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Grim & Perilous Studios Character Folio - ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG
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Character Folio - ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG

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Record your Character's grim & perilous tale using the official Character Folio for ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG!

Beautifully illustrated by Dejan Mandic and gloriously lain out by Ken Duquet, this adventuring journal not only allows you to catalogue the exploits - and eventual death - of your Character, but also collects commonly-referenced tables you'll need as you play the game.

The Character Folio comes in at a relatively inexpensive price point for print-on-demand, so you can have a folio for every Character you play. Or, purchase one POD, remove the binding and photocopy it for your fellow players. If that doesn't suit your fancy, simply purchase the PDF alone and print out as many as needed.

We also future-proofed the Character Folio by including all manner of awesomeness from our second hardback coming later this year - MAIN GAUCHE!

The 20-page Character Folio includes the following:

  • A beautiful cover, illustrated by Jussi Alarauhio
  • Literal gallery of villains, serfs and contrarians who contributed to both ZWEIHÄNDER and the Character Folio
  • Helpful table of contents of the most commonly-referenced rules in ZWEIHÄNDER
  • role-playing aid that breaks down all the helpful details about your Character
  • All the damn dirty details of your Character in mechanical format
  • All the lucre and goods you've bought, lost and stolen during your adventures
  • Place to record all your Magick spells
  • Place to record the people you've met (or killed), places you've been (or raided) and things you've stumbled across
  • Every weapon, armor, shield and related Qualities found in both ZWEIHÄNDER and the upcoming MAIN GAUCHE supplement!
  • Quick reference guide - and official sneak peak - at Vehicle Combat, an all-new subsystem meant to plug into normal combat found in MAIN GAUCHE!
  • Combat reference guide for every Action In Combat, Condition Effect and Cone/Burst/Explosion Templates
  • Quick guide to Fortune Points, Fate Points, casting Magick, Channeling Power and room to record Houserules
  • Place to record notes about your adventures that won't fit on the other pages
  • Death certificate - a living record of how your Character perished during their grim & perilous adventures.

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

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V2: added Profession's worksheet and Difficulty Rating chart.


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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Taylre G November 27, 2018 4:30 am UTC
I primarily bought this for the form-filling, only to find out that the 'form-fillable" pdfs are locked and unfillable. :( Man, that's disappointing.
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Andrew G July 22, 2018 12:07 am UTC
I'm having trouble using this as a form fillable in Adobe. Anyone experienced this issue and know a fix?
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June 25, 2018 6:21 pm UTC
Both files in this product are named "Character_Folio_fillable.pdf" despite the labels being "Character_Folio_fillable_version_2.pdf" and "Character_Folio_fillable.pdf". This causes errors when trying to download them individually from within DTRPG's My Library.
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Fred P May 07, 2018 6:51 pm UTC
I am not sure if its just me, but I don't seem to be able to edit (use the PDF as a form). Whenever I try my Nuance program (I have also tried Adobe as well)says that the whole document is protected by a password--where the PDF is limited to only printing. . .
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Daniel D. F May 07, 2018 6:59 pm UTC
It may be related to Nuance only. Our internal branding guide primarily accommodates Adobe as a consideration for digital releases.
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Fred P June 01, 2018 1:18 am UTC
Hm, It appears not to just be limited to Nuance, if I open with adobe acrobat it still is not editable.
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Andrew G July 22, 2018 6:45 am UTC
I'm also having this problem, did you ever find a fix?
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Fred P August 08, 2018 5:53 am UTC
Nope never fixed it. I tried with the free Adobe but to no avail on the new version 3--the most I can do is put text boxes over the desired area, which is a little frustrating--to get the formatting just right takes an age and a day. Did anyone get any fresh ideas?
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Taylre G November 27, 2018 4:35 am UTC
The PDF seems to be password protected so that editing (including form-filling) cannot be used. So much for that, and the creators don't seem to be responding to this thread anymore, so it's a waste of my money I guess.
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Daniel D. F March 19, 2018 2:53 pm UTC
We are temporarily removing our POD option for the Character Folio to update the print files with a few additions the community has requested (Professions tracker, Difficulty Rating chart).

The PDF version is already updated, and you can download version 2 now.
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Daniel D. F April 20, 2018 3:31 pm UTC
POD is baaaack!
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Chris E March 15, 2018 10:21 pm UTC
All that is missing is page to keep track of Careers ?
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Daniel D. F March 16, 2018 4:31 am UTC
It's page three, where it says 'Professions'.
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Chris E March 16, 2018 11:15 am UTC
OK, but I was really looking for a list of everything you get (skills, feats and attribute bonuses) you get on the standard character sheet for each profession. Well really the place to write these things in.
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