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Gary Con IX Recap

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Gary Con IX Recap

Gary Con IX Recap We’re all recovering that ritual of old-school revelry known as Gary Con, but even so we shake free of our weighty torpor to bring you news! Gobs of fun games were played, the booth was hopping with hordes of fervent fans, and numerous Goodman crew were on site to sign autographs and have a good time! It was even better than that year Hugh Heftblade showed up and saved us all from the Goat Cult! The Strongest Judge contest was sheer brawn on display! We ran four heats then the two finalists did a round two. The winner, Dylan the Unyielding (see photos below), held up 55+ pounds of product for over 3 minutes. It drew a huge crowd. The Atari-style t-shirts and TPK Tissues proved to be very popular! We do have some t-shirts left which will be for sale on our website soon. And what would Gary Con be without a “What’s New With Goodman Games” seminar? There were some doozy announcements at this one! First, the Kickstarter for the DCC Lankhmar boxed set is now live! Mutant Crawl Classics is coming along, and we showed off the covers of a couple of the first MCC modules (see photos below). Also coming in the not-to-distant future are scratch-off Level 0 character sheets and the 2nd printing of DCC #70: Jewels of the Carnifex with a new cover by Peter Mullen. The big news, though, you’ve probably already heard: we are partnering with Wizards of the Coast to produce hardcover collector editions of classic D&D modules, starting with B1 and B2! And now: PICTURES! A crazy group of old school gamers!A bunch of DCC RPG players.Brendan LaSalle and his posse. These are heroes. You will know their names.A crowd gathers to watch the Strongest Judge contest.Strongest Judge contest, heat one. Strongest Judge contest, heat 2.The Strongest Judge, Dylan the Unyielding!James Walls runs a game in the bar. Haley Skatch runs a DCC tourney.David Baity runs a DCC game.Jim Wampler runs MCC. Jen Brinkman runs DCC Lankhmar.TPK Tissues on display!She's a big Goodman Games fan! Daniel Bishop and Stephen Newton.Daniel Bishop runs DCC.Bob Brinkman, David Baity, Joseph Goodman, and Stephen Newton. Luke Gygax gives the Gygax Award to Tim Kask.Julian Bernick and Doug Kovacs.Jen Brinkman shows off the Lankhmar pocket folder. A fun game!Another fun game!Joseph Goodman plays Dogstorm. Joseph Goodman shows off the Judges Guild Collector's Edition.Jim Wampler discusses MCC.Mike Carr, Joseph Goodman, Mike Mearls, and Chris Doyle make the big announcement! Mike Mearls, Mike Carr, and Joseph Goodman.Fafhrd (Michael Curtis) and Gray Mouser (Doug Kovacs) defeat their enemy (Joseph Goodman)!Joseph Goodman, Doug Kovacs, Michael Curtis, and Jen...

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Classic D&D Module Collector’s Editions!

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Classic D&D Module Collector’s Editions!

Classic D&D Module Collector’s Editions! Very exciting news from the “What’s New With Goodman Games?” seminar at Gary Con this weekend: Goodman Games has partnered with Wizards of the Coast to produce hardcover Collector’s Editions of classic D&D modules! These editions will include the adventures as orginally printed, complete conversions of the modules to the 5E ruleset, new 5E content, and behind-the-scenes historical content! Present at the announcement were B1 author and industry legend Mike Carr, D&D lead designer Mike Mearls, and Chris Doyle who will be doing the 5E conversion. Here is the full press release: Jump into Classic Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Modules with Collector’s Editions from Goodman Games First Volume Contains B1 and B2 Converted to Fifth Edition, Plus Insider Commentary, and Original Art Goodman Games is pleased to announce a partnership with Dungeons & Dragons to publish deluxe collector’s editions of classic D&D adventure modules! These commemorative editions will appeal to fans of Dungeons & Dragons across multiple editions. Each volume will include digitally restored, high-quality scans of the original 1970’s-era adventure modules, presented in their original published form. In addition, each volume will include a conversion of that original adventure to the fifth edition rules set. This format allows nostalgic gamers to re-live the adventures of their youth, and play those adventures again in a modern rules set! For gamers with families and children ready to receive the torch of gaming, this volume is the perfect format to share fond adventures with the next generation playing the Dungeon & Dragons fifth edition rules. The first hardcover collector’s edition will include B1: In Search of the Unknown and B2: The Keep on the Borderlands. These classic adventure modules were played by millions of gamers in their original editions. Among other things, the book includes: Commentary by gaming luminaries on the history and development of these modules, including gaming legends such as Frank Mentzer and Luke Gygax who were “on the inside” when these modules exploded in popularity. A new interview with gaming legend Mike Carr, author of B1: In Search of the Unknown and early gaming pioneer. Digitally restored scans of both B1 and B2, including multiple printings of B2: The Keep on the Borderlands. B2 went through nine printings in its original form, and there are material differences between the first three printings and subsequent editions. These include changes in monster stats and significant differences in interior art. Two printings are presented in their entirety to highlight these differences. The historical material also includes the true story behind the cover art of B1, which was the only cover image TSR ever published that featured the signatures of both David Trampier and David Sutherland. A thorough and complete conversion of both B1 and B2 to the 5E rules set, fully playable with the original maps. New 5E content providing additional detail on the areas surrounding the Caves of Chaos, including, at long last, the Cave of the Unknown. Additional material for playing B1: In Search of the Unknown, including several completed monster and treasure assortments ready for play. A variety of additional essays, commentary, and other material for play. The deluxe hardcover volume is anticipated to be available at Gen Con with general release in September 2017. For additional information, visit Goodman Games online at...

