We have some exciting news to share, including the Exalted Funeral Black Friday Sale, an update to the free Basic Rules PDF, Carcass Crawler issue 2, and more! So let's dig in!!
Exalted Funeral Black Friday Sale
Our partner Exalted Funeral will be having their Black Friday 30% off storewide sale which includes all Old-School Essentials products! And what’s more, the Classic Fantasy Player's Rules Tome will be 50% off Friday only – a great gift for a player or to introduce someone to the game! The sale is running from midnight tonight (Thursday 25th) through Monday 29th November eastern standard time at Exalted Funeral!
Basic Rules Update
The free Old-School Essentials Basic Rules PDF has just been updated! The new version has text and interior artwork updated with the latest changes from the full game (the new third printing Rules Tome) and new cover art by Chris Malec.
This book is a fully illustrated sample of the basic rules of the game required by players:
- The full introduction and character creation rules.
- The four core human classes: cleric, fighter, magic-user, thief.
- Full lists of adventuring equipment, weapons, and armour.
- The rules for dungeon adventures, encounters, and combat.
- The full rules for spell casting, and the list of 1st level spells.
The Basic Rules PDF is perfect for people who've been wanting to check out Old-School Essentials! Get it HERE free!
Carcass Crawler Issue 2
The second issue of Carcass Crawler — the official Old-School Essentials zine — is in development! Each issue of Carcass Crawler is packed with new material for your games, including new character classes and races, new spells and magic items, new monsters, optional and expanded rules, previews of in-development products, short adventures, and more!
Check out what's coming up in issue 2:
- 2 new playable elf races
- Item-based encumbrance system (more on that below)
- Town services
- Hiring retainers
- Quick equipment
- Energy weapons
- Snake cult monsters
- Advice on adjudicating traps
Publication date: When it's ready!
In the meantime, if you missed Carcass Crawler Issue 1, you can grab it in PDF from DriveThruRPG, or in print + PDF from Exalted Funeral!
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 item/slot-based encumbrance system which is now ready for play testing! Grab the play test doc HERE!
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