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Now Available: More MCC!

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Now Available: More MCC!

It’s a big week for Mutant Crawl Classics, with three new releases hitting at the same time! One online, one in stores, and one that is everywhere. New in our online store, you can buy Meandering – Across The Radlands, the new MCC zine. This is from the same folks that bring you the great Meanderings zine for DCC. Now in stores and in our online store, you can buy MCC #9: Evil of the Ancients. And, as we announced at our What’s New With Goodman Games Seminar, it’s print + PDF, whether you buy it online or at a store. If you are just looking for the PDF, we’ve got that option available in our online store. And exclusively in hobby retail stores is our MCC Red Foil Hobby Retailer Edition. This exclusive edition is only available in stores. You cannot buy it online or at a convention, so be sure to check our retail locator, and visit your FLGS to pick one up. Check out the details below! Meandering – Across The Radlands #1 The first issue introduces a series of articles which can be used to bring the setting more in line with a near post-apocalyptic event. Within are 30 paper minis which encapsulate the pre-gen characters from the Museum at the End of Time free RPG Day adventure, as well as some telepathic rats. It also introduces the first alternate manimal class, the Buggeyman, an intimidating giant insecta. Vault of the Ancients introduces some new items for Seekers to stumble upon. MCC #9: Evil of the Ancients A Level 3 Adventure for MCC RPG! For centuries it has lurked in the dark, forgotten by man and mutant – a terrible entity left behind by the Ancients’ meddling in cosmic forces they did not fully understand. Trapped in this world, this alien intellect seeks only to escape, but to do so, it requires lives. What the adventurers think is just another forgotten vault left behind by the Ancients may in truth contain the most terrifying threat they’ve ever face: the Evil of the Ancients! MCC Red Foil Hobby Retailer Edition In conjunction with the release of the second printing on Mutant Crawl Classics, we’re proud to release the new Red Foil Hobby Retailer Edition of MCC! This version is ONLY available in retail hobby shops, so be sure to check out our retailer locator to find the FLGS near you to find it. This is a LIMITED EDITION. Once we are sold out, it is gone, so do not delay! The MCC Red Foil Hobby Retailer Edition carries a retail price of $60.00, and is sure to go fast....

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The Rolistes Podcast Featuring Brendan LaSalle

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The Rolistes Podcast Featuring Brendan LaSalle

Goodman Games is an international recording sensation! The Rolistes Podcast is a London-based podcast covering the European gaming scene, rolling out hit after hit in the UK, and now they are ready to take the US by storm! Our very own Judge Brendan recently visited UK Games Expo, where he ran games, met fans, and spread the DCC RPG love on the other side of the Atlantic. While he was there, The Rolistes recorded one of Brendan’s games and interviewed him at the con, trying to capture the magic in a bottle.  That podcast is now live, and it’s a great chance to listen to Brendan’s judging style if you’ve never had a chance to game with him. Check out The Rolistes featuring Judge...

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Visit us at SpaCon and Steadfast Hobby & Games!

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Visit us at SpaCon and Steadfast Hobby & Games!

Goodman Games is once again on the road, this time out visiting the folks in The Natural State! Our own Judge Brendan will be in Hot Springs, Arkansas for Spa Con this weekend! The fun and festivities at Spa Con kick off Friday at 4:00pm and end exactly 48 hours later at 4:00pm on Sunday. And Brendan will be running events, sitting in on panels, and generally being a presence all weekend! Come on by the Hot Springs Convention Center to get in on one of Brendan’s four games during the show! Before that happens, though, Judge Brendan will be at Steadfast Hobby & Games running a Dungeon Crawl Classics game on Thursday, September 20th, starting at 6:00pm. He welcomes all comers, new or experienced, to show up and roll some dice with him and share a few laughs. So Arkansas, get ready for some Judge Brendan! You’re getting a full dose of him this weekend, and he wants to see you there! What: In-store at Steadfast Hobby & Games When: Thursday, September 20 – 6:00pm Where: 1609 Albert Pike Rd   What: Spa Con When: Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23 Where: Hot Springs Convention Center...

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Announcing The 2018 DCC Halloween Module: The Corpse That Love Built

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Announcing The 2018 DCC Halloween Module: The Corpse That Love Built

It’s that time of year. The leaves are starting to change. The air has a different feel. Pumpkin Spice everything is everywhere. It’s scary. And we love scary. Every year we release an adventure to play during the spookiest time of the year, and it’s that time! We’re happy to announce the upcoming release of Dungeon Crawl Classics: The Corpse That Love Built! This new module is scheduled for release in the first half of October, but you can pre-order now! The module will be print + PDF, and you’ll get the PDF as soon as it releases—and the print will follow in the mail soon after! Enough with the small talk! Let’s check out the scare-fest! DCC 2018 Halloween Module: The Corpse That Love Built The town of Portnelle is living in a state a fear. Several citizens have been abducted – some never to been seen again, while others are found as corpses, often with missing limbs. When a senile town priest warns that he’s received a vision that the geriatric recluse Dr. Lotrin Von Geisterblut is behind the abductions, there are many who do not believe the accusations. However, when the town is set upon by wicked fiends foretold in his vision, attitudes quickly change, and swords are raised. Perhaps it’s time to storm the castle after all… This level 2 adventure is a story of Gothic horror which pits the characters against monstrosities created by an ancient madman. Will the characters be able to survive the macabre horrors found in the laboratories that spawned The Corpse that Love Built! Now Available For...

