

Who is that? The person who did Vornheim, Red & Pleasant Land, Maze of the Blue Medusa and Frostbitten & Mutilated or the guy who did the original Swords & Wizardry, Eldritch Weirdness, wrote the Old School Primer, and runs Mythmere Games?

It doesn't matter, they're both on the same stream. Matt runs a game called Unlikely Heroes of Jordoba and I'm in it. It's 5e run very old school--today we fought only one guy, everyone almost dies,  we mostly run away, we talk the monsters into killing each other and it looks like the characters are less competent than the players by several orders of magnitude.

The only way to truly belong is to watch it.
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2 comments:

Shane Ward said...

Have fun storming the castle! I've been throughly enjoying the swords of jordoba! I'm on episode three, so I have a ways to go.

Jay Murphy said...

That was a pleasure to listen while I practiced perspective drawing with my digital drawing tool. Like chewing tobacco and smoking a pipe at the same time.