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Well... finally, it arrived!
Swords & Wizardry Complete Rules is a simulacrum of the original edition of the 1974 fantasy roleplaying game written by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. Now everyone can play this ENnie award-winning re-creation of the original rules without paying hundreds of dollars for the original books.Of course I already have enough original books but hey, I was impressed with the work of these fine folks at Frog God Games. Are they the only ones out there doing this? No. Are they creating products of the highest standard? Yes. Am I happy with the newest edition to my D&D book collection? Yes. Is it fair for me to call it D&D? Totally. They can't of course, because I expect that would get them in a legal battle with Hasbro (the latest owners of the D&D brand). As they state on the Kickstarter page:
- Is this is exact text of the 1974 rules?The Swords & Wizardry Rules are a restatement of those rules, but with newly-written text, and better organization (where the rules were spread across seven booklets).
Which pretty much sums it up, without mentioning the superb art and obvious attention to detail both in the design layout and content. Most excellent!