Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Swords & Wizardry

So I sat down and perused Swords & Wizardry this weekend and have to say I'm impressed with the faithful "0e" rendering of the document. If Tricky Owlbear is to produce any old-school adventures I'm convinced this is the way to go. Not only is this version so basic that it is usable with other retro-clones such as Labyrinth Lord and OSRIC but the publishers of S&W also have a massive monster compendium as a free download! (warning: this link is the download!)
I've begun note scribbling for this new line of products (which I'm actually more excited about than Pathfinder) such as what to call it and what format its adventures will be in (think of a TSR competitor from the 80s). Fun stuff ahead!


Blogger Mike said...

Good deal. Swords & WIzardry impressed me as well. I like Labyrinth Lord just a smidge better, but that's just semantics.

Feel free to send me ideas for the possible product lines, if you're so inclined. I wouldn't mind taking a stab at writing for this game. :)

11:20 AM  
Blogger Bret said...

I can tell you right here that we're planning on doing adventures--period. Got an idea for one? You know where to find me.

12:37 PM  
OpenID ancientvaults said...

Adventures are certainly called for, with the monster book to glean from there are a plethora of monsters begging for adventure.

7:34 PM  
Blogger Bret said...

Indeed, that monster document I downloaded is quite extensive!

9:45 PM  
Blogger Matt Finch said...

This is great news! Once you have some modules available, I'll be happy to put a link to your website up on the Swords & Wizardry main site. Most likely, people on the Swords & Wizardry forums can be persuaded to write reviews on Dragonsfoot, which is a good way to spread the word about a new product. I bet James M would review it for Grognardia, too. A new independent publisher is news that people will be interested to hear about.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Bret said...

Thanks for the info, Matt. I knew that Dragonsfoot (along with the S&W forums) would be a good place to get the word out.

1:12 PM  

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