Wednesday, May 20, 2015

No OSR at GenCon?

I spent my Sunday registering for games at Gen Con. It was fun, and frustrating, as normal.
I didn't get into all the games I wanted, but I got into enough and some of my alternates that I am happy.

But the whole time I am reading through the list I could not help but wonder.
Where are all the OSR games?

I saw a few, but by no means a lot.
I saw a few 4e games too and a lot of 3.x ones.

Look. I don't pretend we are anything more than a drop in a large bucket, but I did think we were a bit of a bigger drop than this.

Is it time for our own convention?  People dedicated to running these newer oldschool games?
Is anyone going to run anything at Gen Con not on the lists?


Michael S/Chgowiz said...

You mean like GaryCon and NTRPGCon?

Greyhawk Grognard said...


Tim Snider said...

Or Gamehole Con?

Timothy S. Brannan said...

Well yes Gary Con, but I am not close enough to the others to think about them much.

So the question then is should old-school games have a larger presence at Gen Con?

Roger G-S said...

They've never had a particularly organized presence. I'm just not going this year otherwise I would run something.

It is probably down to the lack of a person willing to be the Old School Czar - or the lack of willingness of others to follow.

mattruane said...

I was considering running either LotFP or ASSH as a formal game, but backed out when I didn't think enough people would play. But I'm also now without a game on Saturday night, so I could be twisted into running either if enough people were interested. There is plenty of open gaming space to find around Gencon.