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Gamemasters! Are you running grim & perilous adventures, but tired of dog-earing the pages in your copy of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG? Then prepare yourself with our color blind-friendly ZWEIHÄNDER GM Playmat, available exclusively at DriveThruRPG!

Designed to fit into both the horizontal-styled DriveThruRPG Horizontal GM Screen (which you can add at check-out) and The World's Greatest Screen, the GM Playmat prominently features Qualities for armor, shields, vehicles & weapons from both the ZWEIHANDER RPG core book and the upcoming supplement Main Gauche. It also features all Bestiary Traits for quick reference, 'specially when paired up with Bestiary Cards. Both Qualities and Traits are spread across four pages, meant to lay in front of you on the table while you run the game. Each Quality and Trait has an empty circle beside it, so when inserted into the DriveThruRPG Horizontal GM Screen, you can use a dry erase marker to quickly indicate which Qualities and Traits you'll need to look at during combat.

The GM Playmat has one additional feature. By flipping over either outer-most 'wing' of the DriveThruRPG Horizontal GM Screen, you have instant access to Chaos Manifestations and Social Intrigue Tactics!

As before, the tables are color blind friendly. Tables are color-coded for easy access, matching the colors from our GM Screen. Plus, our traditional approach of "order vs. chaos borders" surround the entirety of the GM Playmat, hand drawn by Ken Duquet.

Our GM Playmat includes:

  • Qualities for armor, shields, weapons & vehicles from both Zweihander and Main Gauche
  • Bestiary Traits from both Zweihander and Main Gauche
  • Chaos Manifestations (Petty, Lesser and Greater)
  • Social Tactics Success & Failure Tables

Grab your official ZWEIHÄNDER GM Playmat today, and prepare yourself for a world of grim & perilous adventure!

* Note that you do not need to purchase the official GM Screen to use this product, but having both makes the life of a Gamemaster much easier.


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

As featured on Forbes, ranked in the top 20 best selling, Adamantine 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!

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Ryan W February 02, 2018 4:16 pm UTC
At the risk of sounding silly, what is the difference between the GM Screen and the GM Playmat?
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Daniel F February 02, 2018 9:49 pm UTC
Hi Ryan,

The GM Playmat has elements that will be used whenever you have Monster Cards (coming later this month). It also includes what we couldn't fit onto the GM Screen (Chaos Manifestations & Social Tactic Results. Check out the video above.
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John L February 02, 2018 11:33 am UTC
OK. Is this the playmat or the gm screen. This looks like the gm screen and most of the text talks about the gm screen. Where's the playmat?
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Daniel F February 02, 2018 2:36 pm UTC
The text talks about the GM Playmat, not the GM Screen. Updating the description - sorry for the confusion!
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John L February 03, 2018 1:39 pm UTC
Thank you!
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