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Swords & Wizardry is one of the premier retroclones of the OSR. It is based on the Original D&D and some of its supplements. It is such flexible platform, particularly S&W White Box, that gamers began to modify it and produce their own versions of S&W almost right away. This is intended to be a list of Swords & Wizardry games and their offspring. First are the three versions of Swords & Wizardry and then, in no particular order, the descendants.

A nice list of retroclones in general can be found at the Taxidermic Owlbear website: http://taxidermicowlbear.weebly.com/dd-retroclones.html
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1. RPG: Swords & Wizardry [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:119]
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2. RPG Item: Swords & Wizardry: Whitebox [Average Rating:7.73 Overall Rank:809]
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A cleaned-up, streamlined version of the original 3 D&D books.
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3. RPG Item: Swords & Wizardry: Core Rules (3rd Edition) [Average Rating:7.32 Overall Rank:797]
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Based on the 3 original D&D books and selected portions of the supplements.
 
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4. RPG Item: Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebook [Average Rating:7.45 Overall Rank:651]
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A cleaned-up re-implementation of of the 3 original D&D books and all the original supplements.
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5. RPG Item: Crypts & Things [Average Rating:7.25 Overall Rank:2707]
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Sword and Sorcery version of S&W White Box. Does away with the Cleric and divides magic into three types: White, Grey and Black.
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6. RPG Item: Crypts & Things Remastered [Average Rating:7.60 Overall Rank:4123]
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The revised version of the original Crypts & Things.
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7. RPG Item: White Box: Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game [Average Rating:7.88 Overall Rank:2516]
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A re-implementation of S&W White Box. One of the changes is that it adds the Thief class. I liked the cover on this so much that I bought a hard copy despite the PDF being free.
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8. RPG Item: The Hero's Journey Fantasy Roleplaying [Average Rating:8.50 Unranked]
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Written by James Spahn. It is essentially his tweaked and expanded version of S&W White Box that gives the game a more heroic focus. And it includes 14(!) classes compared to the original 3 in White Box. A personal favorite of mine at the moment. Oh, and like several other items on this list, the PDF is free.

And look at that cover. Another one I like. Very evocative for me as it reminds me of my favorite cover for The Hobbit.

Note: This appears to no longer be free.
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9. RPG Item: Ancient Mysteries & Lost Treasures [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Simon Washbourne is one of my favorite game designers. He did a series of games based on S&W White Box. It is intended for modern day, Indiana Jones' style of adventure.
 
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10. RPG Item: Blood & Bullets [Average Rating:5.50 Unranked]
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Another one by Simon Washbourne. This is an American Western style game.
 
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11. RPG Item: Stone & Wood: Fantasy Role Playing in "The Land" [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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A third one by Simon Washbourne. This is based on The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant series by Stephen R. Donaldson.
 
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12. RPG Item: Sabres and Witchery [Average Rating:6.88 Unranked]
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Washbourne again. This one deals with the supernatural during the 17th and 18th centuries. Think Solomon Kane.
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13. RPG Item: Backswords & Bucklers: Book One – Basic Rules [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Another S&W White Box. This one set in a fantasy Elizabethan England.
 
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14. RPG Item: Black Books: Tomes of the Outer Dark [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Simon Washbourne's OSR take on the Mythos.
 
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15. RPG Item: Woodland Warriors [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
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Yet another from Simon Washbourne. I didn't realize how many S&W based games he has done. This one is a little different in that it uses only six-sided dice and you play anthropomorphic animals.
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16. RPG Item: Crimson Blades: Dark Fantasy RPG [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Another Washbourne offering. This is a dark fantasy game a la Michael Moorcock. It has extensive summoning rules. It is based on the Woodland Warriors rules-set and uses only six-sided dice.
 
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17. RPG Item: Crimson Blades: Dark Fantasy RPG (Second Edition) [Average Rating:10.00 Unranked]
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The revised version.
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18. RPG Item: White Lies [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
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Modern day action and espionage. Based on S&W White Box.
 
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Modern day magic and occult.
 
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20. RPG Item: The Siege Perilous Rulebook [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Based on the Ultima computer games.
 
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21. RPG Item: Ruins & Ronin [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
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S&W modified for a medieval Japanese setting.
 
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22. RPG Item: Shinobi & Samurai [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Another Japanese set game. It is influenced by and expands on Ruins & Ronin and OD&D.
 
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23. RPG Item: Pars Fortuna: Basic Rules [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Now for a strange one. Apparently this was created with the help of a random generator. It has non-standard classes, races and other components.
 
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24. RPG Item: Dangers & Dweomers [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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A six-sided dice based offering.
 
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25. RPG Item: The Blue Book of Dangers & Dweomers [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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A revision of Dangers & Dweomers.
 
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