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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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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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Winter's Daughter — Revised Initial Encounter

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Winter's Daughter — Revised Initial Encounter

If you have the PDF version of the Winter's Daughter adventure from DriveThruRPG, you might have noticed an update a while back with couple of changes: The interior art and layout are now in colour. (The original version of the adventure had a purely black & white interior.) The cover now features the Dolmenwood logo. Encounter area 2 has been altered. Points 1 and 2 are simple enough, but people often ask about point 3 so I thought it would be worth writing a quick blog post about that change. Encounter Area 2 — Original Version Originally, the adventure had PCs...

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Dolmenwood: Progress Report and Cover Art!

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Dolmenwood: Progress Report and Cover Art!

As those who support the Dolmenwood Patreon are aware, work on the fabled Dolmenwood hardcover books is moving along at a good pace. I thought it'd be fun to give a little update on how things are progressing and share a few screenshots of the work in progress. Overview As a reminder of what the Dolmenwood project involves: Dolmenwood is a fairy-tale campaign setting for Old-School Essentials. Three hardcover books will be published as a set. The Dolmenwood Player's Book: new classes, equipment, and player's background. The Dolmenwood Campaign Book: referee's background, details on the 7 major factions, 12 most...

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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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