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B/X Essentials: Core Rules

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The B/X Essentials line is a restatement of the classic Basic/Expert fantasy adventure gaming rule set, given a fresh, new presentation focused on usability:

  • Basic and Expert rules seamlessly combined.
  • Streamlined presentation optimised for ease of reference during play.
  • Meticulously researched; a guaranteed 100% accurate rendition of the classic rules of yesteryear.
  • Carefully clarified, ironing out ambiguities in the original rules.

This first book lays out the core rules of the game, including: encounters, combat, dungeon and wilderness exploration, seafaring, spell casting, and magical research.

Click here for further books in the series.


About the print editions: There are two different print editions, both 6" x 9":

1. The premium edition. This is staple bound, so it lays flat at the table, and is produced with the premium printing process, which gives crisper text and images.

2. The standard, perfect bound edition.


A plain text edition of this book is available here. This is provided as an aid to others who wish to create their own house rules documents or retro-clones (please read the Open Game License, at the end of the document, carefully!).

 
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Kelly D September 13, 2017 7:23 pm UTC
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I am unhappy with the decision to separate character classes from the rest of the tome. This forces me to still have two books at the table. I am still waiting for ONE BOOK that encompasses B and X together, in an organized manner.
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Gavin N September 13, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
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The decision to split the rules into separate booklets is born out of my own desire for such a thing -- I dislike the typical RPG mega-tome and have always wanted a game formed of a set of smaller booklets. Of course everyone has different tastes in this matter.

I do plan to do a combined edition, once everything is written. (There will likely be four booklets in the initial series: core rules, classes and equipment, spells, monsters and treasures.)
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Kelly D September 14, 2017 5:22 pm UTC
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Count me as sold on that mega-tome! :)
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Gavin N September 14, 2017 5:35 pm UTC
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Cool! Should be some time next year, I guess.
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Shawn B September 15, 2017 4:18 am UTC
Ditto on the mega-tome, also. :)
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Michael H September 08, 2017 7:18 am UTC
Brilliant stuff. More please!
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Gavin N September 08, 2017 7:22 am UTC
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Thanks Michael! Glad you enjoyed it. The next book in the series -- Classes and Equipment -- is being proofread at the moment. Should be out in the latter months of this year. I've also started work on the third book -- Spells.
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Tony M September 04, 2017 7:16 am UTC
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Looking forward to seeing it in print.
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Daniel W September 09, 2017 4:32 pm UTC
Same here.
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Gavin N September 09, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
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I'm just awaiting the arrival of the print proofs. All going well, it should be available in the next 5-10 days.
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