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Gen Con Team Tournament Begins Tomorrow!

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Gen Con Team Tournament Begins Tomorrow!

The time has come! The Gong of Doom is prepared! Everything is in place. The Gen Con 2017 Dungeon Crawl Classics Team Tournament is set to begin! Now, it is up to you to prepare. If you are playing in the Team Tournament you need to download and read the Player Packet. This is very important! If you have not read the packet, the odds of the gong sounding your demise is much, much greater! This is a competitive tournament, and as such your challengers will have done their best to succeed. Can you do no less? No! So, you need to download and read the Player Packet! If you haven’t picked it up, we REALLY think you should download and read the Player Packet if you’re a part of the Team Tournament. Seriously. The Gen Con 2017 Dungeon Crawl Classics Team Tournament begins Thursday, August 17th at 8:30 AM. That sound you hear is The Gong of Doom sensing the new arrivals…....

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Seven!

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Seven!

Did you know that the Goodman Games booth has a secret release every year at Gen Con? Well, don’t let anyone else know, but…. The Gongfarmer’s Almanac is a community project released for free available at Gen Con…but only if you ask for it. It’s not actually a Goodman Games release, but rather the result of lots of hard work by a community of dedicated volunteers. Now, for the first time ever, we’re telling you about it! For the third year in a row, this fanatical group of DCC fans has written, illustrated, edited, laid out, proofread, funded, and printed an unofficial DCC RPG ‘zine for the Gen Con DCC crowd. The Gongfarmer’s Almanacs are offered free of charge at Gen Con, subject to the following limitation: while eight (8) separate volumes are being produced, only two (2) volumes will be offered each day of the convention. Volumes 1 & 2 will be available on Thursday, volumes 3 & 4 will be available on Friday, and so on. Any undistributed copies of prior days’ Almanacs will be offered for free pick up on the Sunday of Gen Con. But don’t count on there being copies left on Sunday! Remember, we’re printing only 100 copies of each volume, so come by the Goodman booth every day to get your Almanac! This year’s Almanac is the largest edition to date. Eight volumes! Over 100,000 words!  Thirty-three authors, fourteen artists, twelve cartographers and graphic artists! All contributing their time and talent to bring you The Plane of Pandemonium—a fantastic mini-campaign setting of hex locations for DCC—along with all-new monsters, patrons, and adventures! It’s Gong-a-rific! NEW RELEASE RECAP! Thursday – The Gongfarmer’s Almanac 2017, volumes 1 & 2 Friday – The Gongfarmer’s Almanac 2017, volumes 3 & 4 Saturday – The Gongfarmer’s Almanac 2017, volumes 5 & 6 Sunday – The Gongfarmer’s Almanac 2017, volumes 7 & 8, plus any un-claimed copies of previous day’s releases So stop by the booth each day of Gen Con 2017 and ASK for The Gongfarmer’s Almanac 2017, and it will be yours for free!...

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Six!

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Six!

The countdown to Gen Con 2017 is almost finished, which means that it is almost time for the show to begin! We still have some new convention-only product to announce, too! We invite you to wear your DCC pride with honor, right on the top of your head. To help with this, we have two limited-run DCC RPG Trucker Hats that will be showing up at the convention. And you have your choice of your favorite color to choose from as well…so long as your favorite color is either navy or brown. Both hats have the DCC logo emblazoned upon them, and will proudly proclaim that you are devoid of character-death-fear because you love the challenge of Dungeon Crawl Classics! There are a few items from shows earlier in the year that will be at the booth, as well. Limited supplies of the dice sets that were offered at NTRPG Con and Origins Game Fair are going to be at the booth: Ming’s Infernal Bones and The Dice of Lost Lemuria. Ming’s Infernal Bones bear a resemblance to the fiery baubles that follow his legend, thanks to his love of flames. While The Dice of Lost Lemuria have an icy color to them, matching the elven legend of the frozen lost continent. Both sets contain the following dice: D3, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D10, D%10, D12, D14, D16, D20, D24, and D30. There are also a few remaining copies DCC 2017 Convention Module: Blood for the Serpent King available at the show. Deep in the jungles, amidst the ruins of an unimaginably ancient civilization, dangers lurk: feral tribes and predatory beasts, and darker things that civilized folk prefer to forget. You’ve heard rumors of the treasure hordes of one of those great evils: the legendary serpent-man, Xiuhcoatl. They say that Xiucoatl is worshipped by feral tribes of degenerate serpent-men who call him The Emerald Cobra. Do you dare face their rites of blood and sacrifice? DCC 2017 Convention Module: Blood for the Serpent King is written by Edgar Johnson, with cover art by Stefan Poag.   Today’s New Release Recap! DCC Trucker Caps! Available in both navy and brown! Limited supplies of Ming’s Infernal Bones and The Dice of Lost Lemuria dice sets! A limited supply of The DCC 2017 Convention Module: Blood for the Serpent King   And we aren’t done. There is still one more day of our New Release announcements. Check back tomorrow for the latest!...

