DCC Fans, Get a Clue
Jun28

DCC Fans, Get a Clue

Hey look, page 484 changed in the 8th printing....

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Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt
Jan20

Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt

Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt By James Maliszewski Of all the literary influences on D&D and DCC RPG, Abraham Merritt is perhaps the “most-influential of the least-known.” His work is rarely read in this modern time, yet he is named by Gary Gygax as one of “the most immediate influences on AD&D. Today, on January 20, 2019, the 135th anniversary of his birth, we provide a little more insight into this...

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Adventures in Film Fiction: Hammer Films and the Cleric Class
Jan10

Adventures in Film Fiction: Hammer Films and the Cleric Class

Hammer Horror’s Dracula – And the Creation of the Cleric Class By Bob Brinkman The year 2019 marks the 61st 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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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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Adventures in Fiction: Leigh Brackett
Dec07

Adventures in Fiction: Leigh Brackett

Adventures in Fiction: Leigh Brackett By Michael Curtis The sad truth is that Appendix N is overwhelmingly a boys’ club. Much of the blame can be assigned to the fact that science-fiction and fantasy writers prior to 1960s were by and large white men. It was a tough club for a woman to break into, resulting in many female authors with an interest in writing science-fiction and fantasy to work under either pen names (such as Andre...

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Adventures in Fiction: Poul Anderson
Nov25

Adventures in Fiction: Poul Anderson

In celebration of the birthday of Poul Anderson, we re-present this article. Enjoy! Adventures in Fiction: Poul Anderson By Michael Curtis Poul Anderson was a prolific author who penned almost two hundred short stories and novels that ran the gamut from science fiction to fantasy to historical fiction to non-fiction during his lifetime. The seven-time Hugo Award winner was renowned for his exploration of politics and social issues in...

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Adventures in Fiction: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Sep01

Adventures in Fiction: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Happy Birthday ERB! A Personal Tale of Turning a Red Planet Purple By Terry Olson September 1 is the birthday of Edgar Rice Burroughs, affectionately called “ERB.” Although he’s best known for his Barsoom/Mars, Tarzan, Pellucidar, and Venus series, he wrote many other works, including historical novels and westerns. It’s beyond the scope of this article to reveal just how influential ERB has been to science fiction, fantasy, gaming,...

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Happy Birthday, Gary Gygax!
Jul27

Happy Birthday, Gary Gygax!

Let’s talk about Gary. Today we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Gary Gygax. And I do mean celebrate. Everyone here at Goodman Games can talk about how much that one man changed their life. Each of us has stories about what he did to alter our future in ways we couldn’t imagine back when we were too young to think about how we would make a living years later. And it goes beyond that, because we are...

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Adventures in Fiction: Ray Harryhausen
Jun29

Adventures in Fiction: Ray Harryhausen

Adventures in Fiction: 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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Happy birthday, Gary Gygax!
Jun27

Happy birthday, Gary Gygax!

Let’s talk about Gary. Today we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Gary Gygax. And I do mean celebrate. Everyone here at Goodman Games can talk about how much that one man changed their life. Each of us has stories about what he did to alter our future in ways we couldn’t imagine back when we were too young to think about how we would make a living years later. And it goes beyond that, because we are...

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Adventures in Fiction: Lin Carter
Jun09

Adventures in Fiction: Lin Carter

Adventures in Fiction: Lin Carter By Ngo Vinh-Hoi At Goodman Games we recognize the importance of Appendix N in the history of D&D and DCC. June 9 marks the 88th anniversary of the birth of Lin Carter, a prolific author with a small contribution to Appendix N. Here is some more information on this important writer. Linwood Vrooman Carter was born on June 9th, 1930 in St. Petersburg, Florida. In the august company of his...

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