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TPK Tissues

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TPK Tissues

TPK Tissues It’s no use crying over spilt ale, but sometimes you just have to shed some tears for the hapless adventurers who perish while plumbing the depths of monster-infested caverns. Blowing your mucus-filled nostrils into sheets of graph paper is frowned upon at the convention table, so what is a grieving gamer to do? Do not worry, blubbering ones! Goodman Games has solved your problems. Introducing: TPK TISSUES After the last character meets an untimely demise, you’ll be the hero of the party when you whip out your TPK Tissues for everyone. TPK Tissues are specially treated with the soothing glandular slime of a Musk Goblin to make them gentle on the sensitive noses of gamers! Get your TPK Tissues this weekend at Gary Con...

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Gary Con Event Guide

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Gary Con Event Guide

Gary Con Event Guide Gary Con is next weekend in Lake Geneva, WI! Join us for a ton of fun! Here’s everything we have planned! Game with us! In addition to the expected games of Dungeon Crawl Classics, Mutant Crawl Classics, Age of Cthulhu, Xcrawl, and Metamorphosis Alpha, the Goodman Games stable of judges will be running classic games and weird experiments too. We have games of 1st Edition Judges Guild, Star Frontiers, and Cyborg Commando. We have Star Wars run with DCC RPG rules, Crawling Under a Broken Moon run by its creator, a 0-level tournament, and a plethora of playtests for unpublished material including Harley Stroh’s DCC board game Warlord of the Purple Planet! Attend our seminar, “What’s New With Goodman Games” Saturday at 10:00 AM. As always we’ll have lots of news – plus an exciting new product announcement! There will be three guys named “Mike” at our seminar. You know one of them. Who are the other two? And what new product do they presage? Hint: one likes cars! Get ready for a new Kickstarter to launch at the show! Pledge on the premises for some bonus swag! Download the entire Goodman Games Gary Con schedule...

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Gary Con New Releases!

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Gary Con New Releases!

Gary Con New Releases! Check out all the magical new releases we’ll have this weekend at Gary Con in Lake Geneva, WI! The massive Judges Guild Deluxe Collector’s Edition is nigh! Shipping is just beginning and we will have some advance copies at the show! And you can win a free copy if you are the Strongest Judge! Be the first to preview new Kickstarter releases! Backers will be able to pick up advance copies of Metamorphosis Alpha: Epsilon City and How to Write Adventure Modules That Don’t Suck! Get your book autographed! In attendance from Goodman Games will be Joseph Goodman, Doug Kovacs, Harley Stroh, Michael Curtis, Brendan LaSalle, Jim Wampler, Jobe Bittman, Jon Hook, Chris Doyle, Jon Hershberger, and Daniel Bishop! Pick up these new items: The Gary Con 2017 t-shirt based on the classic Atari game design. Available in brown or gray!DCC #91.2: Lairs of Lost Agharta, a new collection of encounters at the center of Aereth! The 2nd printing of DCC #82: Bride of the Black Manse featuring a new cover by Stefan Poag and a new bonus adventure by Stephen Newton.Hot off the presses! Your first chance to get DCC #93: Moon-Slaves of the Cannibal...

