Thursday 17 August 2017

B/X Essentials: PDF Preview!

Work continues on the B/X Essentials project! (Introduction to the project here.)

  1. As you may perhaps have noted, the project now has an official name. B/X Essentials. (Thanks to David Perry for the suggestion.)
  2. The first book -- B/X Essentials: Core Rules -- is completely written and laid out and is now being illustrated. Publication (in print and PDF) is planned for September.
  3. Writing on the second book -- B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment -- is nearing completion. v0.5.0 (online here) presents complete rules for character creation, classes, and basic adventuring gear. Work on sea vessels and hirelings is under way.
  4. Plans are afoot for a third book in the series -- B/X Essentials: Advanced Characters. This will provide rules for characters in the vein of AD&D, with separate race and class and the time-honoured profusion of additional character classes, all designed for use with the core B/X rules.
Now, as to the title of this post, I thought it was about time to give people a glimpse of the inside of the fully laid-out book!

So, here's a four page preview of the PDF. This is the entirety of the combat section of B/X Essentials: Core Rules -- the complete B/X combat rules on two spreads.


  1. Looks great Gavin, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

  2. Looks fantastic Gavin! All my best to you on this project!

  3. Thanks Gavin, I'm really loving this!


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