Matt Finch

Matt Finch

January 18, 2018 Off By Lloyd

Matt is the creator of one of the most well-known of the retro-clones: Swords & Wizardry, a modern take on Original D&D (or OD&D).  He was also heavily involved in the genesis of OSRIC, which unleashed a flood of new content and interest in older styles of role-playing. His Swords & Wizardry system won a Silver ENnie in 2009, is possibly the most played retro-clone in existence, with tens of thousands of downloads of the original rule set and a huge amount of supporting material from a growing list of publishers including: Frog God Games, Kobold Press, Silver Bulette, and many more.  Matt’s own contributions to gaming besides the S&W rule set are the Tome of Adventure Design (a Three Castles Award finalist); the now-defunct (but fondly remembered) magazine Knockspell; and several instant-classic fantasy adventures including Tomb of the Iron God, Spire of Iron and Crystal, Pod Caverns of the Sinister Shroom, and Demonspore.