Friday, 6 May 2011

40K OSR? (4)

Warhammer 40,000, yes, but what's an OSR?

Could be an Old School Renaissance, or Other School Renaissance, even an Optional School Renaissance, maybe something else again. Could even be a Revolution, or another 'R'.

Don't forget there's a 40K OSR logo now too, here to the right, thanks to Colonel Kane over at Tales from the Maelstrom. If you identify with the concept, and especially if you're putting out alternative content or ideas, feel free to use it.

If you do use it, I'd ask only you credit Colonel Kane and think about adding Tales from the Maelstrom to your blogroll. Why? Take a look at the APC up now, have a browse.

This week's update then, and a good mix it is.

  • Mordian7th also posted his robot maniple complete, with one each of the classic minis. If you want to convert some up yourself, try Lantz's latest tutorial. As complex as the old rules were, pure robot on robot skirmish games using an updated version of the program rules could be cool.
  • This week I posted a new approach to 40K, designed to simulate hives and closed spaces. It looks complex because I try to cover as much of the translation as possible, but the core mechanism is simple.
  • Finally, for a bit of reminiscing, try Dylan Gould's primed marines, which I can almost smell, and look more tempting than if they were painted by the greatest. Check out the whole blog in fact if you love the early days.

And that wraps up my list. If you've seen any other great posts, more alternative ways of looking at 40K, feel free to leave the links. The project's all about openness, variety and breadth. Carry it on at your own blog, do things your way, put cool new stuff out.

Remember the logo's available too if you want to promote the concept.

Update: This post at Blue Table Painting seems to fit, on a hypothetical minis game.


John Lambshead said...

Your blog has been nominated for a Style Award. :)

John L

Gotthammer said...

Nice logo, I'll use it next time up post up some house rules.

Porky said...

@ John Lambshead - I'm very grateful. The trouble is I already have one..! I've been confirmed stylish for a couple of weeks now. The graphic is near the bottom of the blog, which is a hazard of course because it's hard to find there. It had to happen I guess with so many going round, and we could all well have half a dozen each before this thing blows itself out. I'll see what I can do with it.

@ Gotthammer - Good stuff. If that means more house rules, happiness will follow.