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New Judge’s Screen Now Available!

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New Judge’s Screen Now Available!

We said we would get it to you in June. We lied. The new, third printing of the Dungeon Crawl Classics Judge’s Screen is now available! This new printing of the screen features a fabulous mural by Doug Kovacs on the back, along with some tables that are perfect for the player to use. It’s multi-tasking! The Judge-side of the screen still has some of the most useful tables from the DCC Core Rulebook, and also serves the important role of hiding those things the Judge wants to keep secret. All of the pre-orders for the new printing of the screen have now shipped, and it is available for standard order today! And if you are a part of the Road Crew, don’t forget that you can qualify to get the exclusive DCC Road Crew screen after running only two events! And did we mention that version of the screen is FREE? Yeah, you know you want it. Head on over to our Online Store to pick up your new printing of the DCC Judge’s Screen! Now let’s take a look at some pics of the new screen so we can all enjoy it in it’s chart-y greatness!   [Show...

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Crawling Under a Broken Moon Compilation Now on Sale!

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Crawling Under a Broken Moon Compilation Now on Sale!

The title says that you’re Crawling Under a Broken Moon. The page count suggests that there are a whole lotta moons to crawl under! Shield of Faith studios has released the Crawling Under a Broken Moon Compilation, with over 500 pages of material inside! That’s a massive amount of material to crawl beneath! And you can get it in both a Hardcover and Softcover version! The book is digest sized, but you won’t be fitting this one into a pocket anytime soon. Contained in the pages are all eighteen issues of the Crawling Under a Broken Moon zine, as they originally appeared. Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find: Over 70 new post-apocalyptic monsters to plague your players. Two full adventures and several adventure locations set in Umerica. 15 new PC classes – Aetherian Hero, Battle Chanter, Clownight, Cro-Mentalist, Cyborg, Feral Urchin, Gray, Hologram, Hybird, Mutant, Petrol Head, Robo-Priest, Sky-Sneak, Sorceraptor, & Technologist. And tons of random tables to create your own adventures, find strange artifacts, and generally make life weirder for your campaign. The work of nineteen different writers and twenty-nine different artists fill up the volume, and it’s all under a new cover by Matt Hildebrand. If you aren’t familiar with Crawling Under a Broken Moon, you might want to check out our recent Community Publisher Profile of Shield of Faith Studios. Creator Reid San Filippo spills the beans on the origin of this setting, and gives details that go beyond the books. Plus, we currently have every issue of Crawling Under a Broken Moon in stock! So if you are just missing an issue or two, this is the time to grab them from our Online Store! But if you want to get the full package, you can’t do much better than to pick up the newly released Crawling Under a Broken Moon Compilation in either Softcover of Hardcover today! Crawling Under a Broken Moon Compilation Published by: Shield of Faith Studios Written by: Reid San Filippo and others Compilation Cover and Layout by: Matt Hildebrand Original Art by: A whole lotta folks!...

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Roadworthy: Judge Erik

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Roadworthy: Judge Erik

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! This time we go to Southern California to meet Judge Erik of Ventura! Roadworthy: Judge Erik of Ventura What’s your name, where do you live (and game), and how would you describe yourself? My name is Erik Peterson and I live and game in Ventura County, CA. I’m an avid role-player and boardgamer. I’m also a dad to a 5 year-old agent of chaos. How did you first discover DCC? Due to a quirk in my genetics I’ve never been able to enjoy alcohol, so boardgames and RPGs have been the vice of choice for most of my life. I played AD&D and TMNT and other Strangeness through high school and college and just about everything at one time or another since then. I started getting into the OSR a few years ago and I first discovered Dungeon Crawl Classics via an article in Gygax Magazine (“Hey, the guys that did Broncosaurus Rex made another game!”). Around the time of the Kickstarter for the 4th printing I decided to go all in after someone evangelized the system to me on reddit’s /r/rpg. Now I own three copies of the rulebook (plus MCC came in the mail today!); a leather-bound autographed copy that is at home on my desk, the paperback that I take everywhere and have tabbed and highlighted like a beloved college textbook, and the black and silver Kickstarter edition with gilded pages that I snuggle with on occasion when the feeling strikes me. It’s my absolute favorite FRPG to date. As of “right now,” how many Road Crew games have you run in 2017? Or 2018? None in 2017!  It took me a while to find a good venue.  So far in 2018, I’ve run 9 games, and it’s been 100% a great experience. I’m having fun, and I’ve been able to meet some great new people. I can almost taste that belt buckle…. What’s your favorite Road Crew game experience so far? It’s a toss-up. One great experience was when I ran Hole in the Sky for three separate groups during a weekend tournament. Seeing how different groups of players handled the same scenario was very enjoyable for me. It was also my “trial by fire” since I had never run a one-shot with a time limit before. My other favorite experience was at our last game. My crew and I were discussing how were were going to stage our post-game photo when I jokingly said that I left all of my LARP gear at home. The owner of the shop overheard us and brought out a pile of prop weapons for us to use. Behold the judge’s gavel! Tell us where you run your Road Crew games. We play every other Tuesday night at Zander’s Game House in Camarillo, California. What advice would you give to other Road Crew judges? Very general: Remember to have...

