I had a whole post ready to go, but I didn't feel like talking about games today. The attack in Paris was an attack on writers and artists. It was an attack on ideas and as such it affects every creative community out there, including the OSR and roleplayers in general. It doesn't matter if you think that the articles and illustrations in the Charlie Hebdo magazine might have gone too far. What matters is that those people died because they saw that a fanatic cult* that worships death and destruction should not be exempt from satyr and ridicule.
*I refuse to call it a religion or Islam out of respect for the millions of Muslims who are just as horrified at these barbarians are trying to doing in their name.