€79,765
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, May 12 2019 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.

Necrotic GnomeBy Necrotic Gnome
First created
Necrotic GnomeBy Necrotic Gnome
First created
€79,765
pledged of €15,000pledged of €15,000 goal
1,345
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, May 12 2019 6:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Old-School Essentials is an adventure role-playing game of exploration, danger, monsters, and magic. The game is intentionally rules-light, putting the focus of play on imagination, improvisation, and fun. The rules are optimised for ease of use at the table, with meticulous attention to wording and layout clarity. What's more, Old-School Essentials is 100% compatible with the classic Basic/Expert game from 1981, meaning that decades of adventure are at your fingertips!

This game is the culmination of over 2 years of painstaking, passion-fueled work, and represents creator Gavin Norman's vision of his personal dream RPG.

What We're Going to Produce

Old-School Essentials comes in two forms: a chunky tome and a modular boxed set. The content is identical. Choose one or both, depending on your preferred format!

The Old-School Essentials Black Box: A game box containing five deluxe, sewn-binding, A5 (Digest sized), hardcover rule books presenting the complete rules of the game and everything you need to run games in the classic fantasy genre.

The Old-School Essentials Rules Tome: A deluxe all-in-one, sewn-binding, A5 (Digest sized), hardcover tome containing the complete rules of the game and everything you need to run games in the classic fantasy genre.

PDFs

Everything in the Black Box and the Rules Tome will also be produced as extensively hyperlinked PDFs. Once the Kickstarter has finished, backers will get early access to PDFs in their current, near-finished forms. Once all artwork is in place and everything is finalised, the final PDFs will be sent out to backers.

Free Basic Rules PDF: To whet your appetite for this game, you can download a free PDF, featuring the basic rules for creating characters, adventuring in dungeons, combat, magic, and spells. Includes the complete rules for four classic fantasy character classes: the cleric, fighter, magic-user, and thief.

Current Development Status

Old-School Essentials has been written, edited, laid out, and proofread. Much of the artwork is complete. We need your help to bring this game to life in the deluxe form it was designed for.

Killer Features of Old-School Essentials

Usability: Old-School Essentials is meticulously edited and laid out, with the aim of maximising ease of reference during play. No more searching for references scattered across multiple pages. No more scanning dense paragraphs of text to pick out details. Everything in Old-School Essentials is logically organised and collated, and presented in a quick-to-read format based on "control panels" — two-page spreads presenting a single topic in its entirety. (See page examples below.)

Modularity: The rules of Old-School Essentials are divided into "modules" — cleanly separated chunks of related content. For example, the core rules of the game are cleanly separated from the rules for the classic fantasy character classes. This makes it simple to swap out any of the modular components of the game's rules with alternatives — perfect for referees who love to customise and tweak. We have lots of plans for further rules modules in the Old-School Essentials line, building on the core rules to take the game into all sorts of different settings and genres. (Two additional rules modules will be produced as part of this campaign, if a sufficient level of funding is reached. See Stretch Goals, below.)

Convenience: All books are produced in handy A5 (Digest) size for convenient use at the table. The small, modular books make it easy to find what you need. Want to look up a spell? Just grab the book of spells. No need to navigate a big tome to find the right section. (Though for people who prefer big tomes, we're also producing an all-in-one rules reference! More details below.)

Quality: We're set to produce the Old-School Essentials books at a deluxe level of quality — hardcovers with sewn bindings. These will be beautiful and seriously durable books!

Compatibility: Old-School Essentials is a 100% accurate restatement of the original Basic/Expert rules (B/X), with nothing added, changed, or removed. All material written for the B/X rules over the last 38 years can be used with Old-School Essentials, without any conversion effort whatsoever!

Refinement: The original Basic/Expert rules form a wondrously solid rules set, but they are not without areas of confusion and contradiction. All known omissions, contradictions, and areas of confusion have been carefully ironed out in Old-School Essentials.


Some hype around Old-School Essentials and its previous incarnation, B/X Essentials:

Ben Milton of Questing Beast

Ben's video review of B/X Essentials (the previous incarnation of Old-School Essentials)

Questing Beast Patreon


Thilo Graf of Endzeitgeist

Thilo's in-depth reviews of B/X Essentials (the previous incarnation of Old-School Essentials)

Endzeitgeist Patreon


Save or Die Podcast

Save or Die review of B/X Essentials (the previous incarnation of Old-School Essentials)


A box full of adventure to fire up your nostalgia to the max! The Old-School Essentials core rules plus four rules modules for creating characters and running adventures in the classic fantasy genre. Each of the five books in the Black Box is described below.

