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about on the podcast is the subject of tabletop RPGs. This pack of dorks plays a bit, Grim has a weekly Pathfinder game, Blake plays D&D, and I have a weekly and monthly game. For those of you interested, there are a dearth of RPG advice podcasts out there, and I listen to a lot of them. Role Playing Public Radio, by Ross Payton and his motley crew, and (not as much about RPGs anymore) Rob Justice and Mike Curry of Bear Swarm are actually one of the reasons I started listening to podcasts, let alone co-hosting one. Generally when among like minded tabletop folk, the question comes up to "What do I play?" The answer to what I play the most is a combination of D&D 4th edition and Pathfinder. The next question that usually comes is "Whats one favorite D&D?" the answer to which is "Neither."
As of today, my favorite D&D is Old Skool Hack. OSH is by Kirin Robinson. I think I've mentioned before, I like my games indie, so people who prefer simulation and realism in their games can jump ship right now, this isn't the game for you. I've run OSH a few times and played it only once (Always the DM, never the bride). OSH cleverly combines that old school D&D feel (elf and dwarf are a class, not a race) with over the top mechanics mixed in with indie player agency. There are three things I REALLY love about OSH
2. Awesome Points
3. How You Level
|Has a B.A. in Stabbing, minor in Pol. Sci.|
|Elves: Wear leaves to signify they love nature, and dislike showering|
So its not all fresh flowers, rainbows and zombie cows. The game isn't completely finished yet, as "high level" play isn't supported. This is the part of the review where I try and think of something bad. Its going to be a short part.
Another cool thing about OSH? Completely free and released under creative commons. The core rules are available free and the illustrations peppering this review are from the pregen packages (done by the talented Kyle Ferrin, take a look here for his work) So whats stopping you from picking this up and having an awesome time?