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Friday, October 8, 2010

Thinking about S&W Whitebox

I have been thinking about S&W Whitebox edition lately.  Specifically, I was thinking of how I wish I had a face to face game of this to play in.  I still currently play in a 3.5 game (Which I have died TWICE in, and in the past 3 sessions to boot.  Who said you can't die in the new editions?) and of course I am running my LL campaign.  I also play in a couple online forum games and in a Skype AD&D\LL game as well.  Wow, that seems like a lot of gaming now that I put it down in blog land!  Of course my LL campaign is only run once a month at best (but all day).  The 3.5 game is every other week and on a very steady schedule. 

Anyway, here is what I was daydreaming about.  A weeknight game, two or three times a month, for a couple hours each session, say like 6:30 to 9 or 9:30.  I think that the light rules and freedom of house ruling could make this a perfect system for this type of game.  I could see this happening at a game store, and the players would likely rotate in and out, never knowing who would be there each night.  Think of those newfangled 4e "D&D Encounters", but with a sandbox game of OD&D\S&W WB goodness.  Awesome, right?

The kicker is that I do not want to run it or organize it.  :)  So it is most likely just me day dreaming, as I doubt I will find anyone local doing anything OSR like.  Too bad I am no where near Jimm from The Contemptible Cube of Quazar.  His Skull Mountain game sounds like just the thing I am looking for.   Good on you Jimm for running it.  I am sure there are some appreciative players there in Austin.


  1. It can't hurt to post an ad on craigslist or in a game store. Maybe there's a DM just dying to find a player for his S&W:WB game in a place as big as Denver. Or maybe you could advertise it as just an interest in playing "Original D&D" and see what happens. Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the comment ze bulette!

    With my current Labyrinth Lord game its like herding cats to get a majority of people in one place once a month. I have read many other "older" gamers blogs and posts and everyone seems to have the same problem. People are busy with work, families, etc., and it is very hard to get people together anymore.

    I guess my point is, I want to be the lazy player that just shows up. :) Yes I want to be THAT guy. I do not want to try to organize it any way. I do enough of that with my current game.

    Perhaps this post should be subtitled "The lazy and selfish DM\player that wants a game of his exact specifications to magically appear out of nowhere".