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Land of Nod: Open-Ended Hexcrawl Through A Vast World Inspired by Myth

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Land of Nod: Open-Ended Hexcrawl Through A Vast World Inspired by Myth

Old School Essentials, Dungeons & Dragons B/X on Discord, Owlbear Rodeo, Theater of the Mind

Price per player-session
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  • Duration: 3 to 3.5 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

The Land of Nod is a vast world inspired by the myths and literature of our world's past and present created by John Stater, interwoven with hooks to some of the best published adventure sites and my own homebrew. A hexcrawl makes traveling across fantastical lands and exploring them a focus of the game. The world is your sandbox. The can trek across forests, mountains and deserts, wander cities and the ruins of fallen empires, in addition to the caves and catacombs beneath the earth. In this game, you may explore a vast world with thousands of points of interest freely. Any stories are not planned but emerge from play. The land holds many secrets of its past and present to be uncovered by peaking into nooks and crannies. With every session new strands are woven until the game becomes a rich tapestry and the world feels like a living fantastical place. We will use the Old School Essentials system, a rules-lite replica of the 1981 version of Dungeons & Dragons that puts the focus on imagination and immersion. It is one of the easiest versions of D&D to learn while being satisfying for players with any amount of experience.

Professional Game Master

GM Brian


10 Reviews

Game Designer

27 years as a TTRPG player

27 years as a Game Master

66 games hosted

Brings too many books to mention, dice, voices, handouts, maps, Owlbear Rodeo, Kenku FM, and experience to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

You will need a microphone and a Discord account. A webcam is optional. You don't need to read any rules ahead of time but you can check out the free online rules if you want to: We will roll dice digitally in Discord and in Owlbear Rodeo so you won't need any of your own.

What I provide

I will bring all of my Old School Essentials books, the Land of Nod zine that is the basis for the setting, maps imported to Owlbear Rodeo, 26 years of experience and voices!

Gameplay details

Since the game is very open-ended and its difficult to anticipate everything that could happen in the game, you may submit this RPG consent checklist to me before or at the first session. It covers a wide range of circumstances: We will also take a break about halfway through the session. You can message me or the group X, N or O cards. Feel welcome to ask me about any concerns or questions you might have.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Monte Cook RPG Consent Checklist
  • Open Door
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

We will make characters during the first session. Character creation is fast in Old School Essentials and similar games, taking anywhere from 5 - 25 minutes.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Low
  • Experience Level: None

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