Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day


Welcome to Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day! You can read over 140 blog posts below, including our own Bill Webb's Tsathogga Blog (see his posting below) and Matt Finch's Mythmere Blog.

The gift basket for the Swords & Wizardry is as follows:

Frog God Games will be giving away a PDF copy of Monstrosities to the blog post deemed "the best of the blogfest by Matt, Chris and myself. Plus we have gifted out some special offers to some random bloggers to give away to the readers. It is like a scavenger hunt so be sure to check out all the postings!

Spes Magna Games is giving away a $10 RPGNow gift certificate to a random participating blog.

+Tim Shorts of Gothridge Manor will be giving away 5 copies of his zine, The Manor. You'll need to hit his blog on the 17th for details.

Erik is throwing in 1 $10 gift certificate and 3 $5 gift certificates to random participating blogs. As we have surpassed 100 participating blogs, I'll also be throwing in 2 $5 gift certificates to random commenters on the S&W Appreciation Day blogpost that goes up on this blog on the 17th. If the winning commenters are also members of the 2,000 Coppers G+ Community, he'll double the gift to a value of $10.

Add in the Purple Sorcerer stuff, and it's an amazing "gift basket". +Jon Marr , also known as the main man behind Purple Sorcerer Games, is putting 5 PDF copies of The Ooze Pits of Jonas Gralk and 5 PDF copies of Perils of the Sunken City into the gift pool. While written for the DCC RPG, Jon will be posting an article on how to use DCC adventures and resources in your Swords & Wizardry game.

+James Carpio , the editor of Gygax Magazine and the main force behind the upcoming Tales From the Fallen Empire setting for the DCC RPG will be offering a $10 RPGNow gift certificate to a random commenter at his Hexgeneration Blog during the Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Blogfest on April 17.


