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Dolmenwood Progress Update

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Dolmenwood Progress Update

It's been over a year since the last progress report on Dolmenwood — Necrotic Gnome's fairy tale and folk horror campaign setting — so I thought it was time for an update! Work on the three big hardcover books is progressing extremely well. In fact, I can now confidently say that the end is in sight. Looking at the work that's been done and what remains to be finalised, here's a high-level progress bar for each of the three books: Dolmenwood Player's Book: 114 pages. 95% finished. Dolmenwood Campaign Book: 400 pages. 75% finished. Dolmenwood Monster Book: 96 pages. 50% finished. (That makes...

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The Old-School Essentials Box Set Is Back!

The Old-School Essentials Box Set Is Back!

Box Sets are Back on the Menu! Back in the misty days of October 2019, Old-School Essentials was launched in two formats: a chunky hardcover Rules Tome and a tasty box set. While the Rules Tome has been reprinted several times since then, the now legendary box set sold out by January 2020 and has never been reprinted — until now! After 2+ years of constant demand, we're preparing to bring the Old-School Essentials box set back into print — and now also to be accompanied by an Advanced Fantasy expansion box set! We have everything lined up: a brand...

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Old-School Essentials Logos

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Old-School Essentials Logos

This post contains high-res images of the official Old-School Essentials logos, provided for use in VTT games, blog posts, videos, etc. Publishers of Old-School Essentials third-party products should use the "Designed For Use With Old-School Essentials" logos included with the third-party license.    

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Old-School Essentials at Fantasy Grounds!

Old-School Essentials at Fantasy Grounds!

We're delighted to announce that Old-School Essentials is now officially supported on the Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop! The demo version of Fantasy Grounds and the basic Old-School Essentials ruleset can be downloaded completely free of charge! The complete Advanced Fantasy game is available for purchase, allowing you to drag and drop the full selection of classes, races, spells, equipment, monsters, and magic items into your games! Official Old-School Essentials adventure scenarios will also be available for purchase soon! Try Out Old-School Essentials on Fantasy Grounds for Free! It's easy to try out Old-School Essentials on Fantasy Grounds completely free of charge! 1....

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A Deep Dive Into the Dolmenwood Hardcover Books

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A Deep Dive Into the Dolmenwood Hardcover Books

I shared this mockup of the 3 in-development Dolmenwood hardcover books yesterday (featuring cover art by the wonderful Ulla Thynell) and some questions arose around exactly what's in each of the books. So I thought it'd be fun to do a really deep dive into each book's table of contents to see what's in them! A Note on Usability and Format Looking at the page counts of the three books combined (likely to be over 600 pages of material!), one might be concerned about having to memorize vast tracts of lore. This is not the intention. While Dolmenwood is presented...

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