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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Flash Giveaway - Sword of Air - Print (Swords & Wizardry) - 24 hrs



Today we're giving awaSword of Air (432 pages), in Print, for Swords & Wizardry. I picked up a signed copy on eBay a while back, so I'm giving away my copy from the KS.

Here are the rules:

1 - I'm only shipping to the US, but anyone can enter. If the winner is randomly picked from outside the states, they will get a $10 RPGNow Gift Certificate and the physical prize gets bumped to the 12 Days of OSR Christmas

2 - You need to leave a comment below to enter. Thats pretty much it.

   2a - You could go to last night's post and give some feedback for art choices for Swords & Wizardry Light.

   2b - You could go to the Swords & Wizardry Complete 3rd Printing KS and back for a buck, which gives you the rules in PDF and all the stretch goals in PDF (currently Strange Bedfellows, the new cover as an art poster and Deck of Treasure) This also allows you to choose in Print add ons. If you do back, add a comment to the KS page stating to the effect that The Tavern sent you ;)

3 - Your comment must be made prior to 0750 AM Eastern Time, Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Good luck :)

edit - obviously 2a and 2b are completely optional ;)

For those asking "What's so special about Sword of Air?"

The Lost Lands is the home campaign world of Necromancer Game's and Frog God Game's own Bill Webb. This campaign has been continuously running since 1977. Many of the adventures published by Necromancer Games and Frog God Games are directly inspired by this campaign. They have evolved over the decades, and more material continues to flow from it as the dice keep rolling. 

Sages and wizards of legend speak of the Lost Lands—many of the players who have lived and died in Bill's campaign over the years now have a place in history (in the books).

Cher the dwarf, Flail the Great, Bannor the Paladin, Speigle the Mage, and Helman the Halfling are well known to the fans of Bill's work. This is the game world, and these are the adventures in which the players of these famous characters lived and died. Hundreds of players over the past 35 years have experienced the thrills and terrors of this world. The Sword of Air is the centerpiece of the Lost Lands.

Currently, this epic tome consists of several parts:

1. The Hel’s Temple Dungeon—kind of like Tomb of Horrors on crack. This six-level, trap-and-puzzle infested dungeon formed the basis of Bill's game through his high school and college years. Clark Peterson’s very own Bannor the Paladin spent several real life months in the place, and, sadly, finished the objective. This is where the fragments of the fabled Sword of Air can be found…perhaps.

2. The Wilderness of the Lost Lands extending to the humanoid-infested Deepfells Mountains and providing detail about the nearby Wizard’s Wall. This so-called “wall” was raised by the archmages Margon and Alycthron harnessing the Spirit of the Stoneheart Mountains to raise the land itself, creating a massive escarpment to block invaders from the Haunted Steppes. These archmages are actual player characters from the early 1980s who live on in the legends of the Lost Lands. Over 70 unique encounter areas are detailed, and each one is a mini-adventure in itself. New wilderness areas may be added based on bonus goals described below!

3. The Ruined City of Tsen. Legend has it the city was destroyed by a falling meteor. This place forms an aboveground dungeon area the size of a city, with over 100 detailed encounter areas. It’s a very dark place…even at noon.

4. The Wizard’s Feud—This campaign-style adventure pits the players in a long-running series of intrigues and battles between two archmages. Which side will they take? Their actions all play into the overall quest, and could well determine which side wins. Law and Chaos are not always what they seem, and if the wrong decisions are made, the entire ordeal could fail. Remember, one of the wizards WANTS Tsathogga to win.

5. New monsters, new demons, new spells, and new rules for various aspects of play.

6. The Tower of Bells. This dungeon is the result of the workshop Bill ran at PaizoCon 2013, where the participants assisted him in building an old-school dungeon. Visit the tower and discover the secrets of the “artist” within. Beware: those entering may never come out!

142 comments:

  1. I yearn for this book, tragically.

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  2. I wanted to pick this up during the KS, but funds were too tight. I hope I win.

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  3. Fingers crossed. My players will love it.

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  4. I've been wanting this book since Crucible of Freya came out showing this in the back. :-)

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  5. Just started a S&W campaign last night, so I could use more material!

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  6. This is my post to enter the giveaway.

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  7. I too quest for this tome - may the fates smile on me this time around!

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  8. I could see that as part of my ongoing campaign ...

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  9. Swords and wizardry
    Complete third printing goodness
    Old school fantasy

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  10. Thanks, Erik. Deal me in. Tower of Bells and Hel's Temple Dungeon would fit rather nicely in our sandbox.

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  11. I love swords and air, this seems like a book I need.

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  12. I'm in!!
    (I'm out of the US but avail. to pay my on S&H to get the real book!)

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  13. Delayed at the airport headed to NYC--does that give me a bonus?

