My publisher, Travis Legge, has released an Old School game. Odysseys and Overlords is a BFRPG variant with a distinct flavor. The implied setting is somewhat post apocalyptic, and there are three non human peoples; wildfolk, spell scorched, and abyss kissed. Spells Scorched are elves of a very distinct flavor, their flesh is covered with runes. Abyss kissed are the Tieflings of the setting, and Wildfolk make me think of Ookla from Thundar the Barbarian.
Each of the nonhuman races have a homeland, and there is an excellent Bard class. Plus, there is artwork of mine within the Game Master’s Guide, and in his Patreon exclusive starter adventure, Caverns of the Cromags.
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And you can get the rulebooks for Odysseys and Overlords here
also released recently is my latest bundle of stock art, Ruins and Portals!
Currently on sale for the May sale on Drivethrurpg, you can get it here.
I am currently working on a bundle of faerie art. Unfortunately Necrotic Gnome is not extending a license for Dolmenwood based content, so I cannot sell the Woodgrue or Moss Dwarf for commercial use, but you can use them for your character sheets if you are playing a Dolmenwood game, preferably using Old School Essentials (formerly B/X Essentials). If you get any of Wormskin or BX/E, you can get the Demihumans of Dolmenwood book free.
Just go back the Old School Essentials Kickstarter it has just a few days to go!
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As you may know, if you follow this blog, I am a big fan of Gavin Norman‘s Setting Dolemenwood which is available in print and PDF at Drivethrurpg. I have contributed art to Wormskin #7, and also made an amateur translation of the Demihumans of Dolmenwood into GURPS format.
(Incidentally, the Kickstarters of both DFRPG Monsters 2 and The Citadel at Nordvorn have both funded Whoot!)
The latest of the Dolmenwood books is Winter’s Daughter, a beautifully illustrated adventure about encountering an elf of the Winter Court. I wanted it, and initially leary of the international shipping rates, opted in for just the PDF at 6 euoro ($7.05). I later rethought this, and Gavin walked me through just ordering the print version (don’t ask him to do this again, anyone in their right mind (i.e.: not me) would have ordered the combo plate for 12 Euro, and what turns out to be a mere 7 Euro shipping. My reluctance came from a package that cost me $56 to ship to Canada. In any case, I managed to screw it up again, and Gavin took care of it all. For a while, I was concerned that I was going to get it and he wasn’t going to get paid, because PayPal took three hours to process the transaction, and I was sure I had screwed up.
I own almost everything from Necrotic Gnome in print, and I have to say they make a lovely Dunsinian product that is easy to convert to any OSR system, and as I have shown, to the Dungeon Fantasy Role Playing Game as well. Gavin has also Streamlined B/X into the lovely digest sized Old School Essentials line, which works beautifully with the setting, as does John Stater’s Bloody Basic: Weird Fantasy Edition. If you like slightly creepy faerie adventures with nonstandard characters, I cannot reccomend the entirety of Wormskin and the other Dolmenwood line enough.
Gavin Norman, Author of the B/X Essentials and one of the minds (along with Greg Gorgonmilk) behind Dolmenwood.
The Dolmenwood is the campaign setting described in the most excellent zine, Wormskin. The setting is a twisted fairytale woods, a little Brian Froud flavored with a little bit of Princess Mononoke , with a very Dunsanyan feel to it, Which is no wonder, as Greg has published a collection of Lord Dunsany’s writing.
Prior to this setting’s release, the closest to it in feel was a cross between John Stater’s Bloody Basic: Mother Goose Edition and Bloody Basic:Weird Fantasy Edition, both of which I enjoy.
The 1st issue of Wormskin is now accompanied by the above Demihumans of Dolmenwood, and it is just great. The takes on elves and dwarves are stange and endearing; elves seem alien and cruel, like those in The Broken Sword by Pihn Anderson. Dwarves are part plant druids, there is a Puss in Boots/Cheshire Cat creature called a Grimalkin, and the bat faced goblins called Woodgrue are absolutely delightful gremlins.
I wrote up a DF conversion of them HERE For Free!
I used several DF books, DF3, DF5, DF9, DF15, and Pyramid #3/50 along with Magic to perform the conversion.
For further play I would recommend GURPS Thaumatology: Urban Magics For its Ley Line spells, and DF16 Wilderness Adventures
All of these are on sale today at Warehouse 23!
I fucking love Woodgrues!
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