Old School Hack … a blast

I heard that Old School Hack was kind of like B/X smashed together with 4e, and in fact it is much simpler than it sounds.  Since Tom had to miss the session (his mother-in-law is in the hospital! But she’s doing OK now), we kicked around alternatives and John volunteered to run Old School Hack.  It was a lot of fun — very light and we all laughed a lot.  That is oneENnie award winner I can agree with.*




*Vornheim just an honorable mention for Best Accessory?  Seriously? Awards go to character building software and tile sets and just an honorable mention to a book that is unlike anything else that’s been done up to now? Eff you, Ennies.

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  1. Wow Mike you beat my post by about 40 minutes! I really did have a blast playing OSH last night. John did a great job on such short notice and the game mechanics themselves were very simple and fun. I had forgotten all about OSH winning an Ennie Award this year too.

    Like you I did find some of the winners a bit lack luster. I think a lot of the winners though depend on the general gaming masses. I think our group does tend to be more old school but from what I see online and at some of the gaming shops I can definitely see why some of the winners ended up in their places. I have not used Herolabs but I have used that company’s Army Builder for WH40K and it really was awesome. Perhaps if we used such software for character creation we may have a different view point.

    It seemed like a lot of tool type things did beat out creative type things. But all in all the Ennie Awards did introduce a lot of other things to me in the last couple of weeks so I can’t really complain.


  2. The honorable mention for Vornheim was a total slap in the face to this corner of gaming.

    Given their colorful history, I’m surprised that people still bother with them at all.

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