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Will There Be an Old-School Essentials Companion?

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Will There Be an Old-School Essentials Companion?

One of the most common questions people have about Old-School Essentials is relating to the range of experience levels the game covers (14) and whether there are plans to expand that with a future supplement. Specifically, people who ask this question are mostly interested in whether there will be a Companion expansion for the game, in the vein of the BECMI Companion set. (This set — along with the accompanying Master set — added content to take characters up to 36th level. And let's not even get started on the followup Immortals set!) Here's the full lowdown... Are There Plans for...

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Announcement: Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Monsters

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Announcement: Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Monsters

There's been a lot of talk about Dolmenwood recently, but Old-School Essentials fans fear not! Today I have some exciting OSE-related news for you in the form of a product announcement. As I discussed on the Vintage RPG podcast yesterday... The Advanced Fantasy: Monsters book is coming this summer! What's the Book About? In a nutshell: more monsters for your Old-School Essentials games! This book continues the Advanced Fantasy line of OSE books, joining the already published Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules and Advanced Fantasy: Druid and Illusionist Spells. Like those other books, Advanced Fantasy: Monsters adds material inspired by the 1st edition Advanced game...

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Publishing Third Party Products for Old-School Essentials

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Publishing Third Party Products for Old-School Essentials

So you've noticed this Old-School Essentials Third Party License thing. You've got a cool idea for a supplement or adventure you'd love to publish, but you've heard about this thing called the Open Game License which is somehow also involved, though you're not sure how exactly. You wish there was a simple explanation for how this works somewhere. Some simple steps that you can follow so you can think about fun stuff like mutant kobolds, instead of worrying about legalese. This post is for you!   Publishing an Old-School Essentials Compatible Product If you want to publish something designed for...

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Revealing the Old-School Essentials Player's Rules Tome Cover!

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Revealing the Old-School Essentials Player's Rules Tome Cover!

A few days back, I revealed the covers for the upcoming 2nd printing of the Old-School Essentials Rules Tome. That's not the only book that's being printed right now, though. We're also producing a cut-down version of the Rules Tome, containing only the player-facing aspects of the game (i.e. the core rules, character classes, equipment, spells, hirelings, etc. — without the sections on monsters, magic items, or running adventures). This book is called the Player's Rules Tome. This older post goes into a bit more detail on this book. Until now, the cover of the Player's Rules Tome hasn't been...

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Revealing the Old-School Essentials Rules Tome 2nd Printing Covers!

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Revealing the Old-School Essentials Rules Tome 2nd Printing Covers!

As many of you have noticed, the Old-School Essentials Rules Tome has been out of stock since early this year. (This was due to an underestimation as to just how quickly the print run that we produced following the Kickstarter last year would sell!) A 2nd printing of the Rules Tome is due to start manufacturing any day now. All of the files are in the hands of the manufacturer, so we're just waiting to get word that the printing process has started. We don't have an exact date estimate yet for when printing will be complete and the books shipped to...

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