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New DCC Anthro Sourcebook In The Online Store

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New DCC Anthro Sourcebook In The Online Store

Lions and tigers and bears. Oh, sure, that’s fine. Things are going wild in the world of Dungeon Crawl Classics. Very wild. Pandahead Publishing, the people who originally published Xcrawl, are now teaming once more with Goodman Games to produce the new source-series, Primal Tales. This new series is designed to give players and Judges a way to incorporate anthropomorphic characters into their Dungeon Crawl Classics campaign. And it is now available in our Online Store! Here’s some highlights from the first issue: Character creation guidelines Three new character classes A new Patron: Lamia, Patron of a Mother’s Nightmare New Monsters And much more! This is the first issue in what Pandahead is calling their source-series, which they describe as something between a zine and a sourcebook. We’re told to expect more issues this summer. You can get the first issue right now in our online store! Primal Tales #1 Written by: Brendan LaSalle and Brett Brooks Cover Art by: Dean Kotz and Jarrod Alberich Interior Art by: Guoh, Amber Harris, Dean Kotz, and Bradley K. McDevitt This is an 8.5 x 11 perfect-bound softcover book with 38...

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Two New DCC Zines in the Online Store!

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Two New DCC Zines in the Online Store!

There are some amazing Third-Party Publishers turning out new material for Dungeon Crawl Classics. We couldn’t be more proud to share that material with you folks as they become available. This is going to be a big Third-Party week. We’ve got everything from powerful snails to Fey to talking zebras to bio-enhanced warriors! And we start with two new zines that are now available in our Online Store! Meanderings #3 This digest sized zine returns with a new issue featuring 24 pages of material. Let’s look at some of this issue’s highlights! A review of Mike Evan’s Hubris campaign setting A Treatise on the tools of the trade for Thieves New Weapon styles: Cloak & Blade as well as Sword & Scabbard House rules for Clerics New uses for Luck, including using Luck Defensively Three new magic weapons to rival Wave, Whelm, and Black Razor Crowd Surfing, using the senses to bring a city alive A new Class for the Bastion setting; The Graft, a weird bio-enhanced warrior for hire; as well as the Umbral Market covering the bio-organic grafts known as bioarcana The next set of Zeroes to Heroes paperminis bring a new slew of characters, including the gongfarmer Be sure to check it out! And don’t forget Meanderings #1 and Meanderings #2, both available now! Crepuscular #1 A brand-new 48-page comic-sized adventure ‘zine written and illustrated by Joshua LH Burnett! What do you get in the first issue? The Sanctum of the Snail is a 0-level adventure that pits your would-be characters against the sea and whatever it is that lies behind that weird door on the island…. In addition to the adventure, this first issue of Crepuscular also includes: Blorgamorg, the Chthonic Snail: a new patron, complete with spells New magic items The adventures of Moonblossom & Chance 30 NPC henchmen for hire You can find Crepuscular #1 here! We’ve got more coming this week, so keep checking back! Remember, you can always check out the latest DCC Zines in our Online Store! And if you want to know the complete history of the DCC Zine, we wrote an article about it!...

