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Friday, October 13, 2017

A Review - Slashers & Victims Light

It is Friday the 13th and an amazing product was released for the occasion!

Slashers & Victims Light written by Justin Isaac of Halls of the Nephilim.
This is a Slasher/Horror Movie hack for Swords & Wizardry Light. You will need Swords & Wizardry Light to run this hack.

Included are rules on how the players take on the role as the Survivors. The Survivors are very much like thieves from SWL. They have thief like skills such as, Hiding in Shadows/Move Silently, Appear Dead and Repair. The Survivors are also average humans so their AC is 9 [10]. But they aren't completely useless! 
The Survivors are allowed to select special Perks. High School and College age Survivors select 1 perk while other adults select 2 perks. Perks are, well, perks! For example: Slugger Perk gives the Survivor +1 to hit and damage with blunt weapons. 
There are also Flaws. A player may take a Flaw for their Survivor which also grants them an extra Perk. An example of a Flaw: Nerd Flaw gives the Survivor -1 to attack rolls.

There are special rules for Fear Saves. A simple Saving Throw with a 2d6 table of results if a Fear Save was failed. Which, this could also be used in SWL. 

And of course there are the Slashers and Other Cast (other villains and monsters). There are a total of 10 Slashers and Other Cast. Killer Dolls, Relentless Stalkers and Undead Killing Machines just to name a few.

Go get this now! I highly recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the Slasher/Horror genre and love Swords & Wizardry Light!


  1. Hey Josh! Nice review. I have to admit I'm not big on hacks, and if I'm doing horror my go-to is CoC. But this is certainly something worth considering. Thanks!

  2. I'm really hoping to run this before the month is out. I like how Justin took the familiar structure of SWL and added elements to fit the genre...looks like a lot of fun. Nice review!