FAQ: Old-School Essentials
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How much does combined shipping cost?

When selecting add-ons, you'll immediately see the shipping cost updated in your cart. Generally, adding extra stuff is relatively cheap.

Last updated: June 06, 2019 13:52

Is there space in the Black Box for extra books?

Yes! We'll leave some extra room at the top. You'll be able to store your Rules Tome, Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules, or other A5-sized books of your choice right in the Black Box.

Last updated: April 12, 2019 14:02

How is Old-School Essentials different from B/X Essentials?

Old-School Essentials was previously called B/X Essentials. We decided to change the name to make the game more accessible to people who don't know what the acronym "B/X" means. (This includes most of the world's population, unfortunately!)

Old-School Essentials is a deluxe, revised, and enhanced edition of B/X Essentials. The major changes are: 1. The deluxe, hardcover format. (B/X Essentials was only available as print-on-demand softcovers.) 2. The Old-School Essentials Core Rules have been expanded with full introductory material and referee advice. (B/X Essentials was aimed solely at experienced players, and didn't explain what things like AC, hp, XP mean.) 3. The Old-School Essentials Core Rules have been completely re-edited and restructured. The rules are now easier than ever to understand and use as a reference. The Core Rules are also now laid out as "control panels" — two-page spreads presenting a single topic in its entirety. 4. A single rules option has been added to the game: Ascending Armour Class. AC ratings for monsters and equipment are now in a dual format, e.g.: AC 7 [12]. 5. Old-School Essentials is available as an all-in-one tome! (B/X Essentials was only available in the form of separate rules modules.) 6. All known errata from B/X Essentials has been fixed in Old-School Essentials. A few points of (unwitting!) difference from the original Basic/Expert rules have also been ironed out.

Last updated: April 14, 2019 22:22

Which extra classes are in the Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules book?

9 new human classes: acrobat, assassin, barbarian, bard, druid, illusionist, knight, paladin, ranger. 6 new demihuman race-classes: drow, duergar, gnome, half-elf, half-orc, svirfneblin.

Last updated: April 13, 2019 00:38

Are the Advanced Fantasy book included in the Rules Tome?

No, the Advanced books are purely available as add-ons, in the form of separate hardcover rules modules. Down the line, we may produce an Advanced Rules Tome, combining the current content of the Rules Tome with Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules, Druid and Illusionist Spells, plus the planned Advanced Fantasy: Monsters and Advanced Fantasy: Treasures. That's a way off, though.

Last updated: June 06, 2019 21:28

How is the content of the Rules Tome different to that of the Black Box?

The content is essentially the same. The two products are just two different formats presenting the same rules.

The one difference is the organisation — the order in which various sections appear. In the Black Box, the rules of the game are divided into five books by type of content: core rules, genre rules, spells, monsters, treasures. In the Rules Tome, the rules are ordered to form a cohesive whole.

Last updated: April 17, 2019 22:52

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