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.