Core Rules

72-page A5 hardcover

The core rules of the game, including procedures for: creating characters; exploring dungeons, the wilderness, and the high seas; combat, hazards, and challenges; retainers, hirelings, and vehicles; adventure design; magic, monsters, and treasures.

The Old-School Essentials core rules are carefully designed to be applicable to a multitude of fantastic campaign settings and genre conventions, from Classic Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic to Sword and Planet. Just add a book of genre rules and you're ready for adventure!

A spread from the adventure design section
A spread from the adventure design section

Classic Fantasy: Genre Rules

40-page A5 hardcover

Options for classic fantasy characters: classes, equipment, vehicles, hirelings, strongholds, and more. Play as a devout cleric or a sagacious magic-user, a doughty fighter or a cunning thief, a surly dwarf, a noble elf, or a homesick halfling. This book contains all character options from the Basic/Expert game.

Full rules for character advancement to 14th level.

The dwarf class — all on one spread
The dwarf class — all on one spread

Classic Fantasy: Cleric and Magic-User Spells

40-page A5 hardcover; only required by players with spell-casting characters

All 106 magic spells that can be used by clerics, magic-users, and elves, ranging from 1st to 6th level. This book contains all spells from the Basic/Expert game.

Some high level magic-user spells
Some high level magic-user spells

Classic Fantasy: Monsters

72-page A5 hardcover; only required by the referee

A timeless collection of over 200 fearsome beasts! Includes full encounter tables by dungeon level and wilderness terrain type. This book contains all monsters from the Basic/Expert game.

T-rex, unicorn, and vampire
T-rex, unicorn, and vampire

Classic Fantasy: Treasures

40-page A5 hardcover; only required by the referee

A hoard of classic magic items, encompassing enchanted weapons and armour; magic wands, staves and rods; magical scrolls, rings, and potions; and the plethora of weird and wondrous items that don't fit into any of those categories! Includes full rules for sentient swords. This book contains all magic items from the Basic/Expert game.

Rules for sentient swords
Rules for sentient swords

For those who prefer all of their RPG rules in one book, rather than divided into modules — this is what you've been waiting for! Everything that's in the Black Box, combined into a single 256-page, A5 (Digest sized), hardcover tome.

The Old-School Essentials core rules plus all of the classic fantasy genre content, all in one meaty hardcover book. This book is a complete restatement of the Basic/Expert rules, meticulously edited and laid out for maximum usability and ease of reference.

Special Kickstarter Price!

Backers can get the Rules Tome at a reduced price of €25. The final retail price will be €30.

There's Also a Super-Deluxe Limited Edition!

In conjunction with our manufacturer, we're delighted to be able to offer a super-deluxe and highly limited edition of the Rules Tome, only available to backers of this Kickstarter!

The limited edition book will be wrapped in luxurious black leatherette, and foil stamped with the Old-School Essentials logo plus a design based on the cover illustration. (We'll post updates on that design as work on the cover illustration progresses.)


In addition to the Black Box and the Rules Tome, we've made a couple of exclusive (and highly limited!) rewards for backers who want to contribute something really special.

Name in the Credits

Limited to 30 backers

Back this campaign at the Name Level or Immortal reward tiers and your name will appear on the front page of the Rules Tome and the Core Rules book, with special thanks to you for your high-level patronage of this project!

Custom Illustration

Limited to 10 backers

Back this campaign at the Immortal reward tier and you will truly be immortalised! One of the Old-School Essentials artists will include a likeness of you (or another person of your choosing ... your favourite Player Character?) in one of the illustrations in the books. Want to see yourself depicted being eaten by a grue? Want feature as a mad wizard summoning eldritch evil? Anything is possible!

We'll work with you to come up with an idea for an illustration that fits the content of the Old-School Essentials books and features yourself in some wild situation.


Deluxe Quality

All books in these deluxe editions will be high quality hardcovers with sewn bindings. In addition to their high durability, a great thing about books with a sewn binding is that they can lay open flat!

What's more, we have stretch goals lined up for extra trimmings, to further increase the quality of these books. See below for more info on what we have planned, if the initial funding goal is surpassed.

The Team

Wondering who's behind all of this? Allow us to elucidate:

Gavin Norman: Author of Old-School Essentials (and formerly B/X Essentials), co-creator and principle author of the critically acclaimed Dolmenwood campaign setting, and founder of Necrotic Gnome. Gavin has driven the Old-School Essentials project since its inception, and is the mastermind behind the writing, editing, and layout.

