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B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment

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The B/X Essentials line is a restatement of the classic Basic/Expert fantasy adventure gaming rule set, given a fresh, new presentation focused on usability:

  • Basic and Expert rules seamlessly combined.
  • Streamlined presentation optimised for ease of reference during play.
  • Meticulously researched; a guaranteed 100% accurate rendition of the classic rules of yesteryear.
  • Carefully clarified, ironing out ambiguities in the original rules.

This second book lays out the standard classes of adventurer and the ways in which characters can spend their hard-earned treasure, including: arms, adventuring gear, mounts, sea vessels, mercenaries, specialists, and (eventually!) castles and strongholds.

The third book in the series, B/X Essentials: Cleric and Magic-User Spells, is coming soon!

Click here for further books in the series.


About the print editions: There are two different print editions, both 6" x 9":

1. The premium edition. This is staple bound, so it lays flat at the table, and is produced with the premium printing process, which gives crisper text and images.

2. The standard, perfect bound edition.


A plain text edition of this book is available here. This is provided as an aid to others who wish to create their own house rules documents or retro-clones (please read the Open Game License, at the end of the document, carefully!).

 
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Louis G December 17, 2017 10:40 pm UTC
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Are you going to come out with a spells and a monsters version of this series?
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Gavin N December 18, 2017 6:58 am UTC
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Hi Louis, yes the series will form a complete game.

The third book -- Cleric and Magic-User Spells -- is currently being illustrated. It should be published in February. Following that, I have two more books planned: 4: Monsters, 5: Adventures and Treasures.
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December 05, 2017 1:32 am UTC
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Yes I bought the pdf also, not caring about a discount. As soon as the POD version is ready I’ll be buying six copies for my B/X game and two more copies of the first book so everyone will have a copy. Aaron D
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Gavin N December 05, 2017 8:30 am UTC
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Hi Aaron, that's great to hear that you're all enjoying the books and getting so much use out of them! The print editions should be ready to go in the next week, I'm hoping.
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Steven S November 30, 2017 2:48 am UTC
Will there be a POD version?
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Gavin N November 30, 2017 8:09 am UTC
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Yep! The setup process is under way. There will be a standard perfect bound edition and a premium staple bound edition. I'm hoping they'll be ready to go in the next 10-14 days.
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Tony M November 29, 2017 11:50 am UTC
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Hi Gavin, I read your advisory about no discount coupons this time round, but its a testament to my impatience and how much I appreciate your work that I chose to buy it anyway, conscious of the fact I'll be buying it again in a couple of weeks :-)

Looking forward to future volumes and the expansion of Dolmenwood.
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Gavin N November 30, 2017 8:08 am UTC
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Very kind of you Tony! I hope you enjoy the book :)
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