OSR and Freebooters on the Frontier

It's difficult to pin down exactly what the Old School Renaissance (OSR), or the Old School Revival, is all about. To some people, it means playing a role-playing game, usually one inspired by D&D, in a particular way. Focusing on a player's skill as opposed to their character's numbers. Adventuring in a fantasy setting injected with aliens, ray …

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Bonding with my Family Through RPGs

A Miserable Little Pile of Diverse Interests My first in-person gaming group was an eight-man party consisting of my brothers and my cousins. I had been hesitant to introduce them to the hobby; my experience at the time involved faceless strangers over the internet through play-by-posts and virtual tabletops. But one of my college goals was …

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