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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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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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Carcass Crawler Old-School Essentials Zine Issue 1 Preview

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Carcass Crawler Old-School Essentials Zine Issue 1 Preview

As you may have heard, the first issue of the official Old-School Essentials zine, Carcass Crawler, is in development. I'm very happy to announce that the writing is now complete and illustration in under way! Free 7-Page PDF Preview As a taster of what's coming up in the issue one, here's a 7-page preview, including the table of contents, the introduction, and the first two pages of the Character Classes article, giving an overview of the five new classes in this issue. DOWNLOAD HERE When is it Going to be Published? We don't have an exact publication date as yet,...

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Old-School Essentials Rules System Category at DriveThruRPG!

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Old-School Essentials Rules System Category at DriveThruRPG!

Great news! Our friends at DriveThruRPG have just added Old-School Essentials to their list of rules systems! Central List of All Products Tagged as OSE This mean that you can now view all products tagged with the Old-School Essentials rules category by using the Rules System selectors, like this: Currently, all official Old-School Essentials products from Necrotic Gnome are tagged with the new category. As other publishers tag their products, the list will expand. Publishers: How to Add Your OSE Products If you've got an Old-School Essentials product set up at DriveThruRPG (whether free, PYWY, or for sale), you can add it to the...

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