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Late DCC's

Post by Arawn76 » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:16 am

Sorry if this has been asked but why the delay in releasing the next batch of DCC's (& 4E stuff in general).?
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Re: Late DCC's

Post by Blackdirge » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:59 am

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goodmangames wrote:I have a copy of Scions in my hands right now. Wow, this is a great looking module. Too bad you guys can't see how cool it is. :) It's shipping to distributors now and will be in stores in literally a few days -- official ship date from distributors to stores is Monday the 24th.

Wyvern Mountain is scheduled to ship from the printer next week. It should be in stores the week of December 15th.

For months we've been playing catch-up against the various GSL delays. You guys will be glad to know that we just mapped out a 2009 schedule with solid due dates for everything, and it looks like we can get back on track. The first half of the year will be a little light on the release schedule as we catch up and build up some steam, but by the second quarter we'll be back to several books a month - and this time they'll all be on time.
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Re: Late DCC's

Post by Arawn76 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:27 am

Thanks :D

I've been looking forward to these quite a bit. I was worried about a delay to Hero’s Handbook: Dragonborn since I love this race.

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Re: Late DCC's

Post by CharlieRock » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:20 pm

What is a GSL and why was it a factor :?:
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Post by Harley Stroh » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:36 pm

GSL = Wizard's 4E Game System License. The license that permits us to create material for 4E. Supposably still under revision.

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Post by Harley Stroh » Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:37 pm

Arawn76 wrote:Thanks :D

I've been looking forward to these quite a bit. I was worried about a delay to Hero’s Handbook: Dragonborn since I love this race.

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Arwan,

Dragonborn is finally out. Let us know what you think about it.

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Re: Late DCC's

Post by Arawn76 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:10 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:
Arawn76 wrote:Thanks :D

I've been looking forward to these quite a bit. I was worried about a delay to Hero’s Handbook: Dragonborn since I love this race.

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Arawn,

Dragonborn is finally out. Let us know what you think about it.

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I bought the PDF within an