[News] Swords & Wizardry ENNIE Nomination

Posted in Uncategorized by mjstanham on July 21, 2009

The excellent traditional adventure role-playing game Swords & Wizardry has been successfully nominated for anĀ  ENNIE award in the Best Free Product category. This is great news for anybody interested in the revival of traditional adventure games, raising the profile of the movement and a sign of recognition in the larger community of a style of gaming that was until recently becoming increasingly marginalised. TARGA would like to extend its wholehearted congratulations to Matthew Finch, Mythmere Games, and everyone else involved.

For anybody not in the know, Swords & Wizardry is a simulacrum via the Open Game License of Original Dungeons & Dragons (1974). There are two versions, one (Whitebox) adhering more closely to the original rules than the other (Core Rules). Like its venerable predecessor, Swords & Wizardry is a very minimalist game that encourages participants to create their own rules variants based on the same basic model and rules structure. If you have not already, we heartily recommend that you download a copy (it is free, after all) and get a game going!