Real Life Adventures: Haliburton Canopy Walk and Wolf Centre
Sep08

Real Life Adventures: Haliburton Canopy Walk and Wolf Centre

Real Life Adventures: Haliburton Canopy Walk and Wolf Centre By Daniel J. Bishop While many were celebrating the “Best Four Days in Gaming” this year, I celebrated my birthday by visiting the Haliburton Forest in Ontario, Canada. This entailed spending a night in at 23 Maple Bed & Breakfast in Haliburton so that I could be on time for a 9 am canopy walk tour. This is something that I had wanted to do for years, and it was a blast....

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Real Life Adventures: Lovecraft’s Providence
Aug19

Real Life Adventures: Lovecraft’s Providence

Real Life Adventures: Lovecraft’s Providence by Michael Curtis and Brendan LaSalle In celebration of the birthday of one Howard Phillips Lovecraft—he was born on August 20, 1890—we re-present this Real Life Adventure that took two of our own to his birthplace. Goodman Games uses a number of methods to inspire the creativity behind our adventures. What we call “real life adventures” are one such method. This is where we travel to...

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Real Life Adventures: Quest for the Wizard Van
Aug10

Real Life Adventures: Quest for the Wizard Van

Real Life Adventures: Quest for the Wizard Van By Dieter Zimmerman As many fans know, Goodman Games has quested for many years in search of a wizard van. Nothing would make us more happy than rolling up to the game store in a 1970’s-style van with bubble windows and a wizard mural painted on the side. And of course we’d run games out of the back at Gen Con! Our 2015 Gen Con Program Guide  even featured a digital mockup of our dream...

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Michael Curtis Visits Leiber’s Legendary Lankhmar Library in Houston
Feb12

Michael Curtis Visits Leiber’s Legendary Lankhmar Library in Houston

Report from the Archives by Michael Curtis In January, Michael Curtis traveled to Houston to research The Fritz Leiber Papers at the University of Houston. This amazing trip was funded by our Kickstarter for the DCC Lankhmar project. The Fritz Leiber Papers is comprised of correspondence, writings, original manuscripts, photographs, and even the author’s sword collection, all of which were donated to The University of Houston...

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Real Life Adventures – The Robert E. Howard House
Jan22

Real Life Adventures – The Robert E. Howard House

112 years ago on this day, Robert E. Howard was born. Best known for his character Conan, Howard also created Solomon Kane, Kull the Conquerer, and the sword and sorcery genre as we know it today. If you play D&D or DCC, you have touched Howard’s work, whether you know it or not. To honor his birth, we present this special installment of Real Life Adventures, where intrepid writer-adventurer Marc Bruner visits Howard’s birthplace...

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Michael Curtis Heads to Houston!
Jan18

Michael Curtis Heads to Houston!

One of the more interesting stretch goals of our Lankhmar Kickstarter was the idea of Michael Curtis spending time with The Fritz Leiber Papers at The University of Houston. Sounds crazy, right? Well, you guys were just crazy enough to do it…. Michael Curtis is heading to Houston! Everything is arranged with the library, and the diligent Mr. Curtis will be there all of next week, poking through all of Leiber’s personal...

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Real Life Adventures: Scotland and Orkney
Dec26

Real Life Adventures: Scotland and Orkney

Real Life Adventures: Scotland and Orkney by Daniel J. Bishop I was lucky enough to take a five-week trip to Scotland and Orkney in 2017, from mid-August to mid-September. I flew with my partner and youngest child into Edinburgh Airport, where my older daughter and her boyfriend met us. Because they started university this year, they could only come for the first two weeks of the trip. Scotland is an amazingly beautiful country with a...

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Real Life Adventures: Yellowstone National Park
Dec12

Real Life Adventures: Yellowstone National Park

Real Life Adventures: Yellowstone National Park By Terry Olson In early September, my wife, Suzi Markham, and I vacationed in Yellowstone National Park. It was an awesome week, and very inspiring. There are countless types of inspiration to be found in Yellowstone, but in this article, I’ll focus particularly on things that got my adventure-writing juices flowing. Along with an account of our journey, I’ll share some of our pictures....

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Real Life Adventures: Lovecraft’s Providence
Oct28

Real Life Adventures: Lovecraft’s Providence

by Michael Curtis and Brendan LaSalle Goodman Games uses a number of methods to inspire the creativity behind our adventures. What we call “real life adventures” are one such method. This is where we travel to inspirational places or undertake adventurous activities that give us material to write about. In this year’s Gen Con Program Guide, you can read about several such real life adventures. As we approach Halloween, we thought it...

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