Speaking of Labor Day…meet the Teardown Squad!
Sep02

Speaking of Labor Day…meet the Teardown Squad!

Let’s break it down for you. It’s a little known secret: when the last customer leaves Gen Con, they turn off the air conditioning. And then they open the big outside doors. In August. But the few, the proud, the sweaty stay behind to help disassemble the greatest days in gaming, because somebody has to pack up everything before we go home. And thus today we give you another behind-the-scenes look at life in the gaming industry....

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The Names On The Doom Gong
Aug30

The Names On The Doom Gong

The Gong of Doom has quickly become an icon for the Goodman Games crowd. It’s echoing sound ringing through the hallways as a harbinger of another fallen comrade during the Team Tournament. It’s both wonderful and ominous at the same time. It has another purpose, too. On the columns of the Gong, we’ve added plaques to commemorate the winners of the Team Tournament, both at Gen Con and, as of this year, Origins as...

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Gen Con Videos, Part 3: The DCC College
Aug24

Gen Con Videos, Part 3: The DCC College

And here is the third and final video from Gen Con 2019: The DCC College! Brendan LaSalle, Haley Skatch, Jen Brinkman, and Harley Stroh got together to discuss what makes Dungeon Crawl Classics a unique experience and how to run the game to its fullest potential. But why listen to me talk when you can watch the whole thing yourself? Just click the link below and...

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Gen Con Videos, Part 2: What’s New With Goodman Games
Aug24

Gen Con Videos, Part 2: What’s New With Goodman Games

It’s part two of our Saturday Gen Con video series! This time out, we’ve got the grand-daddy of videos: The What’s New With Goodman Games Seminar! You might have already seen this video on Facebook, but this is the version with a lot of bonus images and artwork that weren’t shown in the original video. Here’s where we talk about OAR #3: The Lost City, the 5E version of Fred Saberhagen’s Empire of...

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Gen Con Videos, Part 1: Gaming in the Spirit of Robert E. Howard
Aug24

Gen Con Videos, Part 1: Gaming in the Spirit of Robert E. Howard

Oh yeah, we’re still talking about Gen Con. And in fact, we’ve got not one, not two, but THREE videos that we’ll be posting today that were taken at Gen Con 2019. We start off with a seminar entitled Gaming Appendix N: Robert E. Howard and Sword and Sorcery. It’s a great chance to see how our adventure authors integrate the works of a great writer into their game designs, and the impact he had on their creative...

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Gen Con 2019: The Judges Awards, a.k.a. “The Goodies”
Aug18

Gen Con 2019: The Judges Awards, a.k.a. “The Goodies”

At Gen Con last year we started a new tradition, recognizing great judges with our special gold, silver, and bronze medals—aka, The Goodies. This year we continued the tradition, and also included a few folks from outside the judging pool. We’re happy to share the official results here and honor the winners! The Iron Judge Award Awarded to judges who have run an exceptional number of events at Gen Con 2019. Bronze – Michael...

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Statistics From The Gen Con 2019 DCC Team Tournament
Aug13

Statistics From The Gen Con 2019 DCC Team Tournament

At Gen Con 2019, Goodman Games ran the third annual DCC Team Tournament, The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar. This year 96 players competing on a record 20 different teams took on the deadly challenges of the fabled city of Lankhmar, City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokes. Over the course of four fantastic days and three hard-fought rounds, many PCs fell to the deadly traps and cunning puzzles that made up this year’s adventure, and a number...

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Gen Con 2019: A Recap of The Gen Con DCC Team Tournament
Aug12

Gen Con 2019: A Recap of The Gen Con DCC Team Tournament

The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar brought the Gen Con Team Tournament to the infamous City of the Black Toga. The tournament ranged from the hot cellars beneath Thieves’ House, to the sooty rooftops, and concluded with a mad dash through the palace of the Overlord.  Characters died alone, lost beneath Thieves’ House, as their torches burnt out, one by one. Slayers stalked the city in search of the PCs, even as washer-mongers took...

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Announcing Empire of the East for 5E
Aug11

Announcing Empire of the East for 5E

The news from Gen Con continues! Back at Gary Con, we announced our license to produce DCC: Empire of the East. And last weekend at Gen Con we announced that Empire of the East will ALSO be available in a 5E version. Produced in partnership with the estate of Fred Saberhagen, Empire of the East adapts the three-part series of novels into a gaming expanse that provides a post-apocalyptic world where magic and science are...

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Announcing OAR #4: The Lost City
Aug10

Announcing OAR #4: The Lost City

At Gen Con we held our What’s New With Goodman Games Seminar (which you can watch on Facebook, by the way), where we reviewed existing projects and announced several new ones. Over the course of the next several days we’ll discuss these projects and give you some insight as to what and when to expect them. In fact, we’ll start right now with what many people have been waiting to discover: We’re pleased to announce Original...

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Congrats to The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar!
Aug09

Congrats to The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar!

Gen Con 2019 is over, but the events of the show have left a permanent mark on history. We speak of course of The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament, which crowned The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar! We’ve already shown you the winning team, but today we want to take it a step further. Today we are going to give you the names of the winners! And not just for The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar themselves, but for the top three teams!...

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Photos From An Amazing Gen Con!
Aug08

Photos From An Amazing Gen Con!

We’re back! To say we had an amazing Gen Con is a vast understatement. Every aspect of the show exceeded our expectations and left us wanting more—as well as exhausted. And we’ve got pictures to prove it. In fact, we’ll start off with a lovely time-lapse of us setting up the Goodman Games booth this year! It shows a very brief view of how things go from a blank slate to a full booth in just a few seconds, even if it...

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