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Author Topic: Questing for my OSR Unicorn  (Read 1583 times)

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2021, 06:10:30 PM »
For DCC I just bought their little $10 book of all the tables.  Digest-sized so it's easy to use.  That's what we use in our OSE game.

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2021, 12:05:53 AM »
I was like the OP for many years, always searching for the perfect system.

Since I got on the meds, I no longer worry about it.  ;D

Must be some good meds.  ;D

I was like the OP too and I think I'm going to settle on Kevin Crawford's works, mainly his Stars and Worlds Without Number rpgs (for sci-fi and fantasy) and just use other OSR products as support. ACKS and Hyperborea 3e both look pretty good to me too. And sometimes I catch my copy of Machinations of the Space Princess out of the corner of my eye tantalizing me.

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2021, 09:04:10 PM »
For DCC I just bought their little $10 book of all the tables.  Digest-sized so it's easy to use.  That's what we use in our OSE game.

Which book?

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2021, 09:09:08 PM »
It's called DCC RPG Reference Sheets.  You can buy it on the Goodman Games website.  60 pages long, digest-sized and has pretty much all the tables from the core rulebook including crits, fumbles, and spell mishaps (but not the detailed spell results of course).  So you can totally just buy this booklet and bolt it onto other games.

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2021, 09:10:33 PM »
It's called DCC RPG Reference Sheets.  You can buy it on the Goodman Games website.  60 pages long, digest-sized and has pretty much all the tables from the core rulebook including crits, fumbles, and spell mishaps (but not the detailed spell results of course).  So you can totally just buy this booklet and bolt it onto other games.

https://goodman-games.com/store/product/dcc-rpg-reference-booklet/

dkabq

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2021, 09:11:43 PM »
Or just get the pdf rulebook for $25. YMMV.

Aglondir

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2021, 09:22:06 PM »
It's called DCC RPG Reference Sheets.  You can buy it on the Goodman Games website.  60 pages long, digest-sized and has pretty much all the tables from the core rulebook including crits, fumbles, and spell mishaps (but not the detailed spell results of course).  So you can totally just buy this booklet and bolt it onto other games.

Thanks. Bolting it on to other games is a cool idea. 

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2021, 09:23:28 PM »
Or just get the pdf rulebook for $25. YMMV.

Well, it depends on what you need.  This little booklet is far more portable and handy at the table than either the massive DCC core book or a huge pdf you have to search through.  I got rid of my DCC core book and just kept the reference sheet booklet since it has just what we need for our OSE game.

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2021, 09:28:31 PM »
Or just get the pdf rulebook for $25. YMMV.

Well, it depends on what you need.  This little booklet is far more portable and handy at the table than either the massive DCC core book or a huge pdf you have to search through.  I got rid of my DCC core book and just kept the reference sheet booklet since it has just what we need for our OSE game.

Perhaps. I am pretty good with using the pdf bookmarks to quickly navigate the document. And I have a computer with two 24" monitors at my gaming table. For me, any hard copies are slower. YMMV.

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2021, 09:43:03 PM »
Fair enough.  I don't do any virtual gaming and the last thing I want at my gaming table is a computer of any kind. 

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Re: Questing for my OSR Unicorn
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2021, 03:30:36 AM »
The perfect OSR game is the one that you and your players enjoy in actual play.

And it probably doesn't exist.

OSR GMs tend to fall into two categories - TSR fans and Kitbashers. The TSR fans are really happy just playing Basic, 1e or 2e with little or no modification. There's zero wrong with that. In fact, I envy them as I belong in the second group.

We Kitbashers are always tinkering and rarely happy long term with any ruleset. Almost every campaign is an exercise is rewriting the game to fit our current concept of the perfect OSR game. After being a kitbasher for 4 decades, I accept my fate.

That's why my OSR game of choice is Swords & Wizardry: White Box because its so stripped down that it's like flour + water + yeast, aka the basic recipe of bread which can be modified so easily a thousand ways.