Thursday, January 10, 2013

OSR 2.0, is this a thing?


I read a recent post on Mesmerized by Sirens about OSR 2.0, and how it is beginning. He lists a number of new/old school games out or coming out.  This is kind of like what happened with the original D&D.  T&T never went away really but the interest in the new reprint edition is really strong.  Is this the start of broader OSR game base growing? Are we entering a new OSR wave of games?  (modified logo from Zenopus Archives.)

2 comments:

Geordie Racer said...

So far I think it's more about collecting the obscure games rather than playing them.

I'm hoping that it leads to an influx of ideas into the games people are actually playing or designing.

David Macauley said...

I agree with GR, I've yet to seen much evidence of any large scale playing of these games. Some folks might be borrow some rules for their D&D games, but that's about it for the most part.

Collecting RPGs on the other hand, that's still a worthy pastime along with playing RPGs.