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ATTENTION

A couple of new rules for the community. This is a discussion community foremost, and an advertising community secondly. So...

1. One advertising post per product.
2. No posts about Kickstarters unless they are specifically for something that is for Swords & Wizardry, i.e. a Swords & Wizardry "book" is the primary funding goal. Multiple types of system support is okay, as long as funding gets a Swords & Wizardry book. Also: One post per Kickstarter. Period. If you want to talk about your Kickstarter, time it appropriately.
3. This community does not condone sexist, racist, homophobic or transphobic discussion. Any of these will get you banned from the community and reported to Google. Anyone who makes the effort to post here is a real gamer, and we will not discriminate against anyone.

There's plenty of places around the internet for advertising RPG stuff, this is for Swords & Wizardry discussion. I'm always happy to give leeway in to other systems (including the one that inspired S&W) but I would like to keep this community focused. There's no shortage of places for general OSR discussion, either.

Thank you in advance, and any questions can be directed towards me via private message.
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If you need a town or other urban location then check out the Adventures In Highwold book by Corey Ryan Walden a free old school adventure resource. 
http://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-free-osr-downloads-of-corey-ryan.html
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Eric Fabiaschi

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Need some other free OSR science fantasy resources for your campaign? Well while poking around the Sword +1 blog. I discovered some OD&D style retroclone system resources from the author of the Ruins and Ronin retro system. This might be useful for Swords and Wizardry as well. 
http://swordsandstitchery.blogspot.com/2015/03/free-osr-science-fantasy-resources-from.html
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John Anderson

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Does anyone have a good go-to method for point-buy stat generation?
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if you just want to take a quick look at the playbook, http://www.rpgnow.com/product/121971/Beyond-the-Wall--The-Village has 6 of them for FREE.
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Erik Tenkar
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It's not just that only monsters get this effect in T&T. It's also that only PCs get the benefit of 'bypassing' the normal combat rules (and thus bypassing the inherent futility in opposing a creature they could not normally mechanically beat in any way) by way of "Combat SRs" (stunts, basically).
If you're one for balance or don't like crazy-ass stuff happening then stay away from T&T. In most games there's no way a beginning character could go one-on-one against a dragon and kill it outright with a lucky sling stone to the eye. In T&T that could very possibly happen.
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Waiting for hardcover to arrive. Until then.

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Same here haha.
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Evil Eli

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Why is their no entry for Halflings in the Monster Section for the any of the rulebooks (Core/Complete) and Monstrosities?
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Yeah, mildly insane
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Jasper Payne's starfish dragon surfaces in a campaign near you!
In my last post, I imagined Jasper, son of Laryssa and John Payne, as the superheroic Crayola Kid. I also explained that Jasper needs ear surgery to help improve his hearing. At the time of this writing, the Payne family has raised $2050 of $4300 needed for Jasper's medical bills.
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Erik Tenkar
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Erik Tenkar
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Nichole Cardiff The Failed Lich is pretty much what is says on the tin. When a high level wizard attempts to grab nigh infinite power and undying life, their chance for true success is minimal. Blinded by thoughts of what ...
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Stephan Tourville

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Swords & Wizardry Complete Hardcover on sale for $20 over at Frog God Games with coupon code: DD-SWCR-4976

Whoo-hoo!
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Grabbed it.....had to.
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About this community

This is an unofficial community for the Swords & Wizardry retroclone fantasy role-playing system. Spamming as well as using the membership list to harass people is not allowed.
 
So, Save vs. Cosmic Horror is back with some Geomorphs for you guys to use. There should be a follow up on the investigation article this week too.
Sorry about the absense,  work, both freelancing and day job have been some what tiresome of late, but I am back and hopefully ready to go. During my break, I have been slipping deeper into the consuming madness of mapping. T...
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Thanks, Venger. I am going to try to live upto it.
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Dean Overlin

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Looking For Group, or seeking other people who are currently Looking For Group.

I have a pretty large ambition right now. I would like to put together both an Actual Play Podcast, and an Actual Play video cast series on YouTube. I would love to be both Dungeon Master and Editor for the series, but that might be a little too much weight to carry on my shoulders. Ultimately, I would like to form a group a players who take turns being Dungeon Master for different RPG system or the same one if they choose. I would still like to DM every now and then, just not that often. 

 

Would you like to be both player and DM?

 

Preferably I would like to play a session once every two weeks for 4 or more hours, weekends hopefully, I guess that is going to depend on the people who join this group. I would like to be accompanied by travelers who are good public speakers and have an excellent chemistry with the rest of the cast members.

 

Are you good at speaking? Do people stop what they’re doing and pay attention to what you have to say?

