Intros to the OSR and its people from its people. Feel free to post your own here..
OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire
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: 3. Best OSR module/supplement: 4. My favorite house rule (by someone else): 5. How I found out about the OSR: 6. My favorite OSR online resource/toy: 7. Best place to talk to other OSR gamers: 8. Other places I might be found hanging out talking games: 9. My awesome, pithy OSR take nobody appreciates enough: 10. My favorite non-OSR RPG: 11. Why I like OSR stuff: 12. Two other cool OSR things you should know about that I haven’t named yet: 13. If I could read but one other RPG blog but my own it would be: 14. A game thing I made that I like quite a lot is: 15. I'm currently running/playing: 16. I don't care whether you use ascending or descending AC because: 17. The OSRest picture I could post on short notice:
I'm been sitting here struggling with how to answer this one. I think the scene kinda bubbled up into existence around me. One day I just noticed some overlap between the people at the OD&D forums and Dragonsfoot and Knights & Knaves. Some of these people didn't just want to run the old games exactly as they had in their youths. Then stuff like Castles & Crusades and Swords & Wizardry and Labyrinth Lord and OSRIC helped imagine a path forward. At some point there was just a critical mass of people who wanted to take the old stuff in new directions."
It looks like most of the action right now is on Discord including: the OSR Discord, the DIY RPG Discord and the LotFP Discord--you can get invites to those on Google + or Twitter or ask me at zakzsmith AT hawtmayle