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ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is the Gold ENnie Award-winning Best Game and Product of the Year for 2018!

As featured on Forbes, ranked in the top 20 best selling, Platinum Rated on DriveThruRPG and having sold over 26,000 physical copies and 62,000 digital copies worldwide, 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.

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 Sapkowski The WitcherGeorge R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice And FireGlen Cook's Black CompanyScott Lynch's Gentlemen Bastards and other ‘grimdark’-inspired worlds.

ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is a retro-clone spiritual successor to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay first and second editions, an unrepentant OSR 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

This 692 page, 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!

ZWEIHÄNDER print-on-demand comes with a full color cover, with black & white interior. We used the Hardcover Color Book (Standard Heavyweight) option to make the B&W images richer. In addition, the heavier paper weight makes this book retail quality!


 
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Mariusz P August 10, 2018 9:27 am UTC
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Ehh, I don't know if I should buy hardcover version. I've got already PDF, but placing some bigass zweihander book on my shelf would be a pleasure. That's tempting idea :D
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Christopher P July 09, 2018 8:21 pm UTC
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I would like to order the hardcopy, now that I've enjoyed my digital version. A couple questions though. 1 - is the POD printer the same as other DTRPG products in the UK? I ordered Clockwork and Chivalry and Clockwork and Cthulhu hardcover and all was well. (and it came quickly).
2 - Is it possible to get a discount on the harcover edition if you previously purchased the pdf?
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Daniel F July 09, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
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1: yes, it is the POD that's closest to your mailing address. If you haven't moved since ordering, it should be the same printer
2: absolutely! message me at daniel@grimandperilous.com
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Gary F June 10, 2018 11:31 pm UTC
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Which version is the latest? Digital ?
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Ken S June 01, 2018 1:48 pm UTC
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What is the bindery on the print on demand version?
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Daniel F June 01, 2018 2:03 pm UTC
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It is perfect bound and case laminate, on 70# paper. Saddle stitch isn't an option on DTRPG. However, we haven't heard of any challenges with the binding from customers. Nor, has our own versions at the table shown any signs of detachment from the case.
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Ken S July 05, 2018 10:55 pm UTC
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Thank you for the response. The bindery issues with the Shadowrun 5th Edition Core books have made me wary of some types of binding. Today, I purchased the POD version along with the PDF/color POD of the character folio. Should you ever do another run of the Kickstarter/smyth sewn version, I’d gladly purchase it.
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Joe C April 30, 2018 9:57 am UTC
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Take My Money ordering the hard copy later today looking forward to it.
I shall be making apologies to my postman.


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Simon S April 18, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
Hi all

