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Expand your gaming horizons with new and innovative character classes, magic both weird and practical and optional rules for psionics, zero-level characters and proficiencies.

Find something new and surprising to spice up fantasy gaming for players and Treasure Keepers alike in …


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  • More than 30 new races, from centaurs to little pigs to mythic races inspired by the Norse, Aztec and Indian mythologies
  • Dozens of new classes
  • A multitude of new magic-user, cleric and druid spells
  • Rules for piecemeal and used armor
  • An optional proficiency system for weapons, tasks and spells
  • Psionics
  • Zero-level characters
  • New magic items and artifacts

Esoterica Exhumed
works with most Old School systems, and is written specifically for the Blood & Treasure 2nd Edition rules.

Blood & Treasure doesn't want to tell you what kind of fantasy game you should enjoy, it just wants to put all the tools in your hands and let you play YOUR GAME, YOUR WAY

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November 07, 2023 5:55 pm UTC
The rules for Psionics don't make sense as far as power points (pg 148) versus the class description of the Psychic which doesn't mention power points but instead uses percentages for activating powers (pg 73). Working on developing my own OSR system for psionics and didn't even realize this supplement has a version of dealing with it. Unfortunately not really usable as written. I know that no updates will be forthcoming but thought I would point out the discrepancy.
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David H December 01, 2022 8:47 pm UTC
I looked through the preview but didn't see any height/weight/age tables for the races shown. Are they included in the book?
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Gary F June 20, 2021 6:41 pm UTC
Is this for 2nd edition or related to it?
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albert R July 05, 2021 12:15 am UTC
2ND Edition.
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Jose P April 14, 2020 1:57 am UTC
John S, or members in the group. Is there a time frame for a Hardcover book for this year?
Thank you for your imagination and creativity you add to our humble community of dedicated gamers
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albert R May 26, 2020 11:14 am UTC
All of the hardcovers are at if you want them.
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Curt M May 29, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
John, I noticed your blog hasn’t been updated this year. Are you still actively publishing?
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albert R January 20, 2019 2:16 pm UTC
He's still publishing mostly on his NOD magazine. The latest one is already released this year.
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Matthew S March 01, 2018 3:04 pm UTC
Another thing I was wondering about...
I really like the rules for Proficiencies. I think its a cool way to handle weapons and spells. I also like the skill aspect, but I wonder, doesn't that sort of gimp skill heavy classes? If a fighter can spend prof points on stealth, find/remove traps, etc why even have a thief? Other than backstab there doesn't seem to be anything left for them. I mean I realise you have the issue of struggling between which to spend your points on, skills or weapons, but still...

Also, I know that there were more specific skills in the 1st edition, but since there doesn't seem to be many in 2nd edition, is there a list somewhere.
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Matthew S February 28, 2018 9:08 am UTC
This is really good. I particularly love the 'wild talent' psionic rules in the back!
I did notice in Clairsentience that it treats the power like the psychic ability rather than a random power: "If you have never been in the place, or do not know somebody present in the place, your roll to activate this power is made at a ‐20% penalty." As far as I could see, there are no rolls to activate a wild talent power.
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Curt M November 28, 2017 4:07 pm UTC
Will the POD be available here or exclusively Lulu?
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John S December 03, 2017 10:34 pm UTC
For now, Lulu. I'm looking into bringing print-on-demand stuff to next year.
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William M November 27, 2017 2:19 am UTC
Big fan of anything John Stater puts out! If you haven't checked out Blood and Treasure 2nd Edition or Grit and Vigor, then get yourself over to Lulu ASAP!
I'll be "that guy" and ask...when will we see the POD?
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John S December 03, 2017 10:35 pm UTC
Waiting on a review copy - maybe 2 or 3 weeks.
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