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Retailers: Free Quick Start Rules and Swag!

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Retailers: Free Quick Start Rules and Swag!

Goodman Games recently attended the Alliance Open House, prior to that we were at GAMA Trade Show and the ACD Games Day, where we had lots of great conversations with retailers. There is a ton of buzz around DCC and many retailers were wondering about how to continue to build their support in their local stores. We can help with that. We are happy to now offer free DCC Quick Start Rules and starter swag to retailers! This offer is only available to established retailers. Any retail establishment is accepted, and you must enter a valid shipping address for your store. With each order we will ship out 6 copies of the DCC Quick Start Rules plus bookmarks. This is just a quick start (see what we did there?) for this program. We will expand on the offerings and selection in 2019, with a specialty section just for retailers on our store. In the meantime, please email us with any feedback and anything else we can do to help you. Goodman Games is focused on bringing the gaming experience to all of our fans, and we know the best way to do that is through the FLGS near you. Retailers! Get Your QSR and Swag Here!...

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Mutant Mayhem Minis Kickstarter Is Live!

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Mutant Mayhem Minis Kickstarter Is Live!

It wasn’t too long ago we announced that the fine folks from Dark Platypus studios were producing a line of figures based on the Mutant Crawl Classics role-playing game. And now they’re ready to let everyone in on the deal. The Mutant Mayhem Minis Kickstarter is now live! This is a great way to get in on the ground floor with these figures and help them to reach some stretch goals to get even MORE mayhem involved with the minis. Here’s info from their Kickstarter page: The goal of this kickstarter is to raise funds for mold-making and production costs to create a line of figures specifically for the Mutant Crawl Classics playing game. If you are awesome enough to give us money to make it happen, the pewter figures themselves will be your reward! To get things started I sculpted 15 detailed player-character pieces, including an array of Pure Strain Humans, Mutants and Manimals. I also created a few different monster pieces, and these figures were used by my wife and myself for the Mutant Crawl Classics games we ran at Gen Con this year. All of the sculpts have already been mastered, and enough pewter castings run to make production molds. We’re partway there already, we just need your help to afford production molds and a pile of metal to get these guys out into the world. And hopefully, this will just be the beginning…we plan to add tons more characters, adversaries, and even terrain bits to the line down the road! This Kickstarter is from Dark Platypus and not from Goodman Games. These minis are produced under a license from Goodman Games. Head on over to Kickstarter to check out the campaign! And check out the gallery of images of the minis below! [Show...

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Roadworthy: Judge Eddie Bartlett!

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Roadworthy: Judge Eddie Bartlett!

Welcome to Roadworthy! This is a chance to show off a Road Crew Judge and allow them to share their experience and wisdom. We provide these profiles to help provide insight into their personality and style, and maybe give up-and-coming Judges some advice on improving their game. The Road Crew theme for 2018 is Strange New Worlds! Head out and find unique places to run games for willing participants. Do something that makes us take notice! Who knows, maybe we’ll put you up on our website. Jump on into the Road Crew program for your chance! From the southern section of the US comes our newest star. Running games from the wilds of Texas to Louisiana, this man claims to be one half of the Tag Team Champions (along with Matt Gullett) of the Road Crew! And like our previous Roadworthy Judge, this man is also an Xcrawl DJ! We present Judge Eddie Bartlett! Roadworthy: Judge Eddie Bartlett What’s your name, where do you live (and game), and how would you describe yourself? Greetings fellow Goodman Games fans, I’m Eddie Bartlett. I live in Longview, TX and I game all over the Ark-La-Tex. My primary spots to run are Tyler, TX, Longview, TX, and Shreveport, LA.  I would describe myself as someone who just really wants to share the RP love and spread this hobby of ours.  I’d also like to point out that Xcrawl is part of the Roadworthy, and probably half my games have been Xcrawl. How did you first discover DCC? My friend Matt Gullet, Roadworthy Judge April 2018, started begging me to play this new game with him a few years ago (2015!). He’s a man of many and varied interest so I humored him a bit, but didn’t really jump on the bandwagon till recently.  I’m going to add Nick the DJ, who introduced me to Xcrawl several years before that. It was the worse game I ever played (due to party dynamics). I walked into a party ready to explode, got my one session in and then never got a chance to play Xcrawl again, but my imagination was FIRED UP by the possibilities! Full-time Dungeon Judge now. As of “right now,” how many Road Crew games have you run in 2017? Or 2018? Only a couple in 2017, but 13+ in 2018 by the time this sees publication. I think it’ll be safe to say 20 games this year between Xcrawl and DCC. What’s your favorite Road Crew game experience so far? For Xcrawl, I’d say every time I run a game for new players. It’s so different from the typical dungeon experience, you can be silly and have fun while I destroy your character, haha. For DCC, it goes back to question one, sharing the hobby. I ran Shambling Un-dead for two tweens and their dad. It was their first RP experience, and they had a good time. Every time Dad got another “You Died” stamp, the kids would laugh and laugh. After the game, I bought them some dice and I hope I made some lifelong RP fans after that. Tell us where you run your Road Crew games. My favorite game shop is Dragon’s Lair in Shreveport, LA! These guys put the Friendly in FLGS. I also love Geek World in Tyler, TX! I have also run at a few bars and restaurants, I highly recommend that to you guys trying...

