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Wormskin vs the In-Development Dolmenwood Hardcover Books

Wormskin vs the In-Development Dolmenwood Hardcover Books

I often get asked about Wormskin (the zine exploring the Dolmenwood setting, which Necrotic Gnome published from 2015 to 2018), especially regarding how it relates to the Dolmenwood hardcover books which are in development. A few questions are particularly common, so I thought it was worth writing a quick blog post on the topic. Will Everything in Wormskin be Included in the Hardcovers? These two previous blog posts go into some detail on this topic, but the TL;DR version is as follows: In general, the Dolmenwood hardcover books will contain way more content than was presented in the pages of Wormskin. More...

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Old-School Essentials Around the World!

Old-School Essentials Around the World!

As you may have noticed, we've made quite a few announcements over the last few months about companies around the world whom we've partnered with to publish Old-School Essentials in various languages. As there are a significant number of languages covered now, I thought it would be nice to make a blog post listing them all. Here goes (in alphabetical order)! French—500 Nuances de Geek https://www.500nuancesdegeek.fr Publisher of French editions of Dungeon World, Blades in the Dark, Fate, and many more games. A crowdfunding campaign for the French version of Old-School Essentials is planned for May 29th! See the announcement and lots...

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Old-School Essentials Submitted to the ENnies!

Old-School Essentials Submitted to the ENnies!

Despite the recent chaos with international shipping, I'm happy to report that we've managed to submit the Old-School Essentials Black Box to this year's ENnies awards! You can view the current list of submissions here. Voting doesn't begin until some time in the summer (not sure of the exact date yet), but get your voting finger primed to vote old-school! Let's see if we can go one up on "critically acclaimed" and get to call Old-School Essentials an "award winning" game! More updates coming once we know more about the exact schedule of voting.

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Corona Virus Shipping Update

As you may have noticed, we've been unable to ship any physical products since late March as the company which handles our warehousing and order fulfillment had to temporarily suspend their operations in order to protect the health of their staff. The good news today is that operations in the warehouse are resuming slowly, handling orders to countries with reliable shipping routes. At first, this means we can only accept orders to Germany and the UK, but more service to more countries will resume when feasible. See this page for more information on our shipping status during the pandemic. Thank...

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Will There Be an Old-School Essentials Companion?

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Will There Be an Old-School Essentials Companion?

One of the most common questions people have about Old-School Essentials is relating to the range of experience levels the game covers (14) and whether there are plans to expand that with a future supplement. Specifically, people who ask this question are mostly interested in whether there will be a Companion expansion for the game, in the vein of the BECMI Companion set. (This set — along with the accompanying Master set — added content to take characters up to 36th level. And let's not even get started on the followup Immortals set!) Here's the full lowdown... Are There Plans for...

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