Good call.And I like your new masthead.
I knew you'd like it, BV.
I didn't get the context?
I don't get where this is all coming from why is it supposed to be dead?
Tavis Allison apparently started the ball rolling with this meme. Other bloggers have been following it up.Personally, I'm gaming more these days than I think I ever have been since I was in junior high, playing D&D with my brother and/or my friends every other weekend or so.And I see plenty of other people still touting the old school style of gaming here on the internet, self publishing for free or for profit, and big companies starting to notice. OSR isn't dead, but it is entering a new phase, IMO. One of more diversity of gaming styles and products, one of experimentation rather than rehashing, but continuing to expand.
This all comes as a surprise to me. Then again, I've not been paying attention to the blogosphere since I'm so damn busy.So, who exactly is Tavis Allison? And why does he think the OSR is dying?
Tavis is the main dude at The Mule Abides blog. Thinks the OSR is finished because we won and now he needs a new way to make a buck or something. Other bloggers have been posting their thoughts about it.
I don't think the OSR's health can be judged by how many posts are made to blogs or how many new products are out. I'd say people playing the games more than they have in decades is the important thing.
The evidence is in the greater familiarity with the game that the public has. I have a far greater likelihood of mentioning D&D to a stranger and having them nod their heads knowingly than at any other time in my experience, these past 33 years.
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Thank you, Spambot, for commenting on how articulate and well written my post consisting of nothing but a picture was.Oh, irony...