How printer friendly is the PDF?
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Daniel F April 18, 2018 2:00 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I would recommend using the 150dpi file if you intend to print. We don't have separate layers in the PDF for the borders, so it's going to be ink-intensive. However, I know several people have printed it out on their own at Kinkos and have been pleased with the quality.
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Simon S April 18, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. It was the borders which were alarming me and my copy machine.
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Dan B April 14, 2018 9:14 pm UTC
Does the game include a setting? Even a fantasy Holy Roman Empire would be awesome.
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Daniel F April 18, 2018 2:00 pm UTC
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It includes four 'campaign seed' settings, which should give you some fodder to either run those or to create your own setting.
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Joe C April 13, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
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Any Idea how long this offer lasts ?
This is a tantalising price indeed was thinking of ordering towards the end of the month or in early May
However at this price it may well pay to order sooner.
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Daniel F April 18, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
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The deal just wrapped up on Monday, but stay tuned - we'll have more deals rolling around May!
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Joe C April 19, 2018 9:01 pm UTC
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Thank you I'm looking at definitely ordering week ending May 12th regardless of any offer
After all I've read heard & seen I'm rather sold on this one.
Its a wonderfully well thought out & thoroughly play tested product. It's well worth the price.
Looking forward to Main Gauche an all.
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Scott N April 11, 2018 7:05 pm UTC
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Wow I just purchased the PDF+Color Rulebook for $54.99 on monday and today they send me an email saying they're lowering the price of the pdf to $7.99 and the POD to $52.99 are they going to refund or credit my account $2.00?
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Daniel F April 11, 2018 7:07 pm UTC
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Hi Scott, thanks for your support! Send me your DTRPG email address to daniel@grimandperilous.com, and a list of products you haven't bought from us yet. I'll cut you a sweet deal better than a mere $2.00.
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4108940046200655 V April 07, 2018 3:39 am UTC
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Nice product. But I do have a question. I don’t have full bookmarks. I’ve tried the pdf on different pdf viewers and it’s the same on each.
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Daniel F April 18, 2018 2:02 pm UTC
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Sorry to hear you're having this issue. We haven't heard of this problem before. Can you send me screenshots of the PDF you're using to daniel@grimandperilous.com?
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Curt H April 02, 2018 11:54 pm UTC
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Nitpick, when you send the book, put a little shipping cushion around it, just sticking it in a cardboard box guarantees all the edges arrive damaged. Not a big deal I guess, but very bush league of you. Game system is good, though.
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Daniel F April 03, 2018 12:51 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Curt. Unfortunately, DriveThruRPG’s partner print shops handle all shipping. We literally have zero control over packaging. However, if there is damage to the book in transit, we can definitely help by running it up the flagpole to DTRPG. Please feel free to reach out to me direct at daniel@grimandperilous.com
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Curt H April 03, 2018 1:52 am UTC
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Not a major issue, but looks like I'm not the only person in this discussion list with damage issues, so you should definitely let them know!
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Devin B April 02, 2018 10:43 am UTC
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I've been really looking to try this out but I've been having problems downloading the pdf, I've tried deleting and redownloading the files and even buying them again and nothing has managed to fix the problem has anyone else had this problem and are there anyways to fix it
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Devin B April 02, 2018 12:03 pm UTC
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Never mind was able to get the first file to work looks good so far hopefully it’ll be as good as it looks
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Daniel F April 02, 2018 4:32 pm UTC
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Excellent! Let me know if you run into any challenges: daniel@grimandperilous.com
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Erik B March 14, 2018 7:07 am UTC
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A truly fantastic piece of RPG literature! Wow! I had no idea the book would be so totally covering it ALL and looking similar to a beautiful brick mortar! To have this in your hand is to be full of bliss as a gamemaster.
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Brian S February 27, 2018 9:53 pm UTC
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Hi, any chance of a softcover pod option?
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Daniel F February 27, 2018 11:32 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Unfortunately, the softcover option wouldn’t hold under the sheer weight of the book. Very sorry!
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John L February 21, 2018 2:59 am UTC
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How the hell does someone contact Grim & Perilous Studios and why have they made it so damned difficult to do?
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Daniel F February 26, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi John,

Did you check our Contact page on the home website? We also are on the following channels daily: Strike to Stun, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Reddit. Finally, you can always reach out to daniel@grimandperilous.com
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John L February 28, 2018 1:41 pm UTC
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I received a 404 error when I clicked the Contact link on your home website. I don't consider facebook, twitter, and Google+ as means of contact, especially facebook. Don't use Reddit. I have your email address now. Thank you for sharing it here.
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Curt H April 03, 2018 12:28 am UTC
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Agreed. You should have email as an option for contact on your website.
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Daniel F April 03, 2018 12:52 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Curt, we do indeed have our email address on our website. Where are you not seeing it at?
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Curt H April 03, 2018 1:50 am UTC
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Maybe because I'm accessing via mobile? I went through every single clickable option in every menu and never saw an email address. Could just be me but I just did it again, no address.
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Wojciech M February 08, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
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Hi,
I'm wondering is this (Standard Heavyweight) version is exactly the same product that Runeslinger reviewed? He is mentioning premium print but I didn't see that option above.
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Daniel F February 09, 2018 2:43 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
The one Runeslinger reviewed is actually standard heavyweight - which is very high quality (offset quality). We don't have a premium heavyweight version.
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