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Old-School Essentials Character Creation Example

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Old-School Essentials Character Creation Example

The speed at which characters can be created in Old-School Essentials is one of the great advantages of the system. Instead of needing to spend a whole "session 0" creating characters, a party can be created in a short time and be ready to dive into their first adventure right away. Creating a character for Old-School Essentials is a fairly simple procedure, taking experienced players around 10 minutes. As an instructional aid to players who are new to the game, this blog post goes through an example of creating a character in Old-School Essentials. Pick up the free Old-School Essentials...

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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

UPDATE: These rules have now gone to print in Carcass Crawler issue 2 and we're no longer looking for further feedback. 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...

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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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