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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:27 pm 
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Colorado Springs, Colorado. It's 1983, I'm in 5th grade and hanging out at my friend Tim's house playing Jungle Hunt on Atari. Tim's older brother Eric comes in and makes us turn the TV down so he and his weird long haired buddy can play the same game that I saw Kip from Bosom Buddies play on TV. They dim the globe light with the rattan shade that hung over the octagonal table with formica woodgrain and fake brass legs, a cassette is slid into a silver Panasonic tape deck and the opening riff from Run to the Hills screams out. Eric pulls some of his dad's beers from the fridge and they crack them open like they're full on grown ups. The two scariest looking books I've ever seen are on the table and they keep flipping through them while they roll some crazy dice and write down numbers and words like "leather armor" and "short sword". I had to figure out how to get in on this.

Hi, I'm Terry and I've been a member of Steel Havok https://www.instagram.com/steelhavok for ten years. I cut my teeth on Mentzer's red box. I've played every edition and found something to like with all of them. The older I get, the more I want that "old school" feel when I game. I came across DCC RPG and it seems to be everything I'm looking for in a game.

I've listened to the first 8 episodes of Spellburn and I think I'll run some of Steel Havok through a funnel soon and see how they like it. With any luck, I'll get someone hooked, charm them into running DCC RPG, and bluff my way into a player seat.


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Hi, DCC fan in northern New England.

I'd heard of D&D in the 80s but never played it -- didn't know anyone who had a set. My first exposure was in the 90s, at a band practice. A guest vocalist was big into Ravenloft and gave us pregens to play while he DMed. FUN!

Following this, I tried getting into D&D over the next few years, collected some of the books, etc. It just seemed so damn complicated and self-serious, so eventually I moved on and sold or gave away my manuals.

Flash forward to this fall, when I stumbled across a random copy of the DCC rulebook in a Books-A-Million. WOW. I liked everything about the aesthetic, the simplicity, the fun of it. It seemed like taking all the good parts of D&D while throwing out all the pretentious stuff. Been playing it with friends over the last few months and really enjoying it, plan to keep playing it for the foreseeable future.


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herecomethejudge wrote:
Hi, DCC fan in northern New England.

I'd heard of D&D in the 80s but never played it -- didn't know anyone who had a set. My first exposure was in the 90s, at a band practice. A guest vocalist was big into Ravenloft and gave us pregens to play while he DMed. FUN!

Following this, I tried getting into D&D over the next few years, collected some of the books, etc. It just seemed so damn complicated and self-serious, so eventually I moved on and sold or gave away my manuals.

Flash forward to this fall, when I stumbled across a random copy of the DCC rulebook in a Books-A-Million. WOW. I liked everything about the aesthetic, the simplicity, the fun of it. It seemed like taking all the good parts of D&D while throwing out all the pretentious stuff. Been playing it with friends over the last few months and really enjoying it, plan to keep playing it for the foreseeable future.

Awesome.

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Greetings —

I have been away from RPGs for a very long time, but recently decided to jump back in. And because I once did some work for Goodman Games (graphic design and layout for a few books and other things, many years ago), I chose DCC as one of the systems I'd like to explore. So I've ordered a copy of the core DCC rulebook (which arrives tomorrow, I hope).

But I've never actually played any version of DCC before — in fact, I never played D&D 3.5, either. (Or 3.0, for that matter.) I think I was playing Rolemaster and Ars Magica back in those days, and between then and now was the long dry spell of not playing any RPGs at all.

I am therefore totally unfamiliar with DCC, and somewhat intimidated by the monstrous pile of other books available.

So if the core book is Step 1, can anyone offer some recommendations for Step 2…?


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Welcome!

DCC is a super easy game to pick up. If Step 1 is getting the core rulebook, Step 2 is buying or printing a Ready Reference for the charts that you will use most. It is totally worth it!

https://peoplethemwithmonsters.blogspot ... heets.html

Then jump into an existing game (if you can) to get a feel for how the system works. You may be able to find a Road Crew game near you.

http://goodman-games.com/events/

Then throw those intimidating, 12-books-to-play, games out the window, because you don't need that anymore.

DCC does use funky dice, more as you level, but you can always use the Crawler's Companion instead.

https://purplesorcerer.com/crawler.php

Hope that helps!

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Aelfwin wrote:
I am therefore totally unfamiliar with DCC, and somewhat intimidated by the monstrous pile of other books available.

...you mean the over 50 adventures published by Goodman Games for the DCC RPG? Plus the stuff published by third-party publishers?

You don't need it. There's the one Rulebook, and everything else is optional/there to make your job running the game easier.

As Raven points out, there's plenty of helpful stuff out there.

But if all you want to do is stick with the Rulebook and play, it's designed for that... :wink:

And Raven wouldn't point this out himself, but his blog is tremendously helpful for learning about DCC and finding resources to help you do what you want to do with the game... http://ravencrowking.blogspot.com/

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GnomeBoy wrote:
And Raven wouldn't point this out himself, but his blog is tremendously helpful for learning about DCC and finding resources to help you do what you want to do with the game... http://ravencrowking.blogspot.com/


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Aelfwin wrote:
So if the core book is Step 1, can anyone offer some recommendations for Step 2…?

