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Old School Essentials House Rules

Nov 23, 2020

I’ve written before concerning the house rules I use when I play with my son.

I am also running a Dolmenwood campaign right now and here are the house rules we run with.

  1. The first one is inspired by the house rule I have when playing with my kid: Crits! (They’re fun) We will be using the crit and fumble tables from Dungeon Crawl Classics

  2. (LotFP inspired) Knocked out on 0 HP. Death on -3 in 1d10 rounds no saves. Death instantaneous on -4.

  3. Acending Armour Class.

  4. (LotFP inspired) Heal 1 HP for nights rest, 1d3 for days rest.

  5. Shields Shall be Splintered - sacrifice a shield to block all damage from one single hit.

  6. Buy back dead characters XP (for the players new one) if they spend 1 GP per XP on the funeral.

  7. The Specialist Class from Lamentations of the Flame Princess (instead of the OSE thief and skills)

  8. Wrestling from Ten Foot Polemic’s House Rule Document.

… will be adding to this list as more things come up.