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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Referee's Tome

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

Referee's Tome of Monsters and Treasures

  • This book contains full guidelines for creating and running adventures, over 300 fearsome monsters, and over 300 wondrous magic items.
  • 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.

Requires the Companion Player's Tome

Referees will also require the companion book, the Advanced Fantasy Player’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 all monsters and magic items from the Classic Fantasy Rules Tome plus the Advanced Fantasy Monsters and Treasures 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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Richard M April 08, 2021 5:32 am UTC
When are we going to be able the to buy the hard cover copy?
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Gavin N April 08, 2021 6:24 am UTC
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They'll be on general sale once they've been sent out to backers of our Kickstarter. Should be roughly May/June-ish.
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Francis M March 26, 2021 8:54 pm UTC
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Hi. I just noticed you removed B and X differentiation in the different Magic Items types. Is it assumed that Level 1-3 PCs can gain any magic items if lucky and not appropriate items for their levels as detailed in classic?
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Gavin N March 29, 2021 6:25 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Correct. It wasn't a distinction that we felt was worth carrying forward with all of the new magic items added in Advanced Fantasy.
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Vladimir M February 04, 2021 2:24 am UTC
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sign me up for an Random Wilderness Terrain, or a solitaire mode (gm-less).
You can use the OSIRIC (Old School Reference and Index Compilation) level encounter matrix.
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Jeremy H February 01, 2021 2:52 am UTC
Full size preview isn't working... yet... probably a server issue on DriveThru's end.

How do you guys think this would pair with LotFP?
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Gavin N February 01, 2021 8:41 am UTC
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Everything in the book should be really easy to use with LotFP. You may find the odd difference in monster stats, but nothing that isn't easy to convert on the fly.


(About the previews... yeah, it seems to be a problem with the servers. We're in touch with DTRPG support about it.)
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Jeremy H February 01, 2021 8:43 am UTC
Very cool. Thanks for the update. I've had similar issues with my stuff and the previews... go figure.
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