Comments on 2014-07-28 OSR Top Blogs

I mostly read stuff that is about how to actually run and prepare a game. Additonal content like treasure, spells, monsters, maps an so on isn’t really useful for me, same goes for people telling about the conventions they’ve been to or ranting about what some game designer or commenter say, which they don’t agree with.

Yora 2014-07-28 12:15 UTC

Haha, yeah. Convention reports about conventions I did not go to are even less interesting than session I didn’t play in. :)

I do like three supplements focusing on spells, though: The Basic Illusionist by Nathan Irving, Theorems & Thaumaturgy by Gavin Norman, and his (not available for free) Complete Vivimancer, also by Gavin Norman. Those collections provide a bit more than just a bunch of spells, they provide an entire theme, a spellbook for villains or allies, that kind of thing. Then again, situations where these come in handy are so rare, these spells and classes still haven’t made it into my campaign. I guess that just goes to show how little extra stuff is actually needed.

As for running and preparing games, I hope that the section Preparing and Running the Game has some interesting links. I keep thinking I should add some more subsections and reorganize it all, but I always get stuck and leave it as it is. Oh well. 👻

– Alex Schroeder 2014-07-28 12:57 UTC

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