Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spellcraft & Swordplay - In PRINT

Hey, folks, just trying to get the word out to a larger audience. As I mentioned over on my Elf Lair Games blog, the Spellcraft & Swordplay Core Rulebook and the Spellcraft & Swordplay Basic Game are now both available in print from DriveThruRPG!

For those unaware, S&S is my old-school rpg. It has been described as a retro-clone, but I prefer to think of it more accurately as an alternate history game. It ponders what D&D would've looked like had the Chainmail 2d6 Man to Man combat system become the core system instead of the then-alternate d20-based system. It then goes on to apply modern design sensibilities such as a unified task resolution mechanic on top. The original result back in 2008 was fairly well praised, from reviews on RPGNet to Grognardia. 

The current version has been revised a good deal since then, getting rid of things like %-based thief skills and the much-maligned Elmore art, and is generally cleaner and smoother overall.

It's also germane to this blog, as many of the house rules I implemented in my Age of Conan hack are drawn directly from the work I did on S&S.

Check it out--the Basic Game is a free download--and if you like it, write a review, pick up the print edition, and follow my other blog!  You can also find Elf Lair on the web at http://www.elflair.com/ . As always, thanks for your support.

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