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Winter's Daughter (Old-School Essentials Version)


The tomb of an ancient hero, lost in the tangled depths of the woods. A ring of standing stones, guarded by the sinister Drune cult. A fairy princess who watches with ageless patience from beyond the veil of the mortal. A forgotten treasure that holds the key to her heart.

Winter's Daughter is a romantic fairy-tale dungeon adventure set in the creepy old forest of Dolmenwood.

  • Suitable for characters of 1st to 3rd level.
  • Encompasses woodland, tomb, and fairy otherworld—all in one handy package!
  • Keyed in a quick-reference, bullet point format.
  • Statted for Old-School Essentials (B/X), usable with any vintage adventure game.
  • Unlabelled map included for VTT use.
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Deluxe print version: A deluxe hardcover edition of this adventure is available from the Necrotic Gnome publisher website (link in the sidebar).
See Questing Beast's full video review of the hardcover edition below!

While this adventure is written for the Dolmenwood campaign setting, it can easily be placed in any other setting where one might expect to encounter icy fairies and rings of ancient standing stones.

Also available for the 5th Edition rules.

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Mathias G May 08, 2021 6:23 pm UTC
Looks great. Is the 5e version compatible with Five Torches Deep rules set?

Will there be 5e and osc versions of the three upcoming Dolmenwood books (players, campaign, bestiary)
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Gavin N May 09, 2021 8:39 am UTC
I'm afraid I've not looked at Five Torches Deep, so can't advise on how well it'd work with the 5e version of Winter's Daughter.

There may be 5e versions of the Dolmenwood hardcover books at some point in the future, but it's not something that's currently being planned or worked on.
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michael M December 01, 2020 3:03 pm UTC
how about a POD version? Its sold out on your website and on exalted funeral?
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Gavin N December 02, 2020 10:06 am UTC
A reprint (now with full colour interior!) will be available soon.
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michael M December 04, 2020 8:48 pm UTC
Awesome sauce!!
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Christopher B February 27, 2021 2:57 pm UTC
hi Gavin. When is 'soon'?
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Gavin N February 27, 2021 2:58 pm UTC
Haha, good question! It should be available roughly May-June.
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Jonathon D November 06, 2019 10:39 pm UTC
I bought the print version off their site, so I can't leave a review, but I just ran this with Beyond the Wall and we had a blast. It required very little tweaking it to run it with that game.
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RN M May 07, 2019 7:30 pm UTC
Planning on running this one for a group of smaller kids as their first look at an rpg. The fairy tale atmosphere is pretty perfect for that kinda stuff.

(I am gonna excise the human sacrifice. They're 8 year olds and it's a church function)
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Gavin N May 07, 2019 7:31 pm UTC
Wonderful! Yeah, I can understand dropping the first encounter, under those circumstances ;)
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RN M May 13, 2019 4:00 pm UTC
It's all good. Wrote a group of vaguely breakfast club inspired goblins who are arguing about wedding invitations, namely where they buried theirs
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joshua E April 27, 2019 3:55 am UTC
Please add a preview that isn't just an unlabeled map. You guys do great work but a new customer isn't going to purchase anything based on a preview like that.
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Gavin N April 27, 2019 5:20 am UTC
Thanks for pointing that out! It's a technical error. We're trying to fix it.
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Daren C April 04, 2019 1:32 am UTC
I can't review this because I got it through the Necrotic Gnome site, but I really like this and look forward to running it. I found the layout and information design very readable.
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Dwight F April 03, 2019 11:36 am UTC
Will this be available in print, Lulu? Amazon?
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Gavin N April 03, 2019 11:47 am UTC
The print version is available from the Necrotic Gnome shop (i.e. our own store, not at DriveThru). See the link above.
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Dwight F April 15, 2019 7:31 pm UTC
Thank you.
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Jeff W December 04, 2019 4:15 pm UTC
I would love to buy this, but the $9.43 shipping is a bit much for a single $16.63 book.

Hopefully a print on demand paperback will appear at some point.
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Gavin N December 04, 2019 4:18 pm UTC
There are no plans for a print-on-demand version. If you're in the US, maybe try checking some retailers. I know that Exalted Funeral, for example, often has copies for sale. The shipping might be cheaper.
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