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Alternate Magic (OSR)

ALTERNATE MAGIC is a collection of mechanics for old school and OSR systems.
If you like "Basic" games and its clones (Old School Essentials, Basic Fantasy RPG, Labyrinth Lord, etc.), or even other OSR games, and want to expand magic options, you'll certainly enjoy this one!
This book is compatible with Dark Fantasy Basic, including a specific chapter on conversions. Some ideas can serve as inspiration for any RPG system, but we assume you're familiar with old school or OSR games.
In these pages, you'll find:
- New spellcasting classes;
- Flexible spells, suited for any spell level.
- Blood magic, random magic, and spell points.
- Cantrips and rituals.
- Alternatives for the cleric class
- ...and many other tools.
The book is entirely modular! Each chapter can be used by itself or in combination with other chapters. For example, you might use blood magic with the traditional spellcasting system or combine it with flexible magic. You can use random magic with spell points or cantrips, or by itself. You might use the new classes without changing anything else in your game.

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Jeremy H June 30, 2023 3:03 am UTC
Heyo, I'm happy to see you're using some of my stock art. But per my license you're supposed to provide me with a PDF copy.

It's the last bullet point in my license:
"You must provide a PDF copy of any title using my images. My DriveThruRPG email is jchart01@yahoo (you can also ask general questions here)."

I've not really attempted to enforce this until now and I'm noticing lots of folks are not sending me PDFs. LoL. Is this too onerous a request or are people just too busy to send the links? No animous is intended here, I'm genuinely curious. I need the sales more than I need the PDFs, but I just like to see how my customers are using my stuff. It gives me a feeling for what sort of work is selling and what the appeal is in various genres.
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Eric D October 10, 2023 8:55 pm UTC
Hi Jeremy!

I guess had just missed this part - is not something usual AFAICT but it is not onerous either!

Sure, I will send you a copy!

BTW, we are connected through social media, better to get in touch there since DTRPG messages are easy to miss.
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David N May 28, 2022 5:08 am UTC
Can we get a POD version, please?
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Eric D May 31, 2022 3:59 pm UTC
Hey David! Thank you for the interest! I'll look into it, but I'm not sure; the book is not currently formatted for print and POD prices are going up in July, according to DTRPG.
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Eric D May 31, 2022 4:11 pm UTC
In any case, if I manage to do a print version I'll mention it in my blog and send an e-mail to people who bought the PDF with a discount coupon.
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David N June 02, 2022 1:47 am UTC
Thanks for your response.
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Joe B December 13, 2022 6:35 pm UTC
I would also be interested in a POD copy.
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