Old-School Essentials is a modular game where the core rules of the game are extended by additional "rules modules" which add content for different genres of fantastic adventure. The Old-School Essentials Player's Rules Tome is a compilation of the core rules plus two rules modules, forming a complete player's guide for Classic Fantasy adventures:
Core Rules:Rules for character creation and advancement, adventuring in dungeons, the wilderness, and at sea, magic and combat.
Classic Fantasy: Genre Rules:Seven classic classes (cleric, dwarf, elf, fighter, halfling, magic-user, thief), complete lists of weapons and adventuring gear, extensive lists of vehicles, mounts, and vessels, mercenaries and specialists for hire, rules for stronghold construction.
Classic Fantasy: Cleric and Magic-User Spells:The complete set of 34 cleric spells (from 1st to 5th level) and 72 magic-user spells (from 1st to 6th level), for use by players of cleric, elf, and magic-user characters.
The material in this book forms acomplete cloneof the player-facing elements of the classic Basic/Expert game, including all rules, classes, and spells.