Films of High Adventure: Robert E. Howard
Jan24

Films of High Adventure: Robert E. Howard

The Films of High Adventure series examines the impact that the authors of Appendix N have had on the world at large. Be sure to check out the entire series, as we present the following article in celebration of the birthday of Robert E. Howard. Films of High Adventure: Robert E Howard by Bob Brinkman The wonderful thing about Appendix N is that the authors’ work often leapt off the page and into other mediums – such as film...

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The D&D Wizard Class and Roger Corman’s Movie The Raven
Nov14

The D&D Wizard Class and Roger Corman’s Movie The Raven

The D&D Wizard Class and Roger Corman’s Movie The Raven by Joshua LH Burnett While the books of Appendix N are inarguably a huge influence on the early days of fantasy role-playing adventure games, it is also important to consider the popular films of the day. Roger Corman’s 1963 movie The Raven tells the story of three rival wizards. This comedy-horror picture features tropes and themes that are familiar to any fan of fantasy...

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Films of High Adventure: H.P. Lovecraft
Oct29

Films of High Adventure: H.P. Lovecraft

Films of High Adventure: H. P. Lovecraft by Bob Brinkman The Films of High Adventure series examines the impact that the authors of Appendix N have had on the world at large. This time out, we’re upping the spookiness of Halloween with an article on all of Lovecraft’s works that have made their way to the big (or small) screen. The works of H. P. Lovecraft are among the most frequently adapted of any Appendix N author. To...

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Appendix N Cinema and Phantasm
Dec11

Appendix N Cinema and Phantasm

Appendix N Cinema and Phantasm by Thorin ‘SonOvThrain’ Thompson and Clay Liford Goodman Games new show celebrating movies and the impact they can have on our games continues (and you can get caught up over on YouTube). Their second episode focused on the cult classic, Phantasm. And now the hosts of the show are bringing you some distilled gaming material for you to use. NOTE: This is all fan-created material, and is not official in...

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Appendix N Cinema and Beastmaster
Nov05

Appendix N Cinema and Beastmaster

Appendix N Cinema and Beastmaster by Thorin ‘SonOvThrain’ Thompson and Clay Liford Recently, Goodman Games started up a new show that celebrates movies and the impact they can have on our games. The first episode of this series focused on the 1984 film, Beastmaster. And now the hosts of the show are bringing you some distilled gaming material for you to use. NOTE: This is all fan-created material, and is not official in any way....

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Films of High Adventure: Ray Harryhausen
Jun29

Films of High Adventure: Ray Harryhausen

Films of High Adventure: Ray Harryhausen and the Look of Fantasy by Brett Brooks Here at Goodman Games, we have long honored the role of Appendix N and its influence on not just Dungeons and Dragons, but fantasy role-playing as a whole—including Dungeon Crawl Classics. We also feel that there are others who played a role that deserve the same recognition as those that Mr. Gygax listed in the Dungeon Master’s Guide, and they can come...

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Films of High Adventure: Hammer Films and the Cleric Class
Jan09

Films of High Adventure: Hammer Films and the Cleric Class

Hammer Horror’s Dracula – And the Creation of the Cleric Class By Bob Brinkman The year 2020 marks the 62nd anniversary of the Hammer Horror film Dracula. Why is this so important? You can thank Dracula for the creation of the cleric class, and the Hammer Horror series in general for influencing several aspects of Dungeons and Dragons (and later the Dungeon Crawl Classics role-playing game). The history of Hammer films is as...

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