Swords Into Plowshares is a compilation project initiated by Sean K Reynolds Games to be a charity fundraiser for the Afghan Girls Fund, a charity created by the National Geographic Society to provide educational opportunities and medical assistance for the women and girls of Afghanistan. The project was initiated after the Society was able to track down Sharbat Gula, the Afghan refugee with the striking eyes photographed 17 years ago.
Swords Into Plowshares features 32 pages of magic weapons (each at approximately 1/2 page in length) for the D20 system, each with a description and background information. Authored, edited, and illustrated by concerned people in the RPG industry, Swords Into Plowshares was created entirely on volunteer time. The game material in the book is entirely open game content as defined by the Open Gaming License.