I am immensely excited about this! I downloaded it this morning, and this evening I'll power thru most of it. The field guide has been kicking around in various versions on the basicfantasy.org for awhile now. It appears though that they have settled on a finished version of it now. (Correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I think this is the first time its been available as a download on the various rpg sites by one book shelf).
Even though I just grabbed a copy of basic from 81, I think most of my gaming for the foreseeable future will be Basic Fantasy, as we started a campaign using it and my newb players seem to easily grasp ascending AC, etc. There is also a new 3rd edition version of the basic fantasy core rules, also FREE! (what in the hell are you waiting for?). Just a note when I first found out about the OSR, basic fantasy was one of the first sets of rules that I grabbed (being a cheap bugger!), as well as Blueholme. Which by the way the new version of Blueholme has also been released with a updated cover!
I think I'll grab a copy of the 3rd edition version of Basic Fantasy, just the pdf for the time being as a reference. I printed off the 2nd edition twice already! plus most of the modules that are available.
Need a few more monsters? You've come to the right place! This tome contains over 180 creatures for use with the Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game. From ordinary animals to extradimensional intruders, this book contains something for almost any game!
Challenge your players with alien Eelbats or deadly Clockwork Skeletons. Populate your wildernesses with stalwart Chelonians or the wily Rabbit Prince. Perhaps the next tomb your players raid will house a powerful Bone Horror! These and many more weird, wonderful, and wicked creatures lurk within this book.
You can grab a free pdf copy right here!