Swords & Wizardry appreciation day!

It’s Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day and Frog God Games and The Pathfinder Store are offering 25% off S&W products with a coupon code.  Here’s what they told me:

Here is the a coupon code for the Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day


 It applies to everything listed here:
This code: SWApprDay is for Frog God Games website (where you can get swag, books, pdfs).

Full disclosure: blogs and web sites that mention this are put in a drawing for some prizes too.  But even if I had no hope of profiting by this post, I’d still say you should check out S&W.  The rules and many add-ons can be downloaded for free from the publisher.

Swords & Wizardry is one of the simpler retro-clones that basically tries to recreate the original 1974-1976 D&D game.  I own a “White Box” set of S&W that I got in trade with another blogger some time back, and I keep wanting to run it, but have yet to find the right opportunity.

People are offering various content for S&W on their blogs as part of S&W Appreciation Day.  My offering is just a simple monster, the Black Hodag:


The Black Hodag

Armor Class:                 2 [17]

Hit Dice:                       10

Attacks:                        Claw/Claw/Bite or Gore (d6/d6/d10 or 2d6)

Special:                         Wallcrawling, charge attack, surprise

Move:                           12

HDE/XP:                      12/2000

The Black Hodag is dungeon-dwelling variant of the common Forest Hodag — mammalian but with plate-like spines on its back, about 7 feet long and 2 1/2 feet tall at the shoulder.  Black Hodags are covered with shaggy fur, and while they can change the color of their fur, they are usually black.

Black Hodags can walk along walls and ceilings like spiders, at their normal movement rate.  They normally stalk their prey from ceilings or walls, and surprise on a 1-5 due to their stealth and chameleon-like ability to blend into their surroundings, changing colors and even texture.  They charge into combat (+2 to hit, goring for 4d6 damage and victims must save or be knocked prone; if they miss, they will continue moving their full speed past the target and cannot turn or avoid hazards); if they have the advantage of surprise, they will try to carry off a victim to eat later (they can grab a surprised opponent with a successful bite attack).

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  1. Hey! I just wanted to make sure your readers are aware of the Swords & Wizardry SRD at http://www.d20swsrd.com. It has all of the rules from S&W Complete, as well as all of the monsters from Monstrosities and will soon have all of the monsters from Tome of Horrors Complete. Love to see some of your readers stop by!

    • Thanks!

  2. Wow. Now where have I heard of the hodag before?? Seems like something I should know more about.

    Not the name so much, but that picture is firing up all sorts of memories.

    My Swords & Wizardry posts, The S&W Witch and The Ördög

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