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Olde School Monk

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The 1e monk was an . . . interesting class. If you survived extremely fragile low level play you could go on to astound your allies by inflicting ridiculuous amounts of damage in combat -- not to mention the perks of being able to bring about instant death without a saving throw!

The Olde School Monk reexamines the monk character class and rebuilds it with its first edition flavor intact -- but without the headaches. Start with a competent character from 1st level, then watch as your role in the party transforms thanks to a slate of useful -- and balanced -- special abilities. Your character is the natural ally of a fighter and a born scout, not a low level burden or a high level showboat. The 1e quivering palm is back!

Like the original, the Olde School Monk includes suggestions on how the monastic hierarchy works, but it expands standard assumptions to put the DM in control. Furthermore, this 10 page supplement comes with designer's notes, suggestions on how to bring an eccentric monk into a standard adventuring party and sample variants, so that you can customize this class to taste. The class is part of Mob United Media's Olde School Arcana line for OSRIC™ and other 1e games. Olde School Arcana products treat classic play as a living, evolving field.

This product uses the OSRIC™ System (Oldschool System Reference and Index Compilation™). The OSRICTM system text may be found at http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/osric. The OSRIC™ text is copyright of Stuart Marshall. "OSRIC™" and "Oldschool System Reference and Index Compilation™" are trademarks of Stuart Marshall and Matthew Finch and may be used only in accordance with the OSRIC™ license.

 
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November 3rd, 2009
This is a nicely done product. It definitely puts the Monk into a more playable light at early levels. I wonder if the writer might have been too concerned with restricting the Monk's multiple open hand attack rate, but all in all that is my only quibble. [...]
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January 16th, 2007
It delivers what it says-more balanced at both low and high levels, and integrated even more fully into the rules than the old one. LIKED: Short and to the point, well-reserched. QUALITY: Acceptable VALUE: Sat [...]
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10
Edition
1.0
Publisher Stock #
MUM24400
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0.94 MB
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October 31, 2006
This title was added to our catalog on October 31, 2006.
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