Who’s doing this?

Posted by at 10:11 pm on January 5, 2010.

I’m a graphic designer/motion graphics guy in Los Angeles that loves tabletop gaming.

Now I’m an ENnie-award winning game designer! How’d that happen? The ENnies interviewed me here.

More in-depth interviews can be found here and here.

Sometimes I podcast with these guys. I contribute to an OSR blog here.

16 Comments on “Who’s doing this?”

  1. 1 Alan said at 1:11 pm on September 29th, 2010:

    Read oldschoolhack, it’s great. Haven’t tried it, but I bet it rules! Reminds me of basic d&d, 4e, and Donjon (and maybe spirit of the century with awesome points…). You should consider renaming it… Arenas and Awesome points! :)

  2. 2 Andy said at 12:49 pm on October 6th, 2010:

    Wow. I read the rules, and wow. They’re fantastic, and I think exactly what I’ve been looking for in an RPG. I think they can easily replace D&D for me. It’s everything I like, minus everything I don’t.

    Plus, the visual design job is great. Love your use of icons. RPG design needs more graphic designers onboard.

  3. 3 Colin said at 7:54 am on December 28th, 2010:

    Amazing, I love it.

    I’ll try to get a play test going with my own troupe. I love the addition of the Goblin.

  4. 4 Anarchangel said at 10:12 pm on January 22nd, 2011:

    Hey, you should run this at Orccon!

  5. 5 Ricki Hogaard said at 12:28 pm on January 27th, 2011:

    This is facking great, can’t wait to try it out with the group! Keep up the good work!!

  6. 6 Spacemouse said at 7:22 am on February 19th, 2011:

    OSH was brought to my attention thru Michael Wolf’s blog yesterday, and I must say it’s so bloody close to its mission statement (which just happens to coincide with my own preferences) that I’m completely in awe. I’ll try to write a more thorough analysis on my blog soon – as soon as I can find the words to do so!

    My one gripe at this point is the audacity of the writer at daring to create something this perfect. What’s left for us mere mortals? (Inspiration, that’s what.)

    I also have to wonder… Is the “inflammatory halitosis” line just a throwaway dragon gag… or a MWWG reference…?

  7. 7 cavalier973 said at 10:15 pm on July 15th, 2011:

    Impressively presented.

  8. 8 Raphael said at 3:34 pm on July 8th, 2012:

    First of all, I want to congratulate you for the great job in this publication. The mechanics is very well structured to the desired style of play, contributing to the fun and entertainment. Not to mention the visual material that is perfect, helping ambientalizar well the proposed scenario.

    Therefore, I am interested in translating the material into Portuguese and and release it to the Brazilian market. I would like to know if it is your interest of you have the material published here. The material would remain free, without a commercial nature.

    Thank you in advance and congratulations again.

  9. 9 Kirin said at 3:04 pm on July 21st, 2012:


    By all means, feel free to translate into Portuguese if you like! Only stipulation under the Creative Commons license is that it has to be released for free.

  10. 10 Max said at 1:31 am on July 25th, 2012:

    Same question about Russian. Would you be OK with a free distributed translation? May I ask you for some help with the layout, once the translation is complete?

  11. 11 David said at 11:50 am on December 9th, 2012:

    hey Kirin, I would like to contact you by email and ask soem detailed questions about a project we have on the cooker and the use of OSH in it.

    please shoot me an email when you have a chance, I appreciate it.

  12. 12 Joe Salerno said at 11:56 am on January 24th, 2013:

    Love OSH! Thank you for making it publicly available. I am trying to create player aids for my campaign that retain the feel of the layout from the rules, and was hoping you could answer a question. I notice you are using TUSJ and Georgia fonts, but I was wondering what the third (sketchy calligraphic) font is that you’ve used? Is it available for download, or is it your own creation? Thanks.


  13. 13 Name (required) said at 9:20 pm on August 2nd, 2015:

    I really love your work on this hack. Id love to see it go further. I’m sure its a massive time sink tho’. However if you need a collaborator or curator I’m happy to volunteer my time and energies. The game is so wonderful it would be great to see it have an advanced edition to rival the big boys of the OSR.
    Anyway thanks for making the game available and making it so beautiful too.

  14. 14 Luis M. Villa said at 1:18 pm on October 11th, 2015:


    I’m thinking on translating the game to spanish. First, I want to know if you support the idea, and secondly, I know nothing about pdf publishing. Do you have a template I can apply to the text or is it too much to ask for?

    Thank you and great game indeed! :)

  15. 15 Tim Bannock said at 11:57 am on July 17th, 2017:

    Just wanted to check in to see if this was still alive. Additionally, I recently published some Dungeon Masters Guild content that used “Old School Hacks” as a product line, not knowing of this website/RPG. I wanted to contact you to make sure that’s kosher.

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