Sunday, April 30, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Drawing Winners

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day  happened a week ago. I think it's time that I post the winners of the live drawing the occurred during the Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day live broadcast last Saturday night, in case anyone missed it. I also find that it's helpful to give the winners direction as to how to claim their prizes. So, here we go…

The winners Hunter's Moon: Ghost the Machine pdf
for White Star by HAZARD STUDIO are

+Reece pc+Mick Reddick and +robert lambert 

The Winners of Goshahri: The City in a Cave pdf from Spes Magna Games are:

+Troy Tucker+Walt Robillard+Jayson Gardner+Andrew Moss+Ryan Hixson+James Shields+Sam Dimercurio+Jason Vines+Jonathan N.+Stephen Connor+Matt Stark and +John Anhaiser 

The Winners of Beyond the Ice Fall pdf from Raven God Games are:

+Gary Brown and +Michael Gross 

The winners of the physical Saturday Night Specials bundles are:

+Paul Go and +Vincent Jones 

Finally, the winner of the hardback copy of White Star is:

+Dave Kesler 

If you are on this list you may claim your prize by emailing me with your contact info (email for PDFs and mailing address for physical copies.) Make sure the subject is "S&W Appreciation Day Winner."

If you are one of the publishers, send me a new email so that we can get people their prizes promptly.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Castles & Crusades Mega Bundle

I was so busy this month, with Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day, in addition to daily life, that I nearly missed this great deal from Troll Lord Games. They are currently offer $150 in PDFs for only $29.95! Inside you get The core rulebook, an optional magic system, a city book with a fleshed out city plus new spells and classes, and 10 modules! That's a good value, moreso if you are looking to check C&C out, but were on the fence about it. It's one of my "go to" games right after Swords & Wizardry. Definitely worth a look.

Note, a portion of sales through this link helps to support the blog.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day 2017 - Contribution Index - Sales! Blog Posts! Product Releases! Podcasts!

Happy Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day!  Updates will be made a couple times throughout the day as some folks will be working through the day to get several posts up.  Also, remember to tune in to the Livecast tonight on Drink Spin Run! A link can be found below, along with program information. Keep checking back!  The Index will be updated throughout the day! Don't forget to click the link below in the "Giveaway" section to register for tonight's drawings to win some free S&W goodness! Updates will be made throughout the day as more posts and sales go up!

Appreciate the Games! Download All Four Swords & Wizardry Rule Sets Free!
Swords & Wizardry Complete Character Sheets made by +Stacy Dellorfano for the well designed 3rd Printing of S&W Complete!

Download Swords & Wizardry: Light

Don't forget about the Swords & Wizardry SRD

Join the Legion!
You can join and get some free Light swag by joining via the Swords & Wizardry Legion Facebook page OR by emailing Bad Mike direct at

The Free Compatibility Logos For Publisher Use:
Swords & Wizardry Compatibility Logo - Free
By Gamers & Grognards Studios

This Year's New Hot Logo
From +Charlie Mason of "White Box" fame, designed by Michael Clark.

Appreciate Sales and Products:

All Spes Magna Old School Products can be purchased at 30% off here in the Spes Magna Store on OBS.

Creation's Edge Games have all of their Swords & Wizardry compatible products available for 30% off! If you're looking for a short adventure that can fit into one session, these guys have them in droves. I've picked up most of them myself. You can pick them up right here.

The Inadvertent Wizard from Coach K is a new PWYW module. 

Three Sages Games will be having a S&W Appreciation Day sale. S&W PDFs will be 25% off,Print On-Demand will be 15% off, and we have two bundles which will be 30% off the normal price of the PDFs. The sale will go on until the end of next weekend. 

Okumarts have a plethora of Old School Goodness on sale!

Return to Fel'Valashar is a new PWYW Module from Sundered Blade Games. Written in celebration of Swords and Wizardry Appreciation Day 2017, Return to Fel’Valashar picks up where Dungeons of Fel’Valashar left off. In this book is a collection of mini dungeon adventures with a small region called Fel’Valashar that they take place within. Each of these adventures is written in such a way that they don’t have any ties to each other or to Fel’Valashar. This means you can easily drop them into your own world with no fuss. Includes: Details of the south-western region of Fel’Valashar. Four mini dungeon adventures. New monsters. New magic items.

