When the OSR was new, nobody thought anyone born after Gary Gygax was kicked out of TSR would be interested in classic games. That might be changing.
Thoughts About Time and Value
I want some of your lifetime and attention.
A Lesson Not Learned By the Gaming Industry
At some point in the 80's, someone at a game company called TSR noticed that there were more players than game masters. They came up with a hypothesis: If you make books for players instead of game masters, you can sell more books. That seems obvious but it turns out that this is not a very good long term strategy.
Why Do Gaming Grognards Love History?
Old school RPG gamers tend to have a deep interest in history. In this essay, I explain why that is and what effect it has on the style of game we run and play.
Swords-and-Sorcery is the Intersection of Heavy Metal and Old School D&D
Sword-and-Sorcery is the common link between old school Dungeons & Dragons and heavy metal music.
Musings About the OGL Drama
I don't want to write about this. I'm tired of reading about it. I'm tired of thinking of about it. I have nothing to say about the legal issues involved. I do have some things to say to the hobby gamers.
About the Current D&D Conversation.
There's is a lot of heated talk about the brand and the game of Dungeons & Dragons. I have thoughts. These thoughts are about the response I am seeing more than what WotC is doing.