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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…

Profession Sneak Peak: The Berserker

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Happy Monday, all! Today, let’s take a look at a profession underneath the Warrior Archetype, the Berserker! BERSERKER Standard Profession ARCHETYPE Warrior DESCRIPTION The spark of life kindles the hearts of some and engulfs others. The fury of a Berserker is not something learned, it is an extension of something raging within. These warriors throw themselves into their foes fearlessly – a terrible and wondrous sight to behold. Theirs is a existence of sanguine intensity,…

Profession Sneak Peak: the Artisan

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Today, we’re moving onto the Commoner Archetype. Here’s a sneak peak at the Artisan! GAMBLER Standard Profession ARCHETYPE Knave DESCRIPTION Butcher, baker and candlestick maker – Artisans are the women and men who produce the trappings of civilized life. Through years of training and practice their hands begin to move by instinct and their eyes suss out imperfections. These honed skills are what set them apart from a common laborer, exhibiting a precision and expertise…

Profession Sneak Peak: The Gambler

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Continuing our highlight of the Knave Archetype, let’s take a look at the Gambler! GAMBLER Standard Profession ARCHETYPE Knave DESCRIPTION What compels a person to compulsively need to win at love, war and dice? Is it arrogance? Ego? The desperate need to be respected or feared? The Gambler feels that pressing need and hence refuses to play a game in which the odds are not in their favor, nor one without stake. They are regarded…

Two and a half years ago…

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Hard to believe it’s been over two and a half years since we began development! As we close in on our final beta, titled “GRIMDARK Edition”, I’d like to share with you some of the inspiration for writing. Dejan Mandic, our resident artist, penned many of these images during the infancy of development alongside Ana Cmelic and Jussi Alarauhio. They lend a glimpse into ZWEIHÄNDER’s principles in design: brutal violence, grim tidings, riveting intrigue, survival…