James Maliszewski says “By my lights, at least one of two things must happen in 2009 for the old school renaissance to have legs outside the thousand or so people who read [Grognardia]”
- New Product
- Big Name Adoption
I’m uncomfortable with the idea that the old school renaissance needs products or companies. That’s not to say that products or companies are bad for the OSR. Just that I don’t feel they are essential.
Perhaps it has something to do with what James says in another post: “One of the fascinating things about the Silver Age -- indeed of many Silver Ages -- is that it was heavily focused on commenting upon and embellishing the works of the Golden Age.” Isn’t the OSR is about rediscovering the Golden Age rather commenting or embellishing it. Aren’t new products almost...almost...guaranteed to do the latter?
Maybe that more fundamental question needs an answer first. What is the OSR about?