New Old-School Essentials Adventures!

Gavin Norman

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 within may discover odd mosses and fungi, a ruined temple complex, and the lair of a crystal-eating dream dragon. A classic expedition into the Mythic Underworld for characters of 1st to 2nd level.

48 pages. Written by Gavin Norman, art by Nate Treme, cartography by Glynn Seal, layout by Anna Urbanek.

Buy the PDF at DriveThruRPG!

Halls of the Blood King: With the rising of the Blood Moon, the accursed abode of the Blood King returns to this world. The lord of all vampires comes to claim the blood that is owed to him. His halls contain treasures and secrets that would make any ambitious adventurer abandon reason and caution to seek them out. Will you risk your soul for gold and glory in the Halls of the Blood King? A fantasy horror adventure for characters of 3rd to 5th level.

48 pages. Written by Diogo Nogueira, art by Justine Jones, cartography by Glynn Seal, layout by Anna Urbanek.

Buy the PDF at DriveThruRPG!

The Isle of the Plangent Mage: An idyllic cove harbours deep secrets. Magic and sound are entwined harmoniously, while dark things lurking in the depths rise to explore new avenues through previously locked portals. Adventurers will be changed as they explore the depths of the Undertower, unlock strange musical puzzles, and reveal the glorious treasures of the Isle of the Plangent Mage. A fantasy adventure of sonic wonder for characters of 3rd to 5th level.

48 pages. Written by Donn Stroud, art by David Hoskins, cartography by Glynn Seal, layout by Anna Urbanek.

Buy the PDF at DriveThruRPG!

Revised Adventures

The Hole in the Oak: A hole in an old oak tree leads characters down to a maze of twisting, root-riddled passageways, the chambers of an ancient wizard-complex, and the banks of an underground river where once a reptile cult built their temples. A classic expedition into the Mythic Underworld for characters of 1st to 2nd level.

Revised with new layout!

40 pages. Written by Gavin Norman, art by James V West, cartography by Karl Stjernberg, layout by Anna Urbanek.

Buy the PDF at DriveThruRPG!

Winter's Daughter: The tomb of an ancient hero, lost in the tangled depths of the woods. A ring of standing stones, guarded by the sinister Drune cult. A fairy princess who watches with ageless patience from beyond the veil of the mortal. A forgotten treasure that holds the key to her heart. A romantic fairy-tale dungeon adventure set in the creepy old forest of Dolmenwood, suitable for characters of 1st to 3rd level.

Revised with new colour interior art and layout!

24 pages. Written by Gavin Norman, art by Mish Scott, cartography by Karl Stjernberg, layout by Gavin Norman.

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  • Gavin Norman on

    >Hi! As someone who missed the kickstarter but will be waiting for the OSE reprint kickstarter later, will these adventures be available with the OSE reprint, or is this print release the best/only way to get them? Thanks!

    It’s difficult to say for sure when speaking about the future, but our intention is that they’ll be available as add-ons for the planned OSE box set Kickstarter later this year.

  • Eddy Merkxs on

    Hi! As someone who missed the kickstarter but will be waiting for the OSE reprint kickstarter later, will these adventures be available with the OSE reprint, or is this print release the best/only way to get them? Thanks!

  • Gavin Norman on

    >Any info about a physical reprint of Winters Daughter?

    No more info than what’s listed in this post :) Was there something specific you were wondering about?

  • Samu on

    Any info about a physical reprint of Winters Daughter?

  • Gavin Norman on

    >A standard setting to this as Forgotten Realms is to (current) D&D and Golarion is to Pathfinder?

    No plans currently for anything that would be classified as a “standard” setting for OSE. I’m currently working on a major OSE campaign setting, though: Dolmenwood. This will be published in the form of three hardcover books — a Player’s Book, a Campaign Book, and a Monster Book. (See patreon.com/necoticgnome.)



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