IN MANUFACTURING: Old-School Essentials Classic Game Set

IN MANUFACTURING: Old-School Essentials Classic Game Set

Deluxe box set of 5 hardcover books; A5 (Digest) size; deluxe quality sewn bindings; endpapers printed with quick reference info

Publication date: Estimated late 2022 (following the fulfilment of rewards to Kickstarter backers.)

Author: Gavin Norman, Cover artist: Erol Otus

Classic Game Set

Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy is also available as a deluxe box set containing everything you need to play! The five books in the Classic Game Set detail:

  1. Characters: 7 fantastic classes (cleric, dwarf, elf, fighter, halfling, magic-user, thief), full equipment lists, specialists and mercenaries, stronghold construction.
  2. 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.
  3. Adventures: Full rules for adventuring in dungeons, the wilderness, and at sea, as well as guidelines for designing and running adventures.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

The Classic Game Set contains the same game as the Classic Fantasy Rules Tome, just presented in a 5 book set for those who share our love of RPG box sets!

    Celebrating 40 Years of Basic/Expert!

    The Basic/Expert game which Old-School Essentials is based on was published in 1981 — 40 years ago! In celebration of this anniversary, we're delighted and honoured to announce that Erol Otus, legendary creator of the original B/X covers, has painted a brand new cover for the Old-School Essentials Classic Game Set!