As other has stated, there really is no step two: it’s a tenant of Joseph Goodman that everything needed is in the core book, and that happily remains true!

However, as you’ve noticed, there is an incredibly creative and productive community around DCC, so you can go as deep in any direction as you wish. There are zines and campaign guides to help you if you want to go weird fantasty, post-apocalyptic, weird west... or just about any other direction. There are active communities on Facebook, MeWe, Reddit, and various discords. Seems there is more every day, and of course, there are the forums here!

Regardless, welcome back, and good luck! (I also recommend Daniel (Raven_Crowking) as a fantastic resource. He’s just super humble about his own magnificence... ;)

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Oooh..yeah...step 1a - Purple Sorcerer Games (https://purplesorcerer.com/) for the crawler app.

Come on Jon...get to pimpin'...

You're pretty much set at that point. I mean, the app takes care of the dice - you don't even have to go on a wild goose chase through the dealer hall at gencon trying to find someone who sells a d7.

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Hello everyone, and sorry for not introducing myself earlier, I missed the thread :oops:

So, I'm a new player from Russia, I've started looking up role playing games online after I tried a D&D game during a trip... only to find out that there's no community in the provincial city where I live. There are players in big cities like Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk etc, but not here, unfortunately, so I can only play rarely when I send some time abroad or in a bigger city.
Because of that, I figured I'd just join an online community to see if I can join online games or find large scale events when I travel to other countries, and here I am!

I hope I'll soon be able to join one of your parties and help you overcome the worst odds!

PS: I really like to play as a Paladin or as a Ranger.


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Thanks for the welcome and suggestions, all!

My copy of DCC arrived last week. I figure it'll only take me about six more years to finish reading the book, and then I can get started playing. :)

Well, maybe not quite that long… but man, this is a BIG book. I mean, seriously, I was expecting something about as fat as the old AD&D (1E) DM's Guide. This monster is bigger than my town's phone book. You could use it for home defense, and beat somebody to death with it.


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Yakov38M wrote:
So, I'm a new player from Russia, I've started looking up role playing games online after I tried a D&D game during a trip... only to find out that there's no community in the provincial city where I live. There are players in big cities like Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk etc, but not here, unfortunately, so I can only play rarely when I send some time abroad or in a bigger city.
Because of that, I figured I'd just join an online community to see if I can join online games or find large scale events when I travel to other countries, and here I am!

Welcome Yakov38M! I know if can be challenging to be from a little town where there is little gaming action, but it is wonderful that you can now play online!

From what I understand, there aren’t too many DCC players in Russia at the moment. I create tools that are helpful to many players, and in the last month I’ve had 12 visits to my site from Russia, so there are a couple out, and hopefully the number will grow in the future!

(BTW, where in Russia do you live? My wife lived in Moscow for a summer working for a non-profit in the late 80’s, and also traveled across the country during her college studies. She has many interesting stories!)

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Aelfwin wrote:
Thanks for the welcome and suggestions, all!

My copy of DCC arrived last week. I figure it'll only take me about six more years to finish reading the book, and then I can get started playing. :)

Well, maybe not quite that long… but man, this is a BIG book. I mean, seriously, I was expecting something about as fat as the old AD&D (1E) DM's Guide. This monster is bigger than my town's phone book. You could use it for home defense, and beat somebody to death with it.


You don't need to read all the spell tables to start playing. Or the crit tables, for that matter.

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Aelfwin wrote:
Well, maybe not quite that long… but man, this is a BIG book. I mean, seriously, I was expecting something about as fat as the old AD&D (1E) DM's Guide. This monster is bigger than my town's phone book. You could use it for home defense, and beat somebody to death with it.


It might be a big book, but it's a player's handbook + judge's handbook + monster manual in one. Besides, the size is deceiving - it's full of tables which eat space like popcorn, it's full of art, and the text itself isn't as dense as in most rpg rulebooks. Have fun! :)

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Colorado Springs, Colorado. It's 1983, I'm in 5th grade and hanging out at my friend Tim's house playing Jungle Hunt on Atari. Tim's older brother Eric comes in and makes us turn the TV down so he and his weird long haired buddy can play the same game that I saw Kip from Bosom Buddies play on TV. They dim the globe light with the rattan shade that hung over the octagonal table with formica woodgrain and fake brass legs, a cassette is slid into a silver Panasonic tape deck and the opening riff from Run to the Hills screams out. Eric pulls some of his dad's beers from the fridge and they crack them open like they're full on grown ups. The two scariest looking books I've ever seen are on the table and they keep flipping through them while they roll some crazy dice and write down numbers and words like "leather armor" and "short sword". I had to figure out how to get in on this.

Hi, I'm Terry and I've been a member of Steel Havok https://www.instagram.com/steelhavok for ten years. I cut my teeth on Mentzer's red box. I've played every edition and found something to like with all of them. The older I get, the more I want that "old school" feel when I game. I came across DCC RPG and it seems to be everything I'm looking for in a game.

I've listened to the first 8 episodes of Spellburn and I think I'll run some of Steel Havok through a funnel soon and see how they like it. With any luck, I'll get someone hooked, charm them into running DCC RPG, and bluff my way into a player seat.



Are you in COS? Looking for DCC players in COS


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