Adventures in Fiction: Philip Jose Farmer
Jan26

Adventures in Fiction: Philip Jose Farmer

Adventures in Fiction: Philip José Farmer By Jeff Goad Today we are celebrating the birthday of Philip José Farmer. While he isn’t around to celebrate this day with us, his books are still here inspiring writers and game designers as they have for decades past. Farmer found early acclaim in the pulps, winning the Hugo in 1953 for Best New SF Author only a year after the publication of his first tale in Startling Stories. He continued...

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Check Out Our New Adventures in Fiction Page!
Jan25

Check Out Our New Adventures in Fiction Page!

Visitors to our site are likely familiar with our Adventures in Fiction posts. Each of these articles explores the past era of sci-fi, pulp, fantasy, and sword-and-sorcery fiction that helped to inspire the creation of the role-playing genre. They are an exploration of the core of our industry, and something that we hold dear to our hearts. And now we’ve made them easier for you to explore. Introducing the Adventures in Fiction...

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Doom on the Warden Kickstarter Is Now Live!
Jan24

Doom on the Warden Kickstarter Is Now Live!

Something is happening on The Warden. Something…terrifying. Fans of Metamorphosis Alpha can rejoice, as the new Doom on the Warden adventure is now live on Kickstarter! Described by the adventure’s author (and Metamorphosis Alpha creator), James M. Ward as “Tomb of Horrors in space,” this adventure will change the game forever… Here’s a description from the Kickstarter: It was a little-known fact...

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Adventures in Fiction: Robert E. Howard
Jan23

Adventures in Fiction: Robert E. Howard

There may not be a more iconic character in fantasy—and particularly sword and sorcery—fiction than Conan the Barbarian. From his first appearance in Weird Tales back in 1932, the character has influenced how we see any iconic sword-wielding hero. And for that, we can thank Robert E. Howard. Over the years a number of posts on our site have been focused on Mr. Howard and his impact not just on literature, but also on the world of...

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New In The Online Store: The 2019 Gongfarmer’s Almanac
Jan22

New In The Online Store: The 2019 Gongfarmer’s Almanac

One of the most popular items from Gen Con every year is the release of The Gongfarmer’s Almanac. This zine is presented in several volumes, each compiling the work of the many fans who contribute to the zine. For those not lucky enough to be at Gen Con and get their copies, The Gongfarmer’s Local #282 also goes the extra mile to compile all the issues into a single volume—which they sell at cost. That’s right, The...

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Support DCC RPG in French!
Jan21

Support DCC RPG in French!

A couple of months back we announced an agreement for Akileos Publishing to create a French-language edition of Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. Now those same folks have brought that translation to a crowdfunding campaign. Running through the Game On crowdfunding engine, the French edition of DCC RPG has already met their publishing goal, but you can help them to reach their stretch goals and get on board for...

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Visit Us at FrankfortCon This Weekend!
Jan21

Visit Us at FrankfortCon This Weekend!

The 2020 convention season continues to roll out! This weekend you can find us at the one-day show, FrankfortCon! Come visit Dieter Zimmerman at the Goodman Games booth, where you can find a huge selection of Dungeon Crawl Classics, DCC Lankhmar, Mutant Crawl Classics, Original Adventures Reincarnated, and much more. FrankfortCon is happening at the Capital Plaza Hotel in downtown Frankfort, KY, and is a one-day show, happening on...

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Road Crew 13-Game Custom Name Badge Info Sent Out
Jan20

Road Crew 13-Game Custom Name Badge Info Sent Out

Consider it a badge of honor. Something to prove that you are a devoted fan.  We’re talking about our custom badge pin. The item that we send to anyone who has completed thirteen or more Road Crew games as a part of a single season. And if you are one of those proud few that have met this goal, then we have good news: the badges will be heading your way soon! In 2018 we had more people hit the thirteen game goal than ever...

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New in the Online Store: Grab Bags and Mystery Modules!
Jan15

New in the Online Store: Grab Bags and Mystery Modules!

Do you feel lucky? Well…do you? You should, because this could be your lucky day! We are offering some amazing discounts on some of our products—you just have to trust your luck. Our Grab Bags are back! This year they are bigger than ever, with a 3″ thick box of goodies pulled from our online warehouse. And each Grab Bag is unique, with plenty of product to fill out your game shelves. And we’ve also got a new option...

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Background Art for Twitch Gamers!
Jan10

Background Art for Twitch Gamers!

We might want to have a game that feels like it’s still 1974, but we know the current date. A lot of gamers are using Twitch, and we’ve gotten requests for several things to help those gamers out. The number one request has been some high-res art to use for backgrounds for your stream. So, we’re giving you some art. Click any of the thumbnail images below to get to large, high-res versions of the art that you can use...

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Support Lou Zocchi After His Fire!
Jan06

Support Lou Zocchi After His Fire!

Lou Zocchi is an innovator, a creator, and an icon of the industry. And right now he needs our help. Over the weekend, Lou’s property broke out in a fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt and his house was spared—but his garage was not. That garage served as the warehouse and headquarters for his company, and it has left him in dire need. Lou makes his living by traveling to shows and selling the product that was stored in that...

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Adventures in Fiction: J.R.R. Tolkien
Jan03

Adventures in Fiction: J.R.R. Tolkien

Adventures in Fiction: J.R.R. Tolkien By Chris Doyle John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in what is now South Africa. His parents, both English, had re-located so his father could accept a promotion with his current employer, a bank. He returned to England at the age of three, but his father succumbed to fever and never made the journey. Tolkien was a soldier (in the First World War, eventually reaching the rank of...

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