What is this site?

The Sword World 2.5 Reference Wiki is a supplement for the Sword World 2.5 TTRPG, based upon the Sword World Translation Project. Here you will find compilations of spells, feats, classes, races, and similar game data that have been translated into English.

What is Sword World?

Sword World is the most popular and influential Japanese-published fantasy TTRPG in Japan. Various versions have been published since 1988. The latest version, Sword World 2.5, came out in 2018.

For more information about the history of the Sword World TTRPG, see this YouTube series by Guided by Cardia.

Can I learn the game using only the information in this wiki?

This site is intended to be a helpful game reference for groups during play. It is NOT intended to be a replacement for the rulebooks. You won't be able to learn how to play Sword World 2.5 by perusing this site alone.

To learn how to play SW2.5, all currently translated books can be found in this Google Drive. Everything on this site comes from these books, particularly the three Core Rulebooks (CR I/II/III) and the supplements Magus Arts (MA), Epic Treasury (ET), Monstrous Lore (ML), Battle Mastery (BM), Arcane Relic (AR), and the Outlaw Profile Book (OPB).

To buy the original Japanese books and support the authors directly, check out Bookwalker.

Who are you?

This wiki is maintained by Miriable. Just me at the moment. I'm nobody of consequence.

Hey, this data is formatted differently than the books!

This format is easier to update without having to deal with tables. Also listing stuff out is a bit more legible. The information should still be identical.

Hey, this text doesn't match the books exactly!

There are usually two reasons for this:

  1. I'm taking advantage of the more relaxed wiki format to expand upon some of the descriptions, add examples, bring in explanatory text from other sources, etc.
  2. I'm being Conan the Grammarian, smoothing out some awkward phrasing.

The meaning of the text should be the same. If you see something that is obviously wrong, say something.

Why can't I find this certain item using Search?

The search function is in an extreme beta state right now (which may never change). Wikidot's built-in search function … doesn't, so we had to make our own. It may not always return what you expect but it's the best we have right now.