Thursday, February 9, 2017

What is Swords & Wizardry Continual Light? Oh, and other SWL updates

Some of you may remember my discussion of a project called Swords & Wizardry Extra Light, where we ( +James Spahn , +Zach Glazar and myself) were going to take Swords & Wizardry Light to Seventh Level in about 16 digest sized pages plus a dozen or so pages for adventures. Well, "Extra" Light got folks thinking it was lighter and even smaller, not literally extra to it. Trust me, we couldn't go any lighter and be true to Swords & Wizardry.

Instead, we are naming the project Swords & Wizardry Continual Light. Because that is, quite simply, what it is. A continuation of Swords & Wizardry Light to Seventh level. That is the cap, BTW. No level Eight. No Fifth level spells (though what you find on a scroll could be beyond what can be in your spell book)

+Michael Badolato continues work on the SWL Monster book (yeah, he could probably use a better title than such - SWL Mini Monstrous Manual perhaps?

The SWL starter / tutorial adventure titled Beneath the Battered Dwarf Tavern is pretty much posted in full here at The Tavern. I need to put a quick and dirty PDF together, as I've had a request for such to be used at a convention. I'll kick off work on the follow up adventure tonight.

Off the Beaten Path - Forest Excursions. Four stretch goals hit. Two adventures added (putting it at 22). Ten days left to fund. For Swords & Wizardry Light. Seriously, check it out. Thom Wilson does good work.

Did I mention we surpassed 3,000 DLs of the SWL rules? Yep, earlier today. They are also available now at the Frog God Games webstore.


  1. "Continual" is a way better name, congrats on arriving at it!

  2. Excellent improvement! Keep up the great work!

  3. I, of course, learned of this in chat last night but misconstrued it to be a pun. I erred... /Groo Moment

  4. I also like the name change... we could call the document to convert people/games over to SWC as "Moving Out of the Light" or some such.

    I also agree that the Monster Manual [Monstrosities] Light (66.6% lighter, all of the danger) needs a better name.

  5. Do you know if I could just pledge for "no reward" to get some copies of the add on notebook? I am on a buying adventure hiatus after getting the "complete gamer" set during Sword and wiz 3rd printing KS. But I have been looking for a good notebook for campaign noodling for quite some time.


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