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Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy (for Foundry VTT)

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The essential old-school game of fantastic adventure, monsters, and magic — expanded with advanced character options and spells!

  • Characters: 22 classic character classes (acrobat, assassin, barbarian, bard, cleric, drow, druid, duergar, dwarf, elf, fighter, gnome, halfling, half-elf, half-orc, illusionist, knight, magic-user, paladin, ranger, svirfneblin, thief), complete lists of weapons and adventuring gear, extensive lists of vehicles, mounts, and vessels, mercenaries and specialists for hire, rules for stronghold construction.
  • Magic: The complete set of 34 cleric spells (from 1st to 5th level), 34 druid spells (from 1st to 5th level), 72 illusionist spells (from 1st to 6th level), 72 magic-user spells (from 1st to 6th level).
  • Complete game rules: Full rules for adventuring in dungeons, the wilderness, and at sea.
  • Advanced rules: Reams of optional rules to increase mechanical depth and character customisation. Includes rules for building characters by choosing race and class separately.
  • Referee guidance: Full guidelines for designing and running adventures.
  • Monsters: A selection of over 300 classic monsters to challenge adventurers of all levels: mimics, piercers, shambling mounds, banshees, coffer corpses, terrible eyes, metallic dragons, liches, drow, deep ones, the terrifying tarrasque and many more classic Advanced era monsters! Includes complete encounter tables for dungeon levels 1–8+ and all types of wilderness terrain.
  • Treasures: A hoard of over 300 wondrous magic items: the apparatus of the crab, ioun stones, figurines of wondrous power, the deck of many things, vorpal blades, dancing swords, the mighty holy avenger and many more classic Advanced era magic items!
  • Simple rules let imagination and fast-paced action take the spotlight.
  • Clear, modern presentation makes the game easy to learn and quick to reference.
  • Compatible with decades of classic adventures and supplements.
Requires Foundry v11.

PDF version: The standard PDF version of this product is available as a Player's Tome plus a Referee's Tome.
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Daniel S January 20, 2024 1:34 am UTC
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I'm having some issues with installation.
Basically the classic game seems to be contained in the classic module, but the advanced features are missing despite the game system being applied to the world I have created. Am I missing something? Is there an advanced compendium there which I need contained in a module like the classic game?
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Greg B March 20, 2024 9:21 pm UTC
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The Classic game is a "system". This is a "module". You have to activate it, and then everything is in compendiums.
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Kevin C September 29, 2023 9:22 pm UTC
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Hi, not all the stats are accurate. For some reason, goblins have 0 AC instead of 6.
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Kevin C October 09, 2023 2:49 pm UTC
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Another problem, Rations (iron) doesn't have the full text. It's cut off.
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Anthony R October 14, 2023 9:20 pm UTC
Thanks for the report, these have been logged and will be fixed in the next release :)
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Jeffery K September 21, 2023 8:18 pm UTC
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How do I add spells to the character sheet? Drag and drop does not work.
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Jeffery K September 21, 2023 8:33 pm UTC
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Please disregard. I am a human potato.
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Marco F August 27, 2023 8:51 pm UTC
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Some monsters are conspicuously absent from the module, such as the Green Dragon, Harpy, and Chimera. These creatures are just a few examples of the notable omissions. Regrettably, the wilderness encounter tables are nowhere to be found. Instead, a macro has been inserted, though the actual tables are absent. This means that if you intend to utilize the OSR helper travel automation, you will be required to generate a new table and manually transfer monsters through a drag-and-drop process. Additionally, you'll need to meticulously review the monsters PDF and input the missing creature details.

Moreover, all of the monsters are devoid of accompanying art. Although not an absolute necessity, including artwork is, at the very least, an anticipated feature of premium modules. On the whole, the module leaves much to be desired. The absence of monsters is particularly disheartening. Equally concerning is the absence of fundamental tables, which are integral to the core gameplay experience. Replacing these...See more
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Marco F August 30, 2023 10:34 am UTC
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I e-mailed the developer and I recieved this response:

"Marco, thanks for writing. It's important to me to be able to receive feedback gracefully, and most importantly, to satisfy every criticism so that I can continue to make the modules even better.

