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randalls
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« on: February 24, 2008, 11:48:51 am »

The purposes of the RetroRoleplaying.com site is two-fold:

First, to create a web site that treats older RPGs as games that are still being played and even, in many cases, still in print in PDF versions. Too many older game sites treat older games as out-of-print collectibles. By treating them as living games, one is more likely to interest new players and expand the community of players.

Second, to help people interested in playing older RPGs find affordable used (or PDF) copies of the games they are interested in. Everyone hears after the high prices that rare early printings or rare supplements bring and assumes that all used copies are very high priced. In reality, copies that are perfectly usable for playing even if too well-used to interest the collector for the majority of older games can be had for very reasonable prices -- sometimes less than one paid when they were new.

There are a number of things you can do to help:

1) Write "positive" articles on why you prefer the older gamesystem you do. By positive, I mean one that focuses on the positive reasons for selecting the gamesystem in question. Not one that focuses on the negatives of later editions. Comparing and contrasting is necessary, but try to stay focused on you find right about the system you use, not what you find wrong with D&D 3+. Such articles will let people see why they might want to use a specific older game.

2) Reviews of older games and modules are always welcome. Links to already existing reviews are useful too.

3) Links to good sites on older games. I am particularly interested in links to campaign sites where people provide information on their campaigns ran with older rules -- especially if the site has an interesting campaign journal
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 03:56:16 am »

I think my site meets the criteria you're looking for (it's positive, and focuses on OD&D 1974):
http://www.philotomy.com

I also have a campaign journal of B4 being run with OD&D:
http://www.philotomy.com/lost_city.html
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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 07:48:49 am »

I think my site meets the criteria you're looking for (it's positive, and focuses on OD&D 1974):
http://www.philotomy.com

It definitely does.  I hope to have time to add it and a few other sites to the Links area of the RR web site this weekend. (And also add a Blog roll to the RR Blog.)

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I also have a campaign journal of B4 being run with OD&D:
http://www.philotomy.com/lost_city.html

I've somehow missed this, but now have it bookmarked for reading. The Lost City is one of my favorite B series modules. I always wanted to base a mini-campaign around it but never had the player interest. They preferred my Hidden Valley setting for B/X and then BECMI campaigns as it had a tenuous connection to Arn where most of my major fantasy campaigns were set.
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