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As featured on and having raised over $90K on Kickstarter & CrowdOxZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is a bloodier, grimmer and grittier version of classic tabletop roel-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.


ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is a Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay loveletter/retroclone 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
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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Charlie S April 11, 2017 1:42 am UTC
BiGGG Question. Will. It. be. Available. in. Print?
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Charlie S April 11, 2017 1:42 am UTC
The final version, I mean.
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Tom M April 25, 2017 12:32 pm UTC
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
It sure will! We're waiting for proofs to approve, before uploading here on You can follow our progress on our Facebook page:
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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
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
Please try this link:
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Grim & Perilous Studios
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