Old School Revival – inclusive companies

Through Questing Beast on Youtube I found out about what the tabletop rpg old school revival (OSR) actually is, and it’s the most excited I’ve been about gaming in decades.

Troika!
Pure genius. A much improved version of Fighting Fantasy (from the 80’s ‘choose your own adventure’ game books). You can download the pdf for free here.

Unfortunately, like a lot of things in these dark days, osr has been tainted by a small but loud group of far right idiots. No idea why, I can’t see the Nazi appeal. But they managed to force the artist and writer Evlyn Moreau out of the hobby – which is a massive loss (above is one of her illustrations). She had some amazing creations, and about a week after I discovered her she decided to leave and took all her rpg material off the internet.

Anyway, it’s clear that LGBT-friendly creators and companies need extra support, so in an online discussion (rpg.net) this was a brief list of vocally inclusive OSR companies and creators:

Hydra Cooperative
They make the amazing-looking Slumbering Ursine Dunes, Fever-Dreaming Marlinko, and Misty Isles of the Eld (all of which work well with Troika!).

Quasar Knight Enterprises

Emmy Allen’s Cave Girl Games
Emmy wrote the stunning Gardens of Ynn.

Dyson Logos

Kiel Chenier’s Birch + Bat Studios

Dolorous Exhumation Press

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