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The advanced first edition game as you remember it.
Labyrinth Lord gives you the play experience of the old editions of the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game! The Advanced Edition Companion is a handbook of advanced player and referee options. Play the race and class possibilities from the "advanced" first edition 1978 rules. Introduce the essential first edition monsters, spells, and magic items to your Labyrinth Lord game. All of these options are fully compatible with the core Labyrinth Lord rules, so that you can continue to play race-classes right along with all of the advanced classes and races.

In the deepest level of the underworld the Demon Lord of the Undead, Orcus, awaits you. He watches from his throne of human bones and commands his undead minions. Will they defeat you on your quest in the labyrinth, as you seek fantastic wealth, defeat horrible enemies, and unravel unholy secrets? Take the first edition challenge. Fight your way to the deepest level. Defeat Orcus...if you can.

In this book you will find...

  • A complete player's guide to advanced play
  • Additional core first edition monsters
  • The full range of first edition spells and spellcasters
  • The essential first edition magic items
  • Optional advanced rules for greater depth of play

Welcome back to the first edition game table. We saved you a seat.

Right next to Orcus.

This book is not a complete game. You will require the core Labyrinth Lord rules to play.


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Edward A August 31, 2021 9:30 pm UTC
So I will need this book in addition to the Advanced players guide?
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Evan L September 19, 2021 11:06 pm UTC
"This book is not a complete game. You will require the core Labyrinth Lord rules to play."
The core rules:

You don't want the Advanced Labyrinth Lord in addition to this though. That volume contains the core rules + this AEC volume. It is both in one.
Advanced Labyrinth Lord:
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Edward A September 20, 2021 1:56 am UTC
Got all three, thanks, Evan. There is also a class compendium with LOTS of additional class options for LL-based games. I know the recent OSE stuff dropped and it has a lot of class options.
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July 16, 2018 12:06 pm UTC
This product's document file was lasted updated in June, 2011. Will this copy be updated with the changes made in the Advanced Labyrinth Lord kickstarter which ends today? There is no PDF only option in the KS, but a PDF is included with the hard copy.
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FU B November 05, 2022 1:26 am UTC
Labyrinth Lord 2e will come out in early 2023 followed by an Advanced LL 2e.
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Mike S November 20, 2017 2:23 am UTC
Is this a better choice to run an expanded game of Stonehell, should I go with something like BFRP, or should I XXX the bullet and do it right with OSRIC 2nd+? This project is getting off the ground very soon, I'd like to hear what people are thinking. All are options, but a blend is most likely. By next week my physical library will be complete. Let the winter set in, I care not, ahahahahahahahaa!
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August 26, 2018 7:57 pm UTC
Too late, but really use whatever you want.

It's worth noting that there's a bit of a power creep from OD&D, to Moldvay Basic D&D (which this clones), to AD&D (which OSRIC of course clones). Since Stonehell is survivalist in nature, I feel like OSRIC might make it a little too safe, requiring some amount of re-tuning.

But at first level it's not severe.

The stats in Stonehell are designed for Moldvay Basic as well. The differences are subtle (AD&D armor goes up to 10, while Basic stops at 9, hit points for AD&D are about 10% higher generally). You can use them as-written in any of those systems, but as the players level up, the power will get a little off.

Personally, I find BFRP and Labyrinth Lord both kind of invite tinkering with the ruleset more liberally, which I appreciate. LL and more so OSRIC retain enough historical baggage that I feel compelled to make some changes, or handwave past mechanics no one is interested in. The most...See more
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