I have confirmed that those three monsters were previously missing. They will be included in the latest update, due out tomorrow. This update contains a number of fixes, including some other missing monsters people have noticed. There's not really good testing in place to make sure everything is there, since everything was made by hand, but I've since thought about a couple quick tests I can do to make sure we have the right number of monsters in there before every release.

The encounter table issue has also been brought up in the past, and I'm in the middle of resolving it. The current solution, providing only one place where encounters can be rolled, stems from not being satisfied with the problem of maintaining updates...See more
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Benjamin W August 24, 2023 9:54 am UTC
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Does this include any tools for automating time keeping?
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Anthony R August 29, 2023 5:57 pm UTC
Foundry VTT has lots of different free add-on modules to help with automating timekeeping. I don't keep a list, and I can't personally guarantee that your favorite will always be supported anyway, but I suggest a quick look through Foundry's module list for some ideas. And if you have a particular request for the OSE game system, feel free to ask away.
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Marcos M August 05, 2023 7:39 am UTC
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is there any plan to add the race field in the sheet?
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Anthony R August 29, 2023 6:01 pm UTC
There is a planned sheet redesign in active development which includes support for the optional race field. For now, since it is a text input box, you can enter both the race and class in the same input box. You can currently view that here: https://github.com/vttred/ose/issues/97
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Wesley A August 03, 2023 2:10 am UTC
Does this add a new character sheet for splitting race/class? How's it handled in the system?
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Anthony R August 29, 2023 5:59 pm UTC
Hi, the current suggestion for class+race characters is to import all of that character's abilities (there is no limit to the kind or number of abilities you can support) and to calculate your HP either manually or by entering a custom roll formula in the hit-die box. This will improve in the future, but it shouldn't stop you from getting started. We are very open to people submitting specific requests.
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Greg B August 01, 2023 2:10 pm UTC
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Doesn't appear to be any support for multi-class characters. Is that planned? Is there a public github/lab page we can follow to log issues?
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Anthony R August 29, 2023 5:54 pm UTC
Hi, the current suggestion for multiclassed characters is to import all of that character's abilities (there is no limit to the kind or number of abilities you can support) and to calculate your HP either manually or by entering a custom roll formula in the hit-die box. This will improve in the future, but it shouldn't stop you from getting started.

Game system tracker: https://github.com/vttred/ose/issues
Product tracker: https://github.com/vttred/Necrotic-Gnome-Products-for-Foundry-VTT
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Wesley A August 31, 2023 1:10 am UTC
Thanks for the update. I would LOVE to see that improved some, but great suggestion to start. Thanks!
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William W July 27, 2023 7:23 pm UTC
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Was a little dissapointed to discover not all the monsters from the Referee tome is included in this module. And there are also discrepancies with monster stat blocks in the Referee tome. Is this intentional, or should I log an issue to have this fixed.

Otherwise it is an excellent product.
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Anthony R July 27, 2023 9:25 pm UTC
Definitely log an issue! Text and stats are meant to be a 1-to-1 match with both tomes. -The VTT Content Developer
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Nicholas M July 01, 2023 12:13 am UTC
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Hi,

I purchased this and activated it, but can't seem to be able to load it. I can't locate it under game worlds, game systems, or add on modules. Thanks for the help.
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Anthony R July 01, 2023 6:28 am UTC
Hi, VTT content developer here! Based on your message I believe you have the same issue as Paul C below. I gave Paul step-by-step instructions on installing a module in foundry via email, and I'll replicate those here. If there's additional issues don't hesitate to email me at troubleshooting@vtt.red

