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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Player's Tome

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The essential old-school game of fantastic adventure, monsters, and magic — expanded with advanced character options and spells!

Complete Player's Tome

  • This book contains the complete game rules, 13 fantastic classes (acrobat, assassin, barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, illusionist, knight, magic-user, paladin, ranger, thief), 10 classic races (drow, duergar, dwarf, elf, gnome, half-elf, halfling, half-orc, human, svirfneblin), full equipment lists, and over 200 weird and wonderful spells (complete cleric, druid, illusionist, and magic-user spell lists).
  • Simple rules let imagination and fast-paced action take the spotlight.
  • Clear, modern presentation makes the game easy to learn and quick to reference.
  • Compatible with decades of classic adventures and supplements.

Referees Also Require the Companion Tome

Referees also require the companion book, the Advanced Fantasy Referee’s Tome.

Classic Fantasy or Advanced Fantasy?

Old-School Essentials comes in two flavours: Classic Fantasy (based on the 1981 Basic/Expert rules) and Advanced Fantasy (the same game, massively expanded with content inspired by the 1970s Advanced 1st Edition rules).
This book includes everything from the Classic Fantasy Player’s Rules Tome plus the Advanced Fantasy Genre Rules and Druid and Illusionist Spells supplements!

Deluxe Print Edition

A deluxe, sewn-binding hardcover edition of this book is being printed soon and will be available from the Necrotic Gnome publisher website in 2021, along with all of the other books in the Old-School Essentials line.

Note that there is no print-on-demand edition of this book!

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Mark C April 26, 2021 1:29 am UTC
Does this include the Classic Fantasy Racial Classes like Dwarf, Halfling & Elf?
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Gavin N April 26, 2021 7:17 am UTC
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Yep! All demihuman classes (drow, duergar, dwarf, elf, gnome, half-elf, halfling, half-orc, svirfneblin) can be played as a racial class or using the optional rules for choosing race and class separately.

(A broader answer is that OSE Advanced Fantasy contains everything from Classic Fantasy, apart from one single page: the guidelines for levels 15-36.)
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Mark C April 26, 2021 6:49 pm UTC
Thanks!
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David B March 28, 2021 9:51 pm UTC
Is there an all-in-one tome for OSEA?
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Gavin N March 29, 2021 6:22 am UTC
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No, the complete Advanced Fantasy game just has too many pages to fit in a single book, so we split it into the Player's Tome and the Referee's Tome. (Speaking about the print version, of course, which the PDF version mirrors.)
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David B April 01, 2021 10:03 pm UTC
Thanks, I just ordered the Classic Rules Tome from Exalted Funeral, but it looks like my wishlist is getting bigger.
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David S March 08, 2021 11:05 pm UTC
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Who is the hater who gave this a 2 star rating? Please. Rules, artwork, layout are the gold standard for how to present an RPG. D&D as it was meant to be played.
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Juan Manuel E February 12, 2021 8:05 pm UTC
Does include rules for leveles 15-36 as Classic Fantasy? Thx in advance.
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Gavin N February 15, 2021 8:46 am UTC
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It does not. This is actually the single page from Classic Fantasy that's not included in Advanced Fantasy. The reason is that the rules in Classic Fantasy for levels 15-36 are only the vaguest of guidelines. I wouldn't really classify them as rules even. So with Advanced Fantasy the choice was either to include equally vague guidelines for the 9 new human classes or to simply leave out the page on levels 15-36. I chose the latter.
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Gavin N February 15, 2021 9:05 am UTC
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By the way, I should probably point out that the reason for the levels 15-36 info in Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy being so vague is that that flavour of the game is a retroclone of B/X, which also only has vague guidelines for levels 15-36.
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Juan Manuel E February 26, 2021 9:29 am UTC
Thanks for answering! Sure purchase anyway!
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