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Old School Hack


A table-top roleplaying system that's a hack of a hack of the original Red Box version of a certain popular hack-and-slash fantasy game.

That's a lot of hacking.


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January 29th, 2018
Very cleanly written and developed. Well done. I haven't had time to play through with it yet but I have read through it, printed, and bound it to a notebook. Good work [...]
February 18th, 2016
This is a fun little hack and slash game. It is very rules lite which means the emphasis is on quick, fun combats. It is not a game for the epic saga (at least I don't think it is). Its for an evening of kicking back with laughs and not having to wo [...]
February 26th, 2012
After a significant investment into 3/3.5/4e, I've decided to run with Old School Hack instead. Simple, intuitive, with choices for each character class without getting bogged down. Allows you to get out there and roll to hit and quickly get through co [...]
January 22nd, 2012
Old School Hack. Great free product from Kirin Robinson. The product has a very simple game mechanics with a very inventive and excellent party flavored experience system. Based on old D&D, you can hack your way through Goblins and Orcs. Eas [...]
November 28th, 2011
Old School Hack is an amazingly simplified roleplaying game that has all the feel and flavor a guy could want, with none of the periphery stuff. Probably my favorite RPG in the last year. My favorite part of the game is the way experience [...]
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November 11, 2011
This title was added to our catalog on November 11, 2011.