There are days when I feel overwhelmed with trying to keep up with all the cool gaming stuff that's going on in the blogosphere. Today is one of those days. I'll tackle things one at a time.
First, of course, its Swords & Wizardy Appreciation Day. I've already made my blog post about it, but its worth reiterating. Erik Tenkar has setup a command post over at 2000 coppers featuring a blogroll of all the participants. He took the day off from work to keep track of all of the blog updates.
Now, to my readers who've never played Dungeons & Dragon or any other roleplaying game before: Swords & Wizardry is an update to the original D&D rules that came out in the 1970s. If you want get idea of what roleplaying is all about, taking a look at Swords & Wizardry, in my mind, is one of the best ways to find out. Besides, you can download the basic rules pdf at the website below for free!
(Oh yes, and if you're from the A to Z blog challenge, I've already done my "O" entry for today)
All right, let's get to the cool stuff (S&W related and otherwise):
1. Gothridge Manor, by Tim Shorts, has been selected as one of the four blogs to give away the S&W Complete Rules. Post a comment, you might win the prize! (I don't know as of yet the other three blogs). Shorts has also posted a free adventure, "Screams without Faces."
2. Rob Griffin over at Blood & Battle has posted rules for playing humanoids for S&W. It's a draft, but its worth checking out. And its free.
3. Need a short adventure for an evening? Check out the free adventure "Taglar's Tomb" over at Heretic Works, a mini-adventure for Swords & Wizardry. You can drop it into almost any campaign without much trouble. It features tables of unique monsters and treasure, so you can stock the dungeon yourself.
4. For the A to Z Blogging Challenge, Underworld Kingdom is posting a list of spells and items for Terminal Space, a sci-fi RPG compatible with any old school system. Today's item is an Orb of Torment.
5. Harness & Array, a Hundred Years' War Blog, has completed some breathtaking figures and terrain for the Battle of Cravant. As a HYW enthusiast, I'm excited I've been following this project for sometime, but any gamer can appreciate the work and a beauty of well-painted figures and landscapes. Take a look at these Scots.
6. Speaking of painting miniatures, here's a shout out to Warren Fairbanks at 52 Miniatures in 52 Weeks. He's been steadily making progress on the 200 miniatures he got from the Reaper Bones Kickstarter. This week he finished an Ogre Chieftain, which looks great.
We're both trying to complete at 52 miniatures in a year. I'm afraid to say that I'm a little behind. My last batch was three mouslings for my girlfriend for Valentine's Day.
8. Need a new class for your gothic horror game? Try the Spiritualist over at Jack Shear's Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque. It's for Labyrinth Lord, but can easily be converted to any old school RPG.
9. Like Nephilim? Then check out Halls of the Nephilim where Justin Isaac explains his fascination wtih the idea of angels mating with mortal humans, producing Nephilim--a race of giants. It sounds like we've both been enchanted by this idea.
Isaac's blog is mostly about World of Darkness games, but there's plenty of ideas you can take to other systems.
10. Finally, Stuffer Shack is asking you to vote for your favorite RPG blog. The winner gets the Site of the Year (SOTY) award.
With all the cool RPG blogs that are out there, I'd be hard pressed to make cast a vote.
Heck, I found it difficult to make this top-ten list for today.