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Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Referee's Screen
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Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Referee's Screen


The ultimate referee screen for Basic/Expert games!

This 4-panel screen provides a quick reference to the most common rules and procedures needed to run Old-School Essentials games (or any other game based on the classic 1981 Basic/Expert rules):

  • Master attack matrix.
  • Saving throw tables for monsters and all Classic Fantasy character classes.
  • Combat rules summary.
  • Procedures for encounters, dungeon adventures, and wilderness adventures.
  • Summary of options available during downtime between adventures.
  • Summary of character class abilities, including tables for spell progression, thief skills, and turning the undead.
  • Complete equipment lists, incuding weapon combat stats, mounts, and land vehicles.
  • Master movement rate table, listing base, encounter, and overland movement rates.

The front of the screen is graced by a fantastic, four-panel dungeon diorama painting by the legendary Peter Mullen! The PDF includes high-resolution artwork for home printing.

Art Panels (Front of Screen)

Referee screen art panels

Reference Panels (Back of Screen)

Referee screen info panels

See the Full-size Preview (link below product image) for an in-depth look!

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David C September 26, 2019 12:46 pm UTC
This looks wonderful! When is the print on demand version available? Due to its large size, I'll probably wait for the POD version.
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Wade S September 27, 2019 9:59 pm UTC
Per Necrotic Gnome via notification on Sep 26 to their Kickstarter backers:

"Once the setup for the print-on-demand screen inserts has been completed, you'll also receive a code to order those at cost. (It usually takes 3-4 weeks for print product setup.)"
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Gavin N September 28, 2019 6:42 am UTC
Yep, as Wade S mentioned, the print-on-demand setup usually takes about 3-4 weeks.
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Gavin N October 06, 2019 7:37 am UTC
The print-on-demand inserts are available to order now!
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This title was added to our catalog on September 26, 2019.