Newt Newport of d101 Games has taken the core Swords and Wizardry rules (the ‘0e retro-clone’), my Akratic Wizardry house rules (which I developed in order to give S&W a stronger ‘swords and sorcery’ character, and used for my 2009 S&W ‘Ilmahal’ campaign), various ideas of his own, Newt’s ‘dying world of Zarth’, and has developed the Crypts and Things FRPG.
More information can be found here.
I’m excited that my Akratic Wizardry ideas for S&W will be appearing in a rather slick looking print product (although I’m sure that some of them will be revised before the final version of Crypts of Things is made available). Of course, some of these rules already have appeared in past issues of Fight On! and Knockspell.
I’m equally excited to see Newt’s ideas for swords and sorcery gaming, including information on his world of Zarth.
Check out the beautiful map of Zarth by John Ossoway (from here):