Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Rules Tome

Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Rules Tome

  • Characters: Seven classic character 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.
  • Magic: 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.
  • Adventures: Full rules for adventuring in dungeons, the wilderness, and at sea, as well as guidelines for designing and running adventures.
  • Monsters: A selection of over 200 classic monsters to challenge adventurers of all levels: dragons and dinosaurs, golems and giants, slimes and oozes, beast-men and unholy spirits, animals monstrous and mundane.  Includes complete encounter tables for dungeon levels 1–8+ and all types of wilderness terrain.
  • Treasures: A hoard of over 150 wondrous magic items: enchanted arms coveted by every warrior, scrolls, staves, and seeing stones, alchemical concoctions, rings of power, boots and cloaks woven with magic.

Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy is a complete retelling of the classic 1980s Basic/Expert game, including all rules, character options, spells, monsters, and magic items.

Cut Down Player's Edition

A cut down version of the Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy game — without the monsters, treasures, and rules for running adventures — is available for players: the Classic Fantasy Player's Rules Tome.

Want More Character Options, Monsters, and Magic?

Check out Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy — the same game rules, massively expanded with extra classes, spells, monsters, and magic items inspired by the 1970s Advanced 1st Edition rules.