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Dungeon Alphabet 4th Printing Kickstarter!

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Dungeon Alphabet 4th Printing Kickstarter!

Help bring The Dungeon Alphabet back in a deluxe 4th printing! One of the most popular titles ever released by Goodman Games and a precursor to the design elements that would eventually make DCC RPG so popular, The Dungeon Alphabet is a book of dungeon inspiration that blends creative writing and inspirational art. Every RPG enthusiast, whether player or judge, will find their minds abuzz after reading this book. We’ve launched a short-duration Black Friday Kickstarter to fund a 4th printing of The Dungeon Alphabet in a hardcover. Since we’re running this Kickstarter over Black Friday, we are also offering a 40% discount! During this campaign the book is priced at $12, but only during this Kickstarter. After the Kickstarter it will return to its list price of $20. The 4th printing is expanded with 16 pages of brand new content, making the new edition a total of 80 pages. Depending on stretch goals, we may be able to add deluxe printing features like a sewn-in bookmark, cloth binding, and possibly even a leatherbound edition! PLEDGE NOW BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT!...

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Black Friday Begins Today!

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Black Friday Begins Today!

Black Friday starts early! This year we’re really getting into the holiday spirit with an amazing offer! We are giving you 40% off…on everything. Yes, EVERYTHING! Every item in our online store is 40% off if you use the coupon code blackfriday2017. This applies to both print and PDF items. The sale only lasts until Cyber Monday (that would be Monday, November 27th) so act fast! The sale includes EVERYTHING in the online store – including great gift items like the ones shown below. Buy these for your favorite dungeon master, dungeon mistress, buddy, stranger, or even yourself! With this kind of bargain, it’s okay to be generous! If you are looking for a few stocking stuffers, may we recommend things like: The DCC Dice Sets! The DCC Quick Start Rules! The latest DCC Adventure Modules! A Fifth Edition Fantasy Adventure! Or some fabulous Goodman Games Apparel! You get 40% off EVERYTHING IN OUR ONLINE STORE with the coupon code blackfriday2017! Here Are Just A Few Great Black Friday Bargains!...

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PAX Unplugged / U-Con Recap

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PAX Unplugged / U-Con Recap

Goodman Games was out in full force this weekend at two great conventions — PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, PA and U-Con in Ypsilanti, MI! Of his U-Con experience, Xcrawl creator and DCC RPG writer Brendan LaSalle said: “U-Con 2017 did not disappoint! Once again Ann Arbor welcomed a hoard of enthusiastic gamers and geeks to a weekend of fantastic games, discussions, and general nerdery. Huge thanks to all the organizers and fans who made this an unforgettable weekend.” Enjoy the following video and photographic coverage of U-Con: [Show...

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“Appendix N” Podcasts!

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“Appendix N” Podcasts!

With the holidays approaching and cold winter days spent indoors beside a toasty fire, it’s going to be a great time to brush up on your Appendix N reading! Appendix N is the classic bibliography of D&D inspirational sources that Gary Gygax printed in the 1979 edition of the Dungeon Master’s Guide. There are a lot of books on that list, so if you want to someone to help guide you – and perhaps a community to read them with – here are some suggestions! Appendix N Book Club First, there’s the Appendix N Book Club. This new podcast appeared earlier this year. The hosts have already recorded more than a dozen episodes covering a wide range of Appendix N titles! You can listen to the Appendix N Book Club here. Sanctum Secorum Then, of course there is Sanctum Secorum, which plumbs the depths of Appendix N as it applies to DCC RPG. Each show reviews one piece of Appendix N media — be it literature or film — and then discusses how to bring aspects of it to the table for your DCC game. We explore how the selected piece might already easily fit into particular modules and DCC settings, and we highlight one specific DCC module that really ties into the Appendix N material. Sanctum Secorum has nearly 30 episodes recorded with PDF supplements that provide game stats for many. Listen to it here! Spellburn And don’t forget about Spellburn! The original DCC RPG podcast is close to recording their 60th episode. Although Spellburn doesn’t focus on Appendix N per se, the topics often come close and of course are of interest to all Appendix N fans. Listen to Spellburn right...

