Final Hours for Cyber Monday Deals!
Dec01

Final Hours for Cyber Monday Deals!

ONLY HOURS LEFT TO SAVE UP TO 40% IN OUR ONLINE STORE! This is your final notice! Our biggest sale of the year ends TODAY! So if you’ve been on the fence, NOW is the time to act! Practically everything in our online store is on sale for up to 40% off – but you need to act fast before the sale ends. Dungeon Crawl Classics! Mutant Crawl Classics! Fifth Edition Fantasy! Original Adventures Reincarnated! System Neutral Books!...

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Brian Murphy’s Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword-and-Sorcery
Dec01

Brian Murphy’s Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword-and-Sorcery

Brian Murphy’s Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword-and-Sorcery by Bill Ward In Flame and Crimson (2019) Brian Murphy has crafted no less than the first book length history of the sword-and-sorcery genre, from its origins and antecedents right down to its reflection in the popular culture of the present day. It is a work both indispensable and long overdue, one that fills a gap in our collective bookshelves while establishing...

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This Week on Twitch – November 30 – December 6
Nov30

This Week on Twitch – November 30 – December 6

Welcome to December! We’ve got a whole month of gaming left to finish off The Year That Shall Not Be Named, and we’re kicking it off with some great fun. Not only do we have our regular schedule for the week, but Appendix N Cinema returns with an all-new episode that is taking you straight to Frog Town! …no, seriously, that’s where it’s going. And don’t forget you can catch up on all our shows over...

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Save Up to 40% With Our Cyber Monday Sale!
Nov30

Save Up to 40% With Our Cyber Monday Sale!

Black Friday has morphed into Cyber Monday! The name has changed, but the sale continues! Practically everything in our online store is on sale for up to 40% off – but you need to act fast before the sale ends. Dungeon Crawl Classics! Mutant Crawl Classics! Fifth Edition Fantasy! Original Adventures Reincarnated! System Neutral Books! DCC Lankhmar! Xcrawl! Metamorphosis Alpha! And much, much more! It’s all on sale! To be a...

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It’s DCC Demo Week! Demos Every Day for New Players to Learn to Play!
Nov29

It’s DCC Demo Week! Demos Every Day for New Players to Learn to Play!

This week is another DCC Demo Week! There are FIVE free online demos of DCC RPG! We always run one demo a week for new players, but this week we decided to ramp up the schedule. So, if you want to learn how to play, this is your chance! Here’s the current schedule for the week: Monday, November 30: Demo 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST Tuesday, December 1: Demo 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm EST Demo 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm EST Wednesday, December 2: Demo...

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Where to Start with the Fantasy Fiction of Poul Anderson
Nov29

Where to Start with the Fantasy Fiction of Poul Anderson

Where to Start with the Fantasy Fiction of Poul Anderson by Bill Ward Poul Anderson (1926-2001) is one of those authors whose prolific output – over one hundred novels and at least as many short stories – is as impressive as it is potentially intimidating. A great many of our contemporary authors tend to stick with one kind of story or book for branding purposes, often adopting new pseudonyms if they dare deviate from the brand, but...

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Adventures in Fiction: L. Sprague DeCamp
Nov28

Adventures in Fiction: L. Sprague DeCamp

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: L. Sprague de Camp by Jeff Goad Did you know that L. Sprague de Camp coined the terms “extraterrestrial” and...

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Black Friday Continues!
Nov27

Black Friday Continues!

Our annual Black Friday sale continues! The Year That Shall Not Be Named cannot put a damper on everything! The big sale of the year is here! Practically everything in our online store is on sale for up to 40% off – but you need to act fast before the sale ends. Dungeon Crawl Classics! Mutant Crawl Classics! Fifth Edition Fantasy! Original Adventures Reincarnated! System Neutral Books! DCC Lankhmar! Xcrawl! Metamorphosis Alpha!...

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12 Hour Castle Amber Stream For Charity!
Nov27

12 Hour Castle Amber Stream For Charity!

The amazing folks over at Twenty Sides to Every Story have teamed up with Extra Life to run a marathon gaming session for charity, and they’re doing it LIVE ON TWITCH! So we invite you to pop over to their Twitch Channel and tune in to watch the gang play their way through Castle Amber! Here’s their announcement: On Friday, November 27 at 10:00 am CST we are running a charity stream for ExtraLife with Castle Amber as our...

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov26

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lord Fowl has returned! And we all know what that means: All hail THANKSGIVING! And despite The Year That Shall Not Be Named putting a damper on…well, everything, we still have a lot for which we give thanks. We’re having a Zoom-based gathering this year, so it’s different—but that doesn’t take away the purpose. Thanksgiving is an important day. It’s a chance for us to reflect upon the things that have...

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Sign Up For Next Week’s 1000 Insane Worlds!
Nov26

Sign Up For Next Week’s 1000 Insane Worlds!

Today is Thanksgiving here in the United States, which means that Judge Brendan has morphed into Judge Chef to cook dinner for his family. But he’ll be back next week! Next week—December 3rd—he’ll return to run part four in his Black Sabbath Quad-rilogy, Planet Caravan. The players take on the roles of vat-grown clones created by a robot to help them fight off dimensional buccaneers that show up to steal a fragment of a...

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New in the Online Store: Spanish Translations and Face Masks
Nov25

New in the Online Store: Spanish Translations and Face Masks

It is officially gift buying season! Which makes the timing on these releases perfect for any of your friends who happen to speak Spanish. Or breathe. Hey, it’s the Year That Shall Not Be Named. Gifts to help people stay safe while breathing are a real thing. And to that end, we’ve got two new Spanish translations of adventure modules, put out by our publishing partner, Other Selves. They do a great job with the Spanish...

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