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A Response to the OSR Guide For The Perplexed Questionnaire

So, Zak S. (author of Vornheim, A Red and Pleasant Land, Frostbitten and Mutilated and Demon City among other things) came up with this small questionnaire about out own impressions and experiences within the OSR. I thought it was kinda neat and here I am answering it. Feel free to do the same if you like it.

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:
Challenge the player, not his character sheet.

3. Best OSR module/supplement:
Vornheim (

4. My favorite house rule (by someone else):
The carousing rules by Jeff Rients (

5. How I found out about the OSR:
Through Goodman Games modules for 3rd and 4th Edition. I was searching for more of them and saw they made a few with first edition rules and discovered OSRIC.

6. My favorite OSR online resource/toy:
Putple Sorcerer tools for DCC RPG (

7. Best place to talk to other OSR gamers:
I would say Google+, but MeWe is starting to feel like a good place to hang out too.

8. Other places I might be found hanging out talking games: Facebook, Twitter (@diogoxp), Instagram (@diogo_nogueira)

9. My awesome, pithy OSR take nobody appreciates enough:
I don’t know if I understood this one. If it’s my take on the OSR or some OSR stuff I pick. If it’s mine, it would be my SS&SS game. If it’s a OSR I should pick, I guess Fantastic Heroes & Witchery.

10. My favorite non-OSR RPG:
The One Ring RPG, for sure.

11. Why I like OSR stuff:
Because it made me see we don’t need a company telling is what to play. We, as a community, can produce and create amazing things by our own.

12. Two other cool OSR things you should know about that I haven’t named yet:
The great sword and sorcery RPG by Jeffrey Talanian, Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, and Yoon-Suin, a crazy oriental setting like nothing else you have ever seen!

13. If I could read but one other RPG blog but my own it would be:
Though choice... I guess I would pick Daniel Bishop’s Ravencrow King blog (

14. A game thing I made that I like quite a lot is:
Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells (

15. I'm currently running/playing:
Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells, Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells and DCC RPG in Lankhmar.

16. I don't care whether you use ascending or descending AC because:
What matters is the crazy shit we do during the game, not a silly number in a piece of paper.

17. The OSRest picture I could post on short notice:

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