Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Latest Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Posts - Volume 12.0

120 posts and growing ;)

Once More Unto the Breach -Behold the might of Swords & Wizardry! -Swords & Wizardry got me back into roleplaying. Period. It was the first retro-clone I picked up. Not because it was the first one I encountered (that honor goes to OSRIC), but because it was the most persuasive...

Semper Initiativus Unum -S&W Bonus #3: The Taggbjörn -In making Dungeon Crawl #2's monsters, I had a backup creature in case I didn't get all the art I wanted. It's a little bit in the style of the monsters from Geoff McKinney's Isle of the Unknown...

The Dice are a Lie -Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day (post 2 of 2) - S&W lends itself well to the style of play it is designed for and contains plenty of optional or alternative methods of running games or handling rules...

The Iron Tavern - S&W Adventure: Catacombs of Corruption -Wednesday is typically a day I post a map of some sort to The Iron Tavern. In honor of Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day I decided to make a map just for this event and apply some S&W loving to it. The result is this mini-adventure that can be used standalone or added onto by an enterprising GM...

West Coast Stat Views (on Observational Epidemiology and more) -Swords and Wizardry Appreciation Day: Wow -One thing that really stood out is how easy it is to houserule S&W.  It is not just that they have the rules available in editable text format but that the rules themselves are very robust to tinkering...

Mutants & Magic -Swords & Wizardry Apreciation Day: Five Weird Monsters -Here is my meager contribution to Swords & Wizardry appreciation day. I hope you all like weird stuff. Enjoy!

Le Verre Violet -Swords and Wizardry Appreciation Day Blogfest - D-Day - Here is my contribution (a 4-page pdf) : The Forbidden City of the Black Idols  Enjoy!

HeroPress - Merlin's Miscellany: Part Twelve - Today is Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day and I can think of no better time to resume my on-going conversions of elements from the BBC's brilliant Merlin serial to Crypts & Things (my Swords & Wizardry iteration of choice).

Vargold: The Wolf-Time - S&W Appreciation Day: An Opening Reflection - What impressed me most about S&W Complete was the capacious tone undertaken by Matt and his collaborators: optional sequences for combat, rules for ascending or descending Armor Class...

The Rusty Battle Axe - Swords & Wizardry Critter: Cave Goat - Cave goats are highly prized by subterranean creatures because of their tasty meat (yummy!) and warm coat. The coat of the cave goat is prized by goblins and others because it is repellent to most tiny vermin, such as fleas and lice, making it ideal as bedding.

Mesmerized By Sirens - New Spells for Swords & Wizardry -  Detect Polymorph: This spell allows the caster to detect the fact that someone or something within range is in a shape other than his/her/its normal shape, and further, to determine what the true shape of the polymorphed being or object is. Range: 1" per level of caster, up to 24" maximum. Duration: 3 turns.

M Blackburn: A Writer's Journey - 'Player Skill' versus 'Role Playing' - There is a debate in the gaming community about which is preferable, a player interacting with the game environment primarily through their own wits and problem solving ability versus a character interacting with the world through their abilities or stats on the paper.


  1. Thank you for Sisyphean efforts in keeping the community apprised of this amazing initiative. Kudos, buddy.

    1. there is no way i could have pulled this off without taking the day off from work - holy shit buy we have an amazingly active community!

  2. Added another one to the bucket. I'm mostly in this as an observer and I can only say it's a great thing to see unfold.

  3. Thank you for taking a day off to put this together for the community. I had a lot of fun participating.


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