Really, another RPG Blog?

The world needs another one of those like it needs another clueless leader with their fat finger over a big red button.

But, hey, I’m feeling a bit left out and as I’m fairly opinionated about a few things RPG wise (and with life in general), I thought why not join the fun.

What then can anyone who can be arsed reading this blog expect? A great question, which I’ll answer in a totally non-committal manner, on the grounds that I don’t really know myself.  The blog title may gives a hint of my ‘angle’; I’m a big fan of Old School games, particularly D&D retro-clones (I’m loving Lamentations of the Flame Princess at the moment and am getting into Dungeon Crawl Classics), so there may be some blog pages on those.  I quite like some of the newer light modern games as well (rock on Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells and The Black Hack!).  As for story games, you may want to look elsewhere.

Some of the things I might choose to do:

  • Review RPG stuff, most likely the games I’m interested in. This probably won’t happen too often as I’d only review material I’ve thoroughly read and have taken the time to form some opinions on.
  • Report on game sessions.  Most likely for players in the games I GM rather than to entertain you lot, but if I can make them worth reading I will.
  • Now that I’ve started going to more conventions I may write up some reports on games played, people I have met and other related foolery.
  • I’d like to say analysis, but more like ramblings.  Things I like about games, why I might consider one thing better than another.
  • Tell you about podcasts, other blogs and other websites that I’m excited about.
  • Whatever else I feel like.

That’s it for now.  If you’ve stuck with it this far, thanks for your patience.

And the blog name.  I put a post on Twitter and got loads of suggestions, thanks everyone who joined in, but I’d had this idea of doing something with OSR and had previously come up with Old Scouser Roleplaying. It was a bit longer than I’d have liked, but I liked the ring of it.  To those who know me it will make sense, and to those who don’t it will mostly make sense apart from the Scouser bit, so a Scouser is a person from Liverpool; there are some great definitions on the Urban Dictionary

Until next time, do one la!

A good place to wash your hair, Liverpool – good, soft water.  John Lennon 1971 George Harrison 1977




6 thoughts on “Really, another RPG Blog?

    1. Thanks Tony, and a great recommendation. I had both Black Dog zine’s delivered just before Easter – I do like some of the house rules, they certainly change the flavour of LotFP. I’m considering using the Black Dogs = Monster Hunters idea as the basis for Better Than Any Man when I run that (hopefully soon).


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