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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, including 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.

The panels are in US Letter format (8.5" x 11"), for use in the universal GM screen available from DriveThruRPG (see info below).

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!

 Game Master Screens (Landscape)

Many publishers offer GM Screen Inserts which are professionally printed cardstock pages designed to slide into the pockets of our deluxe GM Screens. When you purchase the GM Screen Inserts, you have the option to purchase the screen itself with the inserts, and when you do the inserts are free.

Our deluxe, black vinyl screens are:

Thick and durable - It's the last GM Screen you'll ever need to buy.

Large - Four panels wide and each panel has clear pockets on both sides to hold a total of 8 inserted pages

Customizable and Reusable - As you change campaigns or game systems, you need only remove and replace the inserts

More Information on the Landscape Screen
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MC M February 17, 2020 10:55 pm UTC
What are the dimensions of these panels?
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Gavin N February 18, 2020 7:26 am UTC
They're US Letter format (8.5" x 11").
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kristiaan L January 03, 2020 2:33 am UTC
My local print shop is giving me a hard time about printing this. Any ideas?
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Gavin N January 03, 2020 8:24 am UTC
Do you think it would help if the PDF included the phrase said "Permission is granted to print this PDF for personal use"?
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kristiaan L January 03, 2020 3:28 pm UTC
That would be fantastic!
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kristiaan L January 03, 2020 4:03 pm UTC
Its all good now. The Printer verified that i bought it so it printing now! Thanks Gavin.
Also, will non backers be able to purchase an actual screen at some point? This is by far the ultimate b/x gm screen
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Gavin N January 03, 2020 4:21 pm UTC
Glad they're cool with it now.

An actual screen hasn't been produced yet (so no one has been able to buy a copy!), but we're planning to produce one soon:
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Gianfranco B December 31, 2019 11:16 am UTC
I'm a backer but can't download the screen
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Gavin N December 31, 2019 11:21 am UTC
Please email us at and we'll sort you out.
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Gianfranco B December 31, 2019 12:20 pm UTC
Problem solved. Could not see it on my library from mobile
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Adam J November 28, 2019 9:54 pm UTC
There was supposedly an option to order the universal GM screen with the inserts?
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Gavin N December 01, 2019 6:52 am UTC
Yep, if you select "Premium landscape GM Screen Insert(s)" (or the option with the PDF) then you can click on "ADD TO CART with GM screen".
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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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MC M February 17, 2020 9:58 pm UTC
Has the all-in-one printed cardstock version been released yet?
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Gavin N February 18, 2020 7:27 am UTC
Not yet. It's being printed in the next weeks.
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