After reading the "Swords & Wizardry" rules (which I love), I have started my conversion of the rules to run a Ruins & Ronin game. Basically I am renaming the classes to fit my milieu and will update the equipment guide with traditional Japanese weapons and armor. I will leave the basic rules in place for the most part and offer both ascending and descending armor values as per the rules as laid out in the open game license.
I may even have some artwork commissioned for this work, if I do I will most likely release it (my rules) as a free pdf - as I am really doing this for myself (and do not know if people would be interested in this setting).
I personally plan to use the ascending armor values with my game, as I can offer a little more
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I have been remiss in my blogging of late, and I hope to rectify that in the coming days. For a quick update Matthew Finch has released the "Swords & Wizardry" retro-clone of the OD&D rules. It is available for free pdf download here. I highly recommend it, as it is a thing of beauty. I would love to run a game of this in the near future (I may have to do it through play-by-post as it seems my local games are dying). Check out the fantastic cover by Peter Mullen - abso-feckin'-lutely fantastic.
Posted by Mike D. at 10/28/2008 08:23:00 AM