First Blog post "Thank You to the OSR"

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First Blog post "Thank You to the OSR"

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For me the highlight of this blog post was this
The highlight of the past few years came in the summer of 2012, my son was attending Boy Scout summer camp for the first time. The camp guidelines discourage electronics (thankfully), and on a whim I threw Brave Halfling’s 2nd Edition Whitebox rulebook (sadly no longer in print), the original Swords & Wizardy Monster Book, some pencils, character sheets and dice into his footlocker. When I visited him at camp a few days later, he had managed to get a group of boys to play D&D together in their tents, during whatever free time they had.
How awesome would it be to be a kid whose dad just happens to throw that into your locker and lucky enough to go to a camp that discourages electronics, which is, I would imagine, rare these days.

Also you talk about all the bloggers, I would I be right in assuming that there was a time when a lot of blogs were a lot more active than they are now? So I have a two part question about that. Who were the best of the ones that have disappeared and who are some really good ones now to read? (not including yourself)

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Re: First Blog post "Thank You to the OSR"

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[Link to post: https://smolderingwizard.com/2013/09/22 ... o-the-osr/]
son of bear wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:12 pm
How awesome would it be to be a kid whose dad just happens to throw that into your locker and lucky enough to go to a camp that discourages electronics, which is, I would imagine, rare these days.
Yes, I imagine all the kids even at that age have phones now and that most parents insist on the kids keeping them.
son of bear wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:12 pm
Also you talk about all the bloggers, I would I be right in assuming that there was a time when a lot of blogs were a lot more active than they are now? So I have a two part question about that. Who were the best of the ones that have disappeared and who are some really good ones now to read? (not including yourself)
Yeah the 2010-2015 or so time period was really the heyday of the OSR blog. However, I think there has been a resurgence in the past year or so. Some of the best blogs from back then are now back in some form or another. Grognardia was a big one that is back now. Same for LordKilgore (a recent member here as it happens). You can see and keep up-to-date on a big list of OSR blogs at https://campaignwiki.org/osr/. Here are some other good ones, current or defunct:

https://deltasdnd.blogspot.com/
http://shamsgrog.blogspot.com/
https://jrients.blogspot.com/
https://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/
https://ancientvaults.wordpress.com/
https://bxblackrazor.blogspot.com/
https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/
https://damnelfpress.com/ (our own forum user jcftao)
https://pitsperilous.blogspot.com/
https://www.necropraxis.com/
https://dysonlogos.blog/

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Re: First Blog post "Thank You to the OSR"

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merias wrote:
Tue Jun 01, 2021 4:51 pm
[Link to post: https://smolderingwizard.com/2013/09/22 ... o-the-osr/]

Yeah the 2010-2015 or so time period was really the heyday of the OSR blog. However, I think there has been a resurgence in the past year or so. Some of the best blogs from back then are now back in some form or another. Grognardia was a big one that is back now. Same for LordKilgore (a recent member here as it happens). You can see and keep up-to-date on a big list of OSR blogs at https://campaignwiki.org/osr/. Here are some other good ones, current or defunct:

https://deltasdnd.blogspot.com/
http://shamsgrog.blogspot.com/
https://jrients.blogspot.com/
https://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/
https://ancientvaults.wordpress.com/
https://bxblackrazor.blogspot.com/
https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/
https://damnelfpress.com/ (our own forum user jcftao)
https://pitsperilous.blogspot.com/
https://www.necropraxis.com/
https://dysonlogos.blog/
Wow, that is a treasure trove, thanks for all the links. This will keep me busy for a while.

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