While this legend has been never proven I had this in my comment section.
A problem I have with the OSR is that I already own everything they have published or ever will publish. I own it in the form of all my old AD&D books, modules and Dragon mags.James Raggi has a succulent reply.
err, you really think the adventures being released are just copies of the old ones?One of the many things that the OSR has to overcome is to convince today's gamers that playing older editions of D&D is just as fun as latest RPG. But then within the ranks of existing fans of older editions we run into the attitude of the poster above. Once Old School gamer goes as far to say
I actually have this naive/idealistic/hippy-commune belief that individual players and GMs should be creating their own stuff for use in their home games rather than either buying someone else's stuff or attempting to sell their stuff to someone else -- that passive consumption of pre-packaged modules and settings and books of new rules isn't really what it should be about.
Some days you just can't catch a break.
James' sentiment is right on the money. The people in the OSR are not interested in taking older material mixing it up a bit and selling under a new package. We went with that route to get the core rules out for newer customers. But now that phase is largely over. People like James Raggi and others are working on expanding the envelope of D&D taking it in directions that were not explored because of the commercial and personal interests of the game designers of the time. (see the upper right corner of my blog for a fuller statement)
Has everything been done that could be done with D&D, B/X D&D, or AD&D 1e?
No it hasn't and the best is yet to come