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Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebook (Revised)

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Swords & Wizardry is the ENNIE award-winning retro-clone of the original 1974-1978 rules for Dungeons & Dragons*, an edition usually called Original D&D or "OD&D." 

This is a complete game, with rules for character generation, monsters, magic items, encounter tables -- the whole works. It is non-OGL: the original game is re-created using the creative commons grant from Wizards of the Coast, and will have a third-party publisher license once we decide whether to use the ORC license or a different third-party license.

This version includes several additions and revisions to earlier versions. The "random castles" material is added, morale rules are added, and spell research rules are added. The treasure tables are revamped, and errata from earlier versions is now incorporated into the book.

*Mythmere Games isn't affiliated with Wizards of the Coast, the publishers and trademark holders of D&D. Swords & Wizardry isn't compatible or designed for use with modern D&D -- it replicates a MUCH older version of the D&D game rules.

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Aldrich W February 15, 2024 7:37 pm UTC
Is this the same version as sold by Frog God Games?
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Bruno P February 18, 2024 10:03 pm UTC
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No.
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September 15, 2023 9:56 am UTC
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What is the paper weight/style on the PoD? (glossy, or 70 pound uncoated, or something different?). Thanks
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Ja D August 23, 2023 7:58 pm UTC
Is this the same book as the one on the Mythmere site here? https://www.mythmeregames.com/products/swords-wizardry-complete-revised-pdf

Based on the similar name I'd assume it is, but the difference in prices and colour of the cover is throwing me off a bit. If anything if it's the same book I'd expect it to be cheaper on the publisher's site?
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Benjamin B January 20, 2024 9:59 pm UTC
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Blue is the offset print, directly from the publisher.

Green or the Erol Otis cover are print-on-demand, from DriveThruRPG.

The contents of the books are all the same.
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Thomas A August 10, 2023 7:59 pm UTC
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Great job Mythmere! I've never been the biggest fan of S&W, but this new revised edition is now my go-to OSR retroclone. I'm so glad I backed this KS on a whim. If you're a fan of OSR...this should be in your library!
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Tommy O June 21, 2023 10:23 pm UTC
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Old school art and playing at its finest!!
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Frank W June 16, 2023 3:35 pm UTC
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New art and layout among the other revisions make for a great update to this classic title!
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Robert Q June 16, 2023 3:47 am UTC
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Great old school RPG rules. The current rules are a good option if you are looking for an entry level for TTRPG, especially if you love the simple straight forward mechanics. If you are a seasoned player, the added tables and information makes the game more complete and adds to the feel of playing back when the hobby was new. Thanks for taking the time to update and republish an already great system.
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George F June 15, 2023 8:55 pm UTC
How is this different than the first three printings and the FGG box?
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Julien V June 16, 2023 1:09 am UTC
Only you can read the description.
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George F June 16, 2023 1:30 am UTC
Hmmm. Perhaps I should have tapped ‘read more’ before commenting.

I’m going to go sit in the corner with my dunce cap now.
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Gregory J June 13, 2023 1:09 pm UTC
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Awesome to see this game flourishing. I have both versions of the game and am a huge fan of running old school style games along with my 5e campaigns. There is an amazing amount of value in picking up this rulebook for $4.99. Support passionate indie game creators and buy this book! You will not regret it.
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Matt B June 11, 2023 11:22 pm UTC
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Great read!
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Jean-François C June 11, 2023 1:05 pm UTC
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Great product! Thanks to Matt and Suzy :)
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Timothy Peter F June 11, 2023 12:44 pm UTC
The previews are a little not working. Any chance these could be fixed?
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Matthew F June 11, 2023 1:13 pm UTC
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I don't know if that's fixable or not, because the previews are generated by DTRPG. I will look into it. Weird.
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Patrick G June 14, 2023 3:24 pm UTC
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it's working now.
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David L June 11, 2023 4:14 am UTC
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What happen to the Blue cover that was originally shown in the Kickstarter? Green to me is kinda meh :)
It wont keep me from using the book though! Just like blue :)
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Bruno P June 11, 2023 5:44 pm UTC
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Blue cover is only for the off-set print version. I'm sure you'll be able to get it from Mythmere website soon enough. :)
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Mark T. S June 11, 2023 7:05 pm UTC
I prefer the green! Does that mean there's no physical print of green? Will Mythmere offer that PoD option?
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Bruno P June 11, 2023 9:37 pm UTC
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Mark, the green and Erol Outs covers will be offered as PoD options.
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Gilles D June 11, 2023 12:42 am UTC
Interested! Could you give some details about plans for PoD?
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Matthew F June 11, 2023 1:09 am UTC
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PoD proofs have been ordered. Exactly when they will go up depends on how many times we have to revise the proofs.
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Timothy S June 11, 2023 12:01 am UTC
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Nice update from the original. Appears to not need the OGL. This is my favorite retro clone, it really has the flavor of the earliest days of the game.
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Matthew T June 10, 2023 10:02 pm UTC
It would be nice to know something about the revisions. A preview would be even better.
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Matthew F June 10, 2023 10:11 pm UTC
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It's supposed to be showing a preview. I will go check to see why it's not.
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Matthew F June 10, 2023 10:14 pm UTC
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Thank you so much for pointing out that there wasn't a preview! It's enabled now. I will add more detail to the description in a couple of days; right now we're just focusing on getting the distribution into the hands of the Kickstarter backers, so it's a bit of a placeholder description.
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Geoff M June 10, 2023 10:26 pm UTC
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I've done an unofficial YouTube review, if you need a peek at content and changes. https://youtu.be/5oYKALyVffw
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Benjamin B June 11, 2023 2:54 pm UTC
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Rules-wise, it's MOSTLY the same as previous printings of Swords & Wizardry Complete, but with errata incorporated; some changes to bring it a bit more in line with the original game; some tweaks to monster challenge levels and treasure charts; adding a random castle chart, optional morale rules (both for hirelings and monsters/enemies), rules for magical item creation, and rules for magic spell research; and the addition of number appearing, % in lair, and morale for monster entries. And new art and layout, of course.
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Gabriel D June 12, 2023 2:02 am UTC
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I also noticed some interesting new tidbits when I downloaded the referee screen. Saving Throws for certain classes appear to be refined/altered a little bit from earlier iterations.
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