I’ve written before about my dissatisfaction with Google+, and how this affected the Swords & Wizardry community. Rather than continue to mope about it, I decided to do something, and created what I hope will be a dedicated forum for those of us who like to talk about and play Swords & Wizardry. From the ‘About this forum‘ post:
I’ve been lamenting the loss of the official Swords & Wizardry forums for a while now. I got back into gaming after many years away in 2009, with my kids, then 6 and 9. The first edition of the White Box rules, some dice and the original monster book (pictured here in the site logo, I still have both) were all we needed. In 2012 I wanted to get more into the OSR community, but by then the S&W forum was already locked down and in decline, and so I went to the Goblinoid Games’ forums (where I still play regularly). Within a year or so the official forum was all but dead, most people having moved to G+. I was there, too, for a time, but G+ never sat right with me. I wrote about it in detail on my blog, but basically I felt the community was just not up to the task of having substantive discussions or running PbP games. I still feel that way. Lately the G+ group, which I drop in on from time-to-time, seems mostly to be advertising. I see very few PbP games for S&W, which is a shame. The game that got me back into this hobby really needed a central place for discussion and PbP games, away from G+, I thought. Hence this forum.
I’ve taken some time to setup a mobile interface, to better reflect the fact that a lot of us are on our mobile devices or tablets more and more. If you have an interest, please feel free to register, and let me know of any problems.