19 May 2008

For the “old school” RPG evangelists

I knew a guy who used to keep copies of GURPS Lite[sic] with him. He’d just leave them in various random places.

TSR had a AD&D fast-play PDF (ADND_Fast_Play.pdf) that you could download from their web site.

One could create an OSRIC or Labyrinth Lord fast-play pamphlet.

How about a clone of Your Personal Invitation to Adventure or Understanding D&D?

7 comments:

Matthew James Stanham said...

Excellent idea. Of course, OSRIC and Labyrinth Lord are already freely downloadable, but a fastplay document that was printed and distributed could have a significant impact. It strikes me that Free RPG Day is coming up soon and it would be cool to be able to distribute just such an item at local game stores.

No doubt it will be heart breaking to see 90% of them are not picked up, but even if 10% are, that would be progress.

Robert Fisher said...

I wish I had the time and energy to do it.

noisms said...

I wish I had the time and energy to do it.

I think this should be the battle cry/motto/slogan/whatever of the "Old School RPG Evangelist" movement.

Matthew James Stanham said...

Well, I think I am going to move ahead with this idea. I have proposed it over at Knights & Knaves and am going to see what can be done to make it a reality.

As a side note:

http://files.antlinux.com/docs/DnD/ADND_Fast_Play.pdf

Robert Fisher said...

Hey, LL—like Moldvay—includes a sample dungeon, right? So...delete a bunch of stuff and add in pregens...

Robert Fisher said...

Just posting a link to the K&KA thread.

And thanks for the link to the AD&D fast play PDF! I know I have a copy on CD-ROM around somewhere but that was more convenient.

Matthew James Stanham said...

"Hey, LL—like Moldvay—includes a sample dungeon, right? So...delete a bunch of stuff and add in pregens..."

That is a good idea!