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ZWEIHANDER Grim & Perilous RPG: Revised Core Rulebook (Phone PDF + Digital PDF)

ZWEIHANDER Grim & Perilous RPG: Revised Core Rulebook (Phone PDF + Digital PDF)

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This bundle includes a traditional Digital PDF and a Phone PDF for ZWEIHANDER Grim & Perilous RPG: Revised Core Rulebook.

WELCOME TO GRIM & PERILOUS GAMING Winner of the ENnie gold Best Game and Product of the Year at Gen Con 2018, featured on Forbes, ranked one of the best-selling fantasy tabletop role-playing games at DriveThruRPG and having moved over 90,000 copies worldwide, ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is a bloodier, grimmer and grittier version of classical tabletop role-playing games. This revised PDF edition is published in celebration with Andrews McMeel Publishing, and features a refreshed layout, new artwork, rules clarifications, color plates by Dejan Mandic and errata. ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is a game where your characters will:

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

Using the Powered By ZWEIHÄNDER d100 game engine, you will create grim characters, write perilous adventures and build your own low fantasy & dark fantasy campaigns. These rules are a perfect fit for Renaissance and medieval-styled adventures, too. You can also use this book to create your own homebrewed worlds, whether inspired by the works of Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher, George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Glen Cook’s Black Company, Myke Cole’s The Armored Saint, Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane, Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series or other ‘grimdark’-inspired media. 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 are a few friends, pencils and a handful of dice. ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG awaits, and the fate of your grim & perilous tale hangs in the balance! 

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ZWEIHANDER GRIM & PERILOUS RPG PHONE PDF: Tabletop role-playing game books are converted from print books into a Digital PDF, and then distributed on DriveThruRPG. This digital format typically references the same layout as the print book with hyperlinking, resulting in an 8.5 inch by 11 inch Digital PDF. While Digital PDFs display well on laptops, they don’t suit the most common devices used around a game table – tablets and phones:


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INTRODUCING THE PHONE PDF: Working with DriveThruRPG, Andrews McMeel Publishing is proud to announce a new format for digital tabletop role-playing games – Phone PDFs. Revolutionizing the way tabletop role-playing gamers use PDFs at the game table, this new format is optimized for the mobile user. Phone PDF side-steps the frustration of pinch, pan and zoom of traditional Digital PDFs on mobile devices by utilizing a mobile-first design. The Phone PDF is an excellent resource for users who prefer their mobile device at the game table, don’t have the book on-hand to look up an important game rule or are on the go:


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DEVICE AGNOSTIC: Our Phone PDF has both Android and Apple users in mind. It is also designed for both tablets and phones. Images remain high fidelity, optimized for older and newer devices:


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MOBILE FIRST DESIGN: Our Phone PDF utilizes a mobile-first UX. This makes for a more pleasant user experience. Our Phone PDF includes a navigation footer. This tool persists across the entire experience, allowing you to quickly access the table of contents (ToC). By clicking on contents, it will take you to quick links: a standard ToC you’d normally see in a print book or Digital PDF. Every quick link takes a user deeper into the Phone PDF, revealing all of the headers and hyperlinked content within:


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EASE OF NAVIGATION: While the Phone PDF retains mobile device swipe functionality, there are times where you may accidentally move too quickly through the book. That’s why our Phone PDFs incorporate a back button. This button acts as a history tool, allowing you to move through previous pages you visited:


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INTERACTIVE INDEX: One common pain RPG gamers suffer from is having to look up terms from the index. This is why we’ve integrated our index as a right-hand rocker in the Phone PDF. This interactive index allows you to quickly click through to any term you need to find, using the same quick link functionality as the navigation footer:


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GET STARTED: Eager to try out a Phone PDF? Our first title – Zweihänder Grim & Perilous RPG by Daniel D. Fox – is now available at DriveThruRPG in Phone PDF format. This 672-page dark fantasy RPG was the 2018 winner at Gen Con for Best Game and Product of the Year, and represents how you can take a dense tabletop role-playing game book, and translate it into a simple Phone PDF:


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CHANGE LOG
We have instituted a new taxonomy for ZWEIHANDER RPG digital title names. For purposes of determining what the correct PDFs to use are, reference the following:
  • Traditional Digital PDF is Version 9
  • Phone PDF is Version 1

 
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William B August 22, 2020 2:12 am UTC
Does this RPG have some kind of encounter balance system to help GM's design combat?
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Alexander D August 22, 2020 5:29 pm UTC
PURCHASER
It's been a while since I've read it, but "grim and perilous" games handle "balancing" by putting the burden on the player. The players decide if they should fight or flee. Choosing to engage an enemy at all, or deciding to run, provides balance.

