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Old-School Essentials Logos

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Old-School Essentials Logos

This post contains high-res images of the official Old-School Essentials logos, provided for use in VTT games, blog posts, videos, etc. Publishers of Old-School Essentials third-party products should use the "Designed For Use With Old-School Essentials" logos included with the third-party license.    

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Old-School Essentials at Fantasy Grounds!

Old-School Essentials at Fantasy Grounds!

We're delighted to announce that Old-School Essentials is now officially supported on the Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop! The demo version of Fantasy Grounds and the basic Old-School Essentials ruleset can be downloaded completely free of charge! The complete Advanced Fantasy game is available for purchase, allowing you to drag and drop the full selection of classes, races, spells, equipment, monsters, and magic items into your games! Official Old-School Essentials adventure scenarios will also be available for purchase soon! Try Out Old-School Essentials on Fantasy Grounds for Free! It's easy to try out Old-School Essentials on Fantasy Grounds completely free of charge! 1....

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A Deep Dive Into the Dolmenwood Hardcover Books

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A Deep Dive Into the Dolmenwood Hardcover Books

I shared this mockup of the 3 in-development Dolmenwood hardcover books yesterday (featuring cover art by the wonderful Ulla Thynell) and some questions arose around exactly what's in each of the books. So I thought it'd be fun to do a really deep dive into each book's table of contents to see what's in them! A Note on Usability and Format Looking at the page counts of the three books combined (likely to be over 600 pages of material!), one might be concerned about having to memorize vast tracts of lore. This is not the intention. While Dolmenwood is presented...

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Item-Based Encumbrance Play Test

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Item-Based Encumbrance Play Test

Encumbrance is one of those parts of the game that different groups tend to handle in a lot different ways. Some groups simply ignore encumbrance altogether (it is, after all, an optional rule), some use one of the standard systems presented in Old-School Essentials, and others implement their own tweaks or alternative systems. To provide more options to players of Old-School Essentials, we're developing an alternative encumbrance system which is now ready for play testing! Standard Encumbrance Systems Old-School Essentials presents two systems for tracking encumbrance: Basic encumbrance: A character's movement rate is determined by the armour they wear and whether...

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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Mega Launch!

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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Mega Launch!

As announced in our first newsletter a couple of weeks back, a massive batch of Old-School Essentials books went live at the Exalted Funeral US store on September 1st! (Mostly remaining stock following our Kickstarter last year.) The new Advanced Fantasy Player's + Referee's Tomes. The new Advanced Fantasy Monsters and Treasures books (supplements for OSE Classic Fantasy). Three new adventures: The Incandescent Grottoes by Gavin Norman, Halls of the Blood King by Diogo Nogueira, and The Isle of Plangent Mage by Donn Stroud. The Advanced Fantasy Reference Booklet. More stock of the Classic Fantasy Rules Tome, the Advanced Fantasy Genre Rules and Druid and...

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