Saturday, January 8, 2011
An Orc with a Spear is Enough
I've been reading on various blogs lately some angst about the OSR should be doing this or the OSR should be doing that. Why don't we have a clone of this game or why don't we have a clone or that game? Things are "getting stale" kinds of comments.
Here's my 2cp.
For me, an orc with a spear is enough.
I'm not talking a space orc with a fricken lazer-beam attached to its head wearing an amazing technicolour dream-cloak.
I'm talking a painfully, painfully, mundane, run-of-the-mill, standard-definition, orc with a spear.
It may not be enough for some, and that's ok, but it's fine for me.
I find the idea of an orc with a spear fascinating.
What's he doing there? Is he guarding something? Can I sneak past him?
Like the idea of the dungeon-crawl, the orc with a spear is timeless and never gets old.
(I know the pic looks more goblin-y, but you get the idea :))