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Stargate as OSR

  No credits for the picture found.  How can Stargate, both the movies and old series, be useful to OSR? For those that don't know what it is, basically it's a sci-fi TV series that ran in late 90s early 2000s where a crew of adventurers used a "Stargate" (teleporting device) to explore different planets and battle aliens, almost like a contemporary "let's explore the galaxy" strand of Star Trek. When the SG1 series was aired first, I became very interested with it: playful banter by the main actor, interesting delve into multiple cultures, sci-fi, and the budget was really not bad for its time considering it's a TV show.  Now that I'm playing more D&D and OSR, I feel there are a few elements that makes Stargate an "OSR" series. Considering I play West Marches, I'd even say that it's both OSR and West Marches. Let's take a look at it: A group of varied adventurers (although there are some specific crews) go out on advent

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