Necrotic Gnome

is creating Dolmenwood Weird Fairy-Tale RPG Setting

Select a membership level

Moss Dwarf

reward item
reward item
$2.50
per creation
Support the development of Dolmenwood into the glorious three book set that was always intended! You'll receive regular packets of cutting edge Dolmenwood content.
Includes Discord benefits
  • Regular packets of Dolmenwood content!
  • Invite to the Dolmenwood patrons' Discord channel
  • The thanks of the mortal and fairy folk of Dolmenwood!

Woodgrue

reward item
reward item
$6
per creation
Support the development of Dolmenwood into the glorious three book set that was always intended! You'll receive regular packets of cutting edge Dolmenwood content along with the final PDFs of the books, once they reach their finished form.

The names of all Woodgrue patrons will be included in the credits of the books, as special thanks for your support! (This is optional, of course.)
Includes Discord benefits
  • Regular packets of Dolmenwood content!
  • PDFs of the final Dolmenwood books
  • Your name in the credits
  • Invite to the Dolmenwood patrons' Discord channel
  • The thanks of the Duke and Duchess of Brackenwold themselves!

319

patrons

$1,193

per creation

About Necrotic Gnome

Dolmenwood Weird Fairy Tale RPG Setting

Check out the free Welcome to Dolmenwood PDF!


In development since 2015, the Dolmenwood campaign setting is the imaginative magnum opus of Gavin Norman, creator of Old-School Essentials. From its humble beginnings as a series of articles published in the form of a zine, Dolmenwood is now coalescing into its final, monumental form: a three book set packed with fairy tale magic and eerie folk horror.

Join us as development on Dolmenwood intensifies, building up to the full release of the three hardback tomes:
  • The Dolmenwood Player's Book: A complete player's guide to Dolmenwood, including easy-to-digest setting background and rumours, new character classes and races, fun and flavourful new equipment—including extensive lists of beverages, pipeweeds, and herbs!—plus reams of random tables and optional rules to bring a fairy tale flavour to life in your games.
  • The Dolmenwood Campaign Book: The essential referee's guide to running campaigns in Dolmenwood, including a full history of the setting, the secrets of the standing stones and ley lines that crisscross the Wood, the factions and powers which vie for control, and detailed write-ups of the 180+ hexes that make up the Dolmenwood campaign map!
  • The Dolmenwood Monster Book: The companion to the Campaign Book, this tome details a host of weird fairy tale inspired monsters that lurk in Dolmenwood, each illustrated in full colour and accompanied by random tables of traits, lairs, and encounters.

All content is written for Old-School Essentials.

Patron Benefits

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. Patrons will gain regular access to cutting edge (and heavily moss-coated!) Dolmenwood content, as work on the books progresses.

Packets of content will come out as PDFs roughly on a monthly basis. In one month's packet, you might get a section from the Player's Book, featuring a set of new character classes for Dolmenwood games. In another month's packet, you might get a section from the Campaign Book, featuring detailed write-ups of major factions in the setting. And in another month's packet, you might get a section from the Monster Book, featuring full-page write-ups of various weird beasts that lurk in the shadowy recesses of the Wood. (As the packets will consist of "hot off the press" content, they'll only be partially illustrated and won't represent 100% finished sections of the books.)

In addition to these "hot off the press" content packets, Patrons at higher tiers will also receive the final PDFs of the books, once they reach their finished form.

About Dolmenwood

The forest of Dolmenwood lies in the little-frequented northern reaches of the kingdom, under the rule of the Duchy of Brackenwold. Though mortals, with their towns and towers and cathedrals, now claim dominion over this stretch of tangled woods, fungus-encrusted glades, and fetid marsh, other powers held sway here in ancient times and—some would say—remain the true masters of the realm.

Within Dolmenwood, the magical and otherworldly are always close at hand. Rings of standing stones loom in glades hallowed by pagan cults of yesteryear; the energy of ley lines pulses beneath the earth, tapped by those in possession of the requisite secrets; portals to the perilous realm of Fairy allow transit between worlds, for those charmed or fated by the lords of Elfland. Even the herbs, plants, and fungi of Dolmenwood have grown in odd directions, absorbing the magic which infuses the place. Some say that the waters are enchanted. Some say the stones and the earth are too.

Step then, bold or foolhardy adventurer, into the hoary forest realm of Dolmenwood and beware, for little here is as it seems!

(Header image by Pauliina Hannuniemi. Tier images by Chris Huth.)

Become a patron to

5
Unlock 5 exclusive posts
Be part of the community
Connect via private message

Recent posts by Necrotic Gnome

How it works

Get started in 2 minutes

Choose a membership
Sign up
Add a payment method
Get benefits