Andrew Walter: Visual genius behind a vista of weirdness, including Dolmenwood and Troika! Andrew's flights of imaginative fantasy feature on the covers of the five books in the Black Box. Four of these are complete (as shown in the product mock-up above). Andrew is now working on a completely new cover for the Core Rules book in the Black Box.

Peter Mullen: Revered for his fantastically imaginative work on the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG and many other old-school games, Peter is working on a brand new piece that will grace the cover of the Black Box and the Rules Tome. Peter may also be working on another very special piece of art for the game, if a sufficient level of funding is reached. See Stretch Goals, below.

Stefan Poag: Prolific and beloved creator of weird and wonderful fantasy art, including many pieces for the Mutant Crawl Classics RPG, Metamorphosis Alpha, and many others. If sufficient funding is reached, Stefan will create the cover art for two additional rules modules. (See Stretch Goals, below.)

Interior artists: A crack team of artists is tackling the interior illustration of the books, including: Luka Rejec, Matt Ray, Michael Clarke, Alex Mayo, Tom Kilian, Sean Poppe, Kyle Latino, Thomas Novosel.


What's This About 1981?

The 1981 Basic/Expert Fantasy Adventure Game sets (also known as B/X) have experienced a vibrant renaissance over the last decade. Many players have returned to (or discovered for the first time!) the simple rules and imaginative open space of the Basic/Expert game, with the focus on ease of play, adventure, wonder, and mystery.

Renewed interest in this vintage game has led to the creation of a wide array of retro-clones: games that restate or are inspired by the rules of the Basic/Expert sets. In fact, the B/X rules (and games based on them) are the most popular rules in use in the old-school gaming scene.

Old-School Essentials is exactly such a retro-clone, and we're immensely proud to be a part of the renaissance of these beloved rules.

100% Rules Accuracy

The material in the Black Box and the Rules Tome forms a complete retelling of the classic Basic/Expert rules, including all of the classic fantasy classes, spells, monsters, and treasures.

Old-School Essentials has been developed with equal measures of love and precision. The ultimate aim of this project is to produce as accurate as possible a restatement of the revered B/X rules, while improving the structure and presentation, and fixing errors and contradictions in the original rules. (For those with a passion for rules archaeology, this document describes all the areas of the Basic/Expert rules which are clarified in Old-School Essentials. The document is also available at DriveThruRPG.)

The resulting books are the product of over two years of meticulous research, rules archaeology, and discussion.

A Single Optional Addition — Ascending Armour Class

Modern iterations of the world's most popular RPG use an Armour Class system where AC values start at 10 and go up. This is known as Ascending Armour Class. (The default Armour Class system in B/X has AC starting at 9 and going down, known as Descending Armour Class.)

For those more familiar or comfortable with Ascending Armour Class, this optional rule has been fully integrated into Old-School Essentials. All AC ratings are presented in a dual format, as follows: AC 7 [12].

This is the single rule we've added to the game that is not present in the original Basic/Expert rules, and it is strictly optional — Descending AC remains the default.


€16,000 – Purist Character Sheet [UNLOCKED]

Free PDF designed by Gavin Norman

Gavin (creator of Old-School Essentials) will produce an official, double-sided, A4 character sheet for the game.

Production: The character sheet will be available as a free PDF download, provided to all backers.

€17,000 – Referee Screen Production [UNLOCKED]

Free PDF and print add-on, designed by Gavin Norman

Gavin (creator of Old-School Essentials) will collate the core rules and most vital tables of the game onto the back of an expansive 4-panel screen. This screen will be an indispensable aid to any old-school referee.

Production: The referee screen will be produced as landscape-orientation inserts for the universal GM screen from DriveThruRPG. All backers will receive a code to download the insert PDFs for free (to print at home) and to order printed inserts from DriveThruRPG at cost.

€18,000 – Rules Tome Printed End-Papers [UNLOCKED]

Rules Tome physical upgrade

The Rules Tome will be upgraded with fancy printed end-papers, featuring the most commonly used tables.

Production: All backers at a reward tier that includes the Rules Tome will get this upgrade at no extra cost.

€19,000 – Rules Tome Ribbon Marker [UNLOCKED]

Rules Tome physical upgrade

The Rules Tome will be upgraded with a fancy ribbon marker, for quick access to your favourite sections.

Production: All backers at a reward tier that includes the Rules Tome will get this upgrade at no extra cost.

