Currently making the rounds is a questionnaire from Zak S. Not someone I follow personally, but someone known to make a good random table.
1. One article or blog entry that exemplifies the best of the Old School Renaissance for me:
2. My favorite piece of OSR wisdom/advice/snark:
Not every encounter is going to be your level
3. Best OSR module/supplement:
Kabuki Kaiser’s Ruins of the Undercity The very first OSR item I purchased.
4. My favorite house rule (by someone else):
I cannot remember who wrote it, but there was a great ruling for choosing to let shields break to absorb the damage of a hit that would otherwise bypass the armor class. It Jives well with The Thirteenth Warrior.
5. How I found out about the OSR:
W.J.Walton’s RPG Advocate @the Escapist.com where I encountered links to my first retroclone: Dark Dungeons
6. My favorite OSR online resource/toy:
7. Best place to talk to other OSR gamers:
G+ for the longest
8. Other places I might be found hanging out talking games:
MeWe, This blog, Facebook, Discord, anywhere you find me in meatspace.
9. My awesome, pithy OSR take nobody appreciates enough:
Henchmen make awesome backup characters
10. My favorite non-OSR RPG:
GURPS Dungeon Fantasy. OSR sensibilities, built on an engine I like better.
11. Why I like OSR stuff:
I get work from it. I love the feel of games that remind me of the early eighties, when I had the magenta box and the phb, and I have always wanted to draw like Tramp, Sutherland and Russ. Now I do, and my work is featured in quite a few product lines, B&T, Blueholme, S&WCL and a number of zines.
12. Two other cool OSR things you should know about that I haven’t named yet:
James Garrison’s truly weird gaming blog, Hereticwerks and John Stater. He is insanely prolific, writing for Swords & Wizardry, and Blood & Treasure and dozens of Bloody Basic Variants, including Grit & Vigor. I love his stuff, and that is not just because he is my primary art patron. Buy his stuff, I am all over it.
13. If I could read but one other RPG blog but my own it would be:
Peter Dell’Orto’s Dungeon Fantastic. It is what got me gaming again.
14. A game thing I made that I like quite a lot is:
Beneath the Fallen Tower. It is published for S&WCL, and I blog a bunch about it, including actual play and conversion notes to my prefered system.
15. I’m currently running/playing:
I run a GURPS Dungeon Fantasy game play by post here, and have since 2013. I am always taking on new players.
16. I don’t care whether you use ascending or descending AC because:
I grew up on THAC0. I prefered to use Len Lokafka’s 5% tables, because THAC10 was better at describing how low HD critters were; most of them hit AC3 on a 20. I can do the math, it goes either way.
17. The OSRest picture I could post on short notice:
This one is exclusively to be found here, I got paid double for exclusivity, but I can draw you one a lot like this one if you want.
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