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The Vizier’s Views: Into the Borderlands

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The Vizier’s Views: Into the Borderlands

Koraz-hu, the Grand Vizier of Mars, has many agents within our solar system, as well as its alternative dimensions. One of these agents has brought him a new tome, filled with both history and adventure. As is his custom, the Vizier examines it closely. Into the Borderlands compiles original work by Gary Gygax and Mike Carr with a Fifth Edition D&D conversion by Chris Doyle and Tim Wadzinski of both modules B1: In Search of the Unknown and B2: The Keep on the Borderlands. Additional writing is provided by Luke Gygax, Alex Kammer, Brendan J. LaSalle, Mike Mearls, Harley Stroh, and Jim Wampler. The publisher is Goodman Games. This is a massive volume, 381 pages long, with content that should interest both Game Masters and game historians. The heart of the book is the scanned reproductions of modules B1 and B2. Two printings of each module are scanned, so that differences between printings can be examined. In Search of the Unknown was written to allow the Dungeon Master to stock both monsters and treasure. Several examples of how the adventure could be stocked are included, so if you ever wanted to know how Michael Curtis would stock these areas, now your question is answered. The book contains an extensive interview with Mike Carr, who wrote In Search of the Unknown, covering both his time with TSR and the module itself. Early experiences with The Keep on the Borderlands are described by luminaries including Luke Gygax, Mike Mearls, and Harley Stroh. A large part of the book is, of course, a full Fifth Edition conversion of the two modules, which links them and provides an additional passage leading deep beneath the earth. Not content to merely convert the adventures as they were written, Goodman Games adds new adventuring areas to the mix. These include areas hinted at in the original modules, such as the ruined tower mentioned in B1. This gives the authors the chance to use classic monsters which simply didn’t exist yet when B1 and B2 were originally written. Overall, this is good stuff. If someone were looking to convert these adventures to another system, such as Dungeon Crawl Classics, the conversion example and the new areas would both be of use! DMs of Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons, meanwhile, get write-ups of several creatures from earlier editions to use in their adventures. The book ends with a color gallery of module covers (front and back), as well as maps in the classic “TSR blue.” The Martian Vizier sets down the book, knowing that there is much that he has not yet discussed within its pages. He casts his mind back to the early days, when he was merely a functionary in the court of the Martian Warlord. His own first forays into the Caves of Chaos still seem bright in his mind’s eye. His mystic dice are impatient. Another gathering will soon be upon him. Perhaps it is time to introduce others to the Borderlands? Original Adventures Reincarnated #1: Into the Borderlands Hardcover, 384 pages. Includes 16-page full color cover gallery Original Adventures Written by: Gary Gygax and Mike Carr Conversion by: Chris Doyle and Tim Wadzinski Front Cover art: Jim Roslof Back Cover art: Darlene   The first printing is completely sold out! Rush to see if you can pick up...

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Tower of Faces Goes PDF

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Tower of Faces Goes PDF

Want an adventure that is an award-winner? Want one that has a fantastic challenge for your 6th-level characters? How about one that has an amazing cover by acclaimed artist Sanjulian? Now, how about getting that module as a PDF? DCC #96: The Tower of Faces has been released as a PDF through our online store! The winner of the 2016 Rodneys Award, OSR Track is a challenge for characters and a blast for players. The adventurers have been summoned to a mysterious black tower made of glass. They are given a simple mission: protect the mage’s estate while he is distracted weaving a mighty spell. Surviving the five days of his spellcasting requires quick wits and sharp blades, for the estate has mischievous guests and strange visitors. In the end, the mage demands one final task: stand by his side as he binds a great horror from beyond! Sound easy? Yeah…not so much. Writer Nick Judson did such an amazing job with this module that it has been translated into Dungeon Crawl Classics system, and we put the aforementioned stunning cover by Sanjulian on the outside and some dynamic cartography by Stefan Poag on the inside! Act now (or later…it’s going to be there) and get the Random Drop Die Table included as a part of the PDF! Head on over to our PDF Store and pick up your copy of DCC #96: The Tower of Faces today!...

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3E Throwback Sale!

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3E Throwback Sale!

What is a sale? According to Dictionary.com (for this purpose) it is “a special disposal of goods, as at reduced prices.” Sure, but what does that really mean? I’ve seen “sales” where the “reduced price” was a dime…or less.  We aren’t like that. Goodman Games is having a huge sale on our 3E products on RPGNow! We’re talking about a true sale! All of our Third Edition books are either $1, $3, or $5! You can get a great selection of books for a tiny amount of money. We have adventures, sourcebooks, boxed sets, and more! We’re talking about things like our old 3E Dungeon Crawl Classic adventures, our Complete Guides, Etherscope, DragonMech, Broncosaurus Rex, and more! This is a SALE. One that deserves to be in capital letters. Yeah, that’s right, we’re shouting it to the world. So click on over to RPGNow and check out the bargains today!...