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  14. I'm in and supporting S&W kickstarter ;)

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  15. I keep meaning to get this. Count me in.

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  16. Who lives in the US and would be happy with that book? This guy!

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  17. Hoping for a chance to have anything S&W in hardback.

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  18. Wow. Add this the S&W Kickstarter hardcover I backed and I'm all set for a new campaign. Fingers crossed.

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  19. Looks cool. Would not mind having it on my shelf.

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  20. Oooh, sounds awesome. I'd love a copy!

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  21. Praise the Tavern and its largess. I hope to be blessed with its benificence.

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  22. *Rubs lucky rabbit's foot, Medal of St. Catejan, and favorite d20*

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  23. We are much obliged for this offer, sir!

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  24. My FLGS has this book in the Pathfinder edition. I spent some time flipping through it and it looks fantastic. I have no interest in Pathfinder though.

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  25. 432 pages! What's the postage gonna be?

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    1. It will ship via Priority Mail, so about 13 bucks in the US

      Cost prohibitive outside the states, which is why I offer an RPGNow GC for those folks.

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  26. Wow! Frog God Games has some nice books. And I like that you can choose which rules system they come with.

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  27. Glorious! What a wonderful time to be a S&W junkie!

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  28. count me in please, and good luck to everyone!

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  29. I'm in! Sword of Air looks amazing.

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  30. Thanks for having another contest. Looks like a solid book.

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  31. Most generous of you Eric. I've already backed S&W Complete!

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  32. Bill Webb's a solid guy, and I'm sure he's made a hell of a product here - I'd like to get my hands on a copy of it!

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  33. I met Bill at PAX this last September. nice guy, he got me really interested in his campaign world books.

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  34. Oh hey nice book and interesting setting

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  35. A very generous offering! Best of luck to all!

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  36. Trying to get my group to try Swords & Wizardry. Maybe this campaign will help convince them!

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  37. Thanks for the generous offer. Fingers crossed!

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  38. I am doing 2A so i hope to win the hard copy!

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    1. Frog God Games is what got me interested back into RPGs after a 20 odd year absence. Awesome products...

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  40. Awesome! I'd love to see this.

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  41. Got me commenting after a long absence...

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  42. I've been eyeballing Sword of Air for awhile, it does look like fun and I've been meaning to check out the Swords and Wizardry system.

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  43. Good blog and very cool and generous of you.

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  44. I would love to win this. Bill Webb is an awesome guy in person.

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  45. This is another fantastic giveaway. Thank you!

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  46. I'm in - I'm slowly (SLOOOOOOOOWLY) collecting the FGG Swords & Wizardry catalogue bit by bit and this is one I've had my eye on . . .

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  47. I've been wanting this one for a while.

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  48. I would greatly enjoy reading and playing this product.

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  49. Great giveaway! The Lost Lands material is really cool from what I've seen and I'd love to have a physical copy of this! Thanks for all you do for the community.

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  50. Ye gods, this is one I've always wanted. Count me in!

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  51. If I comment on the number of comments does it count ? lol

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  52. That was weird...my post showed up as anonymous. Anyway, definitely sounds like a good read!

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  53. I'd love to win, thanks for the opportunity!

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  54. OH wow, this is pretty special, I was too cash strapped to back this when it came out. A chance to read it would be great.

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  55. Aside from it being presumably good, why the Hell is this $100 for the hardcover? That's ridiculous!

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  56. Wish I had the money for the book. Looks like a great hard cover RPG.
    Thank you for the chance to win the book.

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  57. I'm always looking for inspiration of some sort. I'll throw my hat in the ring.

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  58. I'm in for a buck (2b) to give S&W a once-over.

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  59. I'm sure to roll high enough this time ...

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  60. I'm assuming it would be inapprapo to request the Pathfinder version?

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    1. We are giving away duplicates from my personal collection.

      I don't have the Pathfinder version, so it is impossible to request ;)

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    2. I'm shocked :) Story is just as good though. Thanks for the contest.

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  61. Good luck everyone, but hopefully i am among the winners.

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  62. Backed The Blight and Lost City of Barakus, but I missed out on this one. Would love to add it to my Lost Lands collection.

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  63. I love Frog God Games! I'll enter any contest with their products a prize.

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  64. I've been interested in this setting for a while. Thanks for running this giveaway.

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  65. It looks beautiful. I'd love to give it a gander.

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  66. Love the Frog's stuff but haven't read this one

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  67. One of the FGG books missing from my collection, would love to get my hands on it!

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  68. Sounds pretty neat. I even have a US address to ship it too!

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  69. I'll sign up for a Sword of Air giveaway!

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  70. Always wanted to read this one.
    Love the Frog Gods stuff, but never have enough free money
    Thanks

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  72. My bookshelves creak in anticipation :)

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