 

There will be a few things that will be needed but not right away. For the way I plan on recording the podcast and video cast (not sure what to call this, so I just threw together video and cast, lame) of sessions, it will require a headset, and some sort of mic. It could be a mic you already own, or a mic on a headset. It will also require a web cam, unfortunately not a built in web cam or mic on a laptop, as their quality is usually poor (Unless you happen to have a built in web cam and or mic of good quality).

Without getting to detailed the way I plan on recording the sessions is by having myself and all players, DM, record their audio and video on their own computer/laptop instead of one person trying to record everything from their own computer. After a session is complete, everyone would transfer their recordings to me (I’m looking into an efficient way to accomplish this without risking corruption to data). By recording this way it ensures the best quality that we can manage with limited resources. I’m currently researching and will begin testing of recording software on the 30th of this month. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.  Now admittedly, I’ve edited audio together but I’ve never edited together audio and video, and I’m very aware that this is going to start out as a hard task for myself. But by the powers of the Computer Gods I’ll get ahold of it, form my own techniques, and get much needed practice. I guess I’m saying that it’ll be a few weeks before the first video and podcast is ready for public consumption as I’m looking to created something of a higher production that what I’ve listed and watched online. In the future after I’ve found the right people to be a part of this core group, I would love to incorporate recording with camcorders along with webcams to get multiple areas of coverage of players and DM faces for video series, but this will not be something that I’ll employ right away. I’ll also be attempting to teach myself very crude animation techniques to add into the video cast. I know this sounds like much, I’ll have the details worked out for everyone else.

 

Are you interested in this challenge and are looking for a chance to be a part of something? And what skills do you have that could contribute to this project?

 

Well travelers, foremost, I love playing RPGs, and I love watching; listening to movies, online videos, and podcast.  I want to challenge myself on a technical level and make some new friends to enjoy laughter and a happy moment with. I started playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons when I was 12 years old in 1994 and it was a core foundation in my teen years throughout Jr High and High School. I joined the Army in 2001 and played my first system outside of Dungeons & Dragons universe with Vampire: Masquerade and my eyes were opened to the possibilities of my imagination, and I explored even further to other various RPG systems.

 

What do you love about RPGs?

 

If you currently have a group already, and are interested in this opportunity, please say something, I’m open to ideas and am willing to sit in or step in for a session to see how the group chemistry is.

 

Are you ready?

 

I bid you well my fellow Travelers
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I am looking for an adventure to take out for a one off with my group, seeing if they dig S&W. What do folks like to use in this case?
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+Phil H.​ I was planning on using Complete. I ordered the hardcover last week.
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Erik Tenkar
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Purchased!
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Erik Tenkar
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Nichole Cardiff The Failed Lich Swords & Wizardry AC: 2[17] HD:8 Attacks: Hands 2x(2d4) Saving Throw: 6 Special: Can throw balls of fire up to 2x per round               for 2d6 damage each Move: 12 Challenge Level: 9 / 1,100...
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Evil Eli

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My Barrowmaze Campaign using Swords & Wizardry
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Thanks James!
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Ray Chapel

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Did you know that the default assumption for potions in Swords & Wizardry is that they're non-magical and thus don't show up on Detect Magic and the like?
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I think of Alchemy as chemistry for folks living in a world with access to chemicals like Beholder ocular fluid, or giant spider silk. There is magic involved, but not necessarily in the making of the stuff. 
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James Spahn

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SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION ALERT!!!!

Fire and Gold!

The first trilogy of White Box Adventures reaches its fiery climax with The Dragon's Hoard, an adventure for between six and eight characters of 7th to 9th level for Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox!. After defeating the wererats of Willowford and discovering the terrible secret of the Nameless Wizard in his hidden tower, a band of brave heroes must brave the volcanic flaming pass and challenge an ancient red dragon and his fire giant army! The fate of Willow Valley is in their hands! Featuring new monsters, devious traps and a climactic finale to the story which began in The Wererat's Well and continued in The Wizard's Tower, this adventure can be played as a close to the trilogy or stand completely on its own. Can you brave the Keep of the Flaming Pass and claim the dragon's hoard? 

    

Swords & Wizardry, S&W, WhiteBox, and Mythmere Games are the trademarks of Matthew J. Finch. Barrel Rider Games is not affiliated with Matthew J. Finch or Mythmere Games™. This product is compatible with the rules of Swords & Wizardry: WhiteBox rules. 

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/146481/White-Box-Adventures-The-Dragons-Hoard-Swords--Wizardry
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+Steven Dolges Thanks! I'll correct and update immediately! The amount has been added and the file updated.
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