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This is the final Early Acccess Version 2 of ZWEIHÄNDER GRIM & PERILOUS RPG. If you previously downloaded the Early Access Version 1 prior to April 28th 2017, grab the latest version here at DriveThruRPG.

You can purchase the fully-illustrated PDF at this link.

As featured on Forbes.com and having raised over $90K on Kickstarter & CrowdOx, ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is a bloodier, grimmer and grittier version of classic tabletop role-playing games you may already familiar with. The community calls this style of gaming the “pathetic aesthetic”, but we simply call it grim & perilous gaming.

WHAT IS ZWEIHÄNDER?

ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is an OSR Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay loveletter/retroclone/heartbreaker released under Creative Commons License Share-Alike. It is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game, one where adventurers will:

  • Live in a gritty, ‘realistic’ fantasy world
  • Make morally grey decisions & enact vicious reprisals
  • Uncover insidious plots & political intrigue
  • Desperately fight in clandestine & open field combat
  • Defend themselves from injuries, madness & mutations
  • Take part in heart-pumping chase scenes
  • Venture into the wilderness & survive its perils
  • Encounter sanity-blasting creatures & their minions

Using the classical D100 system, you will create grim characters, write perilous adventures and build low fantasy & dark fantasy campaigns. These rules are perfectly suitable to run Renaissance and medieval-styled adventures, too. You can also use this book to craft homebrew stories set in the works of Andrzej SapkowskiGeorge R.R. MartinGlen CookScott Lynch and other ‘grimdark’-inspired worlds.

This all-in-one game includes most of what you need to play: a character creation guide, game mastery rules and a bestiary brimming with creatures both fair & foul. All that’s left to gather are a few friends, pencils and a handful of dice.

ZWEIHÄNDER awaits, and the fate of your grim & perilous tale hangs in the balance!


 
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Giulio T April 12, 2017 11:37 am UTC
PURCHASER
I love WFRP 1st and knowing of this games was a blast!
After a bit of exploring (I'm not reviewing the title) the main thing I've been struck is the amount of text.
The book is too verbose and useful information is too diluted.
Fact are difficult to find and often not to the point.
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Giulio T May 04, 2017 11:15 am UTC
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Following up from my review ( I can't find a way to replay),: I'm happy playtester and backers feel different about the game.

I've spent a fair bit amount of time reading the book, but I'm in no way expert.
For example, choosing to have armour/injury location as optional in the GM section, give the impression on a non 100% integrated system.

The "perilous stunts" are another choice I feel not really spot on. I need "Coordination test" to disarm, but coordination seems to be a skills used for body agility (dexterity, flexibility, balance and grace in movement) but suddenly is used in lots of combats skills: for most of those I felt more appropriate using the current weapon skill.
You can have a high coordination character (jester?) that is capable of amazing combat feats, but can't strike as effectively.
Probably I've missed something.

The three tables of how you slain an adversary are nice, but a bit redundant: it's dead.

My...See more
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Charlie S April 11, 2017 1:42 am UTC
PURCHASER
BiGGG Question. Will. It. be. Available. in. Print?
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Charlie S April 11, 2017 1:42 am UTC
PURCHASER
The final version, I mean.
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Tom M April 25, 2017 12:32 pm UTC
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They plan on having a Print on Demand release over drive thru when they get all their print copies sent over to their Kickstarter and Crowdox backers.
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Daniel F April 26, 2017 3:24 am UTC
PUBLISHER
It sure will! We're waiting for proofs to approve, before uploading here on DriveThruRPG.com. You can follow our progress on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/grimandperilous
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Bill E November 19, 2016 10:05 pm UTC
CrowdOx link not working (?)
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Daniel F November 21, 2016 8:57 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
It's fixed now, thanks for checking!
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Bill E November 30, 2016 7:14 pm UTC
Hhhmmm. It still isn't working for me on several different computers.
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Daniel F November 30, 2016 7:20 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Please try this link: https://app.crowdox.com/projects/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg
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