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ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous beta reviews are in!

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Early reviews for ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG – the world’s first Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay retroclone – are in. Here’s a snippet from Gabriel Lauzon-Payette: Zweihänder is heavily inspired by Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay’s second edition. Designer Daniel Fox’s game remains true to its dark, bloody roots and the core themes from Games Workshop’s roleplaying system are very present. If you want to play unlikely “heroes” who are down on their luck in an unfair medieval…

Public Beta 2: “GRIMDARK Edition” Ready!

You have been very patient with us as we’ve been working on readying our second public beta. Titled “GRIMDARK Edition”, it includes all of the gritty, perilous adventure mechanics you’d come to expect from ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG! We’ve prepared the vast majority of what’s been internally playtested into one single document. It includes character creation, combat, wilderness travel and more! While some parts of the playtest are not quite ready for GRIMDARK Edition,…

Damage Condition Track, not hit points or wounds (a look inside GRIMDARK Edition)

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Unlike most role-playing games, ZWEIHÄNDER doesn’t require you to track “hit points”, wounds or numeric values. Instead, it uses a narrative mechanic to derive what condition a character is in, and when they sustain long-term Injuries. DAMAGE THRESHOLD The ability to withstand pain is paramount in a fight. A combination of tenacity, grit, mental fortitude and a bit of luck makes up the Damage Threshold attribute. It represents a form of physical durability, governing the…

Bestiary Sneak Peak: Corsair

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It’s time for another sneak peak in the Bestiary! Today, let’s look at the Corsair. These fearsome, river-going and seaborn privateers plunder and pillage as they see fit. View the Corsair on Google Drive.

Bestiary Preview: Crooked Bailiff

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It’s time for another sneak peak in the Bestiary! Today, let’s look at one of the most notorious of roadwardens, the Crooked Bailiff! A deputy so hard, the Crooked Bailiff bleeds ice. For when the road warden speaks, they never speak twice! View the Crooked Bailiff on Google Drive. EDIT View their mastiff companion dog here on Google Drive!

Bestiary Preview – Templar Fanatic

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Since the dawn of time, the forces of chaos have sought to corrupt the seeds of life and twist the soul of mankind. Locked within this eternal struggle, the Templar Fanatic knows there is no place for half measures. Vows of unwavering faith and fealty drive them to face the abominations of this world, and perhaps more importantly act as the scourge to those tainted souls that would lead their kin down the path of…