Support the DCC Third Party Publisher Kickstarter for Critical Hit Parader Issue #1

It’s time to Rock and Role Play!

New from Matt Thompson comes a third party zine that combines gaming with the spirit of vintage rock and roll. Critical Hit Parader Issue 1 features fully DCC-compatible content in the spirit of rock magazines from the ’70s and ’80s. Think of a chimera spawned from Creem and Dragon magazines. Featured content includes…

  • Adventures, settings, monsters, and loot inspired by gamer-loved classic rock bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Rush, and Black Sabbath.
  • Articles on the intersection of rock music and RPGs.
  • Profiles of newer bands directly influenced by Appendix N source material and the musicians’ gaming experience.

What’s Inside the First Issue?

This Kickstarter is to fund printing physical copies of the first issue of Critical Hit Parader. The first issue includes…

Workshop of the Telescopes – This Blue Öyster Cult themed adventure is designed for Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) but easy to adapt for other systems. What starry wisdom can you discover within the abandoned laboratories of an alchemist/astronomer? 

Magna of Illusion – This new DCC supernatural patron is a mirror of blackness. It grants its agents the power to become actors in history, heeding its riddling voice to feed its hunger. Includes new patron spells and patron taint effects.

Crit Profile – a profile of Loot the Body, the one man band who makes songs and videos inspired by classic sci-fi, fantasy, and D&D. Delivered in the irreverent style of Creem Profiles.

Appendix LP – where Appendix N was the list of books that inspired Gary Gygax to create D&D, Appendix LP is an article discussing the classic bands and albums that serve as inspiration for music-loving gamers.


This campaign is a part of ZineQuest 5, Kickstarter’s program to help out small, independent publishers and give them some extra attention. And if you are an independent publisher, this is a great chance to be a part of this drive to power old-school tabletop RPGs! Head on over to Kickstarter to get the details!

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