OSRIC 2.0 is finally out and at about 400 pages of First Edition retro-clone goodness, it was well worth the long wait. The original version of OSRIC was only about 130 pages. While OSRIC 1.0 seemed to be designed more as an SRD for publishers, OSRIC 2.0 is definitely designed to be played on its own as well as serve as a stand in for 1e for publishers.
You can get your copy here: http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/osric/
Friday, November 28, 2008 | 4 Comments
I haven't been around much the last couple of months as real life has kept me very busy. Real life seems to be calming back down (just in time for the holiday season). Therefore, I should be doing more blogging -- and work on Microlite74 and Of Gold and Glory.
I've also decided to make some changes here at RetroRoleplaying. My original plan was to cover as many out-of-print RPGs (and their retro-clones/simulacrums) as I could. I haven't made a lot of progress on this. Therefore, I've decided to focus the site more on my personal favorites: OD&D, Classic D&D, AD&D, Marvel Superheroes, and Classic Traveller. If someone comes along and wants to do a section on another out-of-print RPGs, I'll be happy to provide space and bandwidth but it seems best to focus on my interests and actually make something of this site than to try to cover everything and fail.
I'm probably going to restart the message board sometime in the next few weeks to focus on the above mentioned games, retro-clones/simulacrums, and my own games Microlite74 and For Gold and Glory.
This blog? It will become more active again now that I have more time. I'm just sorry I missed some of the big "events" of the last couple of months. Things like Carcosa And Swords & Wizardry. I give both a big thumbs up, BTW -- despite a few misgivings about the explicit text in Carcosa.
Friday, November 14, 2008 | 5 Comments
I've been too busy with political and personal stuff the last month to even think about this blog or Microlite74. I was therefore surprised discover that version 1.1 had over 550 downloads in the month it has been available when I checked last night. Wow. I had no idea it was that popular. That's over 1100 downloads since the 1.0 release in early summer.
Have there been any reviews or comments outside the Gnognard blogs I follow? (If there are, I'd really appreciate links in comments.) There has to be something out there to attract all this attention. Don't get me wrong, I'm very pleased that people seem to like M74, I'm just somewhat surprised. I figured it would be doing well if it had a few hundred downloads in a year.
Friday, November 07, 2008 | 4 Comments