Classic Covers: The Weird Tales Conan Covers of Margaret Brundage
Aug20

Classic Covers: The Weird Tales Conan Covers of Margaret Brundage

We all know what Conan looks like—ferociously muscled, scowling, a barely-contained dynamo of steel-hard flesh and savage energy. It can come as a bit of a shock, then, for those of us in the post-Frazetta, post-Savage Sword, post-Schwarzenegger era to meet Conan in his earliest depictions on the covers of Weird Tales magazine. Howard sold seventeen Conan stories to Weird Tales, the character appearing in twenty-five issues and making...

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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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Real Life Adventures – The Robert E. Howard House
Jan25

Real Life Adventures – The Robert E. Howard House

113 years ago, Robert E. Howard was born. Best known for his character Conan, Howard also created Solomon Kane, Kull the Conquerer, and the sword and sorcery genre as we know it today. If you play D&D or DCC, you have touched Howard’s work, whether you know it or not. To honor his birth, we present this special installment of Real Life Adventures, where intrepid writer-adventurer Marc Bruner visits Howard’s birthplace in Texas....

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Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt
Jan20

Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt

Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt By James Maliszewski Of all the literary influences on D&D and DCC RPG, Abraham Merritt is perhaps the “most-influential of the least-known.” His work is rarely read in this modern time, yet he is named by Gary Gygax as one of “the most immediate influences on AD&D. Today, on January 20, 2019, the 135th anniversary of his birth, we provide a little more insight into this...

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Vintage Pulp Mags Back In Stock!
Mar20

Vintage Pulp Mags Back In Stock!

From Action Stories to Weird Tales, we’ve gotten in a huge restock on our Vintage Pulp Magazine collection! Goodman Games prides itself on being an advocate of the pulp movement, and of the Appendix N authors in particular. As you probably know, Appendix N is the list of books that Gary Gygax read when he was creating D&D, and it’s the same list of books that Joseph Goodman read when he was creating DCC RPG. And now you can...

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Real Life Adventures – The Robert E. Howard House
Jan22

Real Life Adventures – The Robert E. Howard House

112 years ago on this day, Robert E. Howard was born. Best known for his character Conan, Howard also created Solomon Kane, Kull the Conquerer, and the sword and sorcery genre as we know it today. If you play D&D or DCC, you have touched Howard’s work, whether you know it or not. To honor his birth, we present this special installment of Real Life Adventures, where intrepid writer-adventurer Marc Bruner visits Howard’s birthplace...

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Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt
Jan20

Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt

Adventures in Fiction: Abraham Merritt By James Maliszewski Of all the literary influences on D&D and DCC RPG, Abraham Merritt is perhaps the “most-influential of the least-known.” His work is rarely read in this modern time, yet he is named by Gary Gygax as one of “the most immediate influences on AD&D. Today, on January 20, 2018, the 134th anniversary of his birth, we provide a little more insight into this...

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Weird Tales Reprints
Dec05

Weird Tales Reprints

Weird Tales Reprints Appendix N aficionados, take note! Now in our online store: reprints of five essential issues of Weird Tales. These particular issues feature the first appearance of early (and now famous) work by Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Abraham Merritt, and others reproduced as originally presented in publication, with all the original illustrations- including the first Conan illustrations by Margaret Brundage! These...

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