1. Ensure that the Foundry VTT core version is V11. V10 and lower are not supported.
2. Ensure that the Foundry VTT core software key you used to activate Foundry VTT and the OSE: Advanced Fantasy software key both belong to the same account.
3. Go to Foundry VTT's setup page, the page accessible before entering a game world, and go to Add-On Modules -> Install a Module. You will most easily find Advanced Fantasy by typing "Advanced Fantasy" in search or by filtering by Premium Modules. You must install the module to use it.
4. Advanced Fantasy requires OSE 1.8.0 or greater. Update OSE if you haven't updated in a while. When you enter your OSE game world don't be too...See more
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Rebecca P June 23, 2023 9:41 am UTC
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Is this ever going to include the Carcass Crawler content? Or will that possibly be a separate release?
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Anthony R June 23, 2023 9:58 am UTC
Hi, VTT content developer here! Carcass Crawler is planned but due to a temporary technical limitation, it did not make sense to offer at the same time as the other releases.

Our goal is to provide all of Necrotic Gnome's VTT products where the content is a 1:1 match with the PDF releases. So we're planning a release of each Carcass Crawler zine for VTT a little later on.
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Ketil J June 14, 2023 9:39 am UTC
It's a bit pricey to pay 30 bucks for foundry support for a game I already own, though.
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Anthony R June 14, 2023 11:30 am UTC
Hi, I'm the VTT content developer for Necrotic Gnome's Foundry modules. I understand the feeling, and I hope to help anyone who can't justify the price with alternatives that will help them play Advanced Fantasy without the need for an official module.

First: you could add monsters, spells, and equipment to your game only as you need them, using your PDF or physical book as a reference. There's really no need to have them all in Foundry already unless you don't own Advanced Fantasy in another format. Of course, having them entered into Foundry VTT saves you hundreds of hours of time in the long run, but it probably only takes 10 minutes/week of game prep time if you enter only what you need for one session.

Second: Someone in the OSE on Foundry VTT community has created a macro that allows you to create monsters one at a time from a plaintext statblock. For those who can't make the extra expense but *must* have a full monster compendium for some reason, it's a minor time saver so I encourage...See more
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Michael T June 11, 2023 1:50 pm UTC
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Where do I report issues with the module?
I've noticed that almost every table in the compendium - the formatting is out. I'm running Foundry V11 with no other modules activated.
Here's just one example:
https://imgur.com/a/vlfrzEG
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Anthony R June 12, 2023 9:47 am UTC
Thanks for the report! Yes, I'm not happy with the table formatting in general, as over the last couple years the in-Foundry table editor had changed quite a bit and as a result we've been left to redo tables in many places. I hope to change how we do formatting for Journal Entries in a later update that will, among other things, allow us to standardize layout across all tables so that this doesn't happen to any of the tables anymore. In the meantime if there's a table that's for any reason unreadable definitely report it: customerservice@vtt.red.
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Michael T June 12, 2023 2:29 pm UTC
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Thanks for the reply and I look forward to seeing a fix. Just FYI. I went in and had a look at a few of the tables and it's literally a case of you've formatted each table cell as 'left justification', instead of 'centre justification'. I changed the formatting to 'centre' on the tables I looked at and the columns lined up no problem. So all you have to do is have someone go through all the tables and make sure all the relevant cells are centred. Easy fix.
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Michael T September 29, 2023 1:55 pm UTC
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Is this ever going to be fixed? The free OSE SRD module has all the tables formatted properly but the PAID version is still out of alignment.
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Michael K June 01, 2023 7:04 pm UTC
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As an owner of a lot of OSE pdfs - and having done a lot of stuff in Foundry myself could you please clearify if the premium content also contains icons for spells & equipment and/or tokens for the 300 monsters.
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Anthony R June 01, 2023 8:27 pm UTC
Hi Michael, VTT Content Developer here! Let me be as specific as possible because the answer is different for different "entity" types. I'll say up front, we make extensive use of the Foundry VTT icon library, but I haven't created any new icons in this product.

Equipment, mundane and magic items (anything physical): All of these are using icons that match the equipment/item. They all come from the Foundry VTT icon library.

Class/race abilities: All of these are using icons that match the ability, again from the Foundry VTT icon library.

