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Friday, October 7, 2016

The Return of the Open Source White Box and Core Rules Swords & Wizardry Docs

I've been asked on nearly a daily basis "When is the SwordsandWizardry.com site coming back up?". The truth is, I don't know. When I have an update, you'll see it here first.

In the meantime, I've gotten permission to host the Swords & Wizardry White Box RTF File and the Swords & Wizardry Core Doc file. Just go to http://bit.ly/SWOpenSource

What does this mean for you?

If you like to house rule, you can go in, edit the files and print it at at home, at a professional printer or at Lulu.com. Yes, your own, customized, Swords & Wizardry ruleset. (sorry, art assets and cover art are not included)

It also means if you have the desire to hack together a new ruleset, using Swords & Wizardry as your inspiration, the tools are here. The S&W White Box rules are what I hacked up to come up with Swords & Wizardry Light.

I'll be looking to put together a page with other Swords & Wizardry resources. I'll post it at The Tavern when such is live. (If you have houseruled / hacked S&W ruleset you want to share with the community, this will be the place)

Long live Swords & Wizardry :)

Note - the PDF files and the POD are still hosted at Lulu.


  1. Thanks for doing this!

    FYI - All I'm seeing in that Dropbox folder is a .doc of White Box and a .pdf of White Box.

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    1. Now you've got the .rtf and .doc, but both of White Box

    2. now fixed - sigh - best laid plans of mice and dwarves...

    3. I've been there... thanks again!

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    1. it's been off line for an extended period of time. I do not know when / if it is returning

  4. I did this exact thing with White Box. It was quite the learning experience.

    When you have the page up Erik, I'd be happy to include the PDF of White Box:FMAG

  5. I just have to say; that Mullen cover for Core is probably my favorite cover of any OSR RPG!

  6. All of these files have been available at the new S&W forums for months at:


  7. "Yeah, just add a few house rules in..."

    That's how it starts. Then I ended up publishing The Hero's Journey Fantasy Roleplaying.


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