Michael Curtis Visits Leiber’s Legendary Lankhmar Library in Houston
Sep21

Michael Curtis Visits Leiber’s Legendary Lankhmar Library in Houston

To celebrate the release of DCC Lankhmar: The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar and the new stories featuring Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser appearing in Tales From the Magician’s Skull #6, we are re-posting this article about Michael Curtis’ trip to research the Fritz Leiber Papers in Houston. 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...

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Sifting Through a Sword-and-Sorcery Definition
Sep17

Sifting Through a Sword-and-Sorcery Definition

Sifting Through a Sword-and-Sorcery Definition by Brian Murphy When Michael Moorcock asked readers in the May 1961 issue of Amra to “put a tag” on the style of fantasy he was writing with his Elric stories, he cast a wide net, letting it drag through a sea of stories that readers today would likely consider heroic fantasy, high fantasy, or sword-and-sorcery—or all of the above: We have two tags, really — SF and “Fantasy” —...

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DCC Lankhmar Boxed Set Headed for 2nd Printing
May22

DCC Lankhmar Boxed Set Headed for 2nd Printing

The two greatest thieves in Nehwon couldn’t have emptied our warehouse of DCC Lankhmar Boxed Sets any quicker than our fans did — which is why we’re pleased to announce a second printing! The DCC Lankhmar Boxed Set should once again be available from both retailers and in our online store starting in July. Based on the classic series of stories by Fritz Leiber, DCC Lankhmar is officially licensed by the Leiber...

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Where to Start With American Fantasy Series
May11

Where to Start With American Fantasy Series

Where to Start With American Fantasy Series by Bill Ward While J.R.R. Tolkien may be the most famous and ubiquitous of fantasy writers, introducing generations of readers the world over to fantasy fiction through The Hobbit and influencing the way such stories are forever told with his masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, American letters has perhaps contributed more profoundly to the development of the modern secondary world fantasy...

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Adventures in Fiction: Fritz Leiber
Dec24

Adventures in Fiction: Fritz Leiber

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: Fritz Leiber By Michael Curtis We’ve talked a lot about Fritz Leiber, whose birthday we’re celebrating...

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Short Sorcery: Fritz Leiber’s “Bazaar of the Bizarre”
Nov10

Short Sorcery: Fritz Leiber’s “Bazaar of the Bizarre”

Short Sorcery: Fritz Leiber’s “Bazaar of the Bizarre” by Bill Ward If I had to describe Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories in one word, that word would be ‘fun.’ Not the dismissive ‘fun’ often given as a back-handed compliment to fiction that doesn’t rise above the level of the merely entertaining, but visceral, in the bones,...

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All-New Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Stories To Be Published in Tales From The Magician’s Skull
Oct21

All-New Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Stories To Be Published in Tales From The Magician’s Skull

All-New Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Stories to be Published in Tales From The Magician’s Skull We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with the estate of Fritz Leiber to publish new authorized stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser! Over the coming years, Tales From The Magician’s Skull will support the city of Lankhmar and its most famous residents with a series of new stories and novellas that faithfully expands...

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Now In the Online Store: Rat-Snake!
Oct30

Now In the Online Store: Rat-Snake!

But the Mouser had made his throw, and the odd dice of Lankhmar had stopped with the matching symbols of the eel and the serpent uppermost, and he was raking in triangular golden coins. —“The Bleak Shore” by Fritz Leiber You might have heard about our recent DCC Lankhmar release. It’s a wonderfully in-depth take on the classic novels by Fritz Lieber, and licensed by his estate. If you are a fan of those novels, you might have...

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DCC Lankhmar Now Open for Pre-Order!
Apr17

DCC Lankhmar Now Open for Pre-Order!

One of the most anticipated and biggest releases in the history of DCC RPG is finally about to release! Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar is now open for pre-order! Based on the classic series of novels by Fritz Leiber, DCC Lankhmar is officially licensed by the Leiber estate, and contains a plethora of information that hasn’t been seen in any RPG product before—and some that hasn’t been seen anywhere. Lankhmar is one of the...

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Announcing DCC Lankhmar #8: The Land of the Eight Cities
Jul17

Announcing DCC Lankhmar #8: The Land of the Eight Cities

Goodman Games is thrilled to officially announce the latest news for the Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar. Allow us to present to you: Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar #8: The Land of The Eight Cities, written by Michael Curtis with cover art by William McAusland. North of Lankhmar lies the Land of the Eight Cities, a young realm lying in the shadows of the Great Forest and rich in natural resources. This barely-tamed wilderness is rife...

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Announcing Cover art for the DCC Lankhmar Boxed Set
Mar08

Announcing Cover art for the DCC Lankhmar Boxed Set

About a year ago, we launched a Kickstarter to create something special. You guys agreed, and made our Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar Boxed Set a reality. You even went so far as to sponsor a trip for Michael Curtis to visit the Fritz Leiber Library in Houston, TX. Now the project is really moving along, and we have some news. And pictures. For those who have been wondering what wunderkind Doug Kovacs has been up to, we can tell you...

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Michael Curtis Heads to Houston!
Jan18

Michael Curtis Heads to Houston!

One of the more interesting stretch goals of our Lankhmar Kickstarter was the idea of Michael Curtis spending time with The Fritz Leiber Papers at The University of Houston. Sounds crazy, right? Well, you guys were just crazy enough to do it…. Michael Curtis is heading to Houston! Everything is arranged with the library, and the diligent Mr. Curtis will be there all of next week, poking through all of Leiber’s personal...

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