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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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Old-School Essentials Third Party Products

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Old-School Essentials Third Party Products

As products are released for Old-School Essentials using the third party license (see the license here), we'll keep this list up to date so that it serves as a repository of all products released specifically for OSE. (Remember, though, that anything released for B/X or other compatible games is usable with Old-School Essentials as well!) Notes: Third party products are not affiliated with or approved by Necrotic Gnome. Links to DriveThruRPG are affiliate links, so purchasing via them supports Necrotic Gnome as well as the third party creator! Appendix N Entertainment Lost Classes: The Arnesonian Classes: PDF / Print Solar Sanctuary...

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Old-School Essentials Player's Rules Tome [Coming 2020]

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Old-School Essentials Player's Rules Tome [Coming 2020]

Some news about an upcoming addition to the Old-School Essentials product line! Old-School Essentials currently exists in two forms: the Black Box (a boxed set of modular rule books) and the Rules Tome (an all-in-one compilation of the same content). Both these forms contain the core rules of the game plus the complete set of classes, equipment, spells, monsters, and treasures for running games in the Classic Fantasy genre. Either of these two forms of the game is perfect for a referee wanting to create their own campaigns and run games. But what about all the players out there who...

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Old-School Essentials Deluxe Referee Screen [Coming 2020]

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Old-School Essentials Deluxe Referee Screen [Coming 2020]

One of the most exciting items for me that was unlocked as a stretch goal in the Old-School Essentials Kickstarter was the referee's screen. I've long wanted to design a referee's screen, so it was great to have the opportunity to do so, bringing the Old-School Essentials focus on clarity and concision to the process. Even more exciting was the second stretch goal that unlocked a full 4-panel painting by Peter Mullen to grace the front of the screen! (See the image above.) I'm delighted how well the screen has turned out and have therefore kicked off plans for a deluxe print run of...

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