The Skull’s Second Kickstarter is Now Live!

We’ve got some stories for you. Strange and marvelous stories, set in a bygone era. Tales of magic and wonder, of heroes and monsters. Adventures of sword and sorcery.

Tales From the Magician’s Skull is a printed fantasy magazine dedicated to presenting all-new sword-and-sorcery fiction by the finest modern crafters in the genre. These stories are the real thing, crammed with sword-swinging action, dark sorceries, dread, and ferocious monsters—and they hurtle forward at a headlong pace. 

Last year, we published issues #1 and #2 to great acclaim. The stories were well-received, and the fans demanded – more! MORE! We hear you, fans, and the Skull is prepared to grant your desire!

Our goal is to publish Tales From The Magician’s Skull twice a year, with issues released in March and September each year. Issue #3 is complete and ready for printing, with a September release date. Issue #4 will release in March 2020, and others will follow bi-annually thereafter. Upon reaching issue #666, the Skull will travel to a higher plane and the magazine will end.


What’s that? Subscriptions? Yes…subscriptions.

Goodman Games is now offering subscriptions for Tales From The Magician’s Skull, making sure you are always in line to get the next issue of the magazine as it releases.

Subscriptions are available at a 10% discount from single-issue pricing. Subscriptions are 4 issues in duration and are offered in print and PDF format.

Tales From The Magician’s Skull #3

Issue #3 is brimming with 80 pages and contains 7 stories, each featuring a full page black-and-white illustration. When appropriate to the tale, maps to strange lands and martial arenas are included as well. Each story has been written, edited, illustrated, and laid out in classic pulp magazine format. A bonus section translates elements from each story—creatures, magic items, and more—into Dungeon Crawl Classics game terms. 

Tales From the Magician’s Skull #3 features fiction by James Enge, John C. Hocking, Howard Andrew Jones, Violette Malan, Joseph A. McCullough, Sarah Newton, and William King. The magazine is edited by Howard Andrew Jones and published by Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games, with layout by Lester B. Portly. An appendix by Terry Olson provides DCC RPG game statistics based on some of the stories.

Each story is lovingly illustrated by industry stalwarts, and issue #3 features art by Samuel Dillon, Justine Jones, Doug Kovacs, Brad McDevitt, Russ Nicholson, Stefan Poag, Matthew Ray, and Chuck Whelan. The cover is by the legendary Sanjulian.

So head on over to the Kickstarter page and show your love! We’ve got some things that you might really love to see, too. Like the Tales From the Magician’s Skull t-shirt—which you can only get through the Kickstarter campaign.

So, what are you waiting for? Go support the Tales From the Magician’s Skull Kickstarter today!

Author: pandabrett

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