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Getting started with DDC

Post by FASAfan » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:54 pm

Just a few questions from a newbie. I'm very interested in the DCC adventures, after having purchased The Chained Coffin XX.2 module at my FLGS. I've got a softcover rulebook coming (wizard cover - is that 3rd printing?) just to check out the system, as I read that even if one doesn't intend to run the system, it has a lot of useful info - and awesome art.

I also just purchased online (and got raked over the coals in shipping. Surely I did something wrong): The Chained Coffin boxed set, and the XX.1 module for it; 2015 and 2016 Halloween modules; Toy Makers Holiday module (I love gnomes)

Anyway, to cut to the chase:

- How often do adventure modules come out?

- Are the XX.X modules extra adventures tied to a box set or other story arch?

- Some modules seem to go from XX.0 to XX.5 (thinking of the Grimtooth/Grimtina module I just ordered).

- Are the modules all digest-sized? I really like that particular size.

- Is Trapsylvania going to be available for purchase in the future? I had no idea about the Kickstarter.

Any other advice or tips would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Getting started with DDC

Post by GnomeBoy » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:04 am

Just a fan, not an insider at all. Briefly, here's what I know.
FASAfan wrote:- How often do adventure modules come out?
Pretty regularly...? I don't know if there is a fixed pattern to it, but they seem to come out often. And that's just GG modules -- once you throw in 3PP there are even more options.

FASAfan wrote:- Are the XX.X modules extra adventures tied to a box set or other story arch?
The X.1 and X.2 etc are extensions of previous stuff. There are some that are X.5, and those have just been slotted in-between existing numbers to get them in the queue, as it were.

FASAfan wrote:- Some modules seem to go from XX.0 to XX.5 (thinking of the Grimtooth/Grimtina module I just ordered).
See above. The X.5 thing stretches back to the earliest days of Goodman Games, and is sort of a hold-over in procedure.

FASAfan wrote:- Are the modules all digest-sized? I really like that particular size.
It's been an experiment, I think. Generally, the output is 8.5" by 11".

FASAfan wrote:- Is Trapsylvania going to be available for purchase in the future? I had no idea about the Kickstarter.
I can't imagine why not. Sometimes there are items offered within a Kickstarter project that are only available through the KS, but the main product always becomes available.
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Re: Getting started with DDC

Post by Rick » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:53 am

Both softcover versions of the core book are 4th printing.

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Post by mythfish » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:32 pm

FASAfan wrote:
- Is Trapsylvania going to be available for purchase in the future? I had no idea about the Kickstarter.
Trapsylvania will be published at some point in the future, though I couldn't say for sure when. I believe most of the manuscript for it is finished.
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Re: Getting started with DDC

Post by finarvyn » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:29 am

GnomeBoy wrote:
FASAfan wrote:- How often do adventure modules come out?
Pretty regularly...? I don't know if there is a fixed pattern to it, but they seem to come out often. And that's just GG modules -- once you throw in 3PP there are even more options.
I was involved in early playtests of DCC RPG modules and quite a few were in the pipeline prior to the release of the RPG itself, which explains why there was such a large influx of modules early on. The rate has since slowed quite a bit since those days but they keep on coming.

Keep in mind that Goodman Games is a somewhat small company with a few dedicated writers putting out most of the material and a couple of other writers adding in other stuff. Those few writers are also working on other projects (such as Mike Curtis doing DCC Lankhmar) which help to fill up their time and slow down their production from the regular DCC product line.

If you think about it that way, for a company of their size GG is actually pretty impressive in terms of the quantity and quality of their products.
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Re: Getting started with DDC

Post by Woodland Mutant » Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:40 pm

I just got into this game. I've been an avid pen/paper and miniature wargamer since 1985. Inherited laundry basked of D&D from my dad's friend when I was a kid and got hooked!

This is my favorite RPG of all time. There's enough space to create your own patrons, fluff, etc while the rules provide a meaty amount of background material on their own.

I'll be GMing this to a gaggle of newer gamers in a few weeks, most likely the Chained Coffin boxed set. Looking forward to running it and I hope DCC is around for a long, long time.

*Hope to see more boxed sets too!

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Post by GnomeBoy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:36 pm

Woodland Mutant wrote:*Hope to see more boxed sets too!
Lankhmar is on the horizon.

Probably more in the pipeline, too, I suspect. :wink:
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Post by Rollinsolo » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:14 pm

Hi, I'm new also, I was just looking at a higher number level 1 adventure and there was a section that said visit goodman games to see a legend on what the symbols next to NPC characters mean. I can't find that legend on here anywhere, can someone please point me in that direction? Thanks.

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Post by GnomeBoy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:36 pm

Rollinsolo wrote:Hi, I'm new also, I was just looking at a higher number level 1 adventure and there was a section that said visit goodman games to see a legend on what the symbols next to NPC characters mean. I can't find that legend on here anywhere, can someone please point me in that direction? Thanks.
The website was recently re-made from scratch, so that may be harder to dig up if it's an old adventure. What adventure was it?
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Re: Getting started with DDC

Post by Rollinsolo » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:48 am

GnomeBoy wrote:
Rollinsolo wrote:Hi, I'm new also, I was just looking at a higher number level 1 adventure and there was a section that said visit goodman games to see a legend on what the symbols next to NPC characters mean. I can't find that legend on here anywhere, can someone please point me in that direction? Thanks.
The website was recently re-made from scratch, so that may be harder to dig up if it's an old adventure. What adventure was it?
Isle of the Sea Drake #55
Thanks for any help.

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Re: Getting started with DDC

Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:28 pm

Rollinsolo wrote:
GnomeBoy wrote:
Rollinsolo wrote:Hi, I'm new also, I was just looking at a higher number level 1 adventure and there was a section that said visit goodman games to see a legend on what the symbols next to NPC characters mean. I can't find that legend on here anywhere, can someone please point me in that direction? Thanks.
The website was recently re-made from scratch, so that may be harder to dig up if it's an old adventure. What adventure was it?
Isle of the Sea Drake #55
Thanks for any help.
Is the symbol key here what you needed?

http://goodman-games.com/store/product/ ... a-drake-2/
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