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Artifacts of the Old World
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Experience the Old World once more, in the continuation of the critically acclaimed "Monsters of the Old World".

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This book was created by a multi-national team of writers, artists, and editors, originating from
nearly a dozen different European countries. With this project, they hope to share a bit of their
country’s history, lore, and mythology with you for use in the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Inside you will find:

  • More than 130 unique items inspired by European folklore, mythology and fairytales.
  • The lore and description of said items introducing you to stories you may have never before encountered.
  • Original art depicting a number of the artifacts mentioned.


Featuring word by:
  • Alessio Bran Petrosino
  • Andrea Maffia
  • Aris Bizos
  • Cat Evans
  • Christian Eichhorn
  • C M O'Halloran
  • Daniele Severin
  • Darren Kenny
  • Luca Maffia
  • Jason Bakos
  • Maffo Botticelli
  • Magnus Vogel
  • Massimo Tartaro
  • Matthew Whitby
  • Miłosz Gawęcki
  • Nikolas Totief
  • Ole Arnesen
  • Green Bird Rpgs
  • Stratos Fotakis
  • Sven Truckenbrodt
  • Themis Paraskevas

Edited by:

  • Duncan Thompson
  • ELF Vesala
  • Kai Linder
  • Mistfactor Press
  • Nikolas Totief
  • Orla ní Dhuíll
  • Sophia Maria Nicolopoulos
Cover by:
  • Wouter Florusse

Interior Illustrations by: 

  • Bruno Rodak
  • Luca Maffia
  • Ludovico Tellatin
  • Katrina Latve
  • Wouter Florusse

Layout & Graphic Design by:

  • Alexander Kami
  • Anne Gregersen


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Thorin W April 17, 2020 3:42 pm UTC
I wondered if there is a reason some items, like Fragarach or Gleipnir, aren't listed in the Table of Contents?

I haven't bought it yet, so I'm sorry if they're in there.
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Nikolas T April 21, 2020 10:26 pm UTC
These items are not included in the Artifacts of the Old World. Where did you see their names?
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Thorin W April 27, 2020 3:08 pm UTC
Oh, I'm sorry, if I caused confusion. I meant it like this:

When I read through the content table, I noticed that there were items like Móralltach, or items I've never even heard before like the Animated Hoe or Brisingamen.
But other famous items, like the sword Fragarach, or the magic thread Gleipnir, aren't in there.
So I wondered if there was a reason that some famous items aren't listed in there.

Again, I'm really sorry for causing confusion.
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Nikolas T April 28, 2020 8:59 am UTC
Oh now I understand!

This project is the collaboration of various people from various cultures. Each person would write about one ore more "artifacts" from their culture. We wanted to make more "weird" artifacts that have probably never been statted before but also some iconic ones.

It was matter of which items people decided to represent in D&D, there was no big list with the most famous items from each culture to check out, we each made what we felt was appropriate. Hope that answers your question!
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Thorin W April 29, 2020 1:40 pm UTC
Yes, thank you for taking the time to answer me.
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Kim Falk R April 05, 2020 4:54 pm UTC
Hi... Is it me, or does the table for pandora's box has a mistake. It says a d20, but only goes up to 15...Cheers
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Nikolas T April 21, 2020 10:35 pm UTC
You are correct the layout artist must have skipped it! Unfortunately we can't add it back due to some internal issues.
16-17 is a Neutral Evil Empyrean
18-19 is a Tarrasque
20 is a Solar which is the only "positive" summon

Hope that helps out!
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Nikolas T March 10, 2020 6:22 am UTC
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Jeffrey L March 09, 2020 1:18 am UTC
Do you have plans to make this into a Fantasy Grounds module? If not would you be open to discussing allowing me to convert it? I have a lot of experience with some popular books ranging from Hamund’s Harvesting Handbook to Elminster’s Guide to Magic. Among others. All great ratings. I can turn this into a fully featured, fully automated DM resource. If you have someone else working on this I look forward to buying the module as I am currently buying this book.
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Nikolas T March 10, 2020 6:21 am UTC
Hey there! Thanks for your interest and your kind words. Artifacts of the Old World is indeed coming to FG but we are already in talks with the person that did the Monsters of the Old World conversion.
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