The Snake's Heart - A Lost Age Adventure From Moebius Adventures is currently free in it's Swords & Wizardry Edition!

The Demon Stones (Swords & Wizardry) From MonkeyBlood Design is FREE in PDF today

The Swords & Wizardry Light Dropbox is filled with free goodness, including the new "Preserve the Feedbank" adventure by none other than Dr. Dennis Sustare

+Antonio Bravo's Free Index Card Character Sheet

Raven God Games has both "Beyond the Ice Fall" and "Dungeon Connections Pack #1" on sale at 40% off through April 24th!

"Journeys In The Land Of Khordesh" A rules supplement intended for use with S&W: Core and in the vein of Greyhawk or Blackmoor for OD&D. Free Download! by +Cameron DuBeers 

+Douglas Zielsdorf brings us two free adventures! High Caves Drifters and The Best Intentions...

The Dwarves of Copper Gulch by Ian McGarty FREE!


The Frogs are having a HUGE SALE for Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day!

Appreciate the Blogfest!

Blood of Prokopius gives us the White Guard Mini Campaign

Dyansty Zero gives us four legendary weapons for villains.

Fantastical Beckelhimer gives us new races, classes and a free adventure: Classes and Races here and the module "The Tower of Skulls" is here.

Gothridge Manor +Tim Shorts gives us "The Temple Of Putrescence"

Halfling's Luck +James Spahn has a huge announcement!

Halls of the Nephilim  present the Bootlegger, a class for Swords & Wizardry

Hobbs & Friends of the OSR Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Podcast!

Monstrous Matters Alternate Character Classes

Mord Mar+Jayson Gardner (You probably know him as Rocky) gives us a new adventure.

Mord Mar Rocky gives us a free Weather Generator

The Other Side +Timothy Brannan introduces The Warlock class for Swords & Wizardry

Raven God Games S&W Appreciation Day Blogpost and Announcement

+Reese Laundry  has put out Teaser Classes For Chrome: Cyberpunk Roleplaying - Hard Light Edition

Spes Magna S&W Blog Post Index

Tenkar's Tavern +Erik Tenkar gives us a new class for the coinciding of S&W Appreciation Day with Earth Day

Tenkar's Tavern With S&W Appreciation Day Announcements

Tower of the Valkyrie presents Old Norse Old School Roleplaying

Appreciate the Broadcast and the Annual Drawings:

This year Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day will have it's third annual Live Broadcast, that you can tune into, watch and participate in. Once again the Broadcast will be hosted by +Adam Muszkiewicz and +Donn Stroud on Drink, Spin, Run. I will be co-hosting as in previous years. As far as the guests you can tune in and ask questions of we will have returning guests, creator of Swords & Wizardry +Matt Finch, White Star and The Hero's Journey creator +James Spahn. Additionally we will have +Charlie Mason, creator of the wildly popular "White Box Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game. The Live Broadcast and Recording will be happening Saturday night (04/22) at 9:00 PM EST. You can tune in right here! During the show we will be doing a drawing for our annual giveaways.  You can learn how to enter the contest in this post. We hope to see you there!

I would like to thank everyone that participated in this event!  I hope you can all return next year to carry on the tradition!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day 2017 Giveaway!

Alright Folks, we have our Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Giveaways ready! Now is your chance to win some free stuff! We currently have a total of 18 prizes to dish out! We have a total of 14 pdfs and I will be donating at least three physical prizes. We have:

-Hunter's Moon: Ghost the Machine for White Star by HAZARD STUDIO - 1 pdf

-Goshahri: The City in a Cave the new release from Spes Magna - a generous 12 pdfs!
-Beyond the Ice Fall from Raven God Games - 2 pdfs

Gamers & Grognards Studios (myself) will be giving away some dead tree items.

2 copies of Frog God Games Saturday Night Special series of modules numbers 1,2 and 3! That's three physical modules in each giveaway.


1 hardback copy of White Star!


Comment on this post through G+ by 4:00PM EST on Saturday April 22nd. Better yet if you say why you love S&W in the comment!

Listen in on the Live Broadcast on Drink Spin Run, where I will be drawing names live! 

In the next few days I will get a post up with all winners listed and instructions for contacting me to arrange for shipment of your winnings!

