💡 Characters in OSR games earn originality through surviving and being successful.
💡 OSR games focus on discovery through interaction and investigation rather than relying on dice rolls for spotting traps or enemies.
💡 Social skills and checks are generally not used in OSR games, encouraging player investigation and figuring out how their characters interact with the world.
💡 Game masters in OSR games are expected to act as neutral arbiters, using mechanics like reaction rolls and morale checks to maintain neutrality.
💡 Combat in OSR games should be avoided or fought unfairly, and it is considered a fail state. Players are encouraged to find alternative solutions to obstacles.
💡 OSR mechanics include roll-under attribute checks, X-in-6 chances, reaction rolls, and morale checks.
💡 Cairn is an OSR game with frequently asked questions regarding HP (hit protection), critical damage, armor benefits, scars, and differences between NPCs and PCs.
💡 In Cairn, there are saves instead of ability or skill checks, and the focus is on teamwork, planning, caution, and critical thinking to overcome obstacles. Difficulty is not a factor in determining odds of success.