Category Archives: What’s Cool

What’s Cool Wednesday: Follow Me and Die!

This it’s Larry Hamilton with all the things that he does. Not only is he one of the OSR Anchorites, he’s got a bunch of other stuff going on as well.
I know some of you may be saying to yourself, “This talks about a lot about Anchor.” Yeah, I do. Anchor was just one of those that jump seemed to happen and a lot folks jumped on board. Myself included. But it if weren’t for Anchor, there’s many a cool person that I would have never encountered if it weren’t for Anchor. So check out some of them.
Any way on to Larry, an even tempered gent who talks calmly and sincerely about gaming. And that’s a nice thing. As I’ve said before, calm and reasonable voice often get drowned out in this day of the social media. Larry’s got more than just an Anchorcast, he’s got his own blog. Not only that he’s producing solid stuff on Drivethrurpg and he has his Patreon.
Now I do have to say that I am a bit jealous since his logo is by the talented Satine Phoenix. With that go ahead a take moment to check out Larry’s stuff.

What’s Cool Wednesday Gothridge Manor

This goes way back and further than I can remember. Back in the early days of wandering around the internet and stumbling upon OSR blogs on Blogger. I don’t remember how many times I stopped by the blog, read a post and moved on. I’m sure I’ve some issues of old Manor Zine somewhere on the hard drive. Just part of my habit of virtually hording OSR material. Move ahead to the present.
Well, good old Gothridge Manor is alive and well and still producing. The blog has just move to new digs: Gothridge Manor, and of course like many of grognards there’s a podcast on Anchor too, and don’t forget the Patreon.
As bonus check out the Happy Whisk while you’re at. Because you can’t have the Manor without the Whisk.
Enjoy folks and have fun out there. Remember, be excellent to each other!

What’s Cool Wednesday: Spike Pit That’s Who

You want to listen to somebody nice talk about games, gaming, and family. Then look no further than Colin aka Spike Pit Green. I mean how can you not love that face.

If it weren’t for, I would have probably never had the opportunity to (virtually) meet Colin and he is the anchor of the OSR Anchorites. He routinely reaches out and encourages good people. Despite him just being one of us common folk, he drove a lot of the growth of the little corner of gaming. His podcasts are glimpse into his own life and bringing his kids into gaming. All around a nice guy. But why are you reading this? Go check out his podcast and give it a listen.

What’s Cool Wednesday: Elf Maids & Octopi

I don’t even remember when I first stumbled up Elf Maids & Octopi. I don’t remember what I searching for or if it just popped up on G+ feed somewhere. But it’s one of those blogs that I feel we don’t hear enough about.
Why? Well, there’s a bunch of free stuff. It’s not run of the mill vanilla type stuff but it’s not far out gonzo that most folks would scratch their heads and say, “What the hell?”
There’s all sorts of weird and useful random tables and charts. Ideas and inspiration to add a tweak of weirdness to your game. But hey, don’t sit here and read about it. Just follow that link above and check it out for yourself.

What’s Cool Wednesday: The Delvers

It’s another Wednesday and another shout out to something cool. One of my goals for this isn’t just to shout to the big names or cool kids but also the off the beaten track things that probably most people haven’t seen nor heard.
So that leads us this week to The Delvers. I stumbled upon this while was looking for more Labyrinth Lord resources after I got my hard copy in the mail. So what and who are The Delvers. Well, lot’s of folks try to define the OSR and think this fits well into how I define. It’s just a family playing Labyrinth Lord. Dad’s DMing and the rest of the family is playing and having a good time. An actual play podcast that doesn’t have any big names or anything. Just ordinary people getting together, playing and having fun.
And that dear readers, is what I think it’s all about. Their podcasts are available on Itunes and Google Podcasts (where I’m listening). Enjoy!