Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy: Genre Rules [with Bonus]

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Manufacturer: Necrotic Gnome. There are Free Downloadsfor the following items: Old-School Essentials: Author’s Notes on the Rules [PDF], Welcome to Dolmenwood [PDF], Dolmenwood Referee’s Map [PDF], Old-School Essentials Basic Rules [PDF], Old-School Essentials Underground Character Sheet [PDF], Old-School Essentials Vagabond Character Sheet [PDF], Old-School Essentials Purist Character Sheet [PDF], Old-School Essentials Third Party License [PDF], and Old-School Essentials: Adaption Guidelines [PDF]

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Old-School Essentials is an adventure role-playing game of exploration, danger, monsters, and magic. The game is intentionally rules-light, putting the focus of play on imagination, improvisation, and fun. The rules are optimized for ease of use at the table, with meticulous attention to wording and layout clarity. What’s more, Old-School Essentials is 100% compatible with the classic Basic/Expert game from 1981, meaning that decades of adventure are at your fingertips!

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Classic Fantasy: Genre Rules is a 40-page A5 hardcover book. It contains options for classic fantasy characters: classes, equipment, vehicles, hirelings, strongholds, and more. Play as a devout cleric or a sagacious magic-user, a doughty fighter or a cunning thief, a surly dwarf, a noble elf, or a homesick halfling. This book contains all character options from the Basic/Expert game. It holds full rules for character advancement to 14th level.

Old-School Essentials rules are available in two formats: Tomes and Individual Books. Tomes combine individual books together into a single volume. Individual Books, like this product, keep the subject matter separated. Having two formats is beneficial for several reasons. Primarily, single Tomes are great for an individual. However, when in a group it is often easier to share individual books with folks so they can find what they are looking for. We like to keep the Tome with the Referee and the individual books available to share with groups members. Also, those individual books show off more of that amazing Old School Essentials art!

Note that this book is not a complete game! It is an individual book that adds player-facing content on top of the Old-School Essentials Core Rules.

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Weight0.4 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 6 × 0.25 in

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