Skip to content

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day

April 7, 2013

Blogging has been far from my thoughts recently for various real-world reasons. Nevertheless, two events in the OSR have inspired me to climb back in the saddle. One is the miraculous recovery and revival by Greg o’ Gorgonmilk of the missing-in-action Petty Gods project. I’ll have more to say about that soon.

The other is Erik Tenkar’s stewardship of the Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day planned for the 17th of April. Over 100 bloggers have already signed up to deliver some S&W goodies on the day. Hats off to them, and to Erik of course. I haven’t decided exactly what I’ll be doing, but – as it happens – this afternoon I ran my first game using the S&W WhiteBox rules as written. (Well, almost as written; I only had two players, so we used individual initiative as per my usual D&D house style. And, as always, we used random hats.) It was fun. There were a few deaths, mainly of the save-versus-poison-or-die variety. I really enjoyed the simplicity and openness of the system. Hell, “system” almost seems too heavy and pretentious a word for such a freewheelin’ little set of rules. Anyway, I think whatever I post in ten days’ time will be WhiteBox in flavour.

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: