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B/X Essentials: Monsters

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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 fourth book presents all of the classic Basic/Expert monsters in a new, easy-to-reference format, optimised for use at the table.

The fifth book in the series, B/X Essentials: Adventures and Treasures, is coming soon!

Click here for further books in the series.


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!).


Print editions coming soon!

 
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Tony M July 03, 2018 9:43 am UTC
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Another great book Gavin, can I look forward to the Dungeon and Wilderness encounter charts in Book 5?
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Gavin N July 03, 2018 9:46 am UTC
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Thanks Tony! Yes, unfortunately the encounter charts didn't fit inside the 48-page limit of this book.

They're all already written up in the draft of book 5, if you want a look: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KfKfQUbRYXbU1gGz-buRH1HEWlsamWmlxwJvdEL1OSk
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Tony M July 03, 2018 10:17 am UTC
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Many thanks, good luck with Book 5, Wormskin 9 and the Dolmenwood Campaign Book.

No pressure :-D
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Jeffrey G July 02, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
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I recall this was originally going to be "Monsters and Treasures"- is treasure still covered in here or will there be a 5th book?
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Gavin N July 02, 2018 4:53 pm UTC
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Indeed, that was the original idea, in the distant mists of B/X Essentials time.

It turned out that the monster write-ups completely fill a whole book by themselves (there's a limit of at most 48 pages for the format these books are printed in), so there will be a 5th book: Adventures and Treasures. (The 80% complete draft text is online here, if you fancy a look: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KfKfQUbRYXbU1gGz-buRH1HEWlsamWmlxwJvdEL1OSk)
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Jon H July 02, 2018 2:44 pm UTC
ETA on a hard copy?
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Gavin N July 02, 2018 2:46 pm UTC
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The print setup and proofing process usually takes about 10-15 days.
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Jon H July 02, 2018 2:49 pm UTC
Thank you for the speedy reply. I have the rest of the set in premium and want to complete my collection. These little books are great at the table. Many thanks for your work sir! :)
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Sergey P July 02, 2018 10:39 am UTC
Waiting for plain text and softcover versions
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