The Pay-What-You-Want (aka Free) no-art version the Gold Edition of BX Advanced: First Edition Through a B/X Lens is finally available!
The BX Advanced Gold Edition is designed for people who want a classic experience without a lot of the gonzo material that many people added to their 1980s games. The Gold Edition is pretty much classic 1e using the B/X rules system. The BX Advanced Gold Edition includes a number of optional rules systems, but they are fairly tame in what they do to the game. The Gold Edition includes a sample dungeon and a complete small campaign setting. The upcoming BX Advanced Adamantine Edition will take the game into new realms with optional systems for things like technology and mutations, many additional classes, spells, monsters, and treasure, and much more.
The pay what you want no-art version of the BX Advanced Gold Edition has all the text of the game. However, it has no art except for the cover art and the sample dungeon map and two wilderness maps in appendixes A and B — just lots of blank space where there is art in the paid version. The paid version includes the missing art (and the 20 pages of maps missing from Appendix F) and is only $9.95. While you are welcome to download and enjoy this “No Art” version for free (just enter a zero for the price you want to pay), a few dollars would always be appreciated. You can download a copy of the pay what you want version of the BX Advanced Gold Edition from RPGNow or DriveThruRPG:
RetroRoleplaying Cancer Fund donors can download a password protected zip file with a copy of the paid “with art” version at the usual “donor download” place with the usual donor password.
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