Saturday, March 12, 2011

Message from the editor

How did I get into this and what am I going to do now that I'm here?

Yesterday I was reading a post on Cyclopeatron regarding OSR blogs and how they are pumping out a Dragon Magazine's worth of material every day or two, an exciting observation of itself.  It was however the following quote that got me thinking.

"Entirely too much of that dragon magazine's worth of material is equivalent to forum letters, rather than articles. I am fairly frustrated during my daily blog roll review at the amount of posts that are nothing more than opinion pieces on "what OSR means" and the absurd "OSR is dead" other rubbish". -C from Hack & Slash

It was then that I thought surely there WAS a Dragon Magazine's worth of content out there, it just needed to be collected in an edited form, and specifically in the form of an RPG magazine index that linked to each of the individual articles. 

That is what The Wyrm is. If you have any recommendations about specific articles or general content that you think should be covered please leave a comment for consideration. I plan to create an index for the "magazine" once a month. Look forward to the March 2011 "issue" in the coming week.


  1. Heh. That's awesome. Could you perhaps credit me for my quote?

  2. Quote credited. Also if you or anyone else for that matter wants to suggest something for next month or thereafter that's not your own blog I'll include a credit as contributing editor.

  3. Hi Scott, and C

    Fantastic idea BTW. I never get to read all I want to each week, let alone each day so somewhere that focuses in on the yummy bits of the OSR output sounds fantastic.

    Shameless self-promotion here (isn't it all?), I have been taken under the wing of the OSR and am very happy there. Nearly all of what I post is fiction based on the campaigns I play in. I seem to recall Dragon Mag would have a few pages of story. Do I get a mention?

  4. I'll take a look at your posts and possibly link to your fiction for April. I'll leave a comment on your blog after I read some of your stuff.