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ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG (FULL VERSION)

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This is the final Illustrated Version 4 of ZWEIHÄNDER GRIM & PERILOUS RPG. If you previously downloaded the Illustrated Version 3 prior to June 6th 2017, grab the latest version here at DriveThruRPG.

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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Mathew S June 26, 2017 9:37 am UTC
grimandperilous.com is down or gone ...
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Tamas I June 26, 2017 2:10 pm UTC
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It was down. It's back again.
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Daniel F June 26, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
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Yep! We're back. Had some difficulty installing SSL last night.
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Thebayou M June 24, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
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When will the print on demand option be available on drivethrurpg.com, i really want a hardcover version with out using a credit card!

kind regards,

Robert Osenga
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Matt K June 25, 2017 12:49 pm UTC
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Due to printer issues, the Kickstarter print versions are only going to be shipped at August at the earliest. I expect the POD version to be available after the Kickstarter backers have received thier physical versions, so later in the year would be my guess. Full update describing the printer issues can be found here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg/posts/1909874
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Christopher P June 24, 2017 4:56 am UTC
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Enjoying the book so far, but the bookmarks are kind of crazy. For example, steps 5-9 of character creation are *within* "Warrior", which itself is directly under "Character Creation" but should specifically be under "Archetype and Profession." ("Archetype and Profession, meanwhile, is nested under "Elf.")

I haven't noticed any problems in the text itself, but a small update getting the bookmarks in order would be much appreciated!
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Antonio Miguel M June 21, 2017 11:12 am UTC
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hi!
I bought the pdf from here waiting for a "discount" when the P.o.d. was out... but now have jumped to the chance to have the Pre-order/kickstarter version... should some compensation be fearsible?
Saludos
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Daniel F June 21, 2017 1:29 pm UTC
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If you are intending to buy the hardback, let me know the address you use to register at Kickstarter. I'll give you a discounted rate.
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Antonio Miguel M June 21, 2017 4:47 pm UTC
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How can i contact you? I've contact via messenger about a question about shipping to EU? Its to no put here my email !!
I've ordered the hardback
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Daniel F June 21, 2017 5:59 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Message me at daniel@grimandperilous.com
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Tim L June 07, 2017 8:11 pm UTC
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Daniel, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but comparing the V4 files with the errata you posted on the site, it seems the Index listing for the Fomori Thrall hasn't been fixed as there are still two mentions of Fomori Huscarl instead. Not a huge problem and doesn't bother me personally, but just wanted to let you know in case you can still fix the file before submitting it for print. :)
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Alexandre L June 06, 2017 9:15 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Daniel will this last update (V4.0) be available also with in high resolution (300 dpi) like the previous?
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Daniel F June 06, 2017 9:16 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Alexandre, the 300dpi and 150dpi versions should be available to you now. I am logged in as a publisher and see both files: http://imgur.com/a/BOggG
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Matt K June 06, 2017 10:49 pm UTC
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Also only able to see one file, in my DTRPG Library it's called "Zweihander_Book_DIGITAL_150dpi.pdf". I've just downloaded it, and the file is downloaded as "ZWEIHANDER_Grim_&_Perilous_RPG_(FULL_VERSION)_([my personal file ref]).pdf". Checking the latest errata online, I can confirm that this file does include the changes to v4.
So yeah, just wanted to confirm that v4 150 dpi has uploaded properly, but not the 300 dpi one.
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Alexandre L June 07, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
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Confirmed... I can only access the 150 dpi version. No 300 dpi version visible or available in my Library yet.
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Tim L June 07, 2017 8:00 pm UTC
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Just got a new free download sent through Drivethru which allowed me to 'rebuy' for free, and now I have access to both the 150 and 300 dpi V4 versions. So everybody should check their inbox here on DT I think.
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Daniel F June 07, 2017 8:12 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yeah, this looks like a weird bug with DTRPG. I had to resubmit everyone's email address to their agent for complimentary copies for the new versions to show.
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Tim L June 07, 2017 8:21 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Well, I can imagine that was a pain in the proverbial behind, but thanks for taking the time and getting it solved! :)
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Daniel F June 07, 2017 8:21 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for being so patient!
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Alexandre L June 07, 2017 10:16 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Nah, thank YOU for the excellent support, as always.
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Luca M June 08, 2017 4:39 am UTC
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I have the same problem, I can only access the 150 dpi version of the pdf. Have you sent the emails to everyone or only to the people that have reported the problem? If it is the former case, then I have not received any email...
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Luca M June 08, 2017 6:57 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I don't know how, but now the 300 dpi version has appeared. Thanks for solving the problem!
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Daniel F June 08, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Perfect. I had to delete and re-upload all the files to make it work. Everyone should be good now.
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Christopher Y June 04, 2017 8:33 am UTC
PURCHASER
Can't seem to download this file keeps getting to end then saying error , fed up trying now
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Antonio Miguel M June 06, 2017 6:06 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Same here! Last time i had to download the less dpi one but now theres no option...
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Daniel F June 06, 2017 9:36 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Our PDFs are all sent through Distiller, and are optimized for hosting & downloading. Some folks have luck downloading to DropBox, or by using the old interface (clickable in 'My Library'). Unfortunately, you may have to reach out to customer support. Wish there was something else we could do to help!
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Matt K May 27, 2017 12:57 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Can you please, please start using some version control on the PDFs you release? It gets really confusing knowing which version of the book I already have downloaded.
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Daniel F June 06, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Your wish is my command: http://grimandperilous.com/errata/
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May 25, 2017 8:08 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Unable to download either version; the download either fails, or adobe says the file is damaged and can't be opened.
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Daniel F May 25, 2017 8:17 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
DriveThruRPG seems to be having issues with downloads. The file is fine and passed through Adobe Distiller.

