Welcome ENnies voters!

Fri 15
Jul
2011
Posted by at 10:45 am. Filed under: Announcements

Hey, if you’re here because you want to do your due diligence for voting and actually check out who made what and what stuff looks like, first off – you’re awesome. The ENnies judges put in a heck of a lot of work sifting through the ocean of submissions and deciding what’s going to make the cut and you taking the time to see what caught their eye is giving all that hard work the respect it deserves, so thanks for stopping by.

Please check out the game, it’s a quick download and it’s only 26 pages and (I think) it’s presented nicely and eminently skimmable. I don’t want to say too much beyond that because I’d like the game to speak for itself, but I’ll hit a few key points I like to think are in its favor and are important:

  • This game has been a labor of love and was rather spontaneously created out of finding some joy and fun at a nice little intersection of gaming interests: some loving nostalgia, some clever mechanics, and an appreciation of good game presentation.
  • This game is free and will always be free. Stuff made for it will always be free. People are free to hack it and share it and make their own versions of it as long as they share that and make it free. No part of the game will ever try to get you to buy something – not that there’s anything wrong with that – but the game is built off of another game that was shared in that spirit and I think it’s a worthy legacy to continue.
  • We’ve bandied about the term “sweet spot” a bit but this game has never been about fixing what’s wrong with other games. There’s no agenda of design or proselytizing of playstyle and no judgement as to how you use it to play. I try to stick to a love for fun and that’s about it.

That’s all. Thanks for checking it out. If you get a chance to play it, that’s even better and thanks for playing it! Keep gaming and keep exploring ways to game and keep getting jazzed about stuff.

-kirin

UPATE: Rob Lang over at The Free RPG blog made a big ol’ graphic for spreading the word. Click on it below to go vote, or right-click-save to use it for your own blog or supportive posting. Thanks, Rob!



2 Comments on “Welcome ENnies voters!”

  1. 1 Rob Lang said at 6:22 am on July 17th, 2011:

    I whole heartedly support Old School Hack as the only truly free RPG at the Ennies this year. The others are either commercial cut downs or simple adventures. I’ve got the canvassing blog post up now and have created an image for anyone to use!
    http://www.thefreerpgblog.com/2011/07/vote-for-old-school-hack-for-best-free.html

  2. 2 Ikaros said at 1:40 pm on July 18th, 2011:

    Hi!
    OSH is a great game and deserves the award!


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