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Wormskin Soon to Be Replaced by Full Campaign Setting Books
The Wormskin zine is a piecemeal exploration of Dolmenwood, and will soon be replaced by a full campaign setting in the form of three hardcover books: a player's book, a campaign book, and a monster book. Material from Wormskin will appear in the hardcover books in a revised and updated form, alongside reams of brand new material, forming a complete campaign setting of fairy tale magic and eerie folk horror. If you're new to Dolmenwood, we'd recommend waiting for the full campaign setting books, though collectors may wish to purchase the Wormskin zine issues in the meantime.

Almost All Content From Wormskin Available At Our Patreon
Backers of the Necrotic Gnome Patreon get access to the full campaign setting books in their current state of development. This currently includes almost all content from Wormskin, in a revised and updated form.

Wormskin Issue 3

  • An overview of the history of men, goats, and fairies in Dolmenwood since ancient times. Who is the Cold Prince?
  • Details of the most commonly spoken languages in the setting.
  • A description of the ley-line Chell, a ring of occult energy encircling a 60-mile area of western Dolmenwood. Its origin, powers, and purpose are revealed.
  • Encounters and points of interest in seven hexes to the east of Lake Longmere, in the heart of the wood.
  • The first level of a dungeon central to the history of Dolmenwood: the ruined abbey of St Clewd.
  • Four new monsters: gloams, mogglewomps, scrabies, and scryckes.
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.
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Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
March 14th, 2019
An review The third installment of the Wormskin-‘zine clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page inside of front cover, 2 pages editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 50 pages of content, laid out in [...]
December 9th, 2018
Dolmenwood is an unique setting with a wierd fairy tale vibe. This issue of Wormskin delves into more hex descriptions which are brief but useful. Also detailed is the witch ring and its purpose. A bit of history is provided as well as the languages us [...]
November 3rd, 2017
Completely wonderful book! Well designed. Easy to read and run. Flavorful fun. Evocative writing. It's really everything you want! [...]
July 26th, 2017 Here we learn about the history of Dolmenwood. It is interesting to see how the languages evolved and share traits. It gives me a [...]
February 24th, 2017
This series has scored a hit with every issue. One of the most useful features is the modularity of the content. You could play an entire game in the Dolmenwood or use various aspects of it to enhance pretty much any fantasty setting, from gritty low-m [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 06, 2016.