B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment: Illustrated PDF Out Now!

I am delighted to announce the publication of B/X Essentials: Classes and Equipment!

This is the second book in the B/X Essentials series, and contains the rules for the standard seven character classes (cleric, dwarf, elf, fighter, halfling, magic-user, thief) and equipment from weapons, armour, and ten foot poles all the way up to mounts, sea vessels, and castles!


I shall be starting the print setup process forthwith! Print editions (and the print / PDF bundle) expected to go live in the next two weeks.

Note: unlike with the previous book in this series, people who buy the PDF now will not receive a discount coupon for the print / PDF bundle. This is due to limitations of the OBS coupons system. If you want the print / PDF bundle, please be patient. It should be out in a couple of weeks.

The guiding principles of this series are:
  • Basic and Expert rules seamlessly combined.
  • Streamlined presentation optimised for ease of reference during play.
  • Meticulously researched; a guaranteed 100% accurate rendition of the classic rules of yesteryear.
  • Carefully clarified, ironing out ambiguities in the original rules.
(See here for more details on B/X Essentials, including an FAQ.)


  1. Made my day when I discovered it had released, bought it immediately, and I'll buy it immediately again when it goes to print.