Castle Amber Designer’s Diary: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Sep12

Castle Amber Designer’s Diary: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Castle Amber Designer’s Diary: We Have Always Lived in the Castle By Michael Curtis Castle Amber is one of my favorite modules, hands-down. From the moment I picked it up at Great Escapes Hobbies in the Sun-Vet Mall in 1981 to the minute I’m writing this, I’ve loved “Chateau D’Amberville” and all its weird inhabitants. Like a good novel, I appreciated it on one level when I was 10 and another when I’m (mumbles something...

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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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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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Designer’s Diary: Hunting for Easter Eggs
Jul03

Designer’s Diary: Hunting for Easter Eggs

Hunting for Easter Eggs By Chris Doyle Publisher’s note: Read this designer’s diary after you have read OAR4: The Lost City! You will appreciate it more that way. One of the best parts about converting classic TSR adventure modules to the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons is hiding Easter Eggs. Since my early days writing for the 3.0/3.5 Dungeon Crawl Classics line, I’ve enjoyed placing Easter Eggs. Adventures are all about the...

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Designer’s Diary: Inspiring The Lost City
Jun22

Designer’s Diary: Inspiring The Lost City

Inspiring The Lost City By Chris Doyle Before I start an Original Adventures Reincarnated project, I often spend a few weeks reviewing the material to give me inspiration. Converting and designing The Lost City was no different. Off the top, here are a few of the more noteworthy sources I drew on for inspiration. I admit I’m not a hard-core Appendix N fan (sorry, boss). I’m a very slow reader, and it tends to put me to sleep. Sure,...

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Designer’s Diary: The Process of Converting a Classic Adventure Into An Original Adventure Reincarnated
Jun02

Designer’s Diary: The Process of Converting a Classic Adventure Into An Original Adventure Reincarnated

The Process of Converting a Classic Adventure Into An Original Adventure Reincarnated By Chris Doyle When interacting with the fans of the Original Adventures Reincarnated books, often the first question I get is, “How do you go about converting the module to fifth edition?” (This is usually followed up by, “How can a 32 page 1st edition module end up as a 300+ page homage?”, and “How come a pdf doesn’t come with the book?”). Today...

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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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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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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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Submit Your Events For Cyclops Con!
Apr05

Submit Your Events For Cyclops Con!

Get ready for Cyclops Con!  Brought to you by forces unnameable allied with Goodman Games, Cyclops Con is a celebration of all things Dungeon Crawl Classics. The con is scheduled for April 17-19 and it will take place in the phlogiston! (That’s “online” in mortal vernacular.) Everybody in the world can participate! What’s the event schedule like? Cyclops Con supports all Goodman Games product lines:...

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Announcing Castle Amber As 5th Volume In Our Original Adventures Reincarnated Line!
Mar10

Announcing Castle Amber As 5th Volume In Our Original Adventures Reincarnated Line!

You’ve speculated. You’ve wondered. You’ve waited. Now you get an answer. Coming this September, Goodman Games will release Original Adventures Reincarnated #5: Castle Amber. Intended for levels 3 through 7, Castle Amber was the second adventure for the D&D Expert Set. Here’s some text from the back cover: They fled from the far-flung land of Averoigne: the Amber family, a bloodline of wizards and warriors...

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OAR #4: The Lost City Now Available for Pre-Order!
Mar04

OAR #4: The Lost City Now Available for Pre-Order!

It’s time! The much-anticipated fourth release in the Original Adventures Reincarnated line is coming soon! And you can guarantee your copy by pre-ordering OAR #4: The Lost City today! The book is currently scheduled for release on June 15th, so the book is sitting on the horizon waiting for you to secure your copy. Let’s look at some of the details on the book: OAR #4: The Lost City Lost in the sweeping dunes of an...

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