We have exciting news to share about a ton of recent third-party products and Kickstarters. So let's dig in!
Recent Third Party Old-School Essentials Products
This contains four new tales of weirdness and whimsy by Brad Kerr, writer of the acclaimed adventures Hideous Daylight and Temple of 1000 Swords. Within the four adventures, players can explore an insect-haunted thieves guild secreted beneath a lighthouse, solve the puzzles in a flying wizard’s workshop before it crashes to the ground, investigate a mystical valley where stones can speak and monsters roam, and infiltrate a volcano full of monsters and stop them from constructing a dream-eating chaos god out of garbage! Drop one into an ongoing campaign, run one as a one-shot, or mash them together in a fantasy sandbox with an included hex map. PDF available from DriveThruRPG and itch.io. Print on demand available from DriveThruRPG and Lulu.
This is a collection of five zines for Old-School Essentials, featuring optional rules and dozens of tables to enhance your games. Includes an alternate arcane magic system inspired by how magic works in the stories by Jack Vance and Fritz Leiber, a set of optional tables to answer the question: "Where have you been?", for when a player misses a session, a host of tables and tools to make each dragon unique: their physical features and appearance, powers, secret weakness, interesting treasure hoard (with its own backstory!), and much more! PDF + print available from DriveThruRPG.
This is a level 1–3 dungeon set in the forlorn Falkrest Abbey in the icy Lune Mountains, where the Queens and Kings of Yore used to be crowned and buried, along with their treasures. According to legends, the Fountain of St. Brynedd still pours its miraculous water somewhere inside. But what caused the fall of the blessed Abbey? PDF available from DriveThruRPG at a special price of $1!
Delver - Lost Tomes Collection
This special bundle product contains four books in the Lost Tomes Collection, including Lost Adventures, Lost Artifacts, Lost Hirelings, and Lost Pages. You'll get a ton of new material for your games, including 12 dungeon adventures, 144 new magic items, 96 NPC hirelings, 48 pages of random charts and tables, and much, much more! PDF available from DriveThruRPG.
This is a new character class for Old-School Essentials. Transmuters are adventurers who explore the nature of shapes, forms, and elements in the natural world. Through arrays they are able to modify the world in increasing complexity as they advance in level. Equivalent Exchange. Mass-Energy Transfer. Careful planning. These are the concepts to be mastered as you step forth with new found power. PDF available from DriveThruRPG.
Delver Issue #5
Delver magazine features tons of resources for your games. Each issue contains a ready-to-play adventure, printable props, random charts & tables, articles, and maps for the included adventure. This issue contains random charts and tables for: Build a Meaner Minotaur, Intelligent Gloves, Jungle Explorers, Griffon Claw Auction House, Agnaddob's Artifaction Emporium, and more! PDF available from DriveThruRPG. Print copies will be available soon at thetabletopengineer.bigcartel.com.
Third-Party Old-School Essentials Kickstarters
Dark Places & Demogorgons
This is a retro roleplaying setting where you play as high school students during the early 1980s. The town you live in has had a rash of disappearances and strange happenings. The adults seem lost as to what to do, the police are as clueless as ever and aren’t helping and Reverend Phillips is on another witch-hunt. It’s up to you and your friends to figure out what’s going on and stop it from happening again! Campaign starts soon, join the pre-launch page HERE.
BX Advanced Bestiary Vol. 1
The BX Advanced Bestiary examines the monsters in Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy and expands them with new options and variants, as well as introducing some new character classes based on the monsters, such as the advanced cave locust, genasi, and cyclopskin. Pledge NOW!
Gateway To Adventure Trilogy
A trilogy of hardcovers overbrimming with variant and optional rules for Old-School Essentials. You will receive optional rules and classes based on the Mid-Realm campaigns of R.J. Thompson, including new classes and kinships, new combat rules, and new spells and magic rules. These books are meant to be cherry picked by referees and players alike to create the campaign you want to have. Pledge NOW!
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