OSRIC, Old School Reference and Index Compilation, is a recreation of AD&D 1e published in 2006. It’s one of the first and most successful D&D retro-clones.
Created by Stuart Marshall and Matt Finch, OSRIC makes use of the OGL from D&D 3, which allows it to present a D&D-themed D&D-lean ruleset. It enables publishers to legally publish adventures and other modules that use OSRIC when they can’t say they’re intended for AD&D 1e.
The first edition of OSRIC is now on DriveThruRPG, via the First Edition Society, and is entirely free.
The whopping 402-pages contains the complete rules, 413 spells, nearly 300 monsters, over 400 magic items and a character sheet template.
OSRIC’s 1e rules support character creation for 7 different races, 9 different classes, and systems for exploration, combat, and adventures.
This version of the PDF, made available today, also contains over 100 original and never published before illustrations.
However, one note of caution is that there seems to be an HTML conflict on the DriveThruRPG page, as the electronic shop shelf isn’t rendering fully. It’s possible that the publisher created description contains an unclosed tag and is causing problems.
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