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

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  • 2018 Gen Con gold winner of Best Game and Product Of The Year, ENnie Awards
  • 2019 The Best Role-Playing Game Releases Of 2019, Game Informer
  • 2019 Best Games of 2019, Tabletop Gaming Magazine


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 home-brewed 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 Gentlemen 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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CHANGELOG
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 PDF is Version 10 (matches second print edition)
  • Phone PDF is Version 1 (we are no longer supporting this format)

 
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Dirk H October 20, 2021 9:24 pm UTC
Are the latest errata included in the download file?
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Richard R September 02, 2021 9:42 pm UTC
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"Sensitivity edits have been applied to language throughout. We have removed the Chattel Slaver from all future editions" So you removed the option to keep the older version of the file, if people get offended fine by me make the changes, but leave option to keep the older file if I not offended by the material in the book.
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Daniel D. Fox F September 02, 2021 10:00 pm UTC
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Hi Richard,

You can still find the older version of the PDDF (v9) in your Library, and in the zip file.
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Richard R September 03, 2021 12:06 am UTC
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Perfect!! apologies, I didn't saw the zip file, and thank you for the fast reply.
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August 09, 2021 2:28 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I noticed that this has been updated, and went to grab a fresh copy. What's the difference between the copy of the PDF in the zip file and the one with 'PREVIEWVERSION' in its file name? Actually, that applies to Main Gauche and the Player's Handbook too.
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August 22, 2021 10:54 pm UTC
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Bump. It's about 5MB smaller, but there's no indication of what is different.
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Daniel D. Fox F July 27, 2021 2:57 pm UTC
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Hey gang, Daniel here. We made an announcement in April on Discord about the PDF program in Discord, but it didn't trickle down to here. Very sorry about that!

Please be aware that the publisher has discontinued the free PDF program with proof of purchase of the physical book. However, the Zweihander Compendium is now 100% free over on Roll20.
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David W J August 24, 2021 2:13 am UTC
Everyone I talk to says not to play Zweihander because of what happened to the Trove. They say to play Lamentations of the Flame Princess instead. Never played either, but I'll give this Lamentations game a try.
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Guenther H March 18, 2021 7:33 pm UTC
So you pay $$ 59 for the print version.
Then you pay anothr $$ 19 for the pdf version in order to get a print + pdf bundle.
But the pdf price changed from $$ 11.99 to zero to $$ 19.99?!?

Sorry guys. I spend a lot of money for good rpg rule books.
I am interested in Zweihänder RPG. But I am not willing to part with another 20 bucks just for the pdf on top of the price for the hardcover.

Zweihänder RPG will have to wait some more time.
Maybe sometime there will be a print & pdf bundle.
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Andrews M March 18, 2021 8:23 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Guenther,

Thanks for the inquiry. While we no longer offer print-on-demand versions, we actually do offer free PDF versions to customers who've already picked up the physical book. Simply hit up Daniel Fox on Discord with a copy of your receipt, and we'll get you sorted!

https://discord.gg/Zweihander
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Colin M July 26, 2021 1:10 am UTC
Bought the hardcover, popped onto the discord; this is no longer true.
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Nathaniel B July 27, 2021 3:22 am UTC
PURCHASER
You can not trust a single word that comes out of Fox's mouth.
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Dawid J December 19, 2020 7:39 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hi there, I'd like to report two minor issues:

1) Page 532, Petty Thug has a "Brawn +10" skill, which I believe should say "Toughness +10" instead, as "Brawn" is an attribute, not a skill.

2) PDF Bookmark of the Chapter 12 Bestiary says "Chose of Chaos" instead of "Chosen of Chaos" (actual .pdf content is fine).
Customer avatar
Dawid J December 23, 2020 3:13 am UTC
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Another one, a minor typo, page 358 in PDF (equivalent page 1076 in phone PDF):

3) "One aspect that stands out amongst other potential settings is the deadly chaotic force know as Corruption."
In this sentence, the word "know" should be a 'known' instead.

Edit: Alright, I just saw there's a page for reporting the Errata, sent all of these. :)
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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
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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. Fox 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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Adrian S October 23, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
Because a PDF is almost 100 profit right?

You're tighter than a duck's arse, Fox.
Customer avatar
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.
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Jack 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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Drew U July 04, 2021 6:16 pm UTC
PURCHASER
This is far better designed than 4e fantasy, what are you on? The math and progression is much neater and it plays far more easily.
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Jack E July 23, 2021 1:55 am UTC
PURCHASER
You had 10 minutes to edit your comment after posting it but opted to let the rude tone remain.
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Nathaniel B July 27, 2021 3:24 am UTC
PURCHASER
You think that was rude?! Child you don't know anything.
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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).
Customer avatar
Ray D September 14, 2020 6:31 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I noticed that too.
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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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