Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mini Review - Swords & Wizardry Core Rules - Mobi & epub Formats

If you read this blog you should already have an idea of what the Swords & Wizardry Core Rulebook is.  If not, the PDF link is on the left - it's a free download, enjoy.

This is a conversion of the PDF S&W Core Rulebook to Mobi (read "Kindle") and epub (read "just about every other e-book reader on the market").   So this isn't a review of the rules in question, it's a review of the conversion of the format.

Simply put - charts always suffer in the translation from PDF to any of the e-book formats.  The charts here are serviceable, but not on par with PDF / dead tree.  That being said, as a reference to look things up quickly at the gaming table without the need of lugging along a book, this is a great solution.

and then "POOF", it was gone from the RPGNow store.  i'm beginning to think I'm cursed or something... i need to grab the Pathfinder version before it goes too...


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  2. Dude. These were violations. The pub. didn't have permission to use anyone else's trademarks, violated the S&W compatibility license, the OGL, etc.

  3. I've become a firkin water dowser of these guys. sigh

  4. That's because you're on top of things! Fortunately, the lines of communication are wide open and these problems come to light!

    It doesn't bother me when someone honestly screws up, even when it's because they're being reckless. What does grate on my nerves, is when they act so douchy after it's been called to their attention.

  5. like, the "IT'S FREE! FREE! FREE! line the one azz used? ah well...

  6. pathfinder version is "poof" now too

  7. What douchery. It would have been nice to have had epub versions, too. But if it had been legit, Paizo would have publicized it ahead of time. I was surprised, but uploading the S&W pdf to Google docs and then accessing from my iPhone, it looks really good.

  8. Dude was bitchin about it on Google+, earlier sayin something like "Pathfinder isn't a Trademark, so I'm going to still use it!"

    (eyes rolling up in my head, so hard that rivulets of blood are streaming down my face.)

  9. damn, i need to spend more time on g+ it seems

  10. @thodric - I use Goodreader myself ;)


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