5% of All Sales go to Support The Tavern

Friday, January 20, 2017

Looking at Swords & Wizardry Monstrosities from a "Light" Eye and Forthcoming Content

Ogre by Eric Quigly
I was a backer of the Swords & Wizardry 3rd Printing Kickstarter at the "I Want All of the Swords &Wizardry Shit in Existence" level, even if I have much of it in print. Just filling my holes made the idea of getting it all something I could not pass up on.

I already have Monstrosities in print- its a great book with a seemingly endless source of monsters for your S&W / Old School game. It took until tonight when I downloaded the PDF for me to realize, or at least remember, that each entry has a short encounter or scenario attached to it. Pure. Fucking. Genius.

Its both a seed to growing into a larger adventure as well as an instant filler for the moments in between adventures. In the hands of a skilled DM, some of these encounters can morph into a night of gaming with minutes of prep. Or no prep at all ;)
Ghoul by Storn Cook

So, what does this have to do with Swords & Wizardry Light?

After this weekend I should have some free time on the creative side of things. What I'd like to do is an encounter / small adventure for each creature in the Swords & Wizardry Light release. Examples for the new GM as to how to use the creatures in question. I'd post them here at The Tavern and put the final product out as a PDF.

Other creatures / monsters from the OGL can be added later and new creatures can be added to the mix.

These aren't one sheets so much as a couple on a sheet. Kinda. Sorta.

So, the question becomes... which creature do I start with?








6 comments:

  1. Where all good adventures start - giant rats and kobolds

    ReplyDelete
  2. "It took until tonight when I downloaded the PDF for me to realize, or at least remember, that each entry has a short encounter or scenario attached to it. Pure. Fucking. Genius."

    Yup. Same with all the S&W monster books - Tome of Horrors 1-4 too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Spiders... spiders in the sewers... eating the giant Rats in the basement... spiders being use by kobolds. I hear spider fights are better than dog fights.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Do what I do: find five things you've never, ever used before and start from there.

    ReplyDelete
  5. A thief stole a magical item and fled into the sewers, where he avoided a secret spider/rat Fight Club only to be dissolved by a gelatinous cube. Now there are tales of the apparently floating item (because nobody knows about the cube) haunting the sewers that brings doom those who attempt to recover it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. A thief stole a magical item and fled into the sewers, where he avoided a secret spider/rat Fight Club only to be dissolved by a gelatinous cube. Now there are tales of the apparently floating item (because nobody knows about the cube) haunting the sewers that brings doom those who attempt to recover it.

    ReplyDelete