Saturday, January 17, 2009

Quick Hits

Mythmere Games has released the free PDF version of Swords & Wizardry: White Box, which is a version of the S&W rules that more closely approximates the content of the three little brown books of OD&D without any material from the supplements. It's really a nice piece of work, both in terms of its content and its presentation. A print version of White Box should be available early next week.

Richard at Otherworld Miniatures is suffering from unexpected (and painful) health problems and could really use our support during this difficult time. This turn of events is going to delay the scheduled January releases in his phenomenal old school miniatures line a bit, so he's offering a nice little promotion to anyone who places orders of at least £25.00 between now and February 1. If you've ever considered buying some pig-faced orcs or that hill giant who looks like Abe Lincoln, now's the time to do it.


  1. Just thought I'd let you know I'm in love with your blog. I found it randomly well looking for information on the "30 greatest adventures of all time" list. keep up the good work James.

  2. James, that first "Otherworld Minatures" link goes to the Whitebox as well....

  3. without any material from the supplements.

    Well, except for the fire-resistant mummy suggestion from "Greyhawk"...

  4. Re: fire-resistant mummies

    I did say that White Box "more closely approximates" OD&D without the supplements, not that it did include bits of them here and there. I'm sure there are other minor examples of supplement-derived material that crept in. It's still much closer to the 3 LBBs than are the S&W Core Rules.

  5. Thanks, James. Feeling a bit better today.