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OSRGaming News & Information / Spam Issues
« on: November 07, 2016, 10:59:51 AM »
I just wanted to send a general announcement that we are aware of the spam issues. I've been working with the moderators to help remove it as quickly as we can, and have been busy updating the forum software and adding mods to the forums to help deal with it. If it continues, I will be requiring admin approval for account registration, but I hope that is not necessary. Thank you everyone for your patience!

First Edition AD&D / Weapons vs. Armor
« on: November 07, 2016, 10:58:14 AM »
These are rules I've always been intrigued with but never used. I don't think I've ever used weapon speeds either. How many of you do use weapons vs. AC and weapon speeds and what effect have you seen it have on your games?

General Discussion / What editions are y'all playing?
« on: October 31, 2016, 09:38:56 AM »
I'm curious what everyone is running or playing in their home/online games.

I'm currently running 5e, and playing DCC. I've been itching to play 1e again after a few years off of it.

General Discussion / What edition do you most associate with the OSR?
« on: October 31, 2016, 09:36:29 AM »
Back when I first found the OSR, I had only ever played 3.5 before. I remember I had picked up the 1e books from my local game store near Baylor, and it seems most of the OSR material being produced were being produced for 1e/OSRIC.

I find now that most stuff is related to B/X or OD&D and I see 1e and 2e less often. Obviously, this may just be my own experience, but I'm curious what edition you most associate with the OSR.

General Discussion / Fantasy Grounds OSR Set Interest Check
« on: October 20, 2016, 07:56:44 PM »
Someone is checking for interest in them building a 1e, LL, S&W, or some OSR ruleset for use on Fantasy Grounds.

I've never used Fantasy Grounds as a Virtual Tabletop, but something like this would be interested.


Other Games / ENWorld RPG System
« on: August 29, 2016, 09:11:33 PM »
So I recently heard about the N.E.W. Scifi system, and it sounded interesting. I then realized there is a fantasy and modern version by the same people based on EN World. Has anyone looked at these systems and what were your thoughts?

Star Wars / May the 4th be with you blog entry
« on: May 04, 2016, 10:45:19 PM »
So tonight, I wrote in my blog about WEG Star Wars in honor of May the 4th. I hope you guys enjoy!


Dark Naga / Received my copy today!
« on: May 02, 2016, 07:50:58 PM »
Just wanted to let you guys know, my copy of Lost Temple of Forgotten Evil arrived in the mail this morning. It looks quite nice! Haven't got to read through it yet, nor will I know when I will get the chance, but just a quick skim, I'm looking forward to running it :)

Star Wars / WEG Star Wars 1e
« on: April 29, 2016, 03:03:02 PM »
So this guy on Dragonsfoot put up this awesome thread about WEG Star Wars I knew some of you would enjoy.

Read here: http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=73871

Makes me want to play some more Star Wars d6. For whatever my GM seems burnt out on it.

General Discussion / New York Times Retro Report: D&D
« on: April 18, 2016, 11:01:15 PM »
So the New York Times did a Retro-Report on the Satanic Panic and on D&D today. Was kind of cool to watch and thought y'all might enjoy.


I recently managed to convince some of my Basic Fantasy RPG players to try 5e for me. I keep hearing from people in the OSR that is really is quite good, and I haven't played it yet, even though I've owned the starter set and the PHB for quite some time now. After reading through the Starter Set, I got some nostalgia from the basic box that I learned on for 3.5 back in high school. I used to run my friends through the basic box every time a new person would come around and say they were interested in playing. I'm not sure why I felt it was easier to teach through it, over and over and over, rather than just introduce them into our 3.5 campaign, but that is what we did at the time. The 5e Starter Set, seems to be much better than that basic box was however.

I was pleasantly surprised by how it seemed to be a very stripped down 3.5, didn't require a grid. I feel like Wizards did a great job with the Starter Set, but the basic rules .pdf would have been a nice handout.

After I read through the starter set, I was pretty hooked and read through the PHB the very next day. Don't get me wrong, some things really worried me at first look. Free cantrip casting that does damage was something that irked me a lot. On some level, it still does, because it doesn't seem to match the literature of the Appendix N (especially as I'm in the process of reading the Dying Earth series now), but I get it now.

