The 5 books in this box set contain the complete Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy game:
Characters: 7 fantastic classes (cleric, dwarf, elf, fighter, halfling, magic-user, thief), full equipment lists, specialists and mercenaries, stronghold construction.
Magic: Over 100 weird and wonderful spells for clerics, elves, and magic-users.
Adventures: The complete game rules for designing and running adventures.
Monsters: A classic selection of over 200 monsters. Includes complete encounter tables for dungeon levels 1–8+ and all types of wilderness terrain.
Treasures: A hoard of over 150 wondrous magic items.
Celebrating 40 Years of Basic/Expert!
The Basic/Expert game which Old-School Essentials is based on was published in 1981 — 40 years ago! In celebration of this anniversary, we're delighted and honoured to announce that Erol Otus, legendary creator of the original B/X covers, has painted a brand new cover for the Old-School Essentials Classic Game Set!
Characters:15 new classes: acrobat, assassin, barbarian, bard, druid, illusionist, knight, paladin, ranger, drow, duergar, gnome, half-elf, half-orc, svirfneblin. Advanced options: optional rules to add extra depth to character creation, combat, and spell casting.
Magic:Over 100 new spells for bards, druids, gnomes, illusionists, and rangers.
Monsters:120 new monsters: mimics, piercers, shambling mounds, banshees, coffer corpses, terrible eyes, metallic dragons, liches, drow, deep ones, the terrifying tarrasque and many more classic Advanced era monsters! Includes complete encounter tables for dungeon levels 1–8+ and all types of wilderness terrain.
Treasures:150 new magic items: the apparatus of the crab, ioun stones, the deck of many things, dancing swords, holy avengers, and many more!
All new material iscarefully designed to match the power levels of Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy(and the classic Basic/Expert game).