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B/X Essentials: Adventures and Treasures
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B/X Essentials: Adventures and Treasures

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Revised and enhanced edition live at Kickstarter now!

B/X Essentials is rebranding as Old-School Essentials, to be debuted as a boxed set and all-in-one hardcover.

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 fifth book presents guidelines for adventure creation, random encounter tables, treasure generation rules, and the complete list of magic items.

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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Chad K September 22, 2018 2:08 am UTC
Prices go up a bit? I think I bought a premium book for $7.99 a bit ago, now its $13.99. Not complaining, just asking.
1 x B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment (5/30/18 ?)
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Gavin N September 22, 2018 9:24 am UTC
Hi Chad, yes, we've significantly increased the pricing of the premium printed books. The printing costs for those is very high, and our profit margins on them previously were virtually 0. It wasn't a very sustainable business model :)
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Chad K September 22, 2018 4:43 pm UTC
Ok thank you for the reply. I have the other books and they are well worth it. I'll pick up these and you can count me in for a complilation.
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This title was added to our catalog on September 19, 2018.