...and decided to springboard off of Galadrin's comment.Galadrin wrote:A 64 page version of DCC would be great. I think you could squeeze the classes (level 0 to level 2) onto 10 pages and 6 pages for equipment and combat rules. You could drop corruption and unnecessary spell levels so that Misfire + Casting Results (up to 25 or so) fit one page per spell. 8 Wizard Spells and 8 Cleric Spells would be another 16 pages. The next 32 pages could be judges rules, monsters and a sample dungeon.
As far as I know there is no plan to come up with additional rulebooks, as Goodman Games is gearing up for RPG support via modules. However, a few ideas come to mind that might be useful for gamers and not so hard to do layout for...
What I'd like to see:
1) A "DCC Basic" book.
I'm not sure if levels 0-2 is what I'd go with, but I would like to see something closer to Joseph's original concept of levels 0-5. I think it would play just as well as the current edition but be a lot thinner. Much of the same artwork could be used, etc. Depending upon the size of the final product, it could be hardback or paperback.
2) A bunch of DCC mini-rulebooks.
Essentially take the present rulebook (or the thinned-down idea from #1 above) and split it into smaller slices. These could be sold alone or as a nifty boxed set. I would assume paperback format. If in a box, use the same basic cover art as the rulebook.
* Pages 10-73 could become "The DCC Book of Characters" and would include introduction, class information, skills, and equipment.
* pages 74-96 on combat, 304-361 on Journeys and Judges section, and Patrons and, pages 362-375 on Magic Items, pages 436-451 Appendices, etc. could be "The DCC Book for Game Masters"
* pages 98-303 on spell duels, magic, and spell tables could be "The DCC Book of Spells". (Alternately, this could be further sub-divided into Arcane and Divine since any given character wouldn't need both at the same time.)
* Pages 376-435 becomes "The DCC Book of Monsters"
* The Portal Under the Stars would be its own booklet.
3) Misc DCC extras.
* I'd still like to see a GM screen.
* I'd like an officiall 12-piece DCC poly dice set (light blue with red numbers, like the colors on the core rulebook).
* I'd like a set of "spell cards"; essentially one spell per sheet of cardstock.
* I'd like a DCC t-shirt with the core rulebook cover print on it that I can wear to game conventions.
Am I asking for too much?