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Do you love B/X Essentials, Moldvay’s version of the World’s First RPG, and Labyrinth Lord?

Do you also love some of the innovations from later edition of the First RPG?

B/X Ascending is a supplement for B/X Essentials that focuses on unifying the game to a roll-high d20 mechanic based on classic saving throws. It updates the Classes while keeping  Race-As-Class, and adds Paladins, Monks, Rangers, Illusionists, and Druids. It includes Trained and Untrained Skills and treats them as Saving Throws, it uses Ascending AC, and Attack Bonuses.

B/X Ascending aims to keep the best parts of B/X Essentials while adding some of the modern ideas we’ve all grown to love.

For those curious about B/X Ascending, I know it sounds like I just injected the d20 system into it, but I chose to focus the unified mechanic on the classic saving throw. There are no DCs set by the Referee. Each class and race ability has a target number, just like saving throws in B/X. Additionally, Trained and Untrained Skills are now Saving Throws. 

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Kurt R November 15, 2018 7:04 pm UTC
Heya Mark, Is there supposed to be a preview of this title?
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David J November 14, 2018 12:01 am UTC
Typo, page 3 - "B/X Ascending converts no only".....not only
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Daniel L November 13, 2018 8:40 pm UTC
Did I just pay three dollars for a 1 page pdf? Because that's all that appeared to download.
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Tamás I November 13, 2018 9:51 pm UTC
Try to download it again. What I got is 63 pages long, just as in the sidebar.
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Tim R November 13, 2018 8:34 pm UTC
Hello. I love these books. Should I wait for the combined pdf and print on demand to be listed? Or will a discounted PoD be available if paid for the PDF??
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Mark C November 13, 2018 8:41 pm UTC
I will provide a discount coupon for the POD. It will be my first time doing that, so it may take a bit longer to be ready than normal.
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Tim R November 14, 2018 4:50 am UTC
Cool. Sold!
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Mark C November 18, 2018 2:42 am UTC
I've submitted the PDFs for approval to be printed. Hopefully I'll get a proof soon and then can activate this.
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