what is Dungeoneer?

Dungeoneer the RPG is fast paced and easy to learn, and yet is packed with depth and tactical game play. You can set up your game session in moments and enjoy playing for hours.

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what is Dungeoneer?

Post by Goblin » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:41 pm

what is Dungeoneer?

is it like Chinese Food where you eat and you're full and later you're hungry for more?

it's appealing to me cuz it looks fast, dirty, quick, and lots of fury.
Especially if i am DMing to casual gamers.


http://www.goodman-games.com/dungeoneer.php

need more info than... EDIT: oh it's based on the card game... i am going to check out the card game.

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Post by Thomas Denmark » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:39 pm

is it like Chinese Food where you eat and you're full and later you're hungry for more?
Good description!

Dungeoneer RPG is the Chinese Fast Food of role-playing games. :D

It is an RPG designed specifically for the hectic lives of gamers who want their quick dungeon-crawling fix without laboring for hours to create characters and adventures.

It is based on the Dungeoneer XCG (expandable card game), and is compatible enough that the cards could be used as props in the RPG.
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Post by trancejeremy » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:48 am

So how come Goodman is doing the RPG, rather than Atlas (the publishers of the card game)? Atlas would be the obvious choice, also being a RPG publisher.

Also, in my experience, players like spending hours on making their characters. For DMs it can get old, though.

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Post by goodmangames » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:08 am

trancejeremy wrote:So how come Goodman is doing the RPG, rather than Atlas (the publishers of the card game)? Atlas would be the obvious choice, also being a RPG publisher.
Cuz we're cool. Like Atlas. :)
trancejeremy wrote:Also, in my experience, players like spending hours on making their characters. For DMs it can get old, though.
We'll be starting some designer blogs soon that will address this very question, among others. Dungeoneer characters are just as deep as those in any other RPG -- yet the system is streamlined in a way that minimizes complexity.
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Post by Thomas Denmark » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:47 pm

trancejeremy wrote:So how come Goodman is doing the RPG, rather than Atlas (the publishers of the card game)? Atlas would be the obvious choice, also being a RPG publisher.

Also, in my experience, players like spending hours on making their characters. For DMs it can get old, though.
Atlas has their very successful lines of RPG's and didn't feel another RPG product fit their business plans. They are quite happy with the Dungeoneer card game and will continue to publish it for the foreseeable future.

It just happens that an RPG product like Dungeoneer fits nicely into Goodman Games' plans, and I like working with Joseph, so it was a natural fit.

This is a particular kind of RPG that hasn't been done before, there are plenty of RPG's out there that have endless levels of complexity for player's to spend detailing out their characters. That isn't Dungeoneer. The Dungeoneer RPG is a quick pick up game. It is fast, fun and rewarding.

I don't think we've skimped on the character creation design at all, it is quite tightly designed and took a considerable amount of time and effort to create. I think you'll find it deep enough for what the game is.
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Post by Meepo » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:57 am

Sounds great! Can't wait to hear more about this system as release gets closer. If it can accomplish its goals, I'm going to be one happy guy!

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Post by CharlieRock » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:05 pm

I have a question about this game:

Will we be getting a conversion set for C&C or D&D3?

Why I ask this: I am in process of segueing into C&C from D&D3. One thing that helps is there are DCCs ready for me to play using C&C. I just got the Mysterious Tower for C&C! :D
So now I am wondering if there will be a line of DCCs for Dungeoneer. Or do I have to convert it all. And if I am going to convert it all over, will there be a guide or am I on my own. :?
Roll for initiative!!!

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Post by Thomas Denmark » Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:29 pm

CharlieRock wrote:I have a question about this game:

Will we be getting a conversion set for C&C or D&D3?

Why I ask this: I am in process of segueing into C&C from D&D3. One thing that helps is there are DCCs ready for me to play using C&C. I just got the Mysterious Tower for C&C! :D
So now I am wondering if there will be a line of DCCs for Dungeoneer. Or do I have to convert it all. And if I am going to convert it all over, will there be a guide or am I on my own. :?
Because the Dungeoneer RPG is a very non-standard RPG it would be challenging for us to convert it. However I have little doubt many home-brewed conversion rules will appear online shortly after release.
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classic dungeoner crawling

Post by warpweaver » Sat May 05, 2007 10:34 am

while we make no promises at this point
keep in mind

goodman publishes dungeoneer adventures rpg
goodman publishes the dungeon crawl classics

you do the math ...
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Re: classic dungeoner crawling

Post by Ogrepuppy » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:04 pm

warpweaver wrote:you do the math ...
Hunh. I'm starting to love your math....!

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Post by Banesfinger » Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:18 pm

goodmangames wrote: Dungeoneer characters are just as deep as those in any other RPG -- yet the system is streamlined in a way that minimizes complexity.
Will the Dungeoneer RPG have the same stats as the card game (e.g., Combat, Magic, Movement)?
If so, will there be additonal stats, or sub-stats (to provide the depth you quoted above)?

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Attributes: Melee- Magic - Speed

Post by warpweaver » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:01 pm

DGA has only 3 attributes.
Melee
Magic
Speed

Die rolls are either threats or challenges.

In this way the basic rules of Dungeoneer Expandable Card Game are unchanged.

In the next designer diary (right now being approved by Goodman Games and Thomas Denmark) you will learn all you need to know about heroes attributes, backgrounds and aptitudes.

Onwards to Glory!
bye for now,
richard pocklington

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