I am a big fan of both the OSR and D&D 5th Edition. However, I have been playing mostly 5e lately and wanted to make a place to discuss how to merge the best of both worlds, so I decided to create a subreddit for O5R if anyone is interested in joining! Hopefully, we can reach out to a larger audience!
I even see an occasional name there I recognize...
How are you distinquishing your subreddit from the OSR subreddit? Is it limited only to playing 5e with rulechanges to make it more old school? Does the OSR subreddit seem hostile to that topic?
I wouldn't say the OSR subreddit is hostile but 5e does feel a little ignored and I do understand why OSR members may wish to focus on other TTRPGs as well as their criticisms.
I hope to achieve two things with this subreddit: Have a more focused OSR discussion based around using the 5e base rules as well as use it as a 'gateway' to get more 5e-only players to explore the OSR approach to gaming. The most resistance I see is from the 5e-only crowd that focuses more on mechanics over role-playing, rules as written over rulings, lore over creative freedom/using imagination to fill in the gaps, etc. It can also be helpful to discuss products such a Vornheim and how to easily apply these to 5e (I actually brought along Vornheim to a D&D Adventurer's League game and showed the DM how to use it after the game was over. He loved it!)
I see the OSR as an extremely important part of the hobby and 5e is both a juggernaut in the RPG market even more so than ever and is, in my humble opinion, a great bridge to the OSR. Especially with the free Basic rules that are levels 1-20.
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2018 22:23:15 GMT -6 by swordofkas