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Dolmenwood Patreon Launched!

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Dolmenwood Patreon Launched!

As my work on the new Old-School Essentials books ebbs (the books are at the printers now!), my thoughts and time are returning to the moss-encrusted glades of everyone's favourite creepy fairy tale forest: Dolmenwood! Some exciting news today on that front. The Dolmenwood Patreon is Now Live! For anyone who craves a regular dose of Dolmenwood, this is your chance! First up, here's the link: patreon.com/necroticgnome. Why become a patron of Dolmenwood? As a patron of Dolmenwood, you'll have the glorious feeling of supporting the ongoing development of the Dolmenwood setting in the form of the Player's Book, the Campaign Book, and the Monster Book....

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New Old-School Essentials Adventures Coming Soon!

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New Old-School Essentials Adventures Coming Soon!

Exciting news: the line of official Old-School Essentials adventures is soon to be greatly expanded! The success of the recent Advanced Fantasy Kickstarter has enabled us to produce four new adventures and do enhanced reprints of two older adventures which are currently almost sold out. How to Order If you backed the recent Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Kickstarter: You can select any of the new adventures as an add-on in the pledge manager. (Note that all backers will get a copy of The Incandescent Grottoes and Halls of the Blood King for free! Backers at PDF reward levels will be getting...

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Wormskin vs the In-Development Dolmenwood Hardcover Books

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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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Preview: Dolmenwood Campaign Map

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Preview: Dolmenwood Campaign Map

Anyone who's been following the growth of the Dolmenwood campaign setting over the last five years (yep, it's really five years!) is no doubt familiar with the referee's map of the setting. This map was created in the very early days of Dolmenwood — before the first issue of the Wormskin zine, in fact — and has served as the only map of the setting since then. As part of the development of the upcoming Dolmenwood Player's Book and Dolmenwood Campaign Book, I knew that I'd be needing a new map. In the five years since the original map was created, Dolmenwood...

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Preview: Dolmenwood Campaign Book Cover!

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Preview: Dolmenwood Campaign Book Cover!

As promised in the recent post where I shared a preview of the cover of the Dolmenwood Player's Book, here's a preview of the cover of the companion book—the Dolmenwood Campaign Book! Art by Ulla Thynell. (Text not necessarily final.) Layout of the Dolmenwood Campaign Book is under way and it's looking like it'll come in at around 300 pages. It'll be produced as an A4 hardcover at the same deluxe quality standards as the Old-School Essentials books. This post discusses the two books in more detail.

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