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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Original Edition RPG Appreciation Day Will Take the Place of Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day

Original Edition Roleplaying Appreciation Day (OERAD) will be held on Saturday May 5th this year!
 
This year we have a HUGE CHANGE in what the Appreciation Day will entail. After thinking on this for the past year, I threw my idea at +Matt Finch, and received his approval. I have been thinking that we are neglecting a great deal of talent in the realm of OD&D based games when we celebrate ONLY Swords & Wizardry. There is a terrific amount of material still be published for OD&D proper, not the least of which comes from David Hill's Mothshad Concepts. Additionally, we have many other great games based in OD&D, such as Delving Deeper and Iron Falcon, not to mention the entire line from Night Owl Workshop, reimagining what OD&D might have been like if it had been inspired by source other than pulp fantasy. We will not be slighting S&W, only expanding upon the celebration. As a side note, I have already asked +Clayton Williams to do create a piece of art that I can turn into a new logo for the festivities! I will share it here as soon as it is complete. So, this year will celebrate the Original Roleplaying Game in all of it's incarnation! Come help us celebrate.

If you want to take part in the festivities this year, here is what to do:
 
- Write a post, article, free pdf, podcast etc. related to OD&D, Swords & Wizardry, Delving Deeper, Iron Falcon or any other OD&D clone OR, get a sale going with product you already have.
 
-Email me with a link to you blog, website etc. By 12:00PM Eastern Standard Time on Saturday, May 5th. Email both your link and title/sale. 
 
-Make the subject of your email: "OERAD Post (or sale)" and the blog/site title. Send email to: luxfaust_at_gmail_dot_com
 
-Make sure to have the actual post/sale by 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 5th.
 
-I will have all links and titles posted here on the blog around 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on May 5th. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What's New With Gamers & Grognards

Hey there, folks! I've been absent for a while, I know. Those that follow me over on G+ will know that I spent a lot of the winter car hunting after my OSCar (a '93 Dynasty I had been driving since getting a great deal on a barely used one back in 2012) decided to finally break down. In addition, the work life has kept me busy. However, despite not being on the blog often (which I should remedy, at least with updates,) I have not been idle on the gaming front.
 
Work has continued, both in research and development of my OE clone & houseruled system, mentioned earlier this year. The current working title of the game is "Gateway to Adventure. My plan, to both provide readers with content and get feed back is to release snippets of what I am doing as PWYW pdfs over on DriveThruRPG.com in the Appendix N Entertainment store. I'll make announcements as the "sneak peak" documents are released. That said, I've also been working toward legitimizing Appendix N Entertainment as a company. That should come to fruition very shortly.
 
Last, I have been mulling over a few things regarding Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day. I have talked with Matt Finch, and will be making an announcement later in the week regarding a huge change for this year's day. Keep your eyes here for the announcement!