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o_O S&W always explicitly encouraged making your own version of it. See method 2 here: http://www.swordsandwizardry.com/?page_id=2


Answers I would give:

1) Include the "Burn HP" system.

2) Include the complex combat rules.

Reasons: If I don't want to use a rule, it's easy enough to ignore. I can always just go to the S&W rules for Vancian magic or simpler combat rules. However, if I want to use a rule, I can't use it if I don't have access to it. Anyway, spell point systems were developed for D&D almost from the beginning, with varying levels of complexity.


The BP/HP stuff will be included. That's core to the house rules, IMHO. It solves a lot of D&D's problems with interpreting hit points without being too much of a pain to deal with.

Rachel Ghoul

Your "Burn HP" thing is vastly better than Vancian casting in my opinion– but I never liked D&D's particular take on Vancian casting in the first place. If they don't like it they're not beholden to use it.
What about the HP/BP divide? I've been an aficionado of that way of handling damage ever since I first encountered it.