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First Edition Skills provides a detailed set of rules for adding skills in to your OSRIC and other old-school edition game systems. Published under the OSRIC OGL and available as open content, you can use this skill system to add extra flavor to your fantasy adventure games. Includes:

Full rules for assigning skills by class

Detailed write-ups of each skill

Contested skill rules

Adding skills to NPCs and monsters

Combat maneuver skills

Detailed examples of how to use the system

Mechanics designed with old-school aesthetics in mind

Designed as open game content for use with your own OSRIC-compatible products


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September 1st, 2010
Well done work with a nice layout and decent art. This skill system however is nothing original: it is but the 2e non-weapon proficiency system written anew for osric and with a few tweaks and twists. [...]
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November 25, 2009
This title was added to our catalog on November 25, 2009.
Zodiac Gods Publishing
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