Read Magic with Michael Curtis: Frodo Lives!
Jan05

Read Magic with Michael Curtis: Frodo Lives!

Read Magic with Michael Curtis: Frodo Lives! by Michael Curtis Read Magic with Michael Curtis is an occasional feature that explores the connections between the works of Appendix N and fantasy gaming, examining how those stories inspired the many facets of Dungeons & Dragons and Dungeon Crawl Classics. For more than forty years, people have gathered together to play games casting themselves as fantastical heroes facing off against...

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Appendix N Archeology: The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series
Dec29

Appendix N Archeology: The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series

Appendix N Archeology: The Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series by Michael Curtis More than a decade before Gary Gygax assembled his list of influential fantasy authors and titles—the famed “Appendix N” which appeared in the Dungeon Masters Guide published in 1979—another author was hard at work compiling a list of fantasy stories to introduce to the reading public. Both catalogs would include some of the same authors on their rolls, and...

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Appendix N Archaeology: Clark Ashton Smith
Dec27

Appendix N Archaeology: Clark Ashton Smith

Appendix N Archaeology: Clark Ashton Smith by Michael Curtis Gamers often point to Appendix N and decry the absence of a particular author (or three, or seven, or…), declaring Gygax’s omission of them to be a literary crime of some sort. Putting aside the unbelievable idea that gamers may complain about things for the moment, we must realize that Appendix N is not a list one can argue with. It is a catalogue of all the literary...

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Appendix N Archaeology: Clark Ashton Smith
Nov10

Appendix N Archaeology: Clark Ashton Smith

Appendix N Archaeology: Clark Ashton Smith      by Michael Curtis Gamers often point to Appendix N and decry the absence of a particular author (or three, or seven, or…), declaring Gygax’s omission of them to be a literary crime of some sort. Putting aside the unbelievable idea that gamers may complain about things for the moment, we must realize that Appendix N is not a list one can argue with. It is a catalogue of all...

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Appendix N Mini-Comics by Stefan Poag!
Oct24

Appendix N Mini-Comics by Stefan Poag!

Yes we’re a gaming company, but we’re heavily inspired by the works of Appendix N and great art—and sometimes our interests stray a bit toward those inspirations. Can you blame us? Today we’ve got two new additions to the online store. We’re happy to announce two mini-comics by Stefan Poag! Many of you will know Stefan’s name from the pages of Dungeon Crawl Classics, where his illustrations regularly appear. You may...

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Vintage Pulp Mags Back In Stock!
Mar20

Vintage Pulp Mags Back In Stock!

From Action Stories to Weird Tales, we’ve gotten in a huge restock on our Vintage Pulp Magazine collection! Goodman Games prides itself on being an advocate of the pulp movement, and of the Appendix N authors in particular. As you probably know, Appendix N is the list of books that Gary Gygax read when he was creating D&D, and it’s the same list of books that Joseph Goodman read when he was creating DCC RPG. And now you can...

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