Post by bigjackbrass on Apr 13, 2019 7:40:00 GMT -6
Fans of the Moldvay/Cook boxed sets might be interested in the Old-School Essentials Kickstarter which got underway yesterday. Within a couple of hours it had funded and by this morning had passed the targets to unlock all of the stretch goals.
Previously known as B/X Essentials this is a very well edited and reformatted version of the old rules, aiming to be as faithful as possible to the originals but with the errors corrected and the layout made more logical. I was impressed enough when I saw the paperback copies of the first edition to pick them up at the UK Games Expo last year, but the Kickstarter covers both a single volume edition and a boxed set of separate hardbacks. The books are properly bound and sewn too, so no flimsy print-on-demand stuff.
In terms of format and attention to detail this one hits all of the marks for me.
I don't do many Kickstarters, but I'm in for the book, the box, the advanced add-ons, and Winter's Daughter.
I bought a copy of Winter's Daughter when they offered a pre-order a while ago and it arrived today. Nice little adventure and an excellent book (I got the limited hardback version which, like the Kickstarter volumes, is properly sewn and printed on a lovely cream paper). Bodes well for the physical quality of the new edition rules.