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New In Our Online Store: Pulp Cover Galleries

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New In Our Online Store: Pulp Cover Galleries

Pulp Cover Galleries By Joseph Goodman If you’re a fan of DCC then you are probably aware of Appendix N, the bibliography of inspirational works that inspired the game. What fewer fans know is that most of the works in Appendix N were first published not as books, but as serialized fiction in the pulps of the early 20th century. Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Abraham Merritt, Michael Moorcock, Jack Vance, Jack Williamson, and many of the other “greats” of Appendix N began their careers in the pulps. The pulp magazines of the early 20th century exhibited a style of art which is rarely seen in our modern era. The vivid, brightly-colored cover paintings were garish and lurid, filled with strong, saturated tones. Unlike modern digital art, these pulp covers weren’t designed to be seen with an illuminated backlight (i.e. the computer monitor, which some would say is the bane of modern illustration). Rather they were designed to stand out on a newsstand crowded with competing publications. Bright colors, bold imagery, action poses, and beautiful women were the name of the game. Although pulp art has long faded, the influence of its style continues to this day. DCC RPG takes pulp art as one of its inspirations, filtered to some degree through more modern incarnations. The covers to Savage Sword of Conan and other magazine-style comic art publications of the 1970’s are modern examples of pulp-inspired art. That comic-magazine format was in part designed to evade the censors of the Comics Code, and Marvel’s work on Savage Sword was influenced by pioneering publishers who came before. One such publisher was James Warren, whose 1970’s comics-magazine publications Eerie, Creepy, and Vampirella owe a creative debt to the pulps. Prior to both Savage Sword of Conan and Warren was, of course, William Gaines and his legendary EC Comics, which published comic art that has remained in print to this day, and whose graphic sense traces directly back to the era of the pulps. The pulps and their modern provenance are direct influences on the artistic vision of DCC RPG. If you enjoy the art of DCC RPG, we believe you will also enjoy the art of the pulps. And thus we present a rather odd set of items in our online store today. Amidst the niche-within-a-niche publishing space that we occupy, we have great respect for a small Canadian published called Girasol Publishing. Although Girasol is now out of business, we were able to buy out the last remaining copies of their Pulp Cover Gallery series. This series is extraordinary in its depiction of pulp art. It is also extraordinary in price, since the full-color books were hand-bound in premium leather. While we recognize that these titles are certainly not for everyone, we do believe there may be some Goodman Games customers who take an interest. Each book in the Pulp Cover Gallery series was limited to 300 copies. All are numbered by hand, and bound in real leather. All contents are in full color. The overs are designed by affixing color stickers to the leather binding, and different stickers were used on the same title, so the copy you receive may have a different cover sticker than the one depicted in the online store. The spines...

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Borderlands At The Border

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Borderlands At The Border

Many of you are familiar with our Original Adventures Reincarnated line. The first release, Into the Borderlands, took the gaming scene by storm. And if you were paying close attention, you probably were amazed by the complete and total lack of typographic editors! This is thanks to editor wunderkind Tim Wadzinski. Tim has also coined our team slogan for the OAR series, “Row! Row! Row!” That’s what we chant whenever we are rushing OAR to a deadline. You can see Tim (and lead designer Chris Doyle) in our “What’s New With Goodman Games” video from this year’s Gen Con, where we (coincidentally) announced the second volume in the series, The Isle of Dread. And Tim also has a great sense of humor. On a recent road trip, he had a chance to show off his copy of OAR: Into the Borderlands in, of all places, Orr, Minnesota. And also when he paid a visit to the border between the USA and Canada. Yes, that’s right, fans, here are photos of OAR in Orr, and Into the Borderlands at the borderland. Gaming is supposed to be fun. And puns are fun, right? Right?...

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Alliance Open House – Recap!

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Alliance Open House – Recap!

Goodman Games came, saw, and shared moments and information with the retailers of the midwest and all around the country. The Alliance Open House has ended, and we met up with hundreds of retailers, running demos and promoting the virtues of Dungeon Crawl Classics and the rest of the line from Goodman Games. It was great to meet so many retailers, both old and new, and roll some dice and share some stories with them over the weekend. We want to thank the folks from Alliance Game Distributors for putting on such a great show, the city of Fort Wayne, IN for hosting the event, and most of all the retailers who made the trip to the show to meet up with us and the other manufacturers who attended the show. Now, let’s look at some pics! [Show...

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