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Reviving the Nov 2013 Old School Revival

Reviving the Nov 2013 Old School Revival

by Monday 9 November 2015
ZakS-VornheimIn November 2015 we resurrected the November 2013 Old School Revival Bundle, our first collection of tabletop roleplaying games, supplements, and modules that recapture the spirit of roleplaying’s earliest days. The OSR offers tools, not plotlines — rulings, not rules — a gamemaster who doesn’t railroad players onto a prearranged script but lets them sink or swim through their own actions. Encounters aren’t necessarily “balanced,” and outcomes are seldom scripted. Characters who don’t use their heads usually wind up losing them. This “revived Revival” offer ran in parallel with the all-new Old School Revival +3.

Our Starter Collection included six titles (total retail value $26) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Swords & Wizardry (Mythmere Games, retail price $10): Matthew Finch’s complete 2012 rulebook recasting white-box Original D&D, plus the Eldritch Weirdness and Monster Book supplements.
  • Tomb of the Iron God (Mythmere, retail $4): Matt Finch’s breathtaking 1st-level Swords & Wizardry module with 500 monsters and two gods.
  • Cyclopean Deeps 1: Down to Ques Querax (Frog God Games, retail $5): The introductory chapter in a very tough and extremely subterranean campaign across the Under Realms.
  • Demonspore (Mythmere, retail $7): A zealot band of Shrooms is cultivating a new god in Matt Finch’s adventure (levels 3-6) for Swords & Wizardry or any OSR fantasy game.
  • Plus the “OSR Toolkit”: Especially for this offer, we assembled this rich collection of free rulebooks, tutorials, magazines, and even graph paper.
Macris-ACKSThose who paid more than the threshold price also got our entire Bonus Collection of five more titles (retail value $43):
  • Adventurer Conqueror King System (Archon, retail $10): A well-integrated complete B/X-style rules set that scales smoothly from novice dungeon crawls to empire-building.
  • Stonehell Dungeon (Michael Curtis, retail $9.50): Michael Curtis’s acclaimed megadungeon and its first two supplements.
  • Vornheim: The Complete City Kit (Lamentations, retail $9): Zak (Red & Pleasant Land) Smith’s brilliant city-construction kit.
  • The God That Crawls (Lamentations of the Flame Princess, retail $7.25): A weird-fantasy race through a deathtrap dungeon, pursued by an unstoppable slime.
  • The Monolith Out of Space and Time (Lamentations, retail $7.25): James Raggi’s controversial, not to say polarizing, Lovecraftian nega-dungeon.