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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mini Review - White Box Omnibus - The Kitchen Sink for Swords & Wizardry White Box


What can I say about the White Box Omnibus that I haven't previously said about some of it's previously released parts? Quite simply, the sum is far greater than it's parts.

To the new classes previously presented, we now get a monk, the implementation of is simply dead on and a perfect fit for White Box.

To the adventures previously presented, we now get a micro-setting, town and sandbox included ( +James Spahn is the hex map 5 or 6 miles per hex or something else? I can't find the scale - edit - 20 miles per hex - thanks James - no longer a "micro"-setting ;) Oh, and of course some adventure seeds to truly expand your use of the sandbox.

There is enough here between new classes, class tweaks, new magic items, new monsters, adventures and micro-setting to keep a campaign fresh for months of not years. All in one 120+ page offering.

If you haven't picked any of James' White Box offerings yet, THIS is the one to get. If you have picked up some of James' White Box offerings previously, you should have a discount link in your email (I did.)

Edit: James told me I'm allowed to share the discount link with all, so here it is:

White Box Omnibus $7.99 Discounted Price

James, I do have one further question - when is the POD of the Omnibus coming out?

5 comments:

  1. Each hex is Twenty (yes 20) miles. It's notated in there. And the WBO POD is being formatted as we speak.

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  2. I don't understand what "White Box" means.

    I have S&W Complete Rules in hardcover.

    What's the "White Box," and how is it a box at all? Seems to be a PDF.

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    1. There is a version of Swords & Wizardry called "Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox" which creates a game that is directly reminicent of the original fantasy roleplaying game released in 1974. It's available, for free, at the Mythmere website.

      http://www.swordsandwizardry.com/whitebox.htm

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  3. White Box is the nickname for the original D&D boxed set. Swords and Wizardry White Box is based the original three LBBs with three classes. S&W Core is based off of the boxed set plus Greyhawk with four classes (adding Thieves). S&W Complete is based off the seven original D&D books plus supplements.

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  4. Thanks for the clarification. I have OD&D but have never called it White Box or LBBs...in my world LBBs = Traveller.

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