Swords & Wizardry

Delve deep dungeons, fight fantastical foes, manipulate magnificent magic!

Adventurers take part in old school adventures, seeking treasure in the depths of long-forgotten dungeons and other perilous locales.


Swords & Wizardry is one of the most well-known retro-clones, games that mimic early editions of Dungeons & Dragons without infringing on trademarks and copyright associated with D&D.

Here’s how publisher Frog God Games describes Swords & Wizardry:

It is about flying carpets and cursed blades, about hooded priests gathered for unspeakable rites in their forgotten temples; it is about adventure and about perilous undertakings, forcing back the evil creatures of Chaos from the borderlands of embattled civilization; it is about battle-scarred warriors and deadly sorcerers… it is about Swords & Wizardry!

What Fans Love About Swords & Wizardry

  • Based on the Original D&D Rules – While Swords & Wizardry is a complete rewrite that does not use any trademarked D&D material, it is based on and compatible with the original 1974 “Zero Edition” D&D rules.
  • Compact d20 Rules – Like the original D&D, Swords & Wizardry is a relatively lean rulebook that does not require extensive additional books to play effectively.
  • Compatible with Other Games – Adventures written for early D&D and other retroclones can usually be used with Swords & Wizardry with minimal modification.


See Swords & Wizardry in Action


Get It for Free

  • Grab the Core Rulebook in PDF from Frog God Games

Buy It

  • Buy the Complete Rulebook in print from Frog God Games
  • Grab it in PDF at DriveThruRPG