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Five!

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Five!

We’ve been telling you about the new items we’ll have, but let’s take a moment to talk about where you will find those items at Gen Con 50. The Goodman Games booth is 600 square feet of fantastic fun, full of every line that we carry, all laid out for you to easily find. Our staff is knowledgable and, most importantly, thrilled to see fans come up so they can talk to them about our games and products. And this year we’ve added a few new sections to our booth that are filled with special items for sale. Our first new section is The Bazaar of the Bizarre. Filled with a selection of leftover items from our Kickstarters, all sorts of unique, one-off and KS-exclusive items previously not available elsewhere, this is the most unique corner of the booth. Most of these are the extras we produced to deal with customer delivery issues, and we can now sell off these last remaining copies from older Kickstarters and promotions. So, if you are looking for the unique, this is the first place to stop. And most of you know the story of Appendix N, and how it not only influenced Dungeons and Dragons, but also the creation of Dungeon Crawl Classics. Well, we have created The Appendix N Book Store for this year’s booth. We will have 500+ vintage Appendix N novels for sale in our booth. This is the equivalent of a complete collection of Appendix N, several times over. This is your chance to fill all the holes in your Appendix N collection in one stop! And pulp fans rejoice! We also are including a huge selection of the Appendix N pulp reprints at the booth. Some of the most influential authors and artists of the science-fiction and fantasy genres are represented in the pages of these reprint volumes, including Leigh Brackett, August Derleth, Gardner F. Fox, Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Abraham Meritt, Clark Ashton Smith, Manly Wade Wellman, Stanley Weinbaum, Jack Williamson, Magaret Brundage, Virgil Finlay, J. Allen St. John, and many more! It’s a pulp-stravaganza! And for the dice-lovers—and what gamer isn’t?—we’re going to have a huge selection for your perusal. There will be twenty-two different colors of the precision-crafted Gamescience dice available at the booth. So if you’ve been wanting to check out these amazing dice, this is a perfect opportunity. Okay, let’s go over the new sections again, this time in convenient bullet-text format! The Bazaar of the Bizarre – Our selection of leftover and unique items for sale! The Appendix N Book Store – Over 500 vintage novels, representing all of Appendix N! The Pulp Magazine Store – Reprints of some of the most influential works in genre history! The Gamescience Dice Store – A selection of 22 different colored sets of DCC dice for you to choose from! From top to bottom, the Goodman Games booth is filled with something for everyone. Stop on by at Gen Con 2017, and we’ll happily give you a tour!  ...

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Four!

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Four!

Part four? How many new releases are going to be at this show? Well, before you look this gift horse in the mouth, let’s talk about modules. We’ve got two brand-new DCC modules, one special new re-issued module, a new Fifth Edition Fantasy book, the latest Gen Con Program Guide (chock FULL of module goodness) and a couple other surprises! First up are the two new modules. DCC #94: Neon Knights is the new module by Brendan LaSalle. Ten thousand flawless killers surround the city, and you get the job of stopping them. Then suddenly, a wizard whisks you away to another world where you have to deal with a very different threat that leaves you with an odd pink glow around your eyes. Neon Knights is a full level three adventure for Dungeon Crawl Classics. Then we have DCC #95: Enter The Dagon by Harley Stroh. This level 5 adventure takes the heroes to the legendary Isle of Dagon. To common folk, it presages death, pestilence and woe. To warlocks, witches and wizards, the isle offers a wealth of occult power, forbidden knowledge, and spells beyond the ken of mortal man. But before you can lay claim to the island’s secrets, first you must survive its fabled spell duels – a series of death matches where only one caster may reign supreme. And to help celebrate the 5th anniversary, we proudly present DCC #67: Sailors on the Starless Sea, 5th Anniversary Edition with 8-bit cover design. This is a limited edition release for Gen Con, and will not be in stores. And if it sells out at the con, it will not be released online. This special edition includes the original adventure plus the expanded “Summoning Pits” bonus content. Also included are all ten of the artist variant covers from the artist’s edition, original sketches from Doug and Harley, and some behind-the-scenes notes. Buy it at Gen Con and get it autographed by just about everyone involved! Dungeons and Dragons 5e fans will love to get their hands on the new Fifth Edition Fantasy #11: The Archmage’s Lost Hideaway by Rick Maffei. This new adventure is for level 7 characters. The archmage Deldrammon disappeared decades ago, and his tower has since crumbled to ruin. Yet whispered rumors persist about an extra-dimensional lair where he conducted his most dire experiments. Such a place could hold magical secrets and eldritch danger—if it exists. The sudden appearance of a fiendish creature near the ruins of the archmage’s tower indicates that the rumors may be true. Dare the adventurers seek the archmage’s lost hideaway? And 2017 marks us producing our own special Gen Con book for the fourth year in a row. The Goodman Games Gen Con Program Guide is an annual compilation of one-off materials for fans of Dungeon Crawl Classics, Judges Guild, Metamorphosis Alpha, and everything else Goodman Games publishes. This year’s huge issue includes several new DCC adventures, DCC stats for Lovecraftian monsters, the long-awaited Dinosaur Crawl Classics conversion of Broncosaurus Rex, new Dungeon Alphabet letters, and more! And, we have another special item that was manufactured just for this show. We call it a Death Spinner. What is it? Well, just what it sounds like! It’s a spinner that lets you know whether or not your character has survived. You won’t be finding this item anywhere else, but you can...

