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AlterZwerg
October 27th, 2021, 15:26
This thread is for feedback and updates regarding the OSE Classic Fantasy SRD (https://oldschoolessentials.necroticgnome.com/srd/index.php/Main_Page) on the Forge.
https://forge.fantasygrounds.com/shop/items/200/view

As there was some confusion about the SRD and the Advanced Fantasy Tomes (https://forge.fantasygrounds.com/crafter/168/view-profile), let me explain a few things.

The SRD is based upon Old School Essentials "Classic Fantasy Rules (https://necroticgnome.com/collections/rules/products/old-school-essentials-rules-tome)" - effectively a B/X Retroclone.
You will find the following Classes (Class=Race) and their Spells, Equipment and all of the NPCs from the SRD in the Module on the Forge.


Cleric
Dwarf
Elf
Fighter
Halfling
Magic User
Thief


The "Advanced Fantasy Tomes" expand on all that and add MORE Classes, Race Options, Monsters, Magic Items, etc.
Also the complete rules of OSE are only included in the tomes, the SRD-Module is pretty barebone.
When i started this, the OSE Ruleset wasnīt even officially released and there was no content to fill it with (things moved very quickly since then).
Now itīs more some kind of "preview" to play around with the Ruleset.
I will continue to work on this, add stuff from time to time and keep it up to date with the Ruleset.

If you want the whole package (and MORE;)) and support the various developers as well as Necrotic Gnome, i suggest checking the official content (https://forge.fantasygrounds.com/crafter/168/view-profile) on the Forge.

Stitched
October 17th, 2022, 23:29
This feels like it's been necro'd but wanted to know why there is no "complete" Basic Rules Tome or does all the functionality of Basic appear in the paid Advanced Tomes?
Like is Race/Class an option that one can opt out of, etc. ?

bayne7400
October 18th, 2022, 14:16
Yes your question is the answer. Advanced contains all of the information it's up to you as to whether you allow it.

Stitched
October 18th, 2022, 17:04
Yes your question is the answer. Advanced contains all of the information it's up to you as to whether you allow it.

So I can run a Basic Rules game with Advanced, is what I’m hearing.

bayne7400
October 18th, 2022, 18:52
Yes of course. It is up to you. You can read NGs description of what is in the Advanced Tome. Scroll down about half way down his page.

https://necroticgnome.com/


The conversion is an adaptation of the actual hardback book.

Stitched
October 18th, 2022, 19:28
Yes of course. It is up to you. You can read NGs description of what is in the Advanced Tome. Scroll down about half way down his page.

https://necroticgnome.com/


The conversion is an adaptation of the actual hardback book.

I meant how Fantasy Grounds handles running Basic content using the developed Advanced Ruleset. That's what I was getting at.
I didn't read any mention of it in the Forge description and there are two entries of OSE rulesets (one free, the other paid) which is why I asked.

AlterZwerg
October 18th, 2022, 20:05
This feels like it's been necro'd but wanted to know why there is no "complete" Basic Rules Tome or does all the functionality of Basic appear in the paid Advanced Tomes?
Like is Race/Class an option that one can opt out of, etc. ?

I think you confuse rulesets and modules.
The RULESET handles both basic/classic and advanced tomes/content and you can choose wether you want to use Race/Class in your campaign or not.
To use it, you need the modules containing either the SRD or the Advanced Tomes content from the Forge.

The Tomes bring you more content than the SRD, of course.

When i created my version of the SRD, there was no talk of the Advanced Tomes being converted, so i just went on to give OSE some content for people to play with.
Originally i planned to expand the module over time, but then the Advanced Tomes hit the Forge and i had some other things to deal with over the past year so time was short and there was no need anymore to add stuff thatīs already available.
Thatīs why thereīs no "complete" basic tome as everything from there and more is in the Advanced Tomes.

Nowadays, thereīs even an offical SRD that comes with the Ruleset, making my module somewhat redundant.
I leave it where it is for those that created campaigns with it else i break their stuff by removing it.