Learning from Dave Arneson’s Published Works
Sep29

Learning from Dave Arneson’s Published Works

Learning from Dave Arneson’s Published Works A Dave Arneson Homage, Part 2 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. The first part can be found here, and here is the second and concluding part. Aside from Dungeons & Dragons itself, the first work I ever owned...

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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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OAR #5: Castle Amber Now Available for Pre-Order!
Aug12

OAR #5: Castle Amber Now Available for Pre-Order!

It’s time! We’re opening the doors on Original Adventures Reincarnated #5: Castle Amber, and you are all invited inside. The fifth release in our Original Adventures Reincarnated line is now up and available for pre-order from our online store. It’s your chance to get in line for the first wave of shipments of this great new release. Here’s the details on OAR #5: Castle Amber: They fled from the far-flung land...

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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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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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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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Designer’s Notes: Exploring the Lost City
May07

Designer’s Notes: Exploring the Lost City

EXPLORING THE LOST CITY By Chris Doyle I consider February 2, 1981 as the date I started playing roleplaying games. That is the day when I came home from school and sitting on the dining room table was the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rules boxed set, obtained from Sears via mail order. This was the set graced with purplish-hued Erol Otus cover art of an underground scene depicting a fighter and a magic-user (before we called them...

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Our Top 10 TSR Adventure Modules
Apr27

Our Top 10 TSR Adventure Modules

At Cyclops Con, you had the chance to hear about our Top 10 Adventure Modules from the TSR Era of Dungeons and Dragons during a panel with a very similar name. Chris Doyle, Michael Curtis, Aldo Ghiozzi and Tim Wadzinski revealed their picks, adjudicated by Joseph Goodman. If you didn’t make it to Cyclops Con, though, we’ve got the seminar ready for viewing up on YouTube! If you enjoyed this seminar, let us know! Perhaps...

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Announcing Temple of Elemental Evil as 6th Volume In Our Original Adventures Reincarnated Line
Apr24

Announcing Temple of Elemental Evil as 6th Volume In Our Original Adventures Reincarnated Line

Third time up to bat this year, and we’re knocking this one out of the park. Announcing Original Adventures Reincarnated #6: The Temple of Elemental Evil! This exciting release reprints the original material from the published module T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil, as well as the original version of T1: The Village of Hommlet. Created by Gary Gygax and Frank Mentzer, The Temple of Elemental Evil has long been regarded as one...

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Adventures in Fiction: Philip Jose Farmer
Jan26

Adventures in Fiction: Philip Jose Farmer

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 this day with us, his books are still here inspiring writers and game designers as they have for decades past. Farmer found early acclaim in the pulps, winning the Hugo in 1953 for Best New SF Author only a year after the publication of his first tale in Startling Stories. He continued...

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