Monday, December 28, 2009


Well, after your comments and emails, I believe I'm going to keep the blog single-author right now, though I am looking at a couple of ways to spice up content. In 2010 I also want to do more special discounts and offers for readers, though I'm still working on how to do that.

Somewhat to that end, one thing that gets me at time with the Old-School Revival/Resurgence/Renaissance is how at times games other than D&D get a relatively low amount of attention. I understand this; D&D is the lingua franca, the common meeting place for our hobby. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of older systems that had bright spots, that truly formulated and defined RPG play for a lot of people. For every GORE or ZeFRS, there's a load of classic gaming that doesn't get the attention it should in a perfect world without time constraints.

For the New Year, one of the things I'm working on is a regular feature of articles on one of the older, more influential games out there. I've narrowed it down to a couple of candidates, but won't be announcing anything specific until the New Year. I wanted something still in print in some form, and with a long legacy in the hobby. I would say Tunnels & Trolls, but that's been covered by better men than I. So stay tuned to see what we'll see in 2010.


Barking Alien said...

I couldn't agree more. Are FASA's Star Trek, Classic Traveller and Superworld not old school games?

Personally I'm not much of a D&D fan and I prefer Sci-Fi over fantasy. Let's see some other bloggers spread the love around, 'know what I'm sayin'.

My word is Snesima. A type of Dr. Seuss creature no doubt.

Zachary The First said...

Well, I like fantasy, but one of the games I want to do more with in 2010 (though it isn’t the one I’m referring to above) is Traveller. You can’t get any more classic than that. I’d also really like to give Star Frontiers another look.

Andreas Davour said...

Tunnels & Trolls do sound like a perfect match. It's as old school as it gets, and could use some attention.

Who are those "better men" you mention, I'm curious? :)

Cheri said...

I agree completely. I love hearing about older game, particularly ones I might have missed.

At Evil Machinations, I've been making a point to cover older and/or more obscure games with my occasional "From the Basement" feature. So far, I've covered Tales from the Floating Vagabond, In Nomine (not terribly old, I'll admit), and Everway. I plan to cover the old FASA Dr. Who roleplaying game and many others.