Thursday, July 16, 2009

Announcing the Swords & Wizardry Quick Start module


I'd like to announce, in cooperation with Three-Headed Monster Games, the release of the Swords & Wizardry Quick Start module (download PDF here).

The Swords & Wizardry Quick Start is an introduction to the world of Swords & Wizardry(tm), the popular recreation of the original 1974 edition of Dungeons & Dragons(tm). It contains everything you need to play:
  • Character creation
  • Play and combat rules
  • Game Referee Guidance
  • A complete adventure – The Dungeon of Akban
It's audience is for new players and new Game Referees of Swords & Wizardry. With extensive help, suggestions and examples laid throughout the simple rules and adventure, novices can quickly immerse themselves into a fantastic world of adventure and danger. Upon completing this Quick Start, players and Game Referees will be able to easily master the full Swords & Wizardry Core Rules.

The front cover of the Quick Start is by Mark Allen of Marjasall Productions. Mark is the first place (Color) winner of the 2009 Erol Otus Art Challenge by Fight On! magazine and Otherworld Miniatures. Mark is also known for his work with Troll Lords Games LLC. (http://portfolio.marjasall.com)

The rear cover was done by Paul (bliss_infinite) Fini. (http://www.indieonlycomics.com) The interior art is from Brave Halfling Publishing.


The Swords & Wizardry Quick Start Rules is produced in cooperation with the members of Three Headed Monster Games: a collective of creative individuals offering support to one another to improve, review, and edit their work into the best form possible with the tools and talents available within that network. The Quick Start is the first release done in cooperation with THM Games - more is on the way! For more information on THM Games, check out http://thmgames.blogspot.com

"Swords & Wizardry" is a trademark of Matthew J. Finch
"Dungeons & Dragons" is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

15 comments:

greywulf said...

That's very, VERY cool! Downloading now, and about to shout it from the rooftops too.

David Macauley said...

Great job, can't wait to print it out and have a read.

Terga said...

Congratulations are in order for all involved this is a huge help. I will be running S&W this week and this will come in handy. Thank you for supporting the hobby and the OSR community.

Gabriel said...

That's great news! PDF alrady downloaded and waiting to be read when I get back from work. I'm trying to move my group from 3.5e to S&W or LL (not decided yet) but this will surely come handy. Keep the good work.

Mike D. said...

Congrats! Looks awesome, can't wait to get my print copies!

bliss_infinite said...

Came out fantastic!
Great work!

Dave The Game said...

Great work!

Chgowiz said...

Thank you all. Your support and encouragement is really appreciated. :)

Andreas Davour said...

Neat.

The PC sheet is really great. I love it.

JDJarvis said...

I really like how the sample adventure is written. A good job indeed.

taichara said...

This looks really sweet. :D

Lovely work -- and thank you again for the encouragement :3

PatrickWR said...

Great work—but putting a save-or-die giant spider in Room #2 of the sample dungeon is mighty cruel of you, Mike!

greifenklaue said...

Great stuff! espacially the tips and the Know-how!!!

Staples said...

Hi Michael. Happy Thank a Free RPG Publisher Day! I just wanted to let you know that your Quickstart was a great introduction to refereeing Swords and Wizardry. It really helped me to "get it." Thanks for making it available!

ChicagoWiz said...

@Staples - the best thanks is hearing that you had an awesome game using the Quick Start and that it helped you as a DM. You're most welcome! :)