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Announcement: Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Monsters

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Announcement: Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy: Monsters

There's been a lot of talk about Dolmenwood recently, but Old-School Essentials fans fear not! Today I have some exciting OSE-related news for you in the form of a product announcement. As I discussed on the Vintage RPG podcast yesterday... The Advanced Fantasy: Monsters book is coming this summer! What's the Book About? In a nutshell: more monsters for your Old-School Essentials games! This book continues the Advanced Fantasy line of OSE books, joining the already published Advanced Fantasy: Genre Rules and Advanced Fantasy: Druid and Illusionist Spells. Like those other books, Advanced Fantasy: Monsters adds material inspired by the 1st edition Advanced game...

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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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Preview: Dolmenwood Player's Book Cover!

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Preview: Dolmenwood Player's Book Cover!

A while back, I revealed the Dolmenwood logo by Tim Hastings. Well, things have been progressing steadily and I have some very exciting news to share today. I just got the final cover art for the Dolmenwood Player's Book in from artist Ulla Thynell! Putting the logo and the cover art together, we have a full preview of what the Player's Book will look like! Feast your eyes on this scene of wonder... (Text not necessarily final.) The Dolmenwood Player's Book will be an A4 hardcover with around 110 pages, produced to the same deluxe quality standards as the Old-School...

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Publishing Third Party Products for Old-School Essentials

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Publishing Third Party Products for Old-School Essentials

So you've noticed this Old-School Essentials Third Party License thing. You've got a cool idea for a supplement or adventure you'd love to publish, but you've heard about this thing called the Open Game License which is somehow also involved, though you're not sure how exactly. You wish there was a simple explanation for how this works somewhere. Some simple steps that you can follow so you can think about fun stuff like mutant kobolds, instead of worrying about legalese. This post is for you!   Publishing an Old-School Essentials Compatible Product If you want to publish something designed for...

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