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Old-School Essentials: Basic Rules

Old-School Essentials: Basic Rules

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Old-School Essentials is an adventure role-playing game of exploration, danger, monsters, and magic. The game is intentionally rules-light, putting the focus of play on imagination, improvisation, and fun. The rules are optimised for ease of use at the table, with meticulous attention to wording and layout clarity. What's more, Old-School Essentials is 100% compatible with the classic Basic/Expert game from 1981, meaning that decades of adventure are at your fingertips!

The Basic Rules

This book is an art-free sample of the basic rules of the game required by players:

  • The full introduction and character creation rules.
  • The four core human classes: cleric, fighter, magic-user, thief.
  • Full lists of adventuring equipment, weapons, and armour.
  • The rules for dungeon adventures, encounters, and combat.
  • The full rules for spell casting, and the list of 1st level spells.

The Complete Game

If you enjoy the free Basic Rules, you may wish to purchase the full game, available in two forms. For those who want a complete game in one book, the Classic Fantasy Rules Tome compiles the Old-School Essentials core rules with all of the Classic Fantasy content, forming a complete game in a single, 296-page tome. For those who like modular books, this content is also available in the form of a bundle of 5 PDFs, the Classic Fantasy Black Box.

Deluxe Print Edition

The full Old-School Essentials game is available from the Necrotic Gnome publisher website in a deluxe, sewn-binding hardcover edition. A deluxe boxed set of the core rules plus all of the Classic Fantasy rules modules is also available!

Note that there is no print-on-demand edition of this book!

 
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May 7th, 2019
Original review appears here: http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/2019/05/review-bx-essentia [...]
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April 12th, 2019
Great layout; a beautiful piece of work! Clear and to the point rules. I can't wait to get the hardcover! [...]
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