€20,000 – Peter Mullen 4-Panel Screen Art [UNLOCKED]

Referee screen upgrade

The fabulous and critically acclaimed Peter Mullen will create a full 4-panel painting to grace the front of the referee screen! This promises to be a seriously special piece of art, and will make the Old-School Essentials referee screen an absolute must-have for all fans of old-school gaming!

Production: All orders of the referee screen (see above) will feature Peter's resplendent art!

€25,000 – Advanced Fantasy Add-Ons [UNLOCKED]

Two extra books, available as add-ons

The Rules Tome and the Black Box present a loving restatement of the classic Basic/Expert rules from the 1980s. But this is just the beginning of the Old-School Essentials line — we have many more books in the works, taking the game into a vista of different worlds and genres. We now have sufficient funds to produce two hotly anticipated books — Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules and Druid and Illusionist Spells — right away!

These books add 15 new character classes and 106 new spells to the game, all inspired by the beloved Advanced rules from the 1970s, and carefully scaled to mesh smoothly with the lower Basic/Expert levels of power and rules complexity. The otherworldly Stefan Poag is poised to create lavish cover illustrations for these books.

Production: Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules and Druid and Illusionist Spells will be printed as high-quality hardcovers, the same as the other books in the Black Box. These books will be available to all backers at a special introductory price, as add-ons in BackerKit (see below).

€26,000 – Black Box Printed End-Papers [UNLOCKED]

Black Box physical upgrade

All of the books inside the Black Box will be upgraded with fancy printed end-papers, featuring the most commonly used tables. The Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules and Druid and Illusionist Spells books (available as add-ons) will also be enhanced in this way!

Production: All backers at a reward tier that includes the Black Box will get this upgrade at no extra cost.

€27,000 – Underground Character Sheet [UNLOCKED]

Free PDF designed by James West

The enigmatic James West will produce a double-sided, hand-illustrated A4 character sheet for the game.

Production: The character sheet will be available as a free PDF download, provided to all backers.

€28,000 – Refined Character Sheet [UNLOCKED]

PDF designed by Frank Reding

The hyper-dimensional Frank Reding will produce a slick, double-sided A4 character sheet for the game.

Production: The character sheet will be available as a free PDF download, provided to all backers.

€29,000 – Pre-Gen Characters [UNLOCKED]

Free PDF of seven 1st level characters

Ready to jump straight into your first adventure? You'll be needing characters! We'll be rolling up a set of seven characters (one of each of the classic character classes), equip them, and come up with suitably quirky backgrounds for them. This cadre of adventurers will also come in handy for referees who need a quick rival NPC party to throw at players!

Production: The pre-gens will be available as a free PDF download, provided to all backers.

€30,000 – Rules Reference Website [UNLOCKED]

Free online rules reference

We will create a hyperlinked System Reference Document website for the complete Old-School Essentials rules!

Production: The rules reference website will be available online for the whole world to marvel at.

€35,000 –  Intro Adventure: The Hole in the Oak [UNLOCKED]

Free extra, PDF and print

The Rules Tome and the Black Box contain all the rules and advice you need to create your own campaigns of fantastic adventure, but sometimes you want an intro adventure to kick-start your games. Gavin Norman (creator of Old-School Essentials) will produce a classic (and quirky!) old-school adventure for 1st level characters, set in the Mythic Underworld that lies beyond the hole in an old oak tree. This odd realm will be mapped by the mycologically inclined Karl Stjernberg and illustrated by the phantasmagoric James West.

Production: All backers will receive a PDF of this adventure. All backers at a reward tier that includes the Rules Tome or the Black Box will receive a softcover copy of this adventure at no extra cost.

€50,000 – Rules Reference Website Generators [UNLOCKED]

Free online rules reference upgrade

The Old-School Essentials System Reference Document website will be enhanced with a selection of fancy interactive elements. Generate classic fantasy treasure hoards, wandering monsters, or entire NPC adventuring parties at the click of a button! All fully integrated with the SRD.

Production: The generators will be available online for all to use.

€55,000 – Rules Tome Second Ribbon Marker [UNLOCKED]

Rules Tome physical upgrade

The Rules Tome will be upgraded with a second fancy ribbon marker!

Production: All backers at a reward tier that includes the Rules Tome will get this upgrade at no extra cost.

€60,000 – Intro Adventure in Full Colour [UNLOCKED]

Intro adventure physical upgrade

All those spooky chambers and twisting, root-infested tunnels beneath the Hole in the Oak? They'll be illustrated in full colour by the speleological James West!