Please reach out to Publisher Customer Service at the bottom left-hand side of DriveThruRPG.com.
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Jakob S May 23, 2017 4:14 pm UTC
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Quick question: If I buy the pdf now, will I get a discount on the printed book later? I'm more of a dead tree person, but I'd love to get further into the system right now.
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Mathew S June 09, 2017 9:27 am UTC
Best off buying the combo from here IMHO

https://app.crowdox.com/project/grimandperilous/zweihander-grim-and-perilous-rpg/752051/rewards
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Daniel C May 17, 2017 8:35 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Maybe I missed the information here, but do we have a date for the hardcover book? I also wonder if it is full color or black and white art when printed?
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Daniel F May 17, 2017 9:44 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The cover is color, and the interior B&W. The print version will not be ready until the latter part of June from DriveThruRPG, as we have yet to go through the proofing process yet with them. Lulu has taken priority, as our Kickstarter and CrowdOx backers are up to bat first.
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May 11, 2017 1:01 pm UTC
Is their going be softcover black and white version of POD. I also looked at the non release version of the game and did not see the tables. I could have overlooked them. I was used old Warhammer tables. Thanks for the response.
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Daniel F May 11, 2017 1:25 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
We are only doing hardcover.

As for the critical hit tables, they are in the Game Mastery section.
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May 11, 2017 4:28 am UTC
So when the POD ready. Also are there critical hit tables?
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Tamas I May 11, 2017 6:37 am UTC
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They are working on the print proofs. Yes, there are critical tables for moderate, serious, grievous injuries, and there are four tables with SLAIN! descriptions.
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Mark L May 09, 2017 5:57 am UTC
PURCHASER
Am going to take a look at this and try out an adventure - are there any community adventures available for it? If people created adventures for this system - are they able to resell them via DriveThru?
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Daniel F May 10, 2017 1:35 am UTC
PUBLISHER
There is a 30 page adventure in the back of the book called A Bitter Harvest. Enjoy
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Thomas V May 01, 2017 8:27 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Oooh this looks good ! Any chances for PoD (reading 688 pages on a screen would be a tad too much) ?
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Daniel F May 01, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Very soon! Waiting for proofs before we bring POD live to the public later this month.
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Ville O May 03, 2017 8:30 am UTC
PURCHASER
If it's possible, I would appreciate a softcover option as well. The book is so big, that the glue binding used in the POD books makes it hard to keep the hardcover book open.
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Alan B June 20, 2017 5:38 pm UTC
Any update on POD?
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