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Interview with the Warehouse Yeti

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Interview with the Warehouse Yeti

Interrogation Interview with the Warehouse Yeti By Brendan LaSalle Keith LaBaw is “the man behind the scenes” who handles shipping for all of our online store orders. If you’ve ordered from the Goodman Games online store, you’ve interacted with Keith or his crew, whether you know it or not. Those of you who have been to Gen Con have probably met Keith at our booth. He’s the tall one – the one taller than everyone else – hence his nickname, the Warehouse Yeti. Keith is an avid gamer and has other hobbies that any gamer can appreciate. Brendan LaSalle was recently in Tucson, AZ, where Keith resides. Here is Brendan’s on-the-ground report! Since I was already headed out to the fabled land of Tucson for the amazing RinCon Gaming Convention, Joseph texted me and asked if I would track down everyone’s favorite Warehouse Yeti, the amazing Keith LaBaw, and interrogate him. Looking back, I’m fairly sure that “interrogate” must have been an autocorrect problem – he must have meant “interview.”  Brendan: Okay, “Keith” – if that’s even your real name – you better start talking! Keith LaBaw: Um…what? BL: I see how it is. Well let’s just start with the basics: who you are, where you are from, what do you do? KL: I’m a 40-something super tall dude, born, raised, and still living in the desert southwest, first the Mojave of California (think Death Valley) and now southern Arizona. I sling books for the Dark Master … Wait… Who are you again? How did you get in here? BL: Oh, so you want to play cute, is that it? Well tell me this: how did you get your start in gaming? KL: Cute? I’m not familiar with that game! A new one? Anyway, I got a very early Blue Box (Holmes) Basic D&D set as a Christmas present in…1978? Honestly, it went into the cupboard with the Monopoly and Sorry! for months, but on the fateful day that some friends and I finally opened it… I’ve been RPG gaming pretty much weekly since then. Keep making Luck checks for great gaming friends and stable gaming groups over the years. BL: Yeah, a likely story. How did you first encounter Goodman Games? KL: A good friend of mine was doing some writing for the Dark Master. I play-tested part of DCC #49: Palace in the Wastes and may or may not have an NPC based on me in the epic DCC #51: Castle Whiterock. B: How did you come to work for Goodman Games? KL: Goodman was looking for someone to do individual order fulfillment around 2008. The mutual friend introduced us since I was a fellow gamer, had years of shipping and receiving experience, and a place big enough to store some product. BL: Tell me about working in the warehouse. What is your normal day like? How many titles do you have? Where did you hide the body? What is your busiest time of year?  KL: In the beginning it was just a single bookcase in my spare bedroom and I would hand-enter the orders from emails into a spreadsheet. Those days are long gone now, with a dedicated shipping room at my place and additional off-site warehouse storage across town. I have approximately 450 titles and well...

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Five Years Later, Our Favorite Review Ever!

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Five Years Later, Our Favorite Review Ever!

It’s been five years since The Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG first released to stores, and we’ve seen a lot of reviews in that time. Gamers are generally blown away when they first encounter DCC. Even now we still routinely hear from gamers who can’t believe what they’ve encountered. It’s fun to read the reviews and hear about these fun encounters. And you’d think, after six printings and many thousands of copies sold, that it would be hard to narrow down to our favorite review. But no, it’s not hard at all. Five years later, we clearly remember our favorite review ever of DCC RPG. It’s the review that had this to say about DCC RPG: This isn’t your father’s D&D…it’s your batsh*t crazy uncles’ D&D, straight from the smokey basement with faded black-light posters on the walls and 80’s Manowar blaring on the old tape deck. You might turn up your nose at first, but once the seven-sided-dice start rolling you find yourself sucked in. Five years later, we’d like to publicly state that we are still proud to be the batsh*t crazy uncle of the D&D community. Here’s to five more years and many more batsh*t crazy games of DCC RPG. And if you’d like to read some other reviews of DCC RPG, here are some others that we like! RPG Knights: “So I am sorry to all of you who have been telling me for so long to give this a look. Mea Culpa. I have now and it truly is a special game.” Word of Stelios: “The more I play Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG the more I want to play it. It’s gotten the “jaded gamer” in me excited about playing a d20-based system again.” Bernie the Flumph: “Oh my god, I love Dungeon Crawl Classics. This isn’t a review of DCC; there are plenty of those out there. Let me just tell you what sold me on the game.” The British Fantasy Society: “I think anybody who gives this game a chance will find it to be a lot of wild and dark fun. I begrudgingly gave it a chance, and I’ve fallen in love with Dungeon Crawl Classics.” RPG Resource: “This does indeed do what it says on the tin: the full heady flavour of early fantasy gaming coupled with elegant thoughtful rules that show considered understanding of a good thirty years of game development. And it comes redolent with images of the kind that take you right back to those early days.” The Semi-Retired Gamer: “I can honestly say that if DCC RPG plays as well as it reads then it will be my new game of choice.” RPG Geek Fan Review: “I really like DCC RPG after just one read through the rules. I have plans to get this to the table as quickly as possible, because I want to experience the old school style once again. I think this book and system will become a mainstay of my RPG collection and will get it fair share of mileage over the coming years.” Black Gate: “There are any number of things I love about the DCC role-playing game, but I think my very favorite may be the implementation of spell battles. We read about spell battles in books, and we’ve seen them in...

