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Old-School Essentials Errata Reporting

Old-School Essentials Errata Reporting

When Old-School Essentials books are in development, I put a lot of effort into quality control. With the invaluable aid of dozens of proofreaders, the books are in a very polished state by the time they go to print. Nonetheless, the odd little mistake inevitably slips through even the most hermetic of proofreading nets. As errata is reported, I do two things: Fix it in the source document of the book(s) in question. This ensures that the next time the book is printed, the errata will already be fixed. Add it to the list of reported errata. You can view the...

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On Black Boxes and Advanced Fantasy Supplements

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On Black Boxes and Advanced Fantasy Supplements

Following the recent announcement about the upcoming Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Kickstarter, one of the most common questions people are asking relates to the new modular supplements and whether they'll fit inside the Black Box. The Kickstarter pre-launch page is live now—sign up to be notified on launch! A Quick Summary of the Question We published the Black Box following the OSE Kickstarter in April 2019. The box contains a set of five books: the OSE Core Rules plus the four Classic Fantasy supplements. Together, these books form a complete clone of the 1981 Basic/Expert rules. The box has some extra...

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Old-School Essentials Character Sheet on Roll20

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Old-School Essentials Character Sheet on Roll20

Good news for Roll20 users: there is now an official Old-School Essentials character sheet for Roll20 games! The official sheet (which is based on an older, unofficial one) is being actively developed and has gained a lot of new features recently. How to Use The Official Sheet? Log in to Roll20. Start a new game or click on an existing game. Go to Settings / Game Settings. Under Character Sheet Template, select "Old School Essentials by Necrotic Gnome". (The sheet simply named "Old School Essentials" is the older, unofficial sheet, which has a lot less features.) What Features Does it Have? Supports...

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About Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Treasures

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About Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Treasures

Following the recent announcement of the upcoming Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Kickstarter, I'll be doing a series of posts going into a bit more detail on various aspects of the project and what you can expect. First up, as it's not been discussed previously, I want to talk about the Advanced Fantasy: Treasures rules module. The Kickstarter pre-launch page is live now—sign up to be notified on launch! What's It Look Like? Advanced Fantasy: Treasures will be a 56 page, A5 (Digest-sized) hardcover to match all of the other rules modules in the Old-School Essentials product line. As luck would...

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Announcement: Old-School Essentials: Advanced Fantasy

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Announcement: Old-School Essentials: Advanced Fantasy

Necrotic Gnome and Exalted Funeral have been working on something wondrous. You may have heard rumours that something big is brewing. You may have seen various teasers I've posted. You may even have seen tasty-looking renders of mysteriously nameless products. All will now be revealed! The Kickstarter pre-launch page is live now—sign up to be notified on launch! Coming to Kickstarter soon: Old-School Essentials: Advanced Fantasy! Advanced Fantasy As part of the Old-School Essentials Kickstarter in 2019, we produced the first two books in the Advanced Fantasy line (Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules and Advanced Fantasy: Druid and Illusionist Spells). These two books...

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