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Hello! This is PresGas; also known as Pres-Gas or Robert Freeman-Day
If you have any requests or issues, you are welcome to email me at “presgas(at)disroot(dot)org”
In light of a question I posed:
I came to realize that OSRIC was a system reference document that did not have a web/wiki form of the rules available. The PDF's available are the MAIN reason I was able to come back to the game after many years “taking a break” (getting married, having a couple kids…adulting).
My kids found what 1e books I did have and it made me wonder if there was any further information about not only 1e D&D, but also if there was any community around keeping it going. That was when I discovered OSRIC and it completely fulfilled both sides of me; the RPG gamer from the 1e/2e world and the Free Libre Community movements of Linux and BSD. Just knowing that people around the world got together to not only keep 1e alive, but to put it out in an Open License (OGL) just blew my mind. I had to find a way to contribute!!
There is still some work that needs to be done, but the actual reference data is all there for your gaming usage.
Additionally, with kind permission from the main author, we have also put the most current information from Dangerous Dungeons on the site! We are very excited to have this additional material here and hope it will encourage all our imaginations as it finishes. Continuing to do so into the future!!
The editors of the wiki also hope to add some other goodies in there that are related to OSRIC or inspired from it. Stay tuned!
There are also great OSRIC related things coming from the main site. Go there!!
Text © Stuart Marshall 2006-08 or contributing author 2006-08 and used with permission—see the Open Game License, Section 15
Illustrations and maps © respective artists 2006-08, used with permission
“OSRIC”, “Osric” and “O.S.R.I.C.” are trademarks of Matthew Finch and Stuart Marshall
Final Author and Editor in Chief: Stuart Marshall
Initial Author: Matthew Finch
Initial Developers: David M. Prata and Allan T. Grohe Jr
Contributing Authors and Editors: John Adams, Nick Bogan, James Boney, Chris Cain, Floyd Canaday, Mike Davison, Mark Evans, Trent Foster, Vincent Frugé, Jeremy Goehring, Chris Hopkins, B. Scot Hoover, Fabrice Philibert-Caillat, David M. Prata, Daniel Proctor, Robert Ross, Bill Silvey, Matthew James Stanham, Matthew Steward
Text conversion: James D. Kramer
The authors would like to express their sincere gratitude, admiration and respect to Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, who originally created this hobby and devised many of the algorithms used in this game; and to the regulars at the Knights & Knaves Alehouse for much support.
Legal Note: The authors of this document are not affiliated in any way with Wizards of the Coast, Inc. (WOTC); any use of a trademark of WOTC or any other party is unauthorised, inadvertent, and is not intended to infringe upon the intellectual property rights of such parties.
Nothing in this document is to be construed as legal advice. For legal questions you should retain a solicitor or attorney to advise you. FOR FREE UPDATES, ERRATA AND OTHER OSRIC SUPPORT, VISIT: http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/osric
By B. Scot Hoover
Contributing authors: Greg Backus, Joseph Browning, Luigi Castellani, Robert S. Conley, Robert Freeman-Day, Bryan Fazekas, Trent Foster, Rich Franks, Allan T. Grohe Jr., Andrew Hamilton, Andrew Hind, Stuart Marshall, H. John Martin, Nicole Massey, Steve McFadden, Dallas McNally, Sebastian Messiah, Daniel Miller, Nicholas Partridge, Benoist Poire, Ron Redmond, Charles Rice, Matthew Riedel, Mario Ries, Todd Roe, Tony Rosten, Jonathan Simpson, Keith Sloan, Steve Smith, Edwin Stahlnecker, Matthew James Stanham, Scott Sullivan, Jeff Talanian, Patrick Wetmore, Rob Wiebe, “GeezerDM”, “Capitalbill”, “Vargr1105”, and “Akrasia”
Art and cartography: Johnathan Bingham, Luigi Castellani, Steve McFadden, Tony Rosten and Sean O. Stone
Edited by Stuart Marshall
With thanks to the e-zines Knockspell, Fight On!, & Magazine, and Footprints. You can find Knockspell at http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/mythmere, Fight On! at http://www.fightonmagazine.com/, & Magazine at http://www.and-mag.com/, and Footprints at http://www.dragonsfoot.org/ft. Some of the material included in this volume was previously published in these magazines, and is reprinted here with the copyright holders' gracious permission.