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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Magic


This supplement expands Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy with spells inspired by the beloved 1970s Advanced rules:

  • 34 druid spells from 1st to 5th level.
  • 72 illusionist spells from 1st to 6th level.
  • All spells presented in a quick-to-reference, bullet point format.

The descriptions of the bard, druid, gnome, illusionist, and ranger classes are found in the companion book, Advanced Fantasy Characters.

Classic Fantasy vs Advanced Fantasy

Old-School Essentials comes in two flavours: Classic Fantasy (based on the 1981 Basic/Expert rules) and Advanced Fantasy (the same game, massively expanded with content inspired by the 1970s Advanced 1st Edition rules).

This book is a spells supplement for people who already have Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy.

Want everything compiled? Check out the Advanced Fantasy Player's Tome and Referee's Tome, which compile the Classic Fantasy game plus this book and other supplements.


The content in this book is 100% compatible with the classic Basic/Expert rules (B/X) and can thus be used with any B/X-based game.

Deluxe Print Edition

A deluxe, sewn-binding hardcover edition of this book (+ free PDF) is available from Exalted Funeral, along with all of the other books in the Old-School Essentials line.

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

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Preston C January 28, 2021 5:57 pm UTC
I am confused about which products to buy to have all of the rules. With the new Advanced Fantasy core book for DM & Player, is the info from this book included? Or is this an additional book to buy? I'm sorry I'm just confused by which products contain which rules, spells, items, etc.

Also same question for the Advanced Rules Genre Rules book, is the info included in the new releases?
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Necrotic G January 28, 2021 6:02 pm UTC
Yep, the Advanced Fantasy Player's Tome and Referee's Tome compile the complete Classic Fantasy game plus all the supplements.

The individual supplements (e.g. this book, Druid and Illusionist Spells) are purely for people who already have the Classic Fantasy game and want to add on bits and pieces.

Hope that helps!
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Preston C January 28, 2021 9:53 pm UTC
Thank you for the quick reply, they're on the Wishlist so hopefully I'll be reading them soon.
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