The eagerly anticipated Dolmenwood Tabletop RPG is currently up for crowdfunding for Necrotic Gnome and Exalted Funeral. The fantasy roleplaying game promises an old school, dark fairy tale experience with streamlined rules. The kickstarter funded in its first 45 minutes and you can reserve copies of the trio of core books in PDF for a $50.00 pledge or snag the physical hardcovers (with PDFs) for a $95.00 pledge through September 8. Expected deliver on the digital titles is next May with the physical books to arrive in September of 2024.
About the project:
Welcome, traveller, to the fungus-wracked tangle of Dolmenwood, and beware, for all here is not as it seems…
Dolmenwood is a fantasy adventure game set in a lavishly detailed world inspired by the fairy tales and eerie folklore of the British Isles. Like traditional fairy tales, Dolmenwood blends the dark and whimsical, the wondrous and weird.
Streamlined rules and helpful introductory materials guide novice players, while unique new magic and monsters bring a fresh sense of the unknown to veteran role-players. We’re launching the three Dolmenwood core books, plus a range of delectable extras.
Rife with intrigue, secrets, and magic, Dolmenwood draws travellers of adventurous spirit, daring them to venture within.
Explore the wild places of the Wood, travelling through bramble-choked dells, fungus-encrusted glades, and foetid marshes, bedding down among root and bracken amid the nocturnal babbling of strange beasts.
Unearth treasure hoards in forgotten ruins, haunted fairy manors, dripping caverns, crystal grottoes, unhallowed barrow mounds, and abandoned delvings.
Confront fell beasts, roving fungal monstrosities, terrible wyrms, tricksome fairies, and restless spirits of the long deceased.
Recover saintly relics and shrines lost in the befuddling tangle of the Wood, gaining the favour of the Church by returning them to civilisation.
Forage for weird fungi and herbs in the untrod depths of the woods, many with useful magical powers—and many that can be sold for profit.
Strike against Chaos, defending civilisation from the encroaching forces of the wicked, half-unicorn Nag-Lord who lurks in the corrupted northern woods.
Unravel secrets of deep magic, charting the obelisks, dolmens, and ley lines littered throughout Dolmenwood—but beware the sinister Drune cult that wards them.
Seek the counsel of witches and hags, masters of magic that can heal, hex, or divine the future.
Meddle in the affairs of the nobility, allying with a noble house in its intrigues and power plays in the courts of High-Hankle and Castle Brackenwold.
Journey along fairy roads, ancient magical paths bordering on the ageless realm of Fairy that allow travel throughout Dolmenwood—and perchance to realms beyond.
Return to the homely hearth to share tales of peril with quaint locals over a mug of ale and a well-stoked pipe.