House rules update

I have updated my house-ruled version of the Swords & Wizardry Core Rules, incorporating such things as
  • sub-class add-ons to the core classes
  • d10 initiative
  • 3d6 characteristic rolls
  • armour and encumbrance based DEX penalties
  • hit-point and CON point damage
  • changed and added some spell decriptions, e.g. Feather Fall
and no doubt some other stuff that I've forgotten to mention.

In order to get the page-count down to a manageable size for stapling (68 pages) I haven't included any of the DM-specific stuff, such as monster stats or treasure/magic item descriptions.

If you feel the urge to take a look at it, you can download the PDF right here (it's about a 2 meg download) or you can go to my S&W page and poke around there.


  1. FYI - I DL'd the file but when I tried to open it I received a corruption error. I'm on Mac with Acrobat Pro.

    Looking forward to seeing it!

  2. Hmmm... I downloaded it myself and opened it without any problems, so I don't know what might have been the problem.

  3. It's working fine for me now. I don't know what the burp was.

    Anyway, nicely put together! I'll take a closer look but I already saw a couple of things that I might be incorporating into my game.

    Well done!

  4. Very useful. I'll definitely be incorporating some of your rules into my game. Thank you very much for putting this together and posting it.