Tagged: Swords and Wizardry

Adding the Mnemonic Mage Class to Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome

Adding the Mnemonic Mage Class to Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome

Mazirian stroked his chin. Apparently he must capture the girl himself. Later, when black night lay across the forest, he would seek through his books for spell to guard him through the unpredictable glades. They would be poignant corrosive spells, of such nature that one would daunt the brain of an ordinary man...

Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome for 0e: Planned Contents

Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome for 0e: Planned Contents

As mentioned in this post, Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome will be a free PDF supplement for 0e and 0e retroclones. Here’s a list of the planned contents: Characters General Stat Bonus Arcane Caster Special Abilities Divine Caster Special Abilities Backgrounds Skills Alignment Body Points, Hit Points, and Healing Magic Spell Knowledge Direct Spell Casting...

Huge List of Swords & Wizardry Resources

Huge List of Swords & Wizardry Resources

Matt Finch has updated his Giant List of Swords & Wizardry Resources. There are a lot of new items, both free and paid. If you are even remotely interested in Swords & Wizardry, go take a look. All of these resources could easily be used with the real 0e, Microlite74, or other 0e...

Quick Project: Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome for 0e

Quick Project: Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome for 0e

I’m working on a very quick project that I hope to have out by Sunday (or early next week at the latest). Tarnhelm’s Terrible Tome is a quick conversion of my house rules for 0e from 1977 or so to modern versions of 0e like Swords & Wizardry. Many of these rules have...

Rethinking Gryphons & Gramarye: Whitebox or Core?

Rethinking Gryphons & Gramarye: Whitebox or Core?

One of my Sunday Game players printed out the latest draft version of Gryphons & Gramarye, read it, and sparked quite a discussion after yesterday’s game. He thinks I would be better off working from the Whitebox version of S&W instead of the Core Rules version that I’m using now. His reasons: S&W...

Including Microlite74 Optional Rules in Gyphons and Grammarie?

Including Microlite74 Optional Rules in Gyphons and Grammarie?

Gyphons & Grammarie is the working title of the set of variant rules for S&W I’m working on — based on the same 0e house rules I incorporated into Microlite74 3.0 Extended. I’ve had a few requests to include S&W version of some of the more popular optional rules in Microlite74 Companion I...

Swords & Wizardry Plus House Rules Progress Report 1

Swords & Wizardry Plus House Rules Progress Report 1

I’ve been playing around with the Word document S&W Core Rules the last couple of days, and in a few hours of work have probably made at least 50% of the changes needed to incorporate my the 0e house rules I added to Microlite74 to get Microlite74 Extended. Some things have to be...

Swords & Wizardry Plus My 0e House Rules From Microlite74 Extended?

Swords & Wizardry Plus My 0e House Rules From Microlite74 Extended?

I’ve been asked a number of times since my 0e house rules first appeared as part of Microlite75 (now Microlite74 Extended) if I would not publish a variant of Swords & Wizardry with my house rules baked into the rules book. I’ve always held off because most people did not want a supplement,...

Swords & Wizardry Kickstarter: First Day 186% of Goal Reached

Swords & Wizardry Kickstarter: First Day 186% of Goal Reached

Matt Finch and Frog God Games has having a kickstarter to raise money for a hardcover edition of Swords and Wizardry (Complete). The kickstarter started this morning with a goal of raising $10,000. As of the time I started this post (less than a day later), $18,669 has been raised, blowing though the...