Vol 1:

Old School & Cool is a bad-ass zine made from angry spirits and bad dreams by the folks at Knight Owl Publishing.

Think of this zine as a set of herbs and spices. You can sprinkle in a bunch and make your game super tasty or just add a dash for a bit of that highlight flavor. It’s your game and you can decide how you want it to taste.


40 pages of skull-crushing old school awesomeness, including:

  •  New Character Classes –
    • Beerbarian: Drunken bar-room brawlers.
    • Augur: Scholars who can gain great insights from reading the flights of birds.
    • Heliothra: Beings of pure light.
    • Language Expert: Great communicators and skilled philologists.
    • Lizardling: Reptilian warriors from beyond the stars.
    • Lycan’s Bane: Werewolf hunters with a dire curse of their own.
    • Scop: A poet-warrior.
    • Space Dwarf: Laser gun wielding dwarves…from space!
    • And many more brand new classes you’ve neither seen nor even thought of before!
  • Spells for Magic Users, Clerics, and other, weirder, things –
    • An OSR version of the classic Find Familiar spell
    • Cleric spells to Challenge Divinity
    • Spells specifically for the dead
  • A bunch of cool new items for your game, including –
    • A magic whip
    • A vial full of wraiths
    • A crystal shard that’s as old as the universe itself
    • Adventurer packs
  • Adventure in space upon Hadrian’s Rock–a brutal outpost ruled by a merciless Space Lich!
  • Tons of Random Stuff, including –
    • Inn Alternatives
    • Menus
    • OSR Feats
    • Random Tables
    • Drawings and Maps!

40 pages, A5, saddle-stitched zine, b&w throughout. PDF not included. 


    Vol 2:

    Old School  & Cool Volume 2 is just as RAD as the first installment, but twice as crazy! This time we take our talents to a wretched future, replete with mutant apes, giant robots, and wasteland marauders! Do you have what it takes to survive?

    Journey with us into a wretched future, replete with mutant apes, giant robots, and wasteland marauders! Do you have what it takes to survive?

    40 pages of skull-crushing old school awesomeness,

    •  New Character Classes –
      • Borg-Cy: Robots in disguise!
      • Human 2.Oh!: Humanity brought to it’s full potential!
      • Motorhead: If it moves, they can fix it!
      • Mutant: The inevitable outcome of the apocalypse!
      • Simian: Mutant apes!
    • Rules for Psychic Duels!
    • A TON of new post-apocalyptic equipment for your game, including –
      • New weapons!
      • New armor!
      • Standard equipment!
      • Wasteland Vehicles!
    • Rules for vehicle combat, including –
      • Evasions and Chases!
      • Driving Maneuvers!
      • Vehicle Rollover Tables!
    • Take part in a mad dash against time to retrieve an item of incredible power in our mini-adventure: State of Adventure!
    • Random Stuff, including –
      • Wasteland Warriors!
      • d100 Items from the Beforetimes!

    40 pages, A5, saddle-stitched zine, color cover, b&w interior. PDF not included. 

    Issue:Vol 1
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