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Strongest Judge Contest at Gary Con

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Strongest Judge Contest at Gary Con

Are You The Strongest Judge in the Guild? Find out at Gary Con! Our new Judges Guild Deluxe Collector’s Edition clocks in at over 10 pounds of pure gaming goodness. How many can you hold up? At Gary Con we’ll have several advance copies on hand. Visit our Gary Con booth at noon on Saturday for the first annual Strongest Judge contest! The contest is simple: hold a copy of Judges Guild Deluxe Collector’s Edition on your outstretched palms. Every 30 seconds we’ll add on another copy. Whoever holds these up the longest wins a free copy of the book! Are you the strongest judge in the guild? Find out at Gary Con! And “watch this space” for additional Gary Con announcements over the coming...

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Umerican Survival Guide

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Umerican Survival Guide

Umerican Survival Guide The Umerican Survival Guide is Kickstarting now! Umerica is a third-party super science & sorcery post-apocalyptic setting for DCC RPG set in a weird, twisted version of North and Central America. It originated in the Crawling Under a Broken Moon fanzine but the Umerican Survival Guide is a fully revised and fleshed out version of the setting. What kinds of things will you find in the Umerican Survival Guide? It has a dozen new or revised character class options, nine of which are unique to Umerica. Mutations! The Umerican Survival Guide contains a robust and flavorful mutation system usable by all characters and creatures. Includes the following types of mutations: Bestial, Botanical, Aggregate, Altered Biology, Weaponization, & Freak Abilities. Mutant characters get bonuses to surviving the mutagenic process with less… complications. A new piecemeal armor system more evocative to a post apocalyptic world. It incorporates damage resistance to keep your characters alive, ablatives to keep your damage resistance from weakening, and armor degradation to keep your character always on the lookout for some sweet new armor. A vehicular creation and combat system for all of your petrolhead needs! Rules for bikes, cars, trucks, semis, trains, planes, boats, and mechs including base stat blocks and lots of traits to upgrade them with. Then there are new rules for car chases and mass vehicular melees. A pantheon of Umerican Gods and Patrons for your characters to worship and fear including Buddy O’Burger (The Clown God of Feasting, Customer Service, and Cannibalism) and Elmos, the puppet host of eternal pain and suffering. A comprehensive section on the Citadel of Scrap and its sprawling 8 districts, a good campaign starting point for exploring Umerica. Several short Interesting Places to Die that can easily be dropped into an existing campaign. Dozens of random tables covering aspects of everyday wasteland life, finding salvage, and adventure creation plus much, much more! The Umerican Survival Guide is already fully funded, and it’s on to unlocking some awesome stretch goals! Pledge today so you don’t miss...

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5E Editors Needed!

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5E Editors Needed!

5E Editors Needed! Fifth edition fans, we need your help! We are looking for experienced 5E editors to join our ranks. We need 20th level stat masters, who also possess ranks in typographical correction and active voice. If you are 5E rules expert and published editor looking for freelance editing assignments, please email...

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DCC #92.5: Dread on Demon Crown Hill

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DCC #92.5: Dread on Demon Crown Hill

DCC #92.5: Dread on Demon Crown Hill Hey kids! When was the last time you visited your friendly local game store? Well, if you’re a DCC fan, right now is a good time! Many great game stores have opened over the last few years, and the best ones carry Goodman Games products. We’re encouraging these game stores to continue their support with a special new adventure module available exclusively through retail stores! DCC #92.5: Dread on Demon Crown Hill is a new DCC module available only through game retailers. How can retailers get this new adventure module? Easy: simply visit the Goodman Games booth at the GAMA Trade Show next week in Las Vegas, NV! All the details on ordering will be available there. Make sure to ask your local store to order this adventure – and make sure they’re visiting our booth at the GAMA Trade Show! Not sure where your local game store is? Visit our retail locator to find one near...

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Coast Con Recap

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Coast Con Recap

CoastCon 2017 Recap Brendan LaSalle attended CoastCon in Blioxi, MS this past weekend, and here are a few words from him about it: “CoastCon 2017 was a fantastic show for Dungeon Crawl Classics! The Gulf Coast was on fire, and lots of great games took place. Thank you so much to the organizers and participants who came and made this such a memorable weekend!” Local news station WLOX caught some of the action on camera (Brendan appears briefly at about 1:20). Take a gander at these photos from...

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