Erol Otus Sits In On the Next Keep Crawlin
Jul28

Erol Otus Sits In On the Next Keep Crawlin

Legendary artist Erol Otus sits in with Mike and Brendan tonight for a very special episode of Keep Crawlin! 8:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, July 28 Keep Crawlin’ with Mike and Brendan Hosts: Brendan LaSalle and Michael Curtis This week on Keep Crawlin’ it’s time to straighten up the basement and wash Brendan’s Tam. Their special guest this week will be none other than fantasy illustrator extraordinaire, Erol Otus!...

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Classic Covers: More From Jack Vance
Jul27

Classic Covers: More From Jack Vance

With hundreds of titles in dozens of editions in as many different languages, a catalog of Jack Vance’s prolific output is a feast of diverse and changing visual styles over many years. With cover illustrations as varied as Frazetta-style sword-and-sorcery, heady new age semiotics, surreal horror, literal Tolkien fantasy, and nuts-and-bolts high technology science fiction, Vance has inspired numerous creative interpretations of...

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Final Countdown! Join Us For the Countdown Special for DCC Dying Earth!
Jul21

Final Countdown! Join Us For the Countdown Special for DCC Dying Earth!

Tonight’s the night! The sun is setting on the DCC Dying Earth Kickstarter! The Dying Earth is a world on the edge of extinction. A world where magic has supplanted technology and humanity fights for survival. And our Kickstarter campaign to bring that world to life for DCC RPG is about to come to a close! Tonight, starting at 8:00 p.m. EST, we’ll be hosting a special countdown show on the Official Goodman Games Twitch...

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Join Us for the DCC Dying Earth Countdown Show
Jul20

Join Us for the DCC Dying Earth Countdown Show

The end of the campaign is nigh! The Dying Earth is a world on the edge of extinction. A world where magic has supplanted technology and humanity fights for survival. And our Kickstarter campaign to bring that world to life for DCC RPG is about to come to a close! Tomorrow night, starting at 8:00 p.m. EST, we’ll be hosting a special countdown show on the Official Goodman Games Twitch Channel that will bring the current...

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The Other Cugel’s Saga: Michael Shea’s A Quest for Simbilis
Jul20

The Other Cugel’s Saga: Michael Shea’s A Quest for Simbilis

The Other Cugel’s Saga: Michael Shea’s A Quest for Simbilis by Fletcher Vredenburgh At the end of The Eyes of the Overworld (1966), Jack Vance’s rogue, Cugel the Clever, found himself once again stranded in the very same distant part of the Dying Earth to which he’d been sent at the beginning of the book by Iucounu the Laughing Magician, on a mission to retrieve a magical lens. And that’s where he remained for over a...

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Back DCC Dying Earth for Exclusive New Rulebook Cover
Jul16

Back DCC Dying Earth for Exclusive New Rulebook Cover

It’s ‘Talk like Jack Vance Week’ all this week at Goodman Games in honor of DCC Dying Earth! With our kickstarter in its final days, we’re kicking things into linguistic overdrive with a week-long celebration of the stylishly unique language of Jack Vance. The Dying Earth is growing brighter beneath the light of the fading sun, thanks to those substantiating it! And for those valiant, we are bringing a supernumerary...

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DCC Dying Earth Trivia Show Airs Tonight on Twitch
Jul15

DCC Dying Earth Trivia Show Airs Tonight on Twitch

It’s ‘Talk like Jack Vance Week’ all this week at Goodman Games in honor of DCC Dying Earth! As our kickstarter enters its final week we’re kicking things into linguistic overdrive with a week-long celebration of the stylishly unique language of Jack Vance. A challenge is brought forth to test your knowledge of those things arcane and wondrous. Every circumstance shall be scrutinized until a true prizeman arises on display. This very...

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Vancian Quotations
Jul13

Vancian Quotations

It’s ‘Talk like Jack Vance Week’ all this week at Goodman Games in honor of DCC Dying Earth! As our kickstarter approaches its final week we’re kicking things into linguistic overdrive with a week-long celebration of the stylishly unique language of Jack Vance. Vancian Quotations by Bill Ward “When you want to describe something that’s flamboyant, weird and strange, anything a little bit outrageous, wicked or nasty, you don’t do it by...

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Interview with John Vance to Air on Twitch Sunday Night!
Jul09

Interview with John Vance to Air on Twitch Sunday Night!

Sanctum Secorum is bringing you an amazing weekend of Jack Vance shows—including one that we haven’t announced until this moment! On Sunday afternoon on Twitch at 2:00 p.m. EST the crew of Sanctum Secorum will be interviewing John Vance, son of Jack and Norma Vance, about his father’s enduring legacy and the special appeal of Jack Vance’s many worlds of imagination. In addition to John, we’re thrilled to have...

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Jack Vance’s Influence on Dungeons & Dragons
Jul09

Jack Vance’s Influence on Dungeons & Dragons

Jack Vance’s Influence on Dungeons & Dragons by Bill Ward “Turjan … descended to his study … The tomes which held Turjan’s sorcery lay on the long table of black steel or were thrust helter-skelter into shelves. These were volumes compiled by many wizards of the past, untidy folios collected by the Sage, leather-bound librams setting forth the syllables of a hundred powerful spells, so cogent that Turjan’s brain...

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Special Guests Visit Keep Crawlin Tonight on Twitch
Jul07

Special Guests Visit Keep Crawlin Tonight on Twitch

Mike and Brendan welcome in a second pair to their madcap basement world tonight on Twitch! Keep Crawlin’ is taking a trip to The Dying Earth! 8:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, July 7 Keep Crawlin’ with Mike and Brendan Hosts: Brendan LaSalle and Michael Curtis We’re moving the couches out of the basement to make room for the cloning vats! This week on Keep Crawlin’ with Mike and Brendan, we bring you two of the...

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A Personal Look at Jack Vance’s Dying Earth: The Eyes of the Overworld
Jul06

A Personal Look at Jack Vance’s Dying Earth: The Eyes of the Overworld

A Personal Look at Jack Vance’s Dying Earth: The Eyes of the Overworld by Fletcher Vredenburgh I’m uncertain as to when I first read Jack Vance’s The Eyes of the Overworld (1966). It was sometime during high school I’m sure, but an unapprehended brush with the story came several years earlier. The first roleplaying book I ever bought was the Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes supplement for D&D. Under the section titled “The New...

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