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Labyrinth Lord doesn't waste precious game time.

We're older now. It's hard enough setting aside time to game.

Then you have to wrangle all your players together at the same time.

The last thing you want is your hard-fought game time wasted.

Combats in Labyrinth Lord are resolved quickly. Running adventures isn't bogged down with bloated monster stats and overcomplicated combats.

Get right into the fun stuff, squeezing the most adventure out of your time.

Play the game on your own terms. Most of us started out with the basic game, working in advanced elements without even realizing basic and advanced were supposed to be two different games. We all might have created our own Frankenstein's monster of rules in slightly different ways, but Labyrinth Lord lets you play the game the way you want it.

If you want to keep basic classes, you can, and play them right along with the advanced classes. Or just use the advanced options. Pick and choose what you want to place in your game on your own terms.

Play the game like you remember it. Feel the adventure like you remember it.

That's why I want to share Labyrinth Lord with you.


Basic and Advanced

Finally the basic and advanced game rules are in one volume!

This book combines the material originally presented in the Labyrinth Lord core rules and in the Advanced Edition Companion. Play advanced and basic characters in the same group, or choose to play one or the other.

Enter a world filled with labyrinths, magic, and monsters! Choose a basic race-class, advanced class, or even multiclass to combine the two! All of the basic and advanced options are within reach.

Labyrinth Lord is the Rosetta Stone of old-school fantasy rules.

It is easy to use basic and advanced game adventures from other publishers with these rules.

In this book you will find...

  • A complete guide to basic and advanced characters
  • All core basic and advanced monsters
  • Basic and advanced spells
  • The full repertoire of basic and advanced magic items
  • Optional rules to make your game even more advanced

Welcome back to old-school gameplay.

**Note that the PDF includes both the Dragon cover and Orcus Cover images.

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Brian S August 15, 2023 10:33 pm UTC
my vote for a softcover edition
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Brian A February 12, 2023 5:06 pm UTC
Advanced Labyrinth Lord HARDCOVER

I remember starting into 2nd Edition based, in part, on the promise that TSR was going to give us a more compact system, without the extraneous books that began to to feel more exploitative than creative. Well, that was a lie, wasn't it?

There are not many good systems that allow you to buy one book and start playing. This is one such system. OSRIC, Blueholme Journeymanne Rules, Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game, Iron Falcon, and WhiteBox: Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game also provide everything you need in one book without "modern minimalism" gimmickry.

So there's that.

Advanced Labyrinth Lord is a streamlined version of first edition AD&D, and has everything you need to play, with "PLAYERS BOOK" and "REFEREE BOOK" sections. This is, after all, the two earlier books (Labyrinth Lord and Advanced Labyrinth Lord Companion) combined under one cover.

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Joe K December 16, 2021 9:25 am UTC
Can we get the red cover from the 2019 KS as an option?
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Ryan H May 04, 2022 10:12 pm UTC
Seconded! With corrections! There's a great blog post from 2021 floating around of potential fixes.
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Chris C December 05, 2020 4:06 am UTC
Has this book been edited for typos etc. yet?
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Marc-Antoine G July 31, 2020 7:09 pm UTC
Come on Daniel, please make the limited edition red kickstarter cover available for this great edition! :)
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David M June 07, 2020 11:39 am UTC
As of 7-6-2020, the full preview works fine.
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Lester R November 12, 2019 5:49 am UTC
If i could get a discount code i may buy this.
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DAVID T May 10, 2020 9:30 pm UTC
I'll sell you one for 50 bucks
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Jason D March 22, 2019 5:08 am UTC
Would it be possible to get the character sheets from the book in it's own PDF download? THANKS!
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David K February 19, 2019 9:41 pm UTC
Do people who bought the Orcus cover find the cover title fonts slightly fuzzy?
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David K February 26, 2019 11:33 pm UTC
After further examination: There has been no corrections of typos or other mistakes/errata. It seems to be the same text from 2012.
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Jeremy H January 03, 2019 10:37 am UTC
Will there be a free no-art version of this one?
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John L December 28, 2018 6:39 pm UTC
It is working for me.
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Brian C December 20, 2018 2:55 pm UTC
As of Dec. 20th, 2018 Full-Size Preview option still not working.
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James B December 28, 2018 3:30 pm UTC
It is working for me now.
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thomas G December 15, 2018 1:29 am UTC
As of 14DEC18, Full-size preview seems inop.
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