We have exciting news to share, including Winter's Daughter 5e at Fantasy Grounds, Dolmenwood progress update, recent reviews, the OSE/BFRPG Adaptation Guidelines, third-party products and crowdfunding, and more. So let's dig in!
Winter's Daughter 5e at Fantasy Grounds
We're pleased to announce that the 5e version of Winter's Daughter is now available on Fantasy Grounds! This is a romantic fairy-tale dungeon adventure set in the creepy old forest of Dolmenwood for characters of 1st to 3rd level, encompassing woodland, tomb, and the fairy otherworld. Keyed in a quick-reference, bullet point format and statted for 5e. Check it out HERE!
Dolmenwood Progress Update
A lot has happened since the last progress report on Dolmenwood—Necrotic Gnome's fairy tale and folk horror campaign setting—so we thought it was time for an update! Work on the three big hardcover books is now in the final stages, and the final pages of the massive Dolmenwood Campaign Book should be finished in the next month or two, by the end of the year. We're currently planning a Kickstarter for early 2023. For a deep dive into the progress of each of the three volumes, check out this post HERE!
Old-School Essentials / Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game Adaptation Guidelines
We are pleased to announce the release of a free PDF that provides adaptation guidelines for using material written for Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game (BFRPG) with Old-School Essentials and vice versa! Over the last two decades, a large number of old-school adventure games have been published, many of which—like Old-School Essentials—are closely compatible with the 1981 Basic/Expert rules. While each of these games has its own variations on rules, presentation, and terminology, many are cross-compatible. Download the free OSE/BFRPG adaptation guidleines HERE!
Necromancer Class Video Review
The necromancer class for Old-School Essentials—recently released by Necrotic Gnome as a free PDF—has been reviewed on the Jorphdan's Jocular Junction YouTube channel! This is a new spell-caster that specialises in the arcane arts of death and the undead. The PDF contains the necromancer class and the complete list of 72 spells, including such creepy delights as corpse visage, carrion stench, and necrotic gaze. Watch the video review HERE! Grab the PDF for free HERE!
Third-Party Old-School Essentials Kickstarters & Crowdfunding
Wildendrem Volume One: The Valley of Flowers
This is volume one of a fantasy campaign setting of mythic adventure, where players can explore Gnolune, the Valley of Flowers, one of Wildendrem’s nine provinces. It is a place of decadence and dangerous beauty, in which flower knights roam the meadows in search of challengers, monks make wine to inspire visions of a lost empire, and a sorceress tends to the eons-long birth of a vegetal godling. Designed for maximum utility at the table, The Valley of Flowers provides succinct yet vivid descriptions of locations, encounters, characters, rumors, and hooks—along with detailed dungeons and adventure sites—allowing referees to run games with little to no preparation. Pledge NOW!
Beware of the Yule Cat
Inspired by the beloved works of Icelandic poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum, this is a holiday-themed adventure where players face the wrath of the ferocious Yule Cat, and must also deal with the cruel pranks of the Yule Lads, who are determined to spoil Yule for everyone. Things go from bad to worse when the party discovers that the Jólasveinar have kidnapped the mayor's infant son, and taken him to their lair on nearby Snow Mountain, possibly bound for Grýla's stewpot! Köldhorn seems bound for a cold, dark Yuletide, but the adventurers may have a chance to make it merry for all! Pledge NOW!
Warrens of the Great Goblin Chief
This adventure revolves around control over a recently unearthed magical staff that can create absolute dominance over a large number of goblins. Several disparate groups and individuals are in play vying for control over the staff. During the course of the adventure, the players will explore the countryside of Westgate Estate, delve into the warrens of one of the local goblin chiefs, discover a secret, ancient ruin, explore a forgotten shrine, uncover information about a growing threat from a powerful orc army, reveal a potentially dangerous cult within Westgate Town itself, and meet some potential new NPC allies, contacts, and enemies along the way! Pledge NOW!
Recent Third Party Old-School Essentials Products
The Outer Darkness (Essential Enemies #2)
This zine contains a cool selection of monsters taken from the Monthly Monsters Patreon project. Inside you'll find Ammazriel (if his ten gemstone eyes can be assembled, the giant Keeper of the Maze will manifest on Earth and begin building the maze to trap the souls of humanity); The Black Lodge (a secret cult of demoniacs, bent on raising Hell); The Haunted Chair (possessed by demonic forces, this chair has a thirst for human blood); The Purple Clouds (gaseous guardians of ancient treasures, with psychic knives hidden within their vapours), and much more! PDF + print on demand available from DriveThruRPG.
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