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Modern Necessities is a 3rd party supplement for Old-School Essentials that adds rules, classes, equipment and more to run your campaigns in any modern setting, including those that mix the contempary with magic and monsters. 

The book includes the following:

  • 13 modern themed classes 
  • Rules for giving modern traits to a small selection of fantasy races
  • 56 modern weapons, from pistols to rocket launchers and hand grenades
  • Rules for special ammunition and firearm attachments
  • 13 modern pieces of armor
  • 54 modern pieces of equipment, from cellphones to night vision goggles
  • Vehicle rules, including 19 example vehicles
  • 48 Technomancy spells
  • 16 modern example NPC's to do battle against
  • Extra rules to add more flavor, such as rules for weapon jamming and armor damage
  • Additionally, your pdf purchase will come with a free Foundry VTT module that adds the book's items, weapons and spells as a compendium! Each item & spell fully drag & droppable into your OSE character sheets. 
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Ed S June 13, 2023 2:45 am UTC
Is the printed book A5 size like most of the OSE books?
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Scrying D June 13, 2023 3:06 am UTC
Hi Ed, it's A4.
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Scrying D May 02, 2023 11:56 pm UTC
Preview should be working now!
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Michal S April 12, 2023 4:32 pm UTC
I want to run a kind of Forgotten Realms Modern. How did you resolve a techno-magic? Are technology and magic separated or work together, so that you can have magical items and weapons like gun +1 to hit/damage?
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Scrying D April 12, 2023 4:52 pm UTC
Hi Michal, you can easily make magic and guns work together like that. I even have a few classes and spells that give a +1 to firearms, etc. There's also magical ammunition. I didn't add any specific, named magical guns, but I might do that in one of the planned expansions. Shouldn't be hard to homebrew in either case! But yes, the book is set up to easily mix fantasy and technology.
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Tim B April 10, 2023 8:34 pm UTC
Looks like the previews aren't working properly.
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Scrying D April 10, 2023 8:49 pm UTC
Yeah, I noticed that's an issue sometimes. Not much I can do about it sadly, as it's on DTRPG's end.
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Ben P May 29, 2023 7:25 pm UTC
Does the weapons section show pictures of the weapons or just stats and charts? I am a fan of role playing game weapons, that is why I ask.
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Ben P May 29, 2023 7:41 pm UTC
on second thought you do not need to answer that.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 07, 2023.