- There is no central authority.
- Resources and support are scattered from hell to breakfast, as they say in the cowboy west.
- No network exists to unite OS players
- The OSM doesn't want a central authority--it defeats the purpose
- While resources are all over the place that's a good thing; it shows more and more gamers are creating material. And there are a number of sites dedicated to collecting and cataloging such resources on their sites.
- Lots of OS players are using pbp, pbemail, and skype gaming to get their fix until they can find gamers close to them
The "support network" if one can call it that is actually vast if rather diffuse. For anyone wanting to start playing old school games, for someone looking to get back into the hobby where they left off 20 plus years ago, or for avid gamers just looking for old school stuff, just do a google search. You'll come up with enough OS stuff to keep you busy for weeks. It's what I've been doing for awhile now. I've still not plumbed the depths. I'm not sure anyone could. It would be a full time job to wade through all this stuff. And I've got a full time job.
Me? I just wanna play games.