Sunday, March 6, 2011

Swords & Wizardry "Catalogue"

Since I haven't finished the next installment of the "Commercialization of the Old School" series, and won't have a chance to today - weekends are family time - I've cut and pasted my "catalogue" of Swords & Wizardry resources, with everything from the rules to third-party zines to blogs that focus mainly on S&W materials. I apologize if the fonts or spacing happen to be ragged - I haven't quite mastered the art of making a blog entry look nice. Corrections and additions are very welcome!

Swords and Wizardry Complete Catalogue

February, 2011

The “Official” Game Rulebooks

WhiteBox Rules (free pdf):

Freestyle (originally “Core”) Rules (free pdf):

Complete Rules:

Variant “Unofficial” Rulebooks from Third-Party Publishers

Ruins & Ronin (WhiteBox Oriental Variant) ($1 pdf or $11.25 softcover):

Hideouts & Hoodlums (Golden age hero comics roleplaying) ($6 pdf bundle):

World of Onn:

Backswords & Bucklers (Elizabethan Variant Rules):

Discussion Forums

Storefront Pages (including third-party publishers with more than one publication)

Mythmere Games:

Frog God Games:

Rogue Ranger Games:

Land of NOD:

Majestic Wilderlands:


Zodiac Gods Publishing:


Knockspell Magazine:

Land of NOD:

Free Download Resources

Free Downloads Page:

Core Quick-start Rules:


The Swords & Wizardry Companion:

Beyond the Black Gate:

Akratic Wizardry:


The Inn of Palmer Street:

Sword & Board:

Absolutely Mental:


Tomb of the Iron God

Introductory adventure for Swords & Wizardry (Softcover, saddle-stitched). The Monastery of the Iron God has been destroyed by divine wrath, and its treasure-laden catacombs are ripe for the picking by an enterprising young group of adventurers such as yourselves ... Designed for 4-8 characters, levels 1-2.

Mythmere Games

The Spire of Iron and Crystal

Deep in the wilderness stands the legendary Spire of Iron and Crystal, a bizarre structure of twisting iron and four enormous crystals that seem to grow from the very ground itself. The fabled riches of the Spire have never been plundered, for no entrances have ever been found.... Until now. Your party of adventurers has discovered the long-hidden secret of entering the Spire. A Swords & Wizardry (Core Rules) adventure for 4-6 characters level 5-6. Tournament scoring and characters are included.

Mythmere Games/ Frog God Games

Ursined, Sealed and Delivered

One of the Frog God Games One Night Stands series, Ursined, Sealed and Delivered is a newly written adventure module, but it’s a truly unique window into the early days of the game. The module is written by Dennis Sustare, the designer and author of the original Druid class that has become a key character class in virtually every fantasy game ever written since 1978. Can your party survive in the arctic wastes long enough to discover the source of an ancient curse?

Frog God Games

Ice Tower of the Salka

A Swords & Wizardry adventure (Core or Complete Rules) for character levels 8-12

Sixty years ago, the mysterious ice flow of Zemeth appeared virtually overnight, according to the locals, and swallowed everything in its path, including the stronghold tower of a powerful sorceress known as the Salka. The imposing structure of jagged lines and improbable angles, which once stood overlooking the Salka’s dominions, was buried under the magical silver ice – and the dreaded sorceress herself has never been seen or heard from since. The Salka's tower has been found; do you and your comrades dare enter the former abode of the Ice Sorceress and plunder her forgotten wealth?

Mythmere Games/ Frog God Games

Knowledge Illuminates

Grab your dice and hire some henchmen, you're going to need them. Knowledge Illuminates is a campaign starter adventure full of possibilities. Explore a dark fantasy world in search of an unending treasure. But within this adventure lurks a horror that will haunt the players for years. So buckle up that helmet, sharpen that sword, and bring an extra pair of iron spikes, this adventure is for the big boys.

GM Games

It Started With a Chicken … (SoF1: Levels 1 through 3):

This opening adventure introduces the PCs to the main villain and sets them on a quest to restore the broken Scepter of Faiths. PCs will delve into a burial mound to recover the scepter and discover the steps they must take to restore the holy relic.

Frog God Games

Burning Desires (SoF2: Levels 2 through 4)

PCs visit the aboveground dwarven city of Anvil Plunge, only to discover the starting ritual needed to re-forge the scepter cannot be undertaken because a piece of the holy forge is missing. PCs will have to travel into the sprawling Sin Mire Swamp to recover the artifact.

Frog God Games

Culvert Operations (SoF3: Levels 3 through 5)

The city of Bargarsport sits upon the sunken ruins of the old city – and the underground temple of Clandestine. But the temple’s faithful are a conniving lot, and require PCs to face down a necromancer and his undead minions moving into the underground city before they will help.

Frog God Games

For Love of Chaos (SoF4: Levels 4 through 6)

PCs find that the temple of Iseleine, perched high atop a pillar standing in the middle of a lush, garden-filled pit, is in dire danger from a force strategically destroying the garden below. What’s worse is the fact that the temple’s high priestess viciously killed her husband … then threw herself from the high pillar. On her was the oil of Iseleine needed to bless the scepter.

Frog God Games

Fane of the Fallen

...these creatures are the so-called “demonkindred,” isolated in their city of Novgorod beneath the shadow of its brooding fortress, waiting for the day in which they will one day have the opportunity to retake power. Even more, they lust for the return of their demonic powers, the birthright that they think has been denied to them. And now, in the form of promises, that hope has been given to them. The hidden city of Novgorod has begun to stir, a beast awakened by its long-denied hopes. The lust to return to their ancient status has been awakened by a demon princess who understands the deepest nature of lust, and knows how to shape its form to her own desires, for she is a succubus of ancient power. She is the demon-courtesan Medibha, just spreading her wings as a lord of demonic power, playing the first moves in the game of demon politics....

Frog God Games

Strange Bedfellows

A circus show erupts in mayhem when goblinoids crash the performance, slaughtering performers and audience members alike. PCs investigate the attack, leading them into an ancient dungeon and uncovering ancient secrets and harbored grudges. Their decisions affect the politics and economics of three unique towns.

Frog God Games


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Polish Translation by Witold Krawczyk:


  1. Swords & Wizardry Core Rules Quick Start (for beginning players/GMs - complete rules and module in 24 pages) -