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PRINT VERSION AVAILABLE: Wondrous Weavings Warped & Weird is now available, revised and expanded, inside the Axian Library book.

Wondrous Weavings Warped & Weird 
is an alternate arcane magic system for Old-School Essentials and is compatible with similar clones of the Original, B/X or BECMI editions of the classic fantasy role-playing game.

The system is heavily inspired by how magic works in the stories by Jack Vance and Fritz Leiber. More than a little inspiration comes from fairy tales and folklore too.
These rules apply to both the magic-user and elf class. The referee may of course decide to extend some or all of the following rules to other classes.

The overall result of these rules is that arcane casters are somewhat more versatile and powerful at the beginning, and a bit less almighty at upper levels. The larger impact on the game, however, comes the introduction of Magical Mishaps, which give spell casters the option to increase efficiency and power if they accept a certain degree of risk.

Wondrous Weavings Warped & Weird comes as two files: a PDF designed for screens, and another designed for print-at-home on A4 paper, with easy instructions to print, fold and staple/sew it to make a nice little zine-like booklet.

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Jebi B December 28, 2021 4:35 pm UTC
Hello, Loving this so far, Although I have a question. When "Ritual Casting" spells, the turns taken are "Exploration Turns" or "Combat Turns"? Can a Magic-User even Ritual Cast spells in combat? (with the dangerous possibility of magical mishap because of interrupts and the chaotic nature of battle).
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Giuseppe R December 29, 2021 8:17 am UTC
Ritual Casting takes exploration turns. Combat turns are actually called rounds in OSE!
The idea behind Ritual Casting is to see more use of utility spells, which often are neglected in favor of combat spells. This way, you don't need to prepare them but still be able to use them if the need arises and the party is willing to invest the time, consuming resources and risking wandering monsters (which might interrupt the ritual).
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