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Chgowiz
07-16-2009, 08:10 AM
I'd like to announce, in cooperation with Three-Headed Monster Games, the release of the Swords & Wizardry Quick Start module(download PDF here (http://chattydm.net/pdfs/SWQSR.pdf), purchase print copy here (http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/swords-wizardry---quick-start-module-%28print%29/7400534)).

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The Swords & Wizardry Quick Start is an introduction to the world of Swords & Wizardry(tm), the popular recreation of the original 1974 edition of Dungeons & Dragons(tm). It contains everything you need to play:


Character creation
Play and combat rules
Game Referee Guidance
A complete adventure The Dungeon of Akban



It's audience is for new players and new Game Referees of Swords & Wizardry. With extensive help, suggestions and examples laid throughout the simple rules and adventure, novices can quickly immerse themselves into a fantastic world of adventure and danger. Upon completing this Quick Start, players and Game Referees will be able to easily master the full Swords & Wizardry Core Rules.

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The front cover of the Quick Start is by Mark Allen of Marjasall Productions. Mark is the first place (Color) winner of the 2009 Erol Otus Art Challenge by Fight On! magazine and Otherworld Miniatures. Mark is also known for his work with Troll Lords Games LLC. (http://portfolio.marjasall.com (http://portfolio.marjasall.com/))

The rear cover was done by Paul (bliss_infinite) Fini. (http://www.indieonlycomics.com (http://www.indieonlycomics.com/)) The interior art is from Brave Halfling Publishing (http://bravehalflingpublishing.com).

The Swords & Wizardry Quick Start represents the first full length publication from Michael Shorten of Old Guy RPG Blog (http://oldguyrpg.blogspot.com/). Michael has been published in Fight On! and Knockspell magazines. He's also authored original edition D&D gaming aids and accessories as well as writing for Examiner.com as the Chicago Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)/RPG columnist. He also recently co-produced the 2009 One Page Dungeon Contest.

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The Swords & Wizardry Quick Start Rules is produced in cooperation with the members of Three Headed Monster Games: a collective of creative individuals offering support to one another to improve, review, and edit their work into the best form possible with the tools and talents available within that network. The Quick Start is the first release done in cooperation with THM Games - more is on the way! For more information on THM Games, check out http://thmgames.blogspot.com (http://thmgames.blogspot.com/)

"Swords & Wizardry" is a trademark of Matthew J. Finch
"Dungeons & Dragons" is a trademark of Wizards of the Coast, Inc.

cliff
07-16-2009, 02:02 PM
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded.

Chgowiz
07-16-2009, 02:20 PM
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded.

Ha! I killed Google! :)

ChattyDM has graciously agreed to host it - http://chattydm.net/pdfs/SWQSR.pdf

Thank you for letting me know!

cliff
07-16-2009, 05:10 PM
heh.

404

Chgowiz
07-16-2009, 05:41 PM
heh.

404

I'm sorry, but it came up for me. If you're copying/pasting, you might want to make sure you have it capitalized. Chatty's site is apparently case sensitive.

I did edit the link to make sure that the text itself is uppercase. The link was. :/

cliff
07-16-2009, 07:41 PM
Was clicking on the link as posted, seems to be working now that you've updated it.

Just flipping through it at the moment, but where it says:


unless the mage just wants to cast
his Magic Missile at something (maybe he wants to try
and burn down the door?)

You know you wanted to say:


unless the mage just wants to cast
his Magic Missile at something (maybe he's attacking the darkness?)

I say go for it, everybody will get and appreciate the joke.

Chgowiz
07-16-2009, 08:24 PM
(maybe he's attacking the darkness?)

The really sad thing is... I didn't see that video until about 2 months ago. I had never heard the video or skit. Sad, I know. LOL

cliff
07-17-2009, 05:19 PM
I've had a chance to flip through the book some. I am not very familiar with the original set, but I like what you've done. The layout is very professional looking, and the rules themselves seem to be well implemented.

Chgowiz
07-17-2009, 06:15 PM
I've had a chance to flip through the book some. I am not very familiar with the original set, but I like what you've done. The layout is very professional looking, and the rules themselves seem to be well implemented.

Thank you!