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Three!

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Three!

This one is going to fit everyone to a tee. Ranging from small to 3xl, actually. Goodman Games has five–that’s 5—new t-shirts debuting this year at Gen Con 50! Whether you’re a fan of Metamorphosis Alpha, Dungeon Crawl Classics, or the upcoming Mutant Crawl Classics, we’ve got you covered! Well, at least the top half of you will be covered. Our five new shirts are: The new Dungeon Crawl Classics 8-bit shirt Our next iteration in the DCC Atari-style shirts, after Gary Con and NTRPG, now one that has the 70’s-style “sunset border” as well as the Atari styling! A DCC painted demon skull shirt A new Epsilon City shirt for Metamorphosis Alpha fans And an Atari-style shirt for Mutant Crawl Classics fans All of these shirts are going to be available at our booth throughout the show! As always, we don’t have an unlimited supply, though, so if you are looking for a particular size, we suggest you come by early! Gen Con 2017 is less than a week away! Plan your clothing options today!   [Show...

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Two!

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part Two!

Goodman Games illustrator extraordinaire Doug Kovacs isn’t just going to be at the booth for Artist Palooza, he’s got his own display inside our booth! At his booth you’ll be able to buy original artwork, get your purchases autographed, meet the man himself, and much more! Doug even has his own new releases for the show: A zine version of Inferno Road. Make sure to play Inferno Road at Doug Con, every night at the Embassy Suites lobby from 8:00 PM onward! The first-ever Doug Kovacs coloring book! Plus there will be a great selection of other material from Doug that every fan will love. So, be sure to check out Doug’s Corner at the Goodman Games booth at Gen Con!   CLICK ON THE GALLERY BELOW FOR LARGER IMAGES [Show slideshow]...

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part One!

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New Releases For Gen Con, Part One!

We intended to make Gen Con fantastic this year. In fact, we intend to make it Art-Tastic! A bevy of Goodman Games artists are going to be at our booth this year, and they are bringing with them some fabulous new art folios that you can purchase and have signed! Brad McDevitt, Stefan Poag, Peter Mullen, and William McAusland will all be at Gen Con 50! And during Artist Palooza you’ll be able to buy the portfolio and get it signed on the spot! When does Artist Palooza happen you ask? Good question! Artist Palooza is at the Goodman Games booth on: Saturday, August 19 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM Sunday, August 20 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM We look forward to seeing you there! And click covers below for a close-up view!      ...

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Team Tournament Trophies!

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Team Tournament Trophies!

What’s gold and looks good in your gaming room? That’s right! A trophy for showing how much of an awesome gamer you are! Coincidentally, we’ll be awarding trophies like that in less than two weeks! Check out the awesome trophies that Goodman Games is giving out for the Gen Con 2017 Dungeon Crawl Classics Team Tournament! The top two teams will win trophies to record their achievement and give them the item to help back-up their bragging rights. You did know we were running a tournament, didn’t you? We haven’t been shy about it. You can get all the details here, actually. The Gen Con 2017 Dungeon Crawl Classics Team Tournament kicks off on Thursday, August 17th at 8:30 AM in ICC rooms 125 – 128. Get the full Goodman Games Gen Con Schedule Here....

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The Procession of the Doom Gong

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The Procession of the Doom Gong

Once every year, when the signs are right and sufficient player-character blood has begun, the ancient Gong Cult must transport the Doom Gong from the DCC play area to the booth so we can make our final tournament announcements. If you would like to be part of the procession of the Doom Gong, then JOIN US! Assemble in the tournament area (ICC rooms 125-128) at 1:00 PM on the Sunday of Gen Con. When all have assembled, the procession will begin!  ...

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