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COMING SOON: Old-School Essentials Classic Game Set

COMING SOON: Old-School Essentials Classic Game Set


Format: Deluxe box set of 5 hardcover books; A5 (Digest) size; deluxe quality sewn bindings; endpapers printed with quick reference info.
Authors: Gavin Norman. Cover artist: Erol Otus.

Publication date: Estimated late 2022 (following the fulfilment of rewards to Kickstarter backers.) To be notified when this item becomes available, sign up for our newsletter (see signup form at the bottom of the page).

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!

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