Tomorrow Is Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day

So, the big day is tomorrow. Let me give you the updated lowdown on what's happening.
For the Blogfest and Sales index, check right here on this blog. I intend to publish an initial version early afternoon (est) and update it around 5:00 PM est.
1--If you are going to blog, product release or post a sale try to do so by 4:00 PM EST by emailing me at Make the subject of your email: "Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Post (or sale) and the blog/site title. PLEASE EMAIL. I have already seen folks putting up post online. I will not be scouring the internet, G+ or FB for posts and sales. If you want to be included in the directory, you must email me.
2--If you are running a game and want exposure, or just to get cred for running S&W on S&W Appreciation day, likewise email me.
3--If you are donating something for the free S&W product drawing, please email me TONIGHT.
4--If you want to enter the drawing that will be held on the live broadcast I will be putting a post up on the blog tomorrow (also likely early afternoon) asking for contact those who want to be entered to win products (pdfs and some physical.)
5--If you intend to watch to the Live Broadcast (which you can read about in this post) you can tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 PM right here on Drink Spin Run.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Podcast and Giveaway Drawing

This year Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day will have it's third annual Live Broadcast, that you can tune into, watch and participate in. Once again the Broadcast will be hosted by +Adam Muszkiewicz and +Donn Stroud on Drink, Spin, Run. I will be co-hosting as in previous years. As far as the guests you can tune in and ask questions of we will have returning guests, creator of Swords & Wizardry +Matt Finch, White Star and The Hero's Journey creator +James Spahn. Additionally we will have +Charlie Mason, creator of the wildly popular "White Box Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game. The Live Broadcast and Recording will be happening Saturday night (04/22) at 9:00 PM EST. I will have a post up on Saturday with links to the show. During the show we will be doing a drawing for our annual giveaways. I will have a post up on Friday for readers to register if they want to be in the drawing.

Speaking of the drawing, do you want to get your S&W compatible product some love and attention this Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day? A good way to do that is by donating copy or two. Yep, if you give away a copy of your product on the Broadcast, you will get a link in the DSR show notes as well as here on the blog. Double Dippin' Marketing for you. You can donate by emailing me at by 3:00 PM EST, Friday April 21st. Use the Subject "S&W Giveway." You can't lose. So if you want to donate, or if you plan to do something else to celebrate our favorite clone check out the details right here. Help us to make this the best Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day yet.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Jousting Season Is Upon Us!

Join our Joust Master (JM,) +Mike Davison and all of our knights in the OSR Jousting Community Jousting Fields of the Axe Lands for the SPRING JOUSTING TOURNEY!  Join us as we joust for glory and old school swag!  Mike has a wonderful set of variant jousting rules based upon the ones found in "Chainmail."  The rules are free and it's free to play.  Create a knight and join in "play by post jousting!"  It's easy and fun, plus the winners get some old school stuff! What more reason do you need? Click the link and join up now! The joust begins as soon as enough knights are submitted!  Your knight must be registered with Mike prior to this.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I Want You For Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day!

Saturday April 22nd is Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day! Therefore, we the Swords & Wizardry Community need you!

What do we want you to do? We need you to help in the grand celebration that is

So how can you celebrate?

  1. We want bloggers & podcasters to get posts and episodes up! You can submit them per the info here.
  2. We want publishers to get themselves exposure. The best ways to do this are to get sales going and submit them here. Alternatively, or in addition to you can submit a product for the annual Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Giveaway held on the annual livecast on "Drink, Spin, Run!" I will be doing the drawing throughout the livecast. More information on the drawing and time of the livecast will be up on this blog in the next week.
  3. We want Referees to be running games! If you are a Referee and plan to run a game at your local FLGS, Tavern or an open game on the web, email me at with the information on where to find your S&W Appreciation Day game. If you do so by Wednesday April 19th, I will get a post up with all S&W Apprecition Day games listed so you are easy to find.
  4. In addition to this, if you are running S&W Light, you can go join the Legion! You can join and get some free Light swag by joining via the Swords & Wizardry Legion Facebook page OR by emailing Bad Mike direct at
If you need ideas for what to do to celebrate the greatest RPG centered holiday of them all, here is last year's Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Index. Let's get moving on this!