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The Complete B/X Adventurer is a gaming supplement for use with the B/X fantasy adventure game (and compatible retro-clones). It contains new material designed to inspire and add to your existing fantasy campaign, almost all of it for the player character...though there is plenty of fodder for GMs as well.

The book has 62 pages, most of which is content: new classes, new spells, new character options, and rules for fleshing out beginning characters. It is illustrated, though the PDF does not have the color cover of the print version.

The bulk of the book is new B/X classes, including five new spell-casting classes. Nearly half of the book is devoted to spell lists and there are more than 110 new spells (not counting reverse spells). To put that in perspective, the original B/X books contained only 106 spells...and each of the new spell-casting classes has a unique method of using magic, not simply being limited to "divine" or "arcane" spell-casting types.

Other than the spell-casters, there are a dozen other classes for a total of 17. Most of these are human adventurer-types; three are demi-humans. They represent adventuring archetypes found in fantasy fiction that are not already represented in B/X (nor are they found in the Advanced Edition Companion™ for Labyrinth Lord™). All have information for including them at Basic, Expert, or even Companion level adventurers, so you can use them "right out of the box."

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Chad K May 14, 2017 5:33 pm UTC
I need this in print. When? Thanks!
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Jonathan B May 20, 2017 6:48 pm UTC
@ Chad:

The Complete B/X Adventurer IS available in print (as are all my books at the moment) but only through my blog at:
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Chad K May 22, 2017 10:11 pm UTC
Thanks! i ordered it now, direct from you. Looking forward to getting it.
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Rachael S March 29, 2017 6:36 am UTC
I have a request. Is it possible to get each character class as a single page (front/back if needed) so I can have a handout for new players and at conventions.
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Jonathan B May 20, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
@ Rachael:

Hmm...that's tough. With or without the accompanying artwork?
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Rachael S May 21, 2017 1:33 am UTC
Whichever is easiest. The idea is one class per page for convention use. B&W if any art line art something easy to print as needed...
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Mark S January 01, 2016 3:28 am UTC
What are the damage values for firearms?
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Mark S January 01, 2016 6:33 am UTC
Ah! Never mind, found it!
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Kerry H December 22, 2015 6:14 pm UTC
Why isn't the color cover shown part of the PDF?
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Jonathan B January 28, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
@ Kerry H:

The color cover is from the print version of the book. The PDF does not include the cover; rather, it begins with the B&W cover lead (the illustration is the same as the one on the cover of the print version).

At this time, the print version of the book is only available through my blog:
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Steven K December 01, 2016 9:05 pm UTC
Is there a way to contact you not on this site? Your own web page or Email address?
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Jonathan B January 04, 2017 11:04 pm UTC
You may contact me at
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Eugene S December 22, 2015 11:04 am UTC
what is the difference between this book and the Companion book? And why no print option?
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Jonathan B January 28, 2016 1:19 pm UTC
@ Brian S:

The B/X Companion is a book of challenges and options for "high level," B/X play. It details progression through level 36, provides additional spells, monsters, and magic items geared to these levels, plus additional rules for things like domain play, mass land combat, and astral travel.

The Complete B/X Adventurer provides additional information and options for B/X Campaigns at ANY level of play, including new classes, new spell lists, firearms, optional "traits" for basic classes, and some fun random tables for filling out one's character.

At this time, the print copy is available exclusively through my blog:

When I write a new book I do a print run so that I have copies to distribute and sell local locally as well as via mail. At this time, I only sell PDFs on DriveThruRPG.
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