I decided that I wouldn't house rule anything off the bat and that we'd run the Lost Mines of Phandelver with the pre-gens to see how we liked the system. We're a couple of sessions in and my players are really starting to like it. I think at first it was because I built their characters into roll20, and I think they liked how automated everything was. Now that they're reading into it and feel more comfortable with their powers, they're growing to enjoy it even more. My only fear is that they might get trapped in the box of staring at their sheets instead of thinking outside of the box like they currently do in our BFRPG game. I'm hoping this doesn't happen.

I'm surprised by how well balanced 5e seems so far. I get why spell casting classes have these powers. It isn't 'Vancian', but for the balance of 5e it makes sense. I quickly ended up picking up the DMG and was VERY surprised at how this seems to be the best DMG written for the game since the 1e one (though it would be very difficult to one-up Gygax' DMG). This does offer plenty of interesting things that you don't normally get in the DMG though.

We're currently 2 session into LMoP, and I reckon it'll take at least 4 more to finish, unless like our 2nd session, we continue to go for double our normal session length.

In our first session, the players got the basic setup, the goblin ambush, finished the passage to Phandelver, got paid, learned some information about the Rockseeker's, met Sister Garaele, learned a bit about the Red Brands, and were given some tips about how they might go about finding Gundren. Lots of RP, a taste of combat (which was beautifully deadly for WotC D&D). The players had a great time, but I don't think they really dug in until our second session which I'll write more about later.

I've recently ordered the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide and am waiting for it to arrive. I need to pick up a MM as well. I know my players will be interested in a campaign, but I still want to finish LMoP, because I feel like it is going to become the B2: Keep on the Borderlands of this era. I'm curious what of the hardback adventures people enjoy for 5e? I thought about picking up the Tyranny of Dragons set, but people seem 'meh' about it. I'm trying to decide between all of them, or just planning out my own adventure in a more traditional OSR style campaign format. I'm not sure if my players would really want my traditional sandbox style more, or an AP layout, but I think I should at least let them try the AP style setup.

Anyway, if you're interested, you can watch our first session online here:


OSRGaming News & Information / Downloads Section Added
« on: March 29, 2016, 12:54:28 PM »
Ok, so I know there have been some questions about this, and I have just tested that it is fully functional using a dummy account.

At the top there is a bar the says Downloads. To upload a file you simply need to click My Files, then press Add a Download.

The rest of it should be pretty simple, add the name, the file, any description you want, put it in the category you like and then hit upload.

From there it will be up to the Mods and Admins to approve uploaded files.

Please feel free to give it a shot and let us know of any further issues.

WotC D&D / 5e Starter Set, Who has played it?
« on: March 24, 2016, 10:20:34 PM »
So last week I started running some of my buddies from my BFRPG group through the adventure in the 5e starter set. I've had it for awhile, and the PHB, and was originally turned off by what I read, but am finding that I quite like 5e from our session so far. I was quite surprised by how deadly it can be. What did y'all think of the starter set, and what if any changes did you make to the Lost Mines of Phandelver?

WotC D&D / A D&D 5e podcast by OSR Guys?
« on: March 11, 2016, 02:54:22 PM »
Hey everyone,

In case you weren't sure, Vince, and Sal from RFI and Erik from Tenkar's Tavern have put together their own 5e podcast over the the TSR network. Their show seems to be promoting OSR style 5e play. I listened to their first episode while out on my 5 mile run the other day and quite enjoyed it! They're doing some great things and certainly have me intrigued to give 5e a shot. Feel free to listen here: http://pathoflegends.tsrpn.com/2016/03/06/40/

Play-by-Post / Welcome back PBP gaming!
« on: March 11, 2016, 02:16:36 PM »
We have just added a PBP section for anyone interested in running or playing one here at OSRGaming! You can even use your unseen servant sheet embedded here. Here is one I made for testing purposes. We have a dice-roller built in as well, and it will alert everyone if you try to edit your post to fix it.

Rolled 1d20 : 6, total 6

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