Monday, June 6, 2022

OSR Review & Commentary On The White Box Compendium [Swords & Wizardry] By James M. Spahn For Your Old School Campaigns


"White Box Compendium compiles resources previously published in White Box Companion II, White Box Demihumans, White Box Options, and White Box Chivalry into a single product, and adds several new options previously unreleased!

  • Fifteen Classes: Black Widow Elves, River Halflings, Sprites, and the new Tomb Robber!
  • Psychic Talents: Tap into the power of your character's psyche with these fast and simple rules!
  • Accolades and Honor: Knighthood isn't just for fighters anymore! Rules that allow any character to earn the prestige of chivlary, if they're willing to bear the responsibility!
  • Halfling Past Times: Halflings are known for their love of pints and pipes, but these uncanny gardeners have more than just a green thumb!

Inside these fifty pages you'll find new resources to help spice up your White Box campaign, all while keeping it fast and fun!"

The White Box Compendium [Swords & Wizardry] By James M. Spahn was gifted to me a couple of Christmas's ago. And DM Steve suggested that I retake a look again because of some of the upcoming adventure events we've got going on. 
And the reason was very simple there are boat load of new PC classes, and many of these tie directly into the demi human races of old Dungeons & Dragons style games. These are well thought out and are very much tied back into  James M. Spahn previous efforts. The psychic talents are well thought out & James M. Spahn has an easy writing style that goes down easy when your trying to write out an adventure outline for a Saturday night game. Accolades and Honor has a bunch of options thought out for a knightly character even if that PC isn't a fighter type. But this comes with a buch of concessions of character. 
And finally there's a section on Halflings and it adds in brand new section on the PC idea and concepts for Halflings in OSR style games. 

White Box Compendium expands upon many of the ideas that we've seen in Swords & Wizardry for a while now. What James M. Spahn does is a sly flourish to take his guidelines & rules then refine them into a useful & concise way of handling the OSR rpg material of White Box Compendium. We've got a wonderful selection of classes in this book that reflect some solid OSR Swords & Wizardry PC classes such as:

Black Widow Elf
Deepstone Dwarves
Greenleaf Elves
River Halfling
Tomb Robber

I highly recommend the White Box Compendium [Swords & Wizardry] By James M. Spahn because it brings a solid feeling of  OSR flavor & more S&W goodness without a ton of game fluff to bog down your OSR or old school campaigns. 

The White Box Compendium [Swords & Wizardry] By James M. Spahn Is Available Here. 

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