New Old-School Essentials live play campaigns, Holy Mountain Shaker review, third-party products and Kickstarters, an interview with Gavin Norman, and more!

New Old-School Essentials live play campaigns, Holy Mountain Shaker review, third-party products and Kickstarters, an interview with Gavin Norman, and more!

We have exciting news to share, including new Old-School Essentials live play campaigns, a review of Holy Mountain Shaker, third-party products and Kickstarters, an interview with Gavin Norman, and more. So let's dig in!

Twenty Sides to Every Story | Dolmenwood Live Play

A new live play campaign set in Dolmenwood! Five prisoners travel north by way of canoe up the River Hameth. They are the wards of another, Sir Silas d'Santos, to earn amnesty for the capture of a rogue prismist named Marjoram Gryver who is accused of crimes against the Lumoran crown. Their journey takes them to the edge of the Dolmenwood and the adventure begins as they make camp for the evening! Watch it on YouTube or Twitch.

3d6 Down the Line | The Halls of Arden Vul Live Play

A new live play series of The Halls of Arden Vul megadungeon using Old-School Essentials! Long have the ruins of the great city of Arden Vul sat desolate atop the great plateau overlooking Burdock's Valley. But the inhabitants that riddle the caverns and halls beneath the Great Pyramid of Thoth have not been idle. Join Jon, Mike, David, Matt, and Ted as they plumb the depths of the most ambitious megadungeon ever created! Check it out HERE!

Review of Holy Mountain Shaker on Ten Foot Pole

Bryce Lynch from Ten Foot Pole recently reviewed the official Old-School Essentials adventure Holy Mountain Shaker, giving it the coveted rating of The Best! Read the review HERE! In this adventure, players can explore a local town, 17 pointcrawl regions beneath a legendary mountain, and a dungeon inside the Pharaoh Fish. Writing and art by Luka Rejec, best known for the ENnie-winning Ultraviolet Grasslands. If you don't have a copy, PDF is available from DriveThruRPG. Print + PDF available from Exalted Funeral.

Recent Third Party Old-School Essentials Products


This is the first issue of a serialized zine that takes place in a megadungeon. With over 80+ rooms to explore, it's cover-to-cover of classic monsters, magic items, encounters, secret doors, and old-school fun with a weird-fantasy vibe! With a layout inspired by the one-page dungeon format, it is a quick and easy resource of adventure material that a referee can use at the gaming table with little or no prep. Check out the review on the Vintage RPG Podcast. PDF available from DriveThruRPG. A limited amount of risographically printed copies available from Singing Flame.

Old-School Spell Cards

This beautiful set of 116 poker-sized spell cards include all the spells from Old-School Essentials for both clerics and magic-Users. They also include separate, illustrated cards for the different types of elementals that can be summoned in the game. Features old-school black-and-white art and printed on sturdy, low-gloss, UV-coated paper. PDF + print on demand from DriveThruRPG.

Third-Party Old-School Essentials Kickstarters

Dark Places & Demogorgons

A massive expansion supplement and setting for Old-School Essentials, set in the 1980s, where you play as teenagers from a small town where strange occurrences began popping up all around. The adults are too busy to care, and the police don't believe you. It’s up to you and your friends to figure out what’s going on and stop it from happening again. Includes 20 new character classes, new spells (themed for the 1980s), modern equipment list, new monsters, a complete setting, and more! Pledge NOW!


Meet the Publisher: Gavin Norman of Necrotic Gnome

Gavin Norman from Necrotic Gnome sat down with Third Kingdom Games, where he talks about Dolmenwood and some upcoming projects in the works—including a stealth product announcement. Check it out here!


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