I'm not dead.
After almost three weeks of silence, i come back
to this blog. It's good to have a pause, you see everything differently
after a pause.
What is the greatest benefit for the
future generations of players, the greatest benefit that may come from
us- so called grognards?
It would be to give them the
chance to choose, the chance to examine and EXPERIENCE every fantasy rpg
ever published. But that is impossible to achieve today, sure there are
some of them which are constantly popping up- i recently heard about
the re-release of Wizards'world (which i offered on this very blog some
months ago), and then maybe Heroes by Millard is going to be republished
again, so something it's moving.
But there is still too much to do.
My blog is, among the other things, a little and humble effort to shed light on some of these forgotten rpg's.
Recently i wrote i was going to write about the ten most "spellbinding" fantasy rpg ever, and i didn't forget about that.
we ever get free from the Dungeons & Dragons malady? I don't think
so, but even so there must be people around to counter that, and talking
about the other fantasy rpg's which are lying in the dark will suffice,
because the aim the goal here is not the impossible (and futile) one,
that is: to try to destroy AD&D.
Why? I hold it in great esteem, it
is a beautiful fantasy rpg, the only problem is that it overshadows not
just one, but MANY fantasy rpg which in several respects are more
beautiful ( i say agan, more "spellbinding, enchanting") than AD&D.
And again, i find myself thinking about the future generations. What i would like to see accomplished?
would like to see a community on the web dedicated to each fantasy rpg
of the past, giving the chance to the guy of the future to download all
the books pertaining to that rpg for free. Much as it already happens
with the Powers & Perils website.
In that case i would cease writing.
A remedy for the D&D malady can be achieved, at least partially. More to come.