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MAIN GAUCHE - Early Access

MAIN GAUCHE - Early Access

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If you purchase MAIN GAUCHE Early Access, you will be entitled to a $15 off coupon for the retail PDF version once it goes live on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. The retail version will be made available in Q4 2018. 


MAIN GAUCHE is a supplement for the ENnie award-winning ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG – a gritty, dark fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Using this book, you will be able to:

  • Add 68 all-new Professions to your grim & perilous game

  • Build fantastic machines, like the Arkwright Cauldron & Rumblebutler

  • Easily integrate cinematic, vehicle-based combat into encounters

  • Use alchemy & Wytch-science to gain deadly abilities

  • Devote yourself as an occultist to elder Daemons

  • Learn damning Covenant Magick & wield their horrific manifestations

  • Make soul-altering pacts for Daemonic Gifts of unfettered power

  • Build your own unique creatures & NPCs on the fly

Powered by ZWEIHÄNDER – the d100 game engine – this book expands your options into the realm of chaos and beyond. MAIN GAUCHE is suited for running low and dark fantasy games, along with Renaissance and medieval-style adventures. You can also use this book to create your own homebrewed 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 Sacred Throne, Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane, Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards or other grimdark-inspired media.

With a total of 186 unique Professions and over 300 spells across ZWEIHÄNDER and MAIN GAUCHE, you now have countless ways to create your own vision of grim characters ready to embark upon perilous adventures.

Embrace the left-handed path of MAIN GAUCHE, where chaos awaits!


This supplement requires ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG to play.

Please submit all errors/questions on our Discord (copy/paste this URL into a new window)


  • V5 - Numerous updates (Sept 27, 2018)
    • Warrior Archetype table fixes for NPC Creator
    • Revised NPC Creator sheet
    • Print optimizations
  • V4 - NPC Creator added to Liber Malus (Sept 25, 2018)
  • V3 - Undertaker skill tree added; chapter entries updated (Sept 21, 2018)
  • V2 - Creature Creator added (Sept 20, 2018)
  • V1 - Initial file (Sept 19, 2018)

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Cassiel H October 07, 2018 11:23 am UTC
Hello, wanted to know if I buy pdfs of this product as well as the core rule book would i get a discount for the physical copy. I am very interested in buying the preorder but right now i dont have the money. So i wanted to check first the pdfs and see if i can use Zweihander and main gauche for the low fantasy game i wanted to run, but i dont want to pay then a lot for the physical copies + the pdfs when i already have the pdfs.
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September 27, 2018 11:22 pm UTC
I had very high expectations for this product-- and I was not disappointed. I was genuinely surprised at the amount of content that was already packed into this draft. So far the book remains well organized and accessible despite all the new features.
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Daniel F September 27, 2018 11:25 pm UTC
Thank you! We are particularly proud of Main Gauche. We took all of the constructive feedback about Zweihander, and applied it to our writing style in this. While we always aim for well-balanced material, but recognize that Zweihander was a bit overwritten. So, we condensed our 550+ manuscript down to a smooth 348 pages. Once editing is complete and artwork is plugged in, we anticipate it will come in around 360-375 pages.

Plus, we're going back through and re-editing Zweihander, to make it more digestible. Good stuff all around.

Thanks for your support!
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September 27, 2018 11:54 pm UTC
To be honest, as a fan of Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," overwritten doesn't scare me if it adds value. I feel capable of skipping any parts I dislike.
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Christopher J October 25, 2018 2:11 pm UTC
Will the re-edited Zweihander be a new product or an update to the existing one? I'm about ready to pull the trigger on getting the PDF but if the re-edited one will be separate I'll hold off.
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Daniel F October 25, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
The second print edition of Zweihander will replace the current one, and will not be a separate product.
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Christopher J October 25, 2018 5:56 pm UTC
Excellent! I just picked it up and I'm reading it at work. Don't tell anyone. Especially my boss. She's a witch. She floats on water. At any rate, loving it so far.
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October 25, 2018 8:24 pm UTC
Surprise Chris... it's me... please report to my desk with a folding chair and a gallon of water.
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Donny S September 23, 2018 4:25 am UTC
Will this have print on demand when finished? I would love a hardcover to pair with my Zweihänder Core Book.
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Daniel F September 23, 2018 12:21 pm UTC
It will indeed! In fact, we will have pre-orders open for both the POD and limited edition prints on our website at next week!
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Matt S September 20, 2018 10:52 pm UTC
$5 off? Surely that should say $15 off. $15 for a no-art early access with at least one section missing, and then to only give purchasers of that early access $5 off the final version is a joke.
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Daniel F September 20, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
It should be $15 off - good catch! Updated.
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Matt S September 21, 2018 1:14 am UTC
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