This Week in the OSR – Saturday, February 27, 2010
New OSR Releases
The Highlands are aflame with the fires of rebellion! Barely submissive at the best of times, the restless clans have risen up in arms against the rule of good king Oldavin. What began a few years ago as local disturbances has flared into widespread revolt that saw Oldavin’s rule over the Highlands, always superficial at any rate, crumble away like ancient masonry.
A Highland rebel named Richard Dirkloch has rallied hundreds of bandits, ne’er-do-wells, and restive humanoids to his banner and wages war on the forces of good king Oldavin. He promises booty and freedom from the constraints imposed by law and order, but Dirkloch intends to deliver only death to his followers. Indeed, such is his only goal, the initial step in an insidious plan that could destroy the kingdom of his mortal enemy and restore his beloved bride to life. As his plot reaches fruition, what began as a minor uprising becomes serious, deadly serious.
Expeditious Retreat has been releasing a steady stream of very well received, Old School Goodness. Congratulations on their latest offering!
Delve at The Delve has released his Holmes Treasury, available as a free download. There’s still a lot of love out there for this edition of Dungeons & Dragons and a hearty thanks to Delve, for sharing this with everyone.
In the photo to the right, we see a grey-haired Mr. Holmes, leaning over his gaming table, which sports a blackboard paint finish. Now, that’s an idea!
The Maiden’s Blackmoor
"A short written companion, containing information on our past games, on the concrete changes we made to our setting, AND the big "Maiden’s Timeline", the backbone of the setting we use, containing about all information about our game that we can spare."
The Grim Winter PbP Backup Files
"The complete transcript of the "campaign that started it all", from December 2005 to April 2009. Docs come in txt and rtf format."
Thanks a bunch, guys!
Od&dities 13 is out and available at RPG NOW for $2.00. This issue has some stuff about Keep on the Borderlands, which means I’ll probably pick it up, this evening. I’m a sucker for KotBL.
If you missed the early issues, they’re archived on at least a couple of websites. Try this one.
Events & Happenings
The Escapist has announced a Read An RPG Book In Public week. This coming week, take something cool around town and show it off! Here’s the official page, for more info. Thanks go out to Norman at the Troll and Flame, for turning me on to this event.
If you’re one of the folks, who got in an order for the Swords & Wizardry White Box, Boxed Set, then you’re in luck! They began shipping, this week! Congratulations, to Brave Halfling Publishing and to everyone who helped make this release a success! If you missed out, don’t fret. The Publisher will be taking more orders, next month.
Robert Conley will be running a panel on Swords & Wizardry and the OSR in general at Eriecon, 2010, today. If you’re in Erie PA, the con runs from Feb. 26 – 28. Have fun, Robert. If you get nervous, just imagine that everyone is in their Chain-mail bikinis.
In Other News
James Raggi has released the latest preview version of LotFP Weird Fantasy Role-Playing. If you want to help in his efforts, give it a read and let him know what you think.
If you head over to the Aeons & Auguries blog, the author has posted a color version of the Carcosa Hexmap! It looks nice! This is the second week in a row, that we’ve had some free goodies, from the Carcosa community. Keep it coming, guys!
That’s it for now. I’ll be back, with more news from the Old School Renaissance!