Sneak Peak: Final Beta Character Sheet

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We’re closing in on our final beta internally, codename “GRIMDARK Edition”. We’re cleaning it up for public consumption now, and will release the documents over the course of the next couple of weeks. However, you can get a sneak peak at the new Character Sheet, alongside the new mechanics, by clicking the image above. It will take you to a Dropbox link for the revised three page sheet.

Profession Sneak Peak: The Rat Catcher

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As a closing to the upcoming holiday weekend, we present to you one of our favorite Professions in the Commoner Archetype, the Rat Catcher! RAT CATCHER Standard Profession ARCHETYPE Commoner DESCRIPTION One of the most unpleasant – but necessary – jobs is that of the Rat Catcher. Disposing of rodents, moles, snakes and the like, they are an itinerant bunch, traveling from village to village to ply their stomach-churning trade. Wading through rivers of human…

Profession Sneak Peak: The Barber Surgeon

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Today, we take a look at one of the twelve Standard Professions in the Commoner Archetype, the Barber Surgeon. BARBER SURGEON Standard Profession ARCHETYPE Commoner DESCRIPTION No one is more important to the health of small farming burgs or the soldiers’ camp than a solid, experienced Barber Surgeon. Trained in the razor – both to groom the flea-ridden hair of travelers and to perform the fledgling acts of healing – they are the most medical…

Sickness and Disease in ZWEIHÄNDER

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SICKNESS IN ZWEIHÄNDER Disease and miasma are a given in a grim & perilous world. An outbreak of illness can sweep across the land, wiping out the weak and elderly. Many believe that illness is borne from impiety, a cruel curse waged upon the people by uncaring Daemons or gods. The poor and unwashed beseech priests for penitence, making petty sacrifices to please the gods. The middle class cling to barber surgeons, handing over whatever…

Profession Sneak Peak: The Preacher

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As a part of our ongoing series, let’s take a look at the Preacher, one of 12 professions in the Academic Archetype. PREACHER Standard Profession ARCHETYPE Academic DESCRIPTION In the midst of suffering, the Preacher plays the role of spiritual advisor, leader and confidante. Their testimony can bring hope to the weak, despair to the unfaithful, joy to the pious, sorrow or penitence to the sinner. Blessings be to those willing to shepherd the lost flock through…

Natural Hazards Sneak Peak: Intoxication

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As a quick wrap-up from today, we wanted to share with you a look at some of the Natural Hazard rules in ZWEIHÄNDER. Natural Hazards include a number of perilous challenges a Character may face: falling, suffocating, sickness, poison and a host of others. We vacillated between sharing the rules for venereal disease or intoxication. First up, we’ll show you our vision of how intoxication works. Stay tuned tomorrow to learn about venereal diseases (and other sickness…