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Elf OSR Class


The OSR Elf as a unified class for OSR and White Box style games.

The original Elf is a bit of a strange character. On one adventure it is a Fighter on another it is a Magic-User, but it can't be both at the same time. It is awkward and somewhat unwieldy when running an original edition game. How can we make an alternate version that also remains true to the integrity of the system? The core idea is you have a character with good fighting ability and some magic ability.

What if the elf was a full time fighting-man and magic-user? With this in mind we can give the Elf attacks and saves like a fighter, and spells like a magic-user full time. Carefully balanced with the other classes.

Includes full illustrations and a character sheet specifically for the OSR Elf.


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David J November 24, 2020 8:48 pm UTC
Could you detail what Fighting Capability is?

I have no idea what you mean by a "man" vs a "hero" vs a "superhero".

If these are references to older rulebooks, it seems presumptuous to assume we own them.
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Jeremy R November 27, 2020 7:53 am UTC
It's an OD&D (White Box) product and those are terms from Chainmail. Man is zero (or 1st) level, Hero is 4th Level, Superhero is 8th level
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David J November 30, 2020 5:40 pm UTC
I knew it was WB, but I don't have, nor have I read, the Chainmail rules. Thanks for the start of the clarification.
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Thomas D December 03, 2020 2:19 pm UTC
Fighting Capability is from Chainmail - a great little book I recommend getting.

It does not presume you own Chainmail, that is why the To Hit tables are included, to use instead of Fighting Capability.
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This title was added to our catalog on November 16, 2020.