I’ve bashed together a simple B-OSR blogroll for the Uncaring Cosmos sidebar. It’s a work in progress and not supposed to be definitive. If you can think of additions, let me know in the comments below or via my contact page.
I’ve already had a couple of comments asking how I define the British old-school. The simple answer is that I’m not really interested in a strict definition; I think the B-OSR is / should be a really loose, flexible thing. I do think the term “British old-school” or B-OSR is a useful one, because I reckon British tabletop gamers have slightly different cultural points of reference than our cousins from other countries, and I’m interested in exploring that.
However, trying to figure out what counts as “British” is a fool’s errand. For example, could we consider the US television series Game of Thrones “British”, given that its cast had so many UK actors and it clearly drew so much from the Wars of the Roses? What about Grand Theft Auto, which is the quintessential US crime game (but was developed in Edinburgh, Scotland)?
To me, “British” means being inclusive. I know it doesn’t really feel like that at the moment (given recent political developments) but that’s what I’m aiming for. So, give me a shout if you think I’ve missed anything.