Review: Prince Of Nothing’s review of ZWEIHÄNDER – Part 1

One of our favorite reviewers Prince of Nothing takes on the ‘brobdignagian’ proportions of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG over at his website Age of Dusk. This is part one of god-knows-how-many entries.

Seriously – if there ever was a review of Zweihander Grim & Perilous RPG you should read, this is the one. This guy gets us. But more importantly, it’s very, very humorous and informative. Finally, it’s a reminder to never take the hobby too seriously, because in the end, we’re just a bunch of people sitting around pretending/playing a very complex version of cops & robbers.

Without further ado, read onwards…

It is no secret among manly men with giant beards and skull tattoos that Warhammer Fantasy kicks ass. Between its goofy and messily designed but flavourful 1st edition and its stripped down lean-and-mean-but-fuck-you-buy-the-bestiary 2nd edition (and an unnameable 3rd edition where conflict is resolved via playing cards or kissing competitions or something even less hetronormative ask Von he knows) there exists a hypothetical vacuum which may be filled up by the cunning entrepeneur. Enter Daniel Fox.

Paradoxically the arch-nemesis of both 7chan and RPGPundit, the man known as Daniel Fox hit the rpg community like a gauntleted fist to the face of a small, innocent child playing Bunnies and Burroughs or some other girlish pasttime that men were forced to partake in before Daniel Fox rescued them with his brobdignagian ZWEIHANDER core rulebook. Clocking in at a jaw-dropping, face-melting and sanity-blasting 692 pages, ZWEIHANDER is…

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