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DCC Magazine Kickstarter Ending Soon!

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DCC Magazine Kickstarter Ending Soon!

It’s your last chance to put your money where your heart is. Mystic Bull Games has a Kickstarter for the next issue of D.A.M.N. Magazine. The fine folks have met their goal and blown past the first few stretch goals, but that doesn’t mean they can’t do more. D.A.M.N Magazine has a new issue in the wings, and you get a chance to make it better with every dollar invested. As of this writing there are four days left to the campaign. And you can get a whole lot for a little investment. Here’s what you get in the next issue of D.A.M.N Magazine: Pages: ~85 (Issue 1 was 84, Issue 2 was 89) Size: 8.5×11 softcover book (or PDF) Other stuff: A color cover, with high quality black and white line art for the interior. At least two “long form” adventures: These multi-session adventures are written by luminaries of the community. The next issue has Daniel J. Bishop’s Demon Serpent of Balmorphos (the first part in a serial mega-dungeon) and Paul Wolfe’s Cannibal Tiger Women of Tsaru (an adventure that explores the origins of fhyrians from the God-Seed Awakens). “Short form” adventures: These are typically single session (or even single encounter) adventures from up-and-coming DCC authors. This issue has Cory Gahsman’s Portal to the Plane of Probability (an adventure that will have your players scratching their heads as they’re running for their lives). DCC Content: As always, there are new classes, patrons, spells, and tables…lots of tables…to throw into your game. This issue has a patron from Ari-Matti Piippo — Ari-Mammon Regular Features: Every issue, they cover a couple of new products from the best third-party publishers in the DCC community. In addition, they preview upcoming books that are ripe for your DCC campaign. Head on over to Kickstarter and pledge your support! And check out the first two issues of D.A.M.N. and the rest from Mystic Bull in our online store! D.A.M.N. Magazine is not a publication from Goodman Games. It is published by Mystic Bull Games through our Third Party Publisher...

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Roadworthy: Judge Joey Royale

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Roadworthy: Judge Joey Royale

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! This time we go to the New England area to meet Judge Joey Royale! Roadworthy: Judge Joey Royale What’s your name, where do you live (and game), and how would you describe yourself? My name is Joey Royale, and I am from New London, CT.  I am a rock-and-roll werewolf, a DCC evangelizer, and public educator.  I started a local event called Drinking and Dragons where about 80 gamers take over a local tavern or event space and fight monsters while raising money for charity. How did you first discover DCC? I was in a book store looking to buy my first role playing book ever. I saw the cover of Dungeon Crawl Classics, and that was it. Love at first sight. We are still together today, and I have never looked back. As of “right now,” how many Road Crew games have you run in 2017? Or 2018? I am a relatively new gamer having gotten into this world only two years ago. That being said, I jumped into judging quick after intense tutelage from my sensei, Judge Tim Deschene. I ran three public games in 2017, and I am at three so far for 2018.  I have my eye on that belt buckle this year, though, so watch out! What’s your favorite Road Crew game experience so far? Without a doubt, it is when Brendan Lasalle, Jeff Goad, Tim Deschene and the rest of our DCC crew walk through the doors of a Drinking and Dragons event. It is such a supportive and creative community, and I have established great friendships with these dudes. Just as important to me was when I got my wife and her friends to play for their first time. It was “Hole in the Sky”, and they were brutal! Tell us where you run your Road Crew games. When I am not running games at Drinking and Dragons, you can find me at The Citadel Game Cellar in Groton, CT and Sarge’s Comics in New London, CT. Both are top-shelf joints with awesome customer service and welcoming communities. What advice would you give to other Road Crew judges? Do it, just go out there and do it. Read Appendix N. Listen to Spellburn, Sanctum Secorum, and The Appendix N Podcast. Listen to Black Sabbath, Blood Ceremony, and Pentagram. I look at it like performing in a band: Judge your heart out until your eyes are bleeding, but recognize the audience is just as important as the rest of the show. Feed their hungry...

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