Production: All backers will receive a full-colour PDF of this adventure. All backers at a reward tier that includes the Rules Tome or the Black Box will receive a full-colour softcover copy of this adventure at no extra cost.

€65,000 – Chaotic Pre-Gen Characters [UNLOCKED]

Free PDF of seven 1st level characters

We'll be rolling up a set of seven nasty characters (one of each of the classic character classes), equip them, and come up with suitably quirky backgrounds for them. This cadre of ne'er-do-wells will also come in handy for referees who need a quick rival NPC party to throw at players!

Production: The pre-gens will be available as a free PDF download, provided to all backers.

€70,000 – Neutral Pre-Gen Characters [UNLOCKED]

Free PDF of seven 1st level characters

We'll be rolling up a set of seven characters (one of each of the classic character classes), equip them, and come up with suitably quirky backgrounds for them. This cadre of emotionally well-balanced explorers will also come in handy for referees who need a quick rival NPC party to throw at players!

Production: The pre-gens will be available as a free PDF download, provided to all backers.

€75,000 – Illustrated Pre-Gen Characters [UNLOCKED]

Portraits of all characters

What is a player character without a character symbol or sketch? If this stretch goal is unlocked, the 21 pre-gen characters (see above) will be lovingly illustrated by the Old-School Essentials artists.

Production: The illustrated pre-gens will be available as a free PDF download, provided to all backers.

€80,000 – Full-Colour Art Plates [LOCKED]

Rules Tome aesthetic upgrade

If this stretch goal is reached, we'll commission a set of full-spread, full-colour art pieces to appear in the Rules Tome. (Artists to be announced.)

Production: All backers at a reward tier that includes the Rules Tome will get this upgrade at no extra cost. We're looking into ways of also getting this upgrade into the Black Box, without increasing the page count of the books.

€90,000 – More Full-Colour Art Plates [LOCKED]

Rules Tome aesthetic upgrade

If this stretch goal is reached, we'll commission a set of full-spread, full-colour art pieces to appear in the Rules Tome. (Artists to be announced.)

Production: All backers at a reward tier that includes the Rules Tome will get this upgrade at no extra cost. We're looking into ways of also getting this upgrade into the Black Box, without increasing the page count of the books.

You Want Even More...?

We're reaching the limits of what is feasible to add to this project without risking production delays. The last thing we want is production delays! That said, we do have a few more ideas for even higher level stretch goals, should the wondrous (and somewhat insane!) reality of 90K come to pass.


After the campaign finishes, we'll be moving over to BackerKit, where you'll be able to manage your pledge level, specify your shipping address, etc. At that stage, you'll also have the option of adding extras to your pledge, all at a special reduced price! All add-ons will ship along with the Rules Tome / Black Box.

Extra Rules Tome – €25 

Extra Black Box – €45 

Extra Core Rules Book – €10 

Extra Classic Fantasy: Genre Rules Book – €10 

Extra Cleric and Magic-User Spells Book – €10 

Extra Classic Fantasy: Monsters Book – €10 

Extra Classic Fantasy: Treasures Book – €10 

Necrotic Gnome T-Shirt – €15 

Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules Book + PDF – €10 

Druid and Illusionist Spells Book + PDF – €10 

Advanced Fantasy PDFs – €10 

Winter's Daughter Adventure + PDF – €10 

More to be added after the campaign...


Physical Rewards

Shipping costs will be added in BackerKit, after completion of the Kickstarter. At that stage, you'll be able to specify your shipping address, and, once we're ready to send out the rewards, you'll be charged for shipping.

Shipping and fulfillment will be handled by Games Quest in the UK. At the time of writing, tracked shipping costs are in the region of:

  •  US: $15 for the Rules Tome, $20 for the Black Box.
  •  UK: £8 for the Rules Tome or the Black Box.
  •  Other EU countries: €10-15 (depending on country) for the Rules Tome or the Black Box.
  •  Canada / Australia: $45 (CAD / AUD).
  •  South America: £35.

Untracked shipping will also be offered as a cheaper option for some countries. The rates are currently in the region of:

  •  Canada: $20 for the Rules Tome, $25 for the Black Box.
  •  Australia: $25 for the Rules Tome, $35 for the Black Box.
  •  Africa / Asia / South America: £15 for the Rules Tome, £20 for the Black Box.

(Extra add-ons selected in BackerKit will also increase the shipping costs.)

Customs: Note that you may be liable to pay customs charges on the shipment, depending on your country of residence. Please check with your customs office to see what fees might apply.

