Newest Bundle of Holding – Necrotic Gnome Bundle February 10, 2020

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Through MONDAY, MARCH 2 the Necrotic Gnome Bundle brings you one of the OSR’s most handsome and useful presentations of the B/X rules, plus one of its best settings

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Today is your last chance to get our Classic Hits Bundle, re-presenting top indie RPGs from half a dozen primordial Bundle offers, 2013-14. This stellar compilation includes Torchbearer, Hollowpoint, Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple, Honor + Intrigue, Grey Ranks, Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies, In Dark Alleys, Witch: The Road to Lindisfarne, and Another Fine Mess. It’s a US$99 retail value for just over $20 — but this Classic Hits offer ends tonight!


Through Monday, March 2 we present the Necrotic Gnome Bundle featuring the Old-School Essentials FRPG and its Dolmenwood campaign setting from Necrotic Gnome. The colorfully named publisher has made a rep in Old School Revival circles — first with the attractive and useful Wormskin magazine, then with the B/X Essentials retro-clone, perhaps the best re-presentation of TSR’s 1981 Basic/Expert rules set. Renamed Old-School Essentials and funded in an April 2019 Kickstarter campaign, the game emphasizes clarity, layout, and ease of use at your table. And Dolmenwood is a flavorful and delightfully creepy weird-fantasy forest steeped in occult energies, riddled with fungus, and haunted by fairies both wicked and kind.

So what’s the big deal about another B/X retro-clone? James Spahn reviewed Old-School Essentials on Halfling’s Luck: “Gavin Norman has constructed a game that is designed specifically toward active playability. Old-School Essentials‘ genius lies in its layout and formatting. It is designed to keep play at the table fast and easy. Rules are clearly expressed and easy to understand. Moreover, page-flipping is all but a thing of the past. At no point in the text do you need to start dancing across the book to find relevant information. […] In its presentation, in its layout and formatting, Old-School Essentials is sheer genius.”

This all-new offer brings you this highly regarded OSR game and most of its support line for a bargain price. Pay just US$12.95 to get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $56.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the comprehensive Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy: Rules Tome, the introductory module The Hole in the Oak, and the Referee’s Screen, plus the first three issues of the popular OSR magazine Wormskin.

And if you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $22.95 to start, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with nine more titles worth an additional $65.50, including two Advanced Fantasy expansions (Genre Rules and Druid and Illusionist Spells), the key Dolmenwood titles The Weird That Befell Drigbolton and Winter’s Daughter (plus the free Welcome to Dolmenwood, the Calendar, and the Referee’s Map), and five more issues of Wormskin.

Ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) goes to this offer’s designated charity, Wildlife Conservation Society.

But get this Necrotic Gnome Bundle before it succumbs to gnomish rot Monday, March 2.


As Valentine’s Day approaches here in America this Friday, we’ll be marking the occasion with an affectionate revival of two-player RPGs. Stay tuned!


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