1 - Chronicles of Ganth! - Homebrewed heartbreaker
2 - Secrets of the Shadowend - Something wicked this way comes **2nd Winning Post**
4 - Mad-Kyndalanth - 'to share good stories afterwards' 
5 - Dizzy Dungeon - New School falls for the OSR
6 - Gothridge Manor - OMG, its full of Sleestaks (Giveaway post, winner post, After post)
8 - 19th Level - Musings on RPGs & Fiction (Balancing Classes Post)
9 - Sycarion Diversions - "One day, Spelljammer will return!" (Part 1, Hewcaster, Catalysts
10 - Dorkland!
13 - Daily OSR fix - Random tables makes me smile 
15 - Realms of Chirak - "Eclectic Gaming Madness from Camazotz"
16 - Quickly, Quietly, Carefully - OD&D exegis, retro stupid fun
19 - RPG Delisi - A Turkish blog about RPGs
21 - Semper Initiativus Unum - Rethinking Classic Tropes, Sharing History (Stop Worrying, post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4, 1st Impression)
22 - Red Box Denver - Old School Adventure in Denver
23 - Bat in the Attic - Hexes, Sandboxes, and Wilderlands 
24 - Reverend Dak dot Blogspot - Bicycles, Beer and 20-sided Dice **3rd Winning Post**
25 - The Ongoing Campaign - Obscure Games and Famous Ones
28 - Once More Unto the Breach - Rediscovering the joy of roleplaying! (post 1, post 2)
30 - Fear No Darkness - reasons...not rules
37 - The Space Cockroach's Hideout - Space, Modern and fantastic Adventures
40 - Tenkar's Tavern - "OSR To the Core!" - Many Posts referencing other posts as well
41 - No School Like the Old School - (after post) **1st Winning Post**
43 - Porky's Expanse - a nebulous region of hobby space
46 - Ilea jacta Est -  A 20-Sided Look at Life - (post 1, post 2, post 3, post4)
47 - Blood & Battle - Swords & Wizardry resources, reviews, recaps 
51 - Battle Axes and Beasties - Sporadic Babbling about Various Stuff
54 - Strange Stones - Strange Stones: Demons, Rogues, and Lemurian Barbarians - (post 1, post 2)
56 - Le Verre Violet - Hexcrawls, Blackmoor, Carcosa and OD&Dities
57 - The Sorcerer Speaks! - Purple Sorcerer News, and stuff
59 - O Druida Hierofante (The Hierophant Druid) - Swords & Wizardry in Brasil
60 - The Rusty Battle Axe - Home of Haiku: The RPG (post 1, post 2, post 3)
61 - Keith Davies -- In My Campaign - Too heavy for Tenkar's reading ;)
62 - Necropraxis - OD&D, rules hacking, necromantic musings
63 - Rended Press - Free typos deal double damage!
65 - hDan's YAGB - Traveller, D&D and related interests 
66 - Like Being Read to From Dictionaries - It's Like Reading A Dictionary
67 - Vargold - The Wolf-Time
68 - The Wizard's Chest - Gaming Like We are 10
69 - Wampus Country - Whimsical tall-tale fantasy frontier
71 - Epic RPG Blog - San Diego's RPG Scene 
72 - Kingdoms in Trevail - Infrequent & random old-school gaming thoughts :)
73 - Jeffro's Space Gaming Blog - Microgames, Monster Games, and RPG's 
74 - Swords & Dorkery - the name is the description
75 - Dice of Doom - Old School Cool
76 - Infinite Dragons - Adventure Unlimited
77 - Dyson's Dodecahedron - Award Winning Dungeon Design
78 - The Ultimate Josha - Missing Post - RPG reviews, stories, and thoughts
79 - Places to Go, People to Be - RPGs are easily accessible self-expression
80 - Tales From the Tower - Missing Post? - Recaps, Campaign Info, Game Art
81 - Tenfootpole - Hypocrite reviews OSR adventures
82 - Ynas Midgard's OSR Blog - Missing Post - irregular musings and content for D&D
83 - Castelli & Chimere (Castles & Chimeras) - My musings on D&D (OSR) - (After Post)
84 - What Do I Know? - One Gamer Yapping; Many RPGs
85 - Dungeon of Signs - Drunken OSR glossolalia
86 - The Frothy Friar - Missing Post - Advancing back to basics
87 - Tower of the Archmage  -
88 - The Adventures of the Clock Caravel - Missing Post - Eclectic Crowdsourced Virtual Steampunk Roleplaying
92 - Pilgrims Guide to Zeitgeist - A journey into the worlds i play in
94 - @ Padre's - Dragonquest lives on!
95 - Heropress
96 - Basic Fantasy RPG Blog -  The Basic Fantasy RPG Blog
97 - Rather Gamey - "How squirrel tastes."
98 - Into the Dungeondark - Missing Post - TPKs Continue Until Play Improves
99 - ubiHEX
100 - Mesmerized By Sirens - Carrying the torch of defunct fantasy role-playing games
102 - The Frog God's Blog - where you can be the frog, not the flies
104 - Acirema Mountain - Playing the first Finnish rpg
105 - Ruthless Diastema BlogCast - Geeky Genki - Life From a Gamer's Perspective
106 - Jack's Toolbox - tools and tips for DMs
107 - Hits to Kill
108 - Lost in Time - D&D, Jorune, and other gubbins
109 - Jasper's Rantings - Random D&D/OSR/RPG and Geekish Amusements
110 - D20 Dark Ages - From 1989 to the Present
111 - The Iron Tavern - Cold Dwarven Ale and Casual Conversation
112 - Machpants' Blog - Mashing S&W for my kids - (post 1, post 2)
114 - The Campaign Expanse  - Settings perilous and other sundry
115 - Hexgeneration - Post Punk & Old School Role Play
117 - iDungeon Crawl - RPGs, macs and other things
118 - Theoretical GM - Sporadic Musings and Adventurous Ideas (post 1, post 2)
121 - Polar Bear Dreams and Stranger Things - demented ramblings of a crazy person
123 - Carjacked Seraphim - A Blog about tabletop RPG Gaming
124 - Under Siege
125 - New Grog on the Block - OSR from a younger perspective (post 1, post 2)
131 - Realms in the Mist -  gaming, the osr, reviews, and house rules
132 - I Am Teh Bagder - Gaming, geekery and groanery
133 - JoeTheLawyer's Wondrous Imaginings
134 - Der Goblinbau -
135 - Alex Schroeder: RPG - Old School Sandboxing & some code
136 - The Eye of Joyful Sitting Amongst Friends
137 - Feargus' Gaming Corner
138 - Mutants and Magic
139 - Wilderness of Tygers - Classic Bookshelf Games and More!
140 - Center Stage Miniatures
141 - Battleaxes & Beasties -A Travelers Tale 
142 - MONDBUCHSTABEN - R├Ątsel & Ringe
143 - Le Verre Violet
144 - M Blackburn: A Writer's Journey - 'Player Skill' versus 'Role Playing'

13 comments:

  1. Please add my blog to the list: http://www.hitstokill.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Oh, there I am at 107... thanks! My blog is up!

      http://hitstokill.blogspot.co.nz/

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  2. LOL, I get that question a lot! I sleep sometimes... like on leap year and Daylight Savings. Those are free days :)

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  3. When +Nixie Pixel posed the question - is gaming better on Linux or Windows, I had to reply, "I don't play computer games since "Swords and Wizardry, Complete" arrived.

    Thanks for the great work!

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  4. My blog is more oriented toward board games, but I love retro RPGs too, and for today I put up a discussion of S&W and its utility for sandbox-style play. You can add me to the list!

    Wilderness of Tygers - Classic Bookshelf Games and More!
    (http://wildernessoftygers.blogspot.com/)

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  5. The winner of the $10 RPGNow gift cert from Spes Magna Games is Hexgeneration! Huzzah!

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  6. Nice blogs!! Got valuable information thanks!

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