Adventures in Fiction: Philip Jose Farmer
Jan26

Adventures in Fiction: Philip Jose Farmer

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: Philip José Farmer by Jeff Goad Today we are celebrating the birthday of Philip José Farmer. While he isn’t around to celebrate...

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Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt
Jan19

Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt

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: Abraham Merritt by James Maliszewski Of all the literary influences on D&D and DCC RPG, Abraham Merritt is perhaps the...

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Welcome To Dungeons of Yesteryear
Jan12

Welcome To Dungeons of Yesteryear

When you were a kid, did you have a binder full of D&D maps that you drew yourself? And ruled paper with dungeon keys, that in retrospect may not adhere to rules of dungeon ecology? Yeah, you weren’t the only one. Us, too. In Dungeons of Yesteryear, we’re going to open up our own notebooks and show you some of OUR old dungeons. We’re hoping they conjure up as many good memories for you as they do for us. Let’s compare notes...

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Professor Dungeon Master Appears on Talking TSR Tonight!
Jan10

Professor Dungeon Master Appears on Talking TSR Tonight!

It happens tonight! Goodman Games is hosting a special episode of Talking TSR, live on The Official Goodman Games Twitch Channel tonight at 8:00 pm EST. Join Chris and Rick and their very special guest Professor Dungeon Master, host of the popular YouTube channel Dungeon Craft. With over 50K subscribers, Dungeon Craft is all about running the ultimate game of Dungeons & Dragons. Professor Dungeon Master is old school to the core,...

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Announcing Dungeon Denizens: 500 Monsters for 5E
Nov06

Announcing Dungeon Denizens: 500 Monsters for 5E

Announcing Dungeon Denizens: 500 Monsters for 5E We’ve got a monster book for you. No, not just the content, we’re talking about the size of this creation! Dungeon Denizens is the new monster book for Dungeons and Dragons 5E that will be heading you way in mid-2021, and it’s packed full of over 500 beasts and creatures to add to your game! Here’s the blurb from the back of the book: 500+ Curated Creatures for...

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Who in the World is Dave Arneson?
Sep29

Who in the World is Dave Arneson?

“Who in the World is Dave Arneson?” A Dave Arneson Homage, Part 1 of 2 by James Maliszewski David Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, was born on October 1, 1947, and passed away in 2009. In honor of his contributions to the hobby, we present this two-part essay. Here is the first part, and the second part will appear later today. Like many my age, I was introduced to roleplaying games through the Dungeons & Dragons...

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Bride of Cyclops Con in October!
Aug07

Bride of Cyclops Con in October!

It’s alive…ALIVE! We had a blast putting together our last two online events—Cyclops Con and DCC Days Online—where we got to share our passion for gaming with everyone in the world. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we’re doing it again. We are proud to announce Bride of Cyclops Con! Bride of Cyclops Con will be online everywhere October 16-18, 2020. And this convention will feature not only Dungeon Crawl Classics,...

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New in the Online Store: OAR #4: The Lost City!
Jul08

New in the Online Store: OAR #4: The Lost City!

Look what we found. The latest release in the Original Adventures Reincarnated line is now available in our online store: OAR #4: The Lost City! Compiling the original adventure from TSR along with a full 5E translation of the module, OAR #4: The Lost City provides an experience that can be rolled into a full-blown campaign for the willing. Chris Doyle and Tim Wadzinski take the module by Tom Moldvay and turn it into an adventure that...

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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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Comics in D&D
Jun13

Comics in D&D

Comics in D&D by James Maliszewski After years of closer examination, I think it’s pretty widely known that Original Dungeons & Dragons artist, Greg Bell “borrowed” a lot of his illustrations from Marvel comics from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. While I understand that the practice of “swiping” (as it is known) is controversial in comics circles, I’m not much bothered by it in the case of Bell’s OD&D pieces, in part...

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“TALKING TSR” Debuts Tonight On The Goodman Games Twitch Channel
May17

“TALKING TSR” Debuts Tonight On The Goodman Games Twitch Channel

We love to talk. And more so, we adore to talk about things that we love. Sometimes so much, that we can’t fit it all into a single conversation… At Cyclops Con, one of our most popular seminars was “Top 10 TSR Adventure Modules,” where we spoke on our love of early modules for Dungeons and Dragons. It’s the kind of topic that gets our blood and creative juices really flowing and is part of the core that solidifies our love of gaming...

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Adventures in Fiction: Margaret St. Clair
Feb16

Adventures in Fiction: Margaret St. Clair

Adventures in Fiction: Margaret St. Clair by Michael Curtis Margaret St. Clair was born on February 17, 1911. Her work appears in Gary Gygax’s Appendix N, and is important for lending a crucial concept to the D&D game: the idea of dungeon levels. Here is Michael Curtis with more information on this important writer… The titles and authors appearing on the Appendix N list are varied. Some are fantasy, others science fiction, and...

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