I had hoped to participate in Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day but the same forces of real life that destroyed my A-Z this year have gotten me here too.
I got interested in S&W about the time I discovered what would become the OSR. That said, S&W never really became my mainstay for traditional D&D style gaming. My first shot and most recent shot at returning old style D&D (ie, how I played from roughly 1978 to 1985) was with Basic Fantasy. In between I did run a Labyrinth Lord game.
Where S&W always shown to me was in being class/level gaming striped to its core, first with what became S&W Core later with S&W:White Box.
The one I’ve put the most work into, though, is redoing Rifts on a S&W:WB chassis. What other game could you graft scaled damage and use the different hitpoint types to make cyborg fighters (that character option is easily in the top 5 of my favorite creations on this blog).
I had hoped to add to the RDR posts with the Motorhead (my juicer type fighter…named after both the Hawkwind song and the slang term) today but I just didn’t get it done. Hopefully I’ll get some time this weekend