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ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG - Core Book

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ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is a bloodier, grimmer and grittier version of classic tabletop role-playing games you may already familiar with. The community calls this style of gaming the “pathetic aesthetic”, but we simply call it grim & perilous gaming.

ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG is a retro-clone spiritual successor to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, an unrepentant OSR heartbreaker released under Creative Commons License Share-Alike. It is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game, one where adventurers will

  • Live in a gritty, ‘realistic’ fantasy world
  • Make morally grey decisions & enact vicious reprisals
  • Uncover insidious plots & political intrigue
  • Desperately fight in clandestine & open field combat
  • Defend themselves from injuries, madness & mutations
  • Take part in heart-pumping chase scenes
  • Venture into the wilderness & survive its perils
  • Encounter sanity-blasting creatures & their minions

Using the classical D100 system, you will create grim characters, write perilous adventures and build low fantasy & dark fantasy campaigns. These rules are perfectly suitable to run Renaissance and medieval-styled adventures, too. You can also use this book to craft homebrew stories set in the works of Andrzej SapkowskiGeorge R.R. MartinGlen CookScott Lynch and other ‘grimdark’-inspired worlds.

This 692 page, all-in-one game includes most of what you need to play: a character creation guide, game mastery rules and a bestiary brimming with creatures both fair & foul. All that’s left to gather are a few friends, pencils and a handful of dice.

ZWEIHÄNDER awaits, and the fate of your grim & perilous tale hangs in the balance!


ZWEIHÄNDER print-on-demand now available! The book comes with a full color cover, with black & white interior. We used the Hardcover Color Book (Standard Heavyweight) option to make the B&W images richer. In addition, the heavier paper weight makes this book retail quality! 



 
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Kristina B November 29, 2017 7:54 pm UTC
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Can this be purchased in premium print with full bleed pages?
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Daniel F November 29, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
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The book is full bleed on Standard Heavyweight Color pages (#70 stock, not the standard poorer stock). It's incredibly sturdy, and is the same weight thickness of paper as our Kickstarter limited edition version. You can check out a review here: https://youtu.be/mQS2siCbKyM
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Raymond W November 27, 2017 4:37 pm UTC
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It feels a little like a slap in the face for Kickstarter backers to see the PDF discounted to $3 within less than 6 months of release.
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Daniel F November 27, 2017 4:38 pm UTC
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Very sorry you feel that way. Were you a Kickstarter or CrowdOx backer? Email me at daniel@grimandperilous.com
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Raymond W November 27, 2017 7:37 pm UTC
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Thanks but I'm not that much of a jerk :) I'm not going to ask for well-earned money back from a quality indie publisher! You earned every penny I gave to the Kickstarter. I just think the discount is a bit steep so soon after release, but it's not going to make me hate you guys or ZWEIHÄNDER.
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Chad K November 16, 2017 11:40 am UTC
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Waiting for my print copy! Cant wait. :)
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Daniel F November 13, 2017 1:42 am UTC
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Unfortunately, Deal of the Day won’t let me reduce the print on demand cost, only on the PDF. However, for those who wish to pick up the physical book during a Deal of the Day, email me at daniel@grimandperilous.com and I will be more than happy to extend you a discount.
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Alba S November 18, 2017 3:15 pm UTC
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Ouch, too late for the pod version! :( Are there chances to see other sales for the physical copy?
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Mathew S November 12, 2017 10:25 pm UTC
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The number of times this has been deal of the day is comical
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Chad K November 12, 2017 11:50 pm UTC
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I dont get it. It was $55 before, now its "Deal of the day!" and its $55.
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Daniel F November 12, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
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The reduced price only affects PDF sales.
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Daniel F November 12, 2017 11:58 pm UTC
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The reduced price only affects PDF sales.
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Chad K November 13, 2017 1:39 am UTC
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Ok, got ya.
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Chad K November 12, 2017 1:39 am UTC
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Looks great. I have several WHFRPG 1st & 2nd books already. Id like to try converting this over to a simpler system d20, 3d6. Im definitely going to get a print copy- but Im going to wait a bit and see if there is a sale. $55 + shipping is a lot to spend on one book for me, though i understand it is a TITANIC TOME!
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John R November 10, 2017 5:49 am UTC
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Just bought the main rule book and I'm hoping that there may be some more details about things like the various forms of fortune telling, some place. I like the idea of them, but some guidance on how they differ, or what their limits are.
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Daniel G November 10, 2017 3:27 am UTC
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I'm the kind of guy who played some heavy rules be the 00's, grow tired of it and got caught in the indie, narrative, rules-lite and OSR games in the current decade. The reviews and comments, from OSR communities, about this game sound awesome, but everytime I open my pdf to start reading I kinda feel that this game is not my thing. So, am I right or am I wrong about this? Something in between? Could you tell me why?
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John L November 14, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
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No. Only you can figure out whether or not the game is "right" for you. Only you know You.
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November 06, 2017 5:25 pm UTC
Nice to see fellow Missourians making great games. Any chance of physical character sheets ? Will the screen be available after your kickstarter? Every kickstarter I want in on always falls on dates I can't join.
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Daniel F November 06, 2017 5:27 pm UTC
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We've got digital sheets here already, but we have spoken about having a contest to redesign our sheets to make them something spectacular! We're aiming to have an official GM screen ready for Kickstarter and print on demand here in the latter part of November/early December. Just waiting on proofs right now!
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November 06, 2017 4:45 pm UTC
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Why is it that the PDF is normally $13-ish (discounted sale for 6.50) but when it's a deal of the day the price jacks up to $20+ to remain at the same discounted rate?
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Daniel F November 06, 2017 4:51 pm UTC
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That should not be the case. The PDF for Deal Of The Day is $6.50, and print on demand is $49.99. If this not the case for you, email me immediately at daniel@grimandperilous.com

