Friday, September 18, 2009

OSRIC Supplemental: Open Call for Contributors

Kellri posted the following over at his blog:
Preliminary work is getting under way on the Knights & Knaves Alehouse for a new book tentatively entitled the OSRIC Supplemental. Discussion right now is centered on what material will & should be covered - including wilderness travel & hazards, planar cosmology, magic item & spell creation, mass combat, strongholds, aerial combat, sample dungeon maps and more.

In keeping with the spirit of OSRIC, this will be entirely an open collaborative project by and for fans of Gygaxian 1e AD&D. If you've always wanted to write for your favorite game, have a talent for creating old school maps and artwork, or just want to give us your two cents worth now is your chance. Come on over and dive in!
I'm tempted to submit something to this myself, but we'll see if time allows it. Regardless, it sounds like a very exciting project and I'll certainly be paying close attention to it, especially with Kellri acting as compiler and editor. His Old School Encounters Reference is a work of genius and one of the best things ever to come out of the old school renaissance. I have little doubt that OSRIC Supplemental (or whatever it winds up being called) will be every bit as excellent.

9 comments:

  1. FYI, the OSER file is no longer available from your original post.

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  2. Yes, it's been moved to another location, I think. I simply haven't updated the original post.

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  3. The new link
    http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=50

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  4. James, you've made a few posts regarding the loss of D&D's endgamge, and I hope that you will think about doing that.

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  5. We're using Dangerous Dungeons as a working title, probably so we can do Again Dangerous Dungeons, and finally a promised, but never delivered, Last Dangerous Dungeons. Or something like that...

    And yes, the endgame stuff is going to be a big part of the project, from artifacts to strongholds to extra-planar tripping.

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  6. If you're using the OGL you should avoid AD&D references due to the compatibility clause. If not using the OGL you might as well call it "for 1e AD&D"?

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  7. And yes, the endgame stuff is going to be a big part of the project, from artifacts to strongholds to extra-planar tripping.

    That sounds awesome. Makes me wish I could find my old domain management rules ...

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  8. We're using Dangerous Dungeons as a working title, probably so we can do Again Dangerous Dungeons, and finally a promised, but never delivered, Last Dangerous Dungeons. Or something like that...

    Cute. To make the picture complete, you'll of course need to introduce each contribution with a rambling, opinionated diatribe about the author.

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