In early 2020 Gavin released an Old-School Essentials System Reference Document and a royalty-free Third-Party License. Now DriveThruRPG’s count of first- and third-party Essentials titles stands at 286 and rising. This new Old-School Essentials Treasures gathered top-line scenarios from Swordlords Publishing and Singing Flame, zines from Planar Compass and The Tabletop Engineer, and the “World-Building Bundle” supplements from Third Kingdom Games.
There were six titles in our Rules Collection (retail value $56) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Necrotic Gnome’s complete Old-School Essentials Rules Tome and Referee’s Screen — both previously in the February 2020 Necrotic Gnome Bundle — as well as Todd Leback’s three World-Building supplements: Into the Wild, Filling in the Blanks, and A Guide to Thieves’ Guilds.
Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Adventure Collection with six more titles worth an additional $59:
- Two adventures by Brad Kerr at Swordlords Publishing: Hideous Daylight and Temple of 1000 Swords
- Two adventures by Vasili Kaliman at Singing Flame: Night Land and Xanadu
- Two installments of the Planar Compass series of piratical Astral Sea sandboxes, funded in successive years of Kickstarter’s “Zine Quest” event: Planar Compass 1 and Planar Compass 2
- The first two issues of Delver magazine, a rich source of scenarios, tables, maps, and play aids: Delver issue 1 and Delver 2