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  • The grimalkin race-class.
  • Four new spells of cat-kind, including the terrifying (?) furball.
  • The moss dwarf race-class.
  • One (1!) new forest-creeping monster: the root-thing.
  • A hearty article on the fungi of Dolmenwood: edible, psychedelic, and poisonous.
Now includes a free PDF with two additional race-classes: the woodgrue and the Dolmenwood elf!

Wormskin explores the mythic forest called Dolmenwood, a weird folklore setting for use with B/X or similar tabletop adventure games. Each issue uncovers various elements of this eldritch realm situated on the leafy verges of Fairy, where austere Drunes rub elbows with weird elf-lords and talking beasts, where witches wander skyclad and armed with sinister magicks to bind the spirits of hapless adventurers. Be wary.

Note that the eight issues of Wormskin do not form a complete and comprehensive campaign setting! A complete campain book for Dolmenwood is currently in the works (coming in 2020), but referees solely using the information presented in Wormskin will need to be ready to fill in the gaps with their own ideas.

Click here for more issues of Wormskin and other Dolmenwood-related ephemera.

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Sergey P May 17, 2018 7:43 pm UTC
There is probably a misprint on page 10. Flying speed of bird swarm written as 120'/30'. Should it be 120'/40' or 90'/30'?
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Gavin N May 17, 2018 7:46 pm UTC
Oh, well spotted! Yes, it should be 120' (40').
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Eugene S March 29, 2018 4:25 pm UTC
It seems that issue 7 reprints a few things found in other issues. Would this be the best one to buy first? I've bought Theorems and Thaumaturgy and the Vivimancer books already and from what I heard think Dolmenwood would be a nice addition.
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Gavin N March 29, 2018 5:01 pm UTC
Hi Brian, each issue of Wormskin is unique new content. There's nothing from previous issues reprinted in issue seven. Hope that answers your question!
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Eugene S March 29, 2018 8:04 pm UTC
Thanks for the reply. I guess I'll have to figure out which one to pick out first. Another question though, if I buy the pdf and decide to get the print do I have to pay for it all over again or will it charge me the differance?
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Gavin N March 29, 2018 8:09 pm UTC
I'd recommend issue three, if you want to pick one to start with. That contains quite a bit of background material on Dolmenwood, which is a useful starting point.

Unfortunately, there's no way to do a kind of "upgrade to print", so you would have to re-buy if you wanted to get the PDF first then the print option later.

Have you seen the freely available downloads? (Welcome to Dolmenwood and the campaign map, for example.) Those are a good way to get a flavour for the setting before buying any issues of Wormskin.
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Eugene S March 30, 2018 4:44 am UTC
I do have the free downloads. I'll look at Issue 3. Thanks .
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Rowdy S January 03, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
How long before a print copy?
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Gavin N January 03, 2016 9:31 pm UTC
The process for getting the print version set up is unfortunately a bit long-winded and beset with potential problems. My first attempt, before the holidays, failed, but I set it up again yesterday. All going well, it usually takes about two weeks from initial set up to final approval, so we should be looking at mid-January.
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Gavin N January 22, 2016 1:48 pm UTC
At long last, the print version is ready! (See above :)
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