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Free POP Display for Retailers!

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Free POP Display for Retailers!

  Do you have a store? Do you love Dungeon Crawl Classics? Do you have some space to show that love? We’ve got something for you. The DCC POP Display! How can you get one? It’s easy: just email us with your store’s address and a link to your website. We will ship one to you absolutely free! Now, if you DON’T own a store, but you are a huge fan of one, we have an answer there, too. If you want to nominate your favorite store to get a POP Display, simply email us with the store’s details and we’ll get in touch with them! This is also a great time to mention our retail locator. The retail locator is our comprehensive list of every store that sells Goodman Games products – as far as we know. If you know a store (or if you are a store) that carries our games and isn’t on the list, email us with the store’s information and we’ll add it!...

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Visit Us At U-Con and PAX Unplugged!

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Visit Us At U-Con and PAX Unplugged!

  This weekend we are not doing a convention…we’re doing TWO conventions! First, for those folks in the greater Detroit area, we will be back at U-Con! Both Judge Brendan and artist-extraordinaire Doug Kovacs will be on hand to meet and entertain. Founded in 1988, U-Con has been welcoming gamers from southern Michigan and all across the country ever since. Judge Brendan will be running events throughout the weekend. Be sure to check out his complete schedule of events! And Doug has his own trio of events for you to check out as well! At the same time, Goodman Games will also be set up at the debut of PAX Unplugged. This is the first PAX event that focuses solely on the table-top gaming industry, and we’ll be there helping them launch this con the right way! There will be a full booth set-up at the show, with all of the latest goodies we have to offer. And even though PAX doesn’t do scheduled events in the same way that most conventions offer, we will have a full weekend of gaming for fans! All of the PAX Unplugged events will be in the open gaming area, but we have a tentative schedule ready for folks who want to plan ahead. Check out our current schedule: FRI 11/17 at 11:00 AM – The Arwich Grinder (funnel) FRI 11/17 at 11:00 AM – Dread on Demon Crown Hill FRI 11/17 at 4:00 PM – Time Bandits of Áereth SAT 11/18 at 10:00 AM – Escape from the CYBERLICH (funnel) SAT 11/18 at 11:00 AM – The 13th Skull SAT 11/18 at 4:00 PM – Neon Knights SUN 11/19 at 11:00 AM -Crawl of Cthulhu (funnel) Make sure to stop by the booth to get the latest in any schedule changes that might happen! So if you are in Michigan or Pennsylvania, we invite you to come enjoy this pre-Thanksgiving weekend in style! We’ve got you covered at both U-Con and PAX Unplugged....

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Mepacon Recap!

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Mepacon Recap!

Anything can happen at Mepacon, the Jewel of the PA conventions! Goodman Games once again hit the Electric City for a great weekend of gaming and good times. Special thanks to the Mepacon staff for once again making this a brilliant event. [Show slideshow]...

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MCC RPG Slated for March 2018!

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MCC RPG Slated for March 2018!

In case you were wondering what the status was with Mutant Crawl Classics, let’s get you updated. All of the first wave release is currently at the printer. We have been waiting for printer proofs so that everything can get scheduled. So, now all we need is final proofs…. Good news! We have received and approved the printer proofs! Seeing a physical version of the book is awesome. It looks terrific and really has that “DCC feel” – every page you turn is full to the brim. Based on the approved proofs, we can now quote an estimated delivery date. We expect to ship Kickstarter backer copies in March. This means most backers will receive it in March (with some international backers possibly receiving it later depending on transit times). Shortly after that, it is expected to release to the public in general. There are more items in the proofs as well, of course. All the components are included, including the Goodman Games Gazette issue we haven’t talked about much (with more MCC content!), The Character & Creature Codex, the leather-bound proofs, etc. It all looks good and it’s all approved for production. And the best news is that we have a date! Look for Mutant Crawl Classics to begin shipping in March, 2018!...

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