Old-School Essentials – 3 New Products for Preorder!

Gavin over at Necrotic Gnome notified us that three new items will be released from the print shop very soon and Stone Valley Games is the only place you can preorder the Referee’s Screen, Player’s Rules, and Second Printing of the Rule’s Tome! These items will also come with a complimentary PDF. Click to learn more!

Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Referee’s Screen

The Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Referee’s Screen MSRPs for $22.50 but our price is $19.99. This 4-panel screen provides a quick reference to the most common rules and procedures needed to run Old-School Essentials games (or any other game based on the classic 1981 Basic/Expert rules):

  • Master attack matrix.
  • Saving throw tables for monsters and all Classic Fantasy character classes.
  • Combat rules summary.
  • Procedures for encounters, dungeon adventures, and wilderness adventures.
  • Summary of options available during downtime between adventures.
  • Summary of character class abilities, including tables for spell progression, thief skills, and turning the undead.
  • Complete equipment lists, including weapon combat stats, mounts, and land vehicles.
  • Master movement rate table, listing base, encounter, and overland movement rates.

The front of the screen is graced by a fantastic, four-panel dungeon diorama painting by the legendary Peter Mullen! The panels are in US Letter format (8.5″ x 11″)

Old-School Essentials Player’s Rules Tome

The Old-School Essentials Player’s Rules Tome MSRPs for $22.50 but our price is $19.99. This new book is essentially a cut down version of the current Rules Tome, with the referee-only sections removed. It clocks in at 144 pages, which is about half the length of the full Rules Tome. We’re expecting it to be a nice chunky book still, about half an inch thick.The product photo is the table of contents which provides a good overview of what’s inside. (And yes, it will have a different cover. It’s not ready to be revealed yet though.)The really good news is that we’re planning to produce this book at the same deluxe quality level as the standard Rules Tomebut the price will be significantly lower! The idea here is to for this book to be a perfect entry-point into old-school gaming, with an entry-level price point to match.

Old-School Essentials Rules Tome (Second Printing)

The Old-School Essentials Rules Tome MSRPs for $40.00 but our price is $36.99. The original Old-School Essentials Rules Tome sold out and this is a second printing that compiles the core rules plus four rules modules, forming a complete game for Classic Fantasy adventures in one chunky book:

  • Core Rules: Rules for character creation and advancement, adventuring in dungeons, the wilderness, and at sea, magic and combat.
  • Classic Fantasy: Genre Rules: Seven classic classes (cleric, dwarf, elf, fighter, halfling, magic-user, thief), complete lists of weapons and adventuring gear, extensive lists of vehicles, mounts, and vessels, mercenaries and specialists for hire, rules for stronghold construction.
  • Classic Fantasy: Cleric and Magic-User Spells: The complete set of 34 cleric spells (from 1st to 5th level) and 72 magic-user spells (from 1st to 6th level), for use by players of cleric, elf, and magic-user characters.
  • Classic Fantasy: Monsters: A selection of over 200 classic monsters to challenge adventurers of all levels.
  • Classic Fantasy: Treasures: A hoard of over 150 wondrous magic items.

The material in this book forms a complete clone of the classic Basic/Expert game, including all rules, classes, spells, monsters, and magic items.

Stone Valley Games Preorder Process

Our preorder system has some unique characteristics. Each order may contain only a single preorder product, and no other products, preorder or otherwise. If a customer adds a preorder product to a non-empty cart, the cart will be automatically emptied and the preorder product added. Items can be ordered individually. This ensures the preorder will be shipped when it becomes available and does not hold up any other items you may have ordered. Due to the way this systems works, if you preorder several things and they all ship on the same day we will reimburse you the difference in shipping costs as we process your order.

All preorders require full payment at the time the preorder is placed. Image, contents, and release date are subject to change.

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