Saturday, September 5, 2020

Who I Am

I've had this blog for about four months now, so I figure it's time I introduce myself. My name is George, I've been playing and thinking about D&D for a long ass time, and I wanted to make a blog to post about it. 

If you're at all familiar with the Old School Renaissance/Revival, it should go without saying that this blog follows in the footsteps of many OSR creators before it. A lot has changed in the past decade or so since the OSR first became a thing, and I think it's safe to say it is reaching the autumn of its lifespan as a niche internet-based subculture. Many great bloggers and creators will certainly continue posting and making things into the indefinite future, but every movement has a point where it somehow simultaneously fades into obscurity and becomes co-opted by the mainstream.  

This is something I will consider with a sense of easygoing detachedness. While I would like to ride the zeitgeist and be a part of an up-and-coming "scene," I simply like old school D&D and its derivatives too much to write about any other type of game. Alas, I have relegated myself to post from this dying world. 

That being said, I don't know if I would characterize what I post or how I play my games as strictly "OSR." Maybe DIY D&D would be a better term. But I guess when you get down to this granular of a level the labels don't really matter. 

So what's the point of this blog? I want to write, and actually follow through on ideas instead of having them exist loosely in my thoughts and on various notes. I spend enough time thinking about D&D I feel like I ought to have something to show for it beyond just what my players see from session to session. I want to share ideas with other people and hopefully do my part enrich the noosphere. 

At some point I'm probably going to post about other stuff, but for now I want to get the ball rolling with D&D stuff.