From the back cover:
RUN A COMPLETE FANTASY CAMPAIGN WITH THIS VERSATILE TABLETOP GAME OF HEROIC FANTASY ADVENTURE!
Stoic rangers track their prey across tbe unkempt wilderness.
Shining knights wzth sword and lance charge heroically at their foes.
Weathered watchmen investigate a murder in a scummy tavern.
Masters of the dark arts bring the dead back to life.
Earnest clerics turn back vampires in deep, unholy crypts.
Mighty warriors battle ice dragons in the arctic wastes.
Pale alchemists mix complex ingredients for their latest concoctions.
Play a brave knight, a cunning burglar, a serene warrior-monk, or a brilliant firemage. Are you a wild berserker, a deadly assassin, or a swashbuckling musketeer? Dozens of fantasy careers await you!
This roleplaying game allows you to create and run adventures in a fantasy setting of your own creation!
• A selection of fantasy races, and over 40 careers which allow you to create any fantasy character with a fun, intuitivee life-path system.
• A wide array of medieval and fantasy equipment, including weapons, armor, herbs, mounts, magical items, tools, and more. Wield anything from a zweihänder to a musket; wear ringmail or Eastern lamellar armor; don a great helm or a pair of spiked gauntlets.
• Full rules for running the game, including fast but tactical combat, environments, and extended alchemical and herbalism tasks.
• A flexible magic system which allows you to devise spells on the go, using a freeform verb-noun system able to accommodate any magical effect by spending Magic Points.
• Rules for wilderness travel, stronghold building, and warfare.
• Extensive guidelines for building a fantasy game setting, including detailed rules for creating races, careers, monsters, and more, along with discussions concerning genre, theme, and technology.
Whether you're a fellowship of destiny sneaking into enemy terrain, a company of anointed guardians protecting a rain-sodden forest village, a party of dragonslayers hunting a mighty fire dragon, or a band of mercenary spelunkers exploring the dark depths of places best left alone, O.L.D. has you covered!