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Lost Classes: The Arnesonian Classes

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In the early days of the world's first fantasy roleplaying game there were a plethora of sources of gaming material, much of which was fan created. Zines and third-party supplements became plentiful, and within the pages of these works, new classes were often presented. Some of these classes were added to later editions of the game and became canon, while others were lost in time and space. The Lost Classes series, in the greater GATEWAY TO ADVENTURE line of products, seeks to revive the classes that fell to the wayside and make them available again, in a cleaner format. This volume seeks to create playable versions of two classes, originating with one of the creators of the original game. Additionally, two new playable races are presented, in line with the feel of the time of the original game. One of these, namely ducks, have their origins in another early ruleset!

This product features the Arnesonian Merchant and Sage classes. You also get two new "race as class" classes as well as the same as races for advanced games, Duck Folk and Chimpanzee Folk. Designed for use with Old-School Essentials and other classic adventure role playing games.

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Frank F May 10, 2020 7:38 pm UTC
This is the zine you want if you wish to play Donald Duck
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Jeremy R December 23, 2019 9:58 am UTC
Is this meant for B/X or 1e or 0e?
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Ryan T December 23, 2019 5:02 pm UTC
It is written for Old-School Essentials, both the basic and advanced genre rules. So, B/X and 1E work easiest, but 0E works well also.
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Scott H December 19, 2019 12:13 am UTC
So the classes are Merchant and Sage, and the races are Duck Folk and what else?
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Ryan T December 23, 2019 5:04 pm UTC
The product listing has been updated as of approval today. Duck Folk and Chimpanzee folk are presented as both, Race As Class, for the B/X players and as a race for those running Advanced Genre rules or OD&D.
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