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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 5

  • A full revelation (for the eyes of DMs only!) of the secrets and machinations of the Drune, that cabal of sinister sorcerers who haunt the Wood.
  • Guidelines and random tables for use in Dolmenwood adventures of the hex-crawl mode.
  • 7 hexes around the region known as Hag's Addle.
  • A boggy adventure locale: the lair of the Hag.
  • Monsters of the Wood: boggin, brambling, drune, flammbraggyrd.
  • A bonus PDF (for those who don't have The Complete Vivimancer) containing a septuplet of vivimantic spells, in the possession of a denizen of Dolmenwood.

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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Peter H April 01, 2017 6:42 pm UTC
Wormskin/Dolmenwood is quite possibly my favorite D&D setting. I am happy to support the zine, but is there any chance we will see a compilation of this material into a single hardback volume at some point? I would really love that.
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Necrotic G April 01, 2017 6:48 pm UTC
Yes, our long term plan is to compile all the Dolmenwood material into a set of tomes. Something like: player's handbook (including all the classes), referee procedures (including all the random tables), book of hexes, bestiary.

Don't hold your breath, though ;) I guess we have at least another ten or so issues of Wormskin to come before we'll be at the point of having detailed enough of Dolmenwood to start thinking about compiling everything.

Glad you're enjoying the setting!
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Peter H April 06, 2017 6:41 am UTC
Awesome! Thanks for your response. And don't get me wrong, the zine format is great, I look forward to each issue!
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