Spells: Here we use the same spell book icon for all of them. This might be changed in later versions of Foundry VTT, but currently I felt as though there wasn't enough variety in Foundry's icon library for us to find one for half of the spells.

Monsters: Unfortunately, we just use a generic "shadow" icon for every monster token. I am investigating ways for both free Classic Fantasy and paid Advanced Fantasy...See more
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Aaron E June 02, 2023 8:51 pm UTC
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At this price point, I would have hoped that all images from the book(s) were added as icons/profile pics when possible. Are all the tables implemented as rollable tables in the system?
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Chromie S June 03, 2023 8:29 pm UTC
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There’s practically no art for items and such though
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Anthony R June 07, 2023 8:38 am UTC
@Aaron E, after speaking with the publisher, we're making the commitment to add token images for some of the monsters in the compendium. Thanks for helping us come to this decision. Necrotic Gnome informed me that they provide token art for a portion of the monster compendium in Fantasy Grounds. While we won't be promising feature parity across every platform, it is very reasonable to expect us to do the same thing with token art on each supported platform.

@Chromie S, to address item art specifically, the item art already used in the Advanced Fantasy module will remain. It won't change due to this decision with monster token art.
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Aaron E June 08, 2023 4:28 am UTC
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Great! I will purchase a copy to support your efforts! I left some feedback on Inc. Grotto for suggestions also. I have some ideas on implementing Carcass Crawler content if you are interested (I dev for another system so I have some experience). I can email if you are interested -- no worries if not!!
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PAUL C May 26, 2023 4:37 am UTC
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Bought it and its not showing up in my Foundry. It says its content I've purchased but notta. Just bought Foundry and this product today. Have v11.
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Anthony R May 26, 2023 11:46 am UTC
Hi, I'm the VTT content developer. Thanks for letting us know! I won't be able to directly provide customer support via DriveThru RPG discussions, I'll only be able to do that through email at troubleshooting@vtt.red, or if you prefer, one of our other listed support channels such as Discord.

In this case I believe this is where you're stuck: Login to your new Foundry VTT "World." Go to the Settings tab (top right "gears" icon), click the Manage Modules button, and see if the Advanced Fantasy module is there. If it is, enable it by checking the box and submitting the window. Your content will be in the Compendium Packs tab (book icon with an @-sign inside).

If this is not where you're stuck, I encourage you to send an email. It will be helpful for you to show me a screenshot of which Foundry VTT page it says you have purchased the content, because that may be a clue as to what to do next.
There are some things you can try:
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Raffaele R May 31, 2023 12:09 pm UTC
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How can I switch to Ascending Armor Class (AC)?
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Anthony R May 31, 2023 11:03 pm UTC
Thanks for the question Raffaele! I'm subscribed to the whole discussion page, so you don't have to click the reply button on my messages. I recommend creating a new discussion next time so we don't bother Paul with our replies.

First, I encourage looking at our guide at https://ose.vtt.red where the Old-School Essentials settings are documented in detail (there will be an update to the demonstration video soon, as well).

Next, to answer your question directly: click the Game Settings tab ("gears" icon) in the top right, then click the Configure Settings button. Click Old-School Essentials in the left hand menu of the pop-up window. You should see a setting called Ascending Armour Class that you can toggle.

Finally, Foundry VTT recommends the following two resources for general Foundry questions: https://foundryvtt.com/kb/, and their official Discord, https://discord.gg/foundryvtt
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PAUL C June 25, 2023 10:21 pm UTC
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Nope not there. Advance Fantasy doesn't show up at all or Compendium Packs Tab either. I will contact you direct.
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Anthony R June 26, 2023 2:14 am UTC
Hi Paul, I just saw and replied to your email :)
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Robert J May 25, 2023 9:47 pm UTC
Out of curiosity, does this support both descending and ascending AC?
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Jordan R May 25, 2023 10:35 pm UTC
The free OSE system on foundry does, so yes. : https://foundryvtt.com/packages/ose
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