Swords Into Plowshares was a compilation project initiated by Sean K Reynolds 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 in 1985.
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.
Swords Into Plowshares was originally sold as a $5 PDF file. All proceeds from this book were donated to the Afghan Girls Fund.
By December 2003 sales had trickled off, so Sean made the book available as a free download. If you like this book, consider purchasing Hungry Little Monsters, the 2005 Sean K Reynolds Games charity book, or make a donation to the Afghan Children's Fund (the successor to the Afghan Girls Fund) directly.
We want to thank everyone who volunteered their time for this project. Your efforts are appreciated, and it is good to know that despite all of the conflicts in the world, people can still come together to help others in need.
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