A downloadable roleplaying game

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Hail, wanderer. Your travels have led you on a pernicious path. The Hinterlands have long been forsook for wilderness. None come here now but the lost and the foolish. Fewer still leave. 

Wandering Swords is a tactical and atmospheric pen-and-paper roleplaying game of swords and sorcery, set in the enigmatic realms of the Hinterlands. Drawing inspiration from OSR and Souls-like games, Wandering Swords is an experience of exciting, intense combat, exploration in strange and perilous lands, and strategic development of your character into a powerful adventurer of the Hinterlands. This game requires 3-5 players, one to assume the role of the guide, and the others to play the wanderers themselves. 


Wandering Swords uses an original, easy-to-learn ruleset! Success and failure is determined by attempting to roll under an attribute score related to the challenge. Fighting involves interpreting enemy behaviour and choosing the best stance to respond to threats. Fights require collaboration between players, and unlike other Souls-like games character death is not quite so inevitable, nor so easy to return from...

This Edition

0.5e provides massively expanded rules and content, including more guidance on running the game, 7 new enemies, over 20 new powers, and over 30 new items. Updates are planned to add additional content, including sample adventures. Future editions may come with price increases, so be sure to grab the game at this early access price. You can download a demo of the first 13 pages for free below!  

What your download gets you

  • A 71-page illustrated rulebook as a PDF in pages and spreads format.
  • character sheet with an additional form-fillable PDF format. 

What you need to play

  • 3-5 players
  • A set of roleplaying dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, d12 and d20)
  • Writing materials
  • Tokens (optional)

This game includes illustrations from Stoneshore's Tabletop Art Pack.


Wandering Swords boasts a unique combat system which really encourages players to learn each foe's moveset and react to monster tells. This among many other design choices, makes this the perfect game for a short souls-like campaign.

-- Patrick Lapienis

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsDark Fantasy, point-crawl, Souls-like, Tabletop, Tabletop role-playing game
Average sessionA few hours


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this roleplaying game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Wandering Swords 0.5e (Pages).pdf 6 MB
Wandering Swords 0.5e (Spreads).pdf 6 MB
Character Sheet v2 (Print).pdf 150 kB
Character Sheet v2 (Form Fillable).pdf 5 MB

Download demo

Wandering Swords 0.5e (Demo).pdf 2 MB

Development log


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Hello! We love your game, and we are interested in translating into spanish and publish it. We wanna chat with you, can we mail you with more info about us and an offer?

Hey! You can email the details to stoneshore.trpg@gmail.com :)