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Join FIGHT CLUB, Our Open Playtest Combat System!

ZWEIHÄNDER fans! Have you already created your ZWEIHÄNDER character? Time to join Fight Club! Experience the fast-paced and perilous dangers presented within our open playtest combat system at the following link! After Creating Your Grim & Perilous Character, take them into the ring to fight mano-a-mano, or even get your friends together for a big brawl! We’d love to hear about your experience with our latest revision of the Combat rules. Please submit all feedback…

Even More Professions For Public Playtest!

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For those who are ready to create a new ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous character, we’ve added a number of new Standard Professions for you to try out. Here are the ones now available for our Character Creation phase of the playtest: Adherent Animal Tamer Apothecary Artisan Courtier Cutthroat Graverobber Hedge Knight Hedgewise Laborer Man-At-Arms Militiaman Pugilist Rake Reeve Servant Sellsword Slayer Thief For those who may have missed it, follow this link to begin creating…

Reward Points, Not Experience Points

One important distinction about ZWEIHÄNDER is that Characters don’t earn experience points. We made a  change in the way players are rewarded for our internal revision, with the sole focus put on characterization and role-playing. Instead of experience points, players now earn Reward Points (RP) based primarily on how well they exemplify their character’s Blessing and Curse. The rules require players to be engaged and play to their character’s personality above all else. Here are the…

Trappings, Characters & More!

How did you like the character creation chapter? If you haven’t already, download the form-fillable character sheet and send us a copy of your Grim & Perilous character to daniel@grimandperilous.com. Be sure to include a background story about them as well. We will post the best of the best on our home website and in the book! Don’t forget to pick up some Trappings! Give your character appropriate weapons and armor to fully flesh out…

ZWEIHÄNDER – Create A Character

STORY THEMES As a player, you will create an alternate persona: a protagonist (or perhaps antagonist!) of the story, also known as your ‘character’. Character creation is relatively simple, but the considerations for what choices you make during this process can have long-term implications. Several themes dominate a grim & perilous game: Dire circumstances recast your fate. You were a normal, everyday person (or as normal as you could be in a Renaissance-inspired low fantasy…

ZWEIHÄNDER’s Core Mechanic

In a grim & perilous campaign world, characters will find themselves enthralled in intense action scenes, the machinations of socialites and their lessers, lethal back-alley knife fights, adrenaline-pumped chase scenes and horrific confrontations with aberrant creatures. Combined with raw abilities, your character is able to overcome various challenges by calling upon specific aptitudes. Learnt proficiencies that allow you to tackle tasks, resting upon the foundation of raw ability. Your skills represent a specific command over…