Digital Rewards

PDF rewards will be fulfilled by DriveThruRPG.


Illustration from Core Rules, by Luka Rejec
Illustration from Core Rules, by Luka Rejec

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Risks and challenges

This is our first Kickstarter (so please help us make it an overwhelming success!). That said, Necrotic Gnome has been relentlessly producing high quality old-school content since 2012. The team behind Old-School Essentials is by no means new to producing games! We are renowned for our communicative and transparent development process, so you can be sure of receiving a steady stream of updates as the project progresses.

The risks involved in this project are low. The text of the Rules Tome and the books in the Black Box is 100% finished. The layout of all books is done. The cover art for most of the books is done. About 50% of the interior illustrations are in place. All that remains, development-wise, is for the artists to get working on the final illustrations, to be slotted into the layout.

We've previously worked with the printer who'll be manufacturing the books, so their professionalism and commitment to high quality are known factors. They do excellent work, fast.

The box manufacturer isn't someone we've worked with before, so that is a slight unknown, but in case of an utter fall-through in communication, we have a second box manufacturer lined up.

As for the stretch goals, the majority of them are designed such that they will not add delays to the production and fulfillment of the main campaign goals:
• The physical upgrades to the books don't entail any additional development time. (They just cost extra!)
• The referee screen (as noted above) will be shipped separately from the books / box, so any unexpected delays in development there will not delay the whole project.
• Development of all the digital stretch goals (character sheet PDFs, the rules reference website, etc.) likewise does not impact the delivery of the books / box.

The stretch goals that require additional print production (the Advanced books and the introductory adventure) are the main extras that could, in principle, cause delays. However, all of those products are already written. They just need to be laid out and illustrated. This extra work has already been factored into the planned shipping dates, so the risk is minimal.

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    Cleric

    The limited edition leatherette cover Rules Tome plus the Black Box.

    Shipping will be charged in BackerKit, after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Limited super-deluxe Rules Tome with stamped leatherette cover
    • All Rules Tome physical upgrade stretch goals
    • Black Box containing 5 deluxe hardcover rule books
    • All Black Box physical upgrade stretch goals
    • Rules Tome PDF
    • Black Box book PDFs
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    About US$ 100
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    Thief

    Everything!

    Shipping will be charged in BackerKit, after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Limited super-deluxe Rules Tome with stamped leatherette cover
    • Rules Tome deluxe all-in-one hardcover
    • All Rules Tome physical upgrade stretch goals
    • Black Box containing 5 deluxe hardcover rule books
    • All Black Box physical upgrade stretch goals
    • Rules Tome PDF
    • Black Box book PDFs
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    About US$ 123
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    Retail Magic-User

    Five copies of the Black Box for retail. You'll be able to add more copies in BackerKit, after the campaign. (Note that you will be required to provide proof of your status as a retailer!)

    Shipping will be charged in BackerKit, after the campaign.

    Includes:
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    Retail Elf

    Five copies of the Rules Tome and five copies of the Black Box for retail. You'll be able to add more copies in BackerKit, after the campaign. (Note that you will be required to provide proof of your status as a retailer!)

    Shipping will be charged in BackerKit, after the campaign.

    Includes:
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    • 5 × Rules Tome for retail
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    About US$ 223
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    Name Level

    Everything! Plus your name in the credits.

    Shipping will be charged in BackerKit, after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Credit in the books as thanks for your high-level generosity!
    • Limited super-deluxe Rules Tome with stamped leatherette cover
    • Rules Tome deluxe all-in-one hardcover
    • All Rules Tome physical upgrade stretch goals
    • Black Box containing 5 deluxe hardcover rule books
    • All Black Box physical upgrade stretch goals
    • Rules Tome PDF
    • Black Box book PDFs
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    Reward no longer available 20 backers
    About US$ 167
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    Immortal

    Everything! Plus a custom illustration and your name in the credits.

    Shipping will be charged in BackerKit, after the campaign.

    Includes:
    • Your face in an illustration
    • Credit in the books as thanks for your high-level generosity!
    • Limited super-deluxe Rules Tome with stamped leatherette cover
    • Rules Tome deluxe all-in-one hardcover
    • All Rules Tome physical upgrade stretch goals
    • Black Box containing 5 deluxe hardcover rule books
    • All Black Box physical upgrade stretch goals
    • Rules Tome PDF
    • Black Box book PDFs
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    Reward no longer available 10 backers
    About US$ 223
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