I've found that balanced encounter systems don't always work. For example, certain characters may be better, or worse suited against a particular type of opponent. The environment, and other group factions may also play a role in how an encounter plays out.

Zweihander has a brutal combat system. The choice of even engaging in combat requires a lot of thought.
Customer avatar
William B August 23, 2020 6:23 pm UTC
Thanks Alexander. I'm well aware of the "balance vs. don't balance" debate, and have run games extensively both ways. I was just wondering if this product featured such a mechanic.
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Ayour D August 21, 2020 11:01 am UTC
PURCHASER
I bought the physical copy of Zweihander but is a huge book and hard so search in it, is there any kind of discount for the PDF file for the buyers of the physical book?

Thanks in advance
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Henry F July 16, 2020 2:18 am UTC
PURCHASER
Is there any point to purchasing this now that the version of Warhammer this is a clone of is being produced again? And the fact that Warhammer Fantasy is now producing new content again?
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Chelsea R May 09, 2020 6:18 pm UTC
Will there be an option for a PoD? PDF's are souless.
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Daniel D. F May 09, 2020 7:21 pm UTC
PURCHASER
We no longer support POD for core rule books. However, you can find our physical books elsewhere online and at your flgs.
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Carl B May 06, 2020 2:26 am UTC
The conversion to a mobile as well as standard PDF needs to become the standard for this industry.
Customer avatar
Robert E March 08, 2020 9:03 pm UTC
PURCHASER
It's a Warhammer Fantasy clone. Not a bad one, but not as good as Warhammer Fantasy, especially the latest edition. Maybe it's right for you, though. I suggest researching both games before laying down your hard-earned silver pieces.
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Wagner R February 15, 2020 7:43 am UTC
PURCHASER
Hello, the phone version is missing the description of the Ogre's traits (after page 125).
And the table of the Warrior profession is missing too (after page 138).
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Ray D September 14, 2020 6:31 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I noticed that too.
Customer avatar
Radovan M February 01, 2020 9:19 am UTC
PURCHASER
Hi,

I have here one clarification and point for errata. Page 311 Bolt of Flame description is probably wrong.
" You can inflict Injuries with this Magick, but they are set On Fire instead." I believe there should be "can not" there. Can you confirm and maybe fix it in the e-book?
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Panu L December 17, 2019 7:18 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Sorry to bother you but could it be possible to put up a seperate download for the phone pdf? It is a hassle to download the whole zip file (400mb) to the phone, not to mention time consuming, instead of simply downloading the 90mb pdf.

Same request for Main Gauche. It is so much easier when you can download seperate pdf’s Instead of zip files. At least for me personally.
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Kody R December 05, 2019 5:44 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hey I'm really loving the system, it's exactly what I've been looking for in a fantasy RPG. I noticed that on the mobile pdf the ogre ancestry chart and warrior profession chart are missing. This isn't the case in the standard pdf though. Keep up the great work though!
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Kody R December 05, 2019 6:19 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Sorry the ogre chart is there, but the descriptions for the abilities are not.
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Alexander D November 27, 2019 8:37 am UTC
PURCHASER
I haven't read all the way through character creation, and I've already seen two errors. The charts for ogre ancestry and warrior professions are missing. Is this indicative of what I can expect for the rest of the book?
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Phil W October 21, 2019 3:59 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Great idea guys. But could you put a version number or something on the filenames. It shows me two but no idea which one is the latest version.

Zweihander_Phone__Digital_PDF_Bundle.zip
ZweihanderPhonePDFDigitalPDFBundle.zip

Thanks.
Customer avatar
Daniel F October 21, 2019 4:19 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Your wish is our command! Check your Library – should have a file called ZweihanderBundle, which includes versioned file names.
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Phil W October 21, 2019 5:18 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Thanks!
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Johnny W October 15, 2019 1:37 pm UTC
Is this no longer available for Pay What you Want?
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Jorge J October 15, 2019 5:52 am UTC
PURCHASER
The phone PDF is excellent, thank you! But the "back button" doesn't work on my tablet, it freezes (I use Acrobat for Android).
Customer avatar
Dominik S October 12, 2019 7:22 pm UTC
PURCHASER
The random table for choice of different warrior jobs is missing.
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George B October 11, 2019 4:28 pm UTC
PURCHASER
How is 437MB a phone friendly file size?
Customer avatar
Daniel F October 11, 2019 5:24 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for the feedback, George. We are collecting a round of changes to implement in version 1.1. File size is at the top of the list.
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