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Recent Third Party Old-School Essentials Products
EE3: The Haunted Forest (Essential Enemies #3)
This is a monster manual for use with Old-School Essentials, with all monsters in this zine taken from Johnstone Metzger's Monthly Monsters Patreon project. This issue is forest themed, and includes devious beasts such as: the Brambelf (a goblin made of thorns, eternally surrounded by a cloud of dust, fog, and smoke), Forest Dwarves (their fighters ride boars into battle and their merchants have many wares for sale), Plant Ghosts (when mutant plants find the bodies of slain adventurers, they take on a new life of their own), the Skoftroll (the red-eyed birds in that tree yonder are an unsettling sight, but so are the red eyes of the tree, when they finally open), and much more! PDF available from DriveThruRPG. Print available from Lulu.
Tome of Organization
A Notion Template to supercharge your Old-School Essentials game! It includes interconnected databases, pre-built templates, and other useful features that you can access for free with a Notion account. You can create adventures, import campaign book content, and write session notes. The system has pre-made templates for spells, classes, monsters, and select treasures. Additionally, you can use included templates to add more items or create your own custom adventures, and invite your players to collaborate on the player character database or any other pages. There are also world-building tools for setting, creating your first town, secrets, and more! Check it out HERE!
Wondrous and Perilous Treasures Vol 1
Inject new energy into your gaming experience! Author Adam Dreece has conjured up over 120 new enchanting items and several story plots to inject excitement, amusement, laughter, and perhaps a touch of paranoia into your games. Explore a range of new items, such as a tentacle arm replacement for wounded spellcasters, twisted items that grant power but with a cost, and much more. Pre-order your special edition copy HERE!
Core 8 Spell Casting
In the world of spellcasting, a well-rested mage with a sharp mind can easily recall the words and motions required to cast a spell. However, as the mage wears down from the continuous manipulation of reality, the risk of perilous side effects increases! This is a gritty and exciting twist on the original spell casting system of Old-School Essentials. Inside, you'll discover the potential for hazardous and erratic magic, empowering players with more creativity in their use of magic. While magic may be prevalent, any prudent individual knows better than to be greedy and meddle with forces beyond their control! PDF available from DriveThruRPG.
Third-Party Old-School Essentials Kickstarters
Best Supporting Actors: Adversaries and Allies
Inside this book, you will discover a diverse collection of 172 fully-developed characters, each with full stats and equipment, a unique backstory, motivations, and distinctive traits. Use them as opponents, allies, fellow patrons at a tavern, or as pre-generated PCs to expedite the start of your game! Also available as a deck of NPC cards. Pledge NOW!
Kobolds: Fairy, Lizard, Dog?
This lively column offers a brief overview of the use of folklore in tabletop RPGs, focusing this month on the fascinating creatures known as kobolds. Kobolds are supernatural spirits found in Germanic mythology that can take on various forms and inhabit various habitats. The article explains that kobolds are often portrayed as helpful household spirits that assist with chores and tasks, but can turn malicious if not treated with respect. Additionally, the piece delves into the folklore surrounding underground kobolds, who were believed to cause accidents and damage in mines, as well as water spirits that aid sailors but also have the power to bring about a ship's demise. Read more HERE!
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