Tagged: Swords and Wizardry

Saving Throws For Microlite75 Revised

Saving Throws For Microlite75 Revised

As some readers may remember my Sunday group switched from Microlite75 to Swords & Wizardry Complete for a few weeks so I could work on converting some of the Microlite75 rules to Swords & Wizardry Complete. The playtest sessions themselves turned out to be a disaster with players too sick to play, players...

Running Swords & Wizardry Mini-Campaign

Running Swords & Wizardry Mini-Campaign

We are suspending our long-running Wilderlands Microlite75 for a short mini-campaign set in the Hidden Valley. This will be a playtest for using the house rules incorporated into Microlite75 in Sword & Wizardry so I can write Swords & Wizardry supplement I promised a few weeks ago. I estimate this mini-campaign will last...

Should I Write a Swords & Wizardry Complete Supplement?

Should I Write a Swords & Wizardry Complete Supplement?

I’ve been asked to convert some of the core Microlite75 rules to Swords & Wizardry by a surprising large number of people. People apparently like some of the modification to “old school D&D” I use in Microlite75: backgrounds, minor magic, vices & virtues, the combat mods like strike speed, using body points and...

Frog God Games and Swords & Wizardry? No Thanks, Not for Me.

Frog God Games and Swords & Wizardry? No Thanks, Not for Me.

Matt recently announced that Frog God Games will be producing Swords & Wizardry in the future. See this post on the Swords & Wizardry Forums: Frog God and Mythmere News!. At first I thought this was a good idea. Then Chgowiz, Bite The Bulette, and RPG Blog II pointed out a statement of...

Chgowiz’s Siege Perilous Downloads Return

Chgowiz’s Siege Perilous Downloads Return

Like its author Siege Perilous has returned to the web for free download. Siege Perilous is a reworking of Swords & Wizardry for the setting of the early (first three) Ultima adventures. The two volumes of rules are available for download from Mediafire. Thanks for putting this back up Chicagowiz! http://www.mediafire.com/?n5d0dje4mdw – Players...

Buy Dark Fate (and the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund gets the $$$$$)

Buy Dark Fate (and the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund gets the $$$$$)

I received a wonderful offer for the RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund from Marcelo Paschoalin this week. Marcelo had contacted me last year about using Microlite74 basis the basis for a rules light introductory fantasy RPG for players in Brazil. I thought it was a wonderful idea and wished him luck. Sometime time later Marcelo...

Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox Second Printing PDF Available

Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox Second Printing PDF Available

The free PDF version of the second printing of the WhiteBox version of Swords & Wizardry is now available at either RPGNow or Lulu. I haven’t had a chance to compare this version with the first printing yet, so I’m not sure what chances have been made. Appearance-wise, however, it’s probably a home...

Decision 2010: Microlite75 is the Winner

Decision 2010: Microlite75 is the Winner

I’ve decided I have too many projects in the fire and that I really need to focus on one of them. After consulting with my players, and some of my net friends and associates, I’ve decided to work on Microlite75. Back when I first released Microlite74, I mentioned that I might do a...

Swords & Wizardry Coming Soon to a Game Store Near You!

Swords & Wizardry Coming Soon to a Game Store Near You!

Matt Finch has announced that Swords & Wizardry will now be published by Black Blade Publishing. This should get Swords & Wizardry into game stores. The S&W PDF will still be free.  Here’s the press release. Black Blade Publishing to become Exclusive Publisher of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules and Knockspell Magazine...

There is More to OD&D than the Three Little Beige Books

There is More to OD&D than the Three Little Beige Books

Some of the comments to my post on The Gray Book yesterday that The Gray Book was too much like AD&D to be considered OD&D confused me. The only reason I can think is that the 1e retroclones have given people a very limited idea of what OD&D included. Swords & Wizardry, for...