Monday, July 24, 2017

I'll Be Kicking off a Swords & Wizardry Light Campaign at my FLGS - Need Tables for My DM screen

Come September I'll be kicking off a Swords & Wizardry Light / Continual Light campaign at Legendary Realms in Plainview, NY. First and third Thursday of the month, 6 PM till 930 or so. If you live in the area, consider joining us.

Over the next few days I'll be reviewing some of the accessories I plan to use - (DM screen, Hexers, folding game board, dungeon tiles and such).

What I need now are suggestions for tables for the DM screen - I want to run a very loose campaign with a few hooks and let the players decide on the direction.

What four tables - any products that are OSR or System Neutral - commercial, free, on blogs - would you suggest? I have four panels on the DM's side of the screen (normal orientation), so that's why I'm asking for four tables.

Lets get some feedback, as you'll be helping more than just me with your answers...


  1. Do you prefer normal or horizontal (landscape) orientation?

    1. Check out these 3 sheets of normal S&W DM Screen inserts compiled by chgowiz: http://d20swsrd.opengamingnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2016/11/SWCoreGMScreen.pdf

    2. Three Horizontally oriented S&W DM screen inserts by Stan Shinn here: http://stanshinn.com/rpg-hobby-games/customizable-swords-wizardry-gm-screen/

      I personally prefer horizontally oriented sheets because it keeps the screen lower and easier to look over.

  2. While I love SWL, my old AD&D ways still prevail in ways behind the screen. Thus, my love for Joe Bloch's ADD GM/Player Screen combo:


    I heard there's a sale going on so you can pick it up at 25% off!


  3. shrink down the entire esoteric creature generator to a single pane and get magnifying glasses.

  4. Put art on the player facing side! They will never be able to see or use anything that isn't 30 point font on that side of the screen.

  5. This http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/187802/d100-things-in-pockets and this http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/187805/D100-mildly-plausible-background-stories-for-Old-School-Characters

  6. Are you looking for fancy full-page tables? Because what I would do is have three tables on one page. The Reaction table (2d6), monster attack matrix, and selected saving throws corresponding to several common monsters.

    That can all fit on one panel.


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