That said, and my tastes notwithstanding, I find this cover image from the OD&D (1974) retro-clone Swords & Wizardry to be really interesting, and evocative in a nice, nostalgic kinda way. Anyway, here's a quick snapshot from the website of the fine Swords & Wizardry folks, http://www.swordsandwizardry.com/.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Swords & Wizardry
Although I'm rather explicitly not an old school gamer, I've been reading (as I said last post) Grognardia, and have therefore become somewhat more aware of the retro-clone movement, in which folks utilize the OGL to replicate the rules of older editions of Dungeons & Dragons, make the content open, and then write new material compatible with these cloned rulesets. In theory, I suppose, the retro-clone games themselves become somewhat superfluous, except as a gateway to the new material, since you could just use the old material itself outright and not need to "clone" it.