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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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Old-School Essentials at ZineQuest!

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Old-School Essentials at ZineQuest!

It's nearly ZineQuest time again! (For those who've not come across it before: ZineQuest is a celebration of RPG zines run by Kickstarter in February of each year.) Old-School Essentials ZineQuest Projects There are some fantastic Old-School Essentials supplements and adventures being cooked up for ZineQuest this year. Below is a list of all projects that currently have a pre-launch page / blog post: Brewkessel: School of Spellcraft and Sorcery: 62 years ago, Brewkessel vanished in a flash of lightning. Now it has returned, its halls full of monsters and treasure. The Child Thieves: Rats! Sewers! Sacrifice! An Old-School Essentials adventure module from the team that...

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New Old-School Essentials Adventures Coming Soon!

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New Old-School Essentials Adventures Coming Soon!

Exciting news: the line of official Old-School Essentials adventures is soon to be greatly expanded! The success of the recent Advanced Fantasy Kickstarter has enabled us to produce four new adventures and do enhanced reprints of two older adventures which are currently almost sold out. How to Order If you backed the recent Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Kickstarter: You can select any of the new adventures as an add-on in the pledge manager. (Note that all backers will get a copy of The Incandescent Grottoes and Halls of the Blood King for free! Backers at PDF reward levels will be getting...

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Old-School Essentials Black Box Almost Sold Out!

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Old-School Essentials Black Box Almost Sold Out!

You might have heard the rumours that the Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Black Box is almost sold out. As we've been getting a lot of queries about this recently, I thought it was worth writing a quick post on the topic. The Current Situation Our European warehouse (which serves orders from necroticgnome.com, within Europe) has less than 20 copies of the box left. These are mostly the limited edition Peter Mullen cover. The US warehouse (run by our partners Exalted Funeral) is currently completely sold out of the box. However, 50 copies (25 standard, 25 limited edition) are currently on their...

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