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Old-School Essentials Starter Pack at Bundle of Holding

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Old-School Essentials Starter Pack at Bundle of Holding

I'm excited to announce the new Old-School Essentials starter pack at Bundle of Holding! The perfect way to get started with Old-School Essentials: a bundle of four PDFs with everything you need to play: Classic Fantasy Rules Tome: The complete rules of the game. The Hole in the Oak: An easy to run, old-school dungeon crawl for 1st level characters. Referee's Screen: A four-panel reference screen suitable for home printing. Rogues Gallery: A set of 21 pre-generated characters ready for adventure. 30% Bundle Discount! Get all of the above for only $29.95 — that's 30% off the standard retail price of the PDFs! Go and...

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Dolmenwood: Progress Report and Cover Art!

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Dolmenwood: Progress Report and Cover Art!

As those who support the Dolmenwood Patreon are aware, work on the fabled Dolmenwood hardcover books is moving along at a good pace. I thought it'd be fun to give a little update on how things are progressing and share a few screenshots of the work in progress. Overview As a reminder of what the Dolmenwood project involves: Dolmenwood is a fairy-tale campaign setting for Old-School Essentials. Three hardcover books will be published as a set. The Dolmenwood Player's Book: new classes, equipment, and player's background. The Dolmenwood Campaign Book: referee's background, details on the 7 major factions, 12 most...

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New Old-School Essentials Adventures!

New Old-School Essentials Adventures!

Following the Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Kickstarter, we've been hard at work on a set of new adventures for Old-School Essentials. The great news today is that three of the new adventures are now available in PDF! The deluxe hardcover editions are at the printers right now, so will start rolling of the presses very soon. We also took the opportunity to revamp some older adventures, which are also being reprinted. Brand New Adventures The Incandescent Grottoes: A bubbling stream cascades into a hole in the earth, leading to a series of underground watercourses and scintillating grottoes. Adventurers who delve...

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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy PDFs Now on General Sale!

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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy PDFs Now on General Sale!

Following the hugely successful Kickstarter we ran last year to bring to life the massively expanded Advanced Fantasy flavour of Old-School Essentials, I'm delighted to announce that the PDFs of the game are now live at DriveThruRPG! Classic Fantasy vs Advanced Fantasy Old-School Essentials now comes in two flavours: Classic Fantasy (based on the 1981 Basic/Expert rules) and Advanced Fantasy (the same game, massively expanded with content inspired by the 1970s Advanced 1st Edition rules). Already Got Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy? For people who already have the Classic Fantasy game (or the classic Basic/Expert rules... or another game based on those...

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Old-School Essentials Black Box 2nd Printing

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Old-School Essentials Black Box 2nd Printing

Following the success of the original Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Kickstarter in 2019, the game was published in two forms: the all-in-one Rules Tome and the Black Box set of 5 books. The Rules Tome is now on its second printing, after the first printing sold out in a matter of months! The Black Box is now also sold out, but we've not reprinted it yet. We get a lot of inquiries about if and when we plan to reprint the Black Box, so I thought it was worth writing a quick blog post about the topic. Reprint Planned for Late...

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