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Daniel F November 06, 2017 4:53 pm UTC
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Here is a screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/eukvu5lHDDdFNliy1
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Daniel F November 06, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
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I see what you're saying now. That looks like a bug in the DTRPG site (where you can list Original Price and normal Discount Rate. It won't affect your purchase price.
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Peyton M November 01, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
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Is the game masters screen available for purchase anywhere?
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Daniel F November 01, 2017 4:57 pm UTC
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We had an early beta version for Kickstarter backers only, but have an official GM screen coming this month to Kickstarter! Watch here for more news: https://www.facebook.com/grimandperilous/
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Peyton M November 01, 2017 5:07 pm UTC
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Awesome! Will definitely keep my eye out, and thanks for the startlingly quick response!
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Lars W October 31, 2017 1:26 pm UTC
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Hey there, thanks a lot for this great chance too check out this game, i hope too start a small campain on it soon, keep up the good work
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Alejandro A October 29, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
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I have mistakenly purchased the print version without pdf, given that the price is the same with the PDF, is it possible to get it somehow?
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Daniel F October 30, 2017 1:52 pm UTC
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Send me your email address to daniel@grimandperilous.com and I will get you sorted.
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Alejandro A November 02, 2017 1:23 pm UTC
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Thanks Daniel, but I have taken advantage of halloween's offer so I got the pdf for free!
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Demelza W October 11, 2017 9:19 am UTC
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Just bought this in PDF format, can't wait to dive in!
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Charles N October 04, 2017 8:04 pm UTC
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Just recieved my hardcover. Its a beast of a book. One slight niggle...I think it would be nice if each of the front chapter pages had their chapter titles alonside the existing chapter numbers.
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Maximus H September 29, 2017 7:36 am UTC
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I purchased this eBook and it wont open in Adobe PDF.. says something is keeping this file from opening says the root object is missing. I've re-downloaded both files multiple times and same issue.. I do not have this issue with any other PDFs Any help here, thanks.
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Daniel F October 02, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
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Sorry for the late response here. Can you confirm what file isn't opening for you? The download should include a 150dpi and 300dpi version.
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Maximus H October 03, 2017 5:25 am UTC
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At first neither worked but than the 300dpi one did 10 mins later but not the 150dpi one so I'm re-downloading the 150dpi now and I will see.. worked on none of my devices though I re-downloaded it 3 times already
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Maximus H October 03, 2017 5:27 am UTC
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and now they both work, very strange
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