from the front matter:
Putting the Unique back in Unique Magic Swords
Magic swords played a principal role in the Original Game. Among all magic items found in gleaming treasure hoards, magic swords accounted for a full twenty percent.
The significance of magic swords in the white box version of the Original Game was even greater because only fighting-men could use them. The ability to wield such powerful and prevalent magic items made fighting-men as interesting to play as magic-users and clerics.
Swords & Wizardry lists twenty different Unique Magic Swords. Results from multiple tables of Original Game’s peculiar subsystem combined to generate a much larger and stranger variety of magic swords.
Use the tables below instead of those in Swords & Wizardry to generate magic swords for your game. Give any treasure roll indicating a magic melee weapon a 3 in 6 chance of being a unique magic sword.