There are discussions from time to time about trying to "unify" the various active people in the "old-school renaissance." What I mean by "active" are people who are creating material and posting it on the internet, or publishing it in print form.
I think that unification is a great idea, depending on the context. However, I don't think we can or even should try to unify efforts in terms of how or what to create. Part of the vitality of the old-school renaissance, IMHO, is the diversity of interests and talents. I think we should promote the creation of diverse material, even material that covers the same ground but has a different twist.
One idea I'm implementing is a Lulu store (group) focused on the "Old-school Renaissance." The group is open to everyone who has material to share. You can provide material for free or for sale, and it can be a polished work with art or just a simple text file. The idea here is that this storefront is for the Old-School Renaissance in general, and is not necessarily focused on a commercial goal. It is focused on providing a central place for people to find all the great stuff out there.
Ok, so how it is set up?
You need to have a Lulu account, and you can post material. With Lulu you can share PDFs, at no cost, or you can post print material. This is not moderated, so you can post material as you see fit. There is also a column for people to have a link to their own Lulu store, but this I have to add manually, so drop me an email at goblinoidgames "at" yahoo "dot" com, tell me who you are and what your Lulu store address is, and I'll get you added. I'll just have the list in alphabetical order.
A note about the page format:
I am very limited in how I can design a web page with the Lulu tools. I can't seem to have links to outside content, otherwise I'd have links to peoples' websites. Also, the banner and things I've created do not have to remain this way. If any talented people out there want to design a new banner, please feel free!
This will only work if we all promote the group store. I'm not saying to promote it exclusive of your own website, just in addition to it.
Who's with me!?!?! ;-)
(shaking my fist in the air)