I have long been looking for a forum dedicated to the B/X, BECMI, and Rules Cyclopedia editions of Dungeons & Dragons and the retroclones based on them, but apprently such a thing didn’t exist.
So I made one: Old School Basic
I guess the chance of this one really taking off are pretty slim, but I already have the webspace and database support and know how these things work, so it is costing me nothing.
But if a forum for OD&D can make it, then the potential for a Basic community is certainly there as well. There are some D&D forums that have small Basic sections tucked into back corners and of course the forums of the various retroclones. But it’s all very scattered around and with few visitors there’s little activity that makes it worthwhile to just browse around to see if there are any interesting current discussions. Yet most questions and ideas are not really specific to any single version of the rules and of potential relevance to all players and GMs of any Basic based game. So maybe this might actually work out.
We’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime I am inviting anyone interested in Basic D&D and its descendants to visit and contributing a little to make it a place worth visiting for a broad audience.