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Old-School Essentials: Advanced Fantasy for Foundry VTT

Latest version23.11.1
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Last updated3 months ago
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Requires Foundry VTT Version 11.

The essential old-school game of fantastic adventure, monsters, and magic — expanded with advanced character options, spells, monsters and treasure!

  • Simple rules let imagination and fast-paced action take the spotlight.
  • Clear, modern presentation makes the game easy to learn and quick to reference.
  • Compatible with Foundry VTT's Old-School Essentials game system, and decades of classic adventures and supplements.

A Complete  Collection of Player Options

  • The complete game rules text
  • 13 fantastic classes (acrobat, assassin, barbarian, bard, cleric, druid, fighter, illusionist, knight, magic-user, paladin, ranger, thief)
  • 10 classic races (drow, duergar, dwarf, elf, gnome, half-elf, halfling, half-orc, human, svirfneblin)
  • Full equipment lists
  • Over 200 weird and wonderful spells (complete cleric, druid, illusionist, and magic-user spell lists)

A Trove of Monsters and Treasure for Referees

  • Full guidelines for creating and running adventures
  • Over 300 fearsome monsters
  • Over 300 wondrous magic items

Classic Fantasy or Advanced Fantasy?

Old-School Essentials comes in two flavours: Classic Fantasy (based on the 1981 Basic/Expert rules) and Advanced Fantasy (the same game, massively expanded with content inspired by the 1970s Advanced 1st Edition rules).
This premium content expands the free Old-School Essentials: Classic Fantasy Compendium with 15 new classes, advanced optional rules, over 100 new spells, 120 new monsters, and 150 new magic items.

Deluxe Print Edition

A deluxe, sewn-binding hardcover edition of this game ( + free PDF) is available from Exalted Funeral, along with all of the other books in the Old-School Essentials line.


Writing, editing, layout: Gavin Norman. Cover art: Peter Mullen. Interior art: David Hoskins, Emma Lazauski, Huargo, John Bingham, Jon Hodgson, Justin Russell, Mark Kosobucki, Pauliina Hannuniemi, Adrian Landeros, Andrew Walter, Brad McDevitt, Chris Huth, Chris Malec, Del Teigeler, Diogo Nogueira, Frank Scacalossi, Ian Baggley, James Shields, Jerry Boucher, Jethro Lentle, Johannes Stahl, Juan Ochoa, Julee Eileen, Luka Rejec, Mark Lyons, Matt Ray, Mike Clarke, Mustafa Bekir, Olivia Politz, Paul Caprio, Penny Melgarejo, Peter Mullen, Peter Saga, Rachel Quinlan, Sam Mameli, Sean Poppe, Spaghetti Quester, Stefan Poag, Thomas Denmark, Thomas Novosel, Tom Kilian, William McAusland. Inspiration: Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson, John Eric Holmes, Tom Moldvay, Steve Marsh, Dave Cook, Frank Mentzer.

Foundry VTT Conversion

J. Stone (Rabid Owlbear)
Anthony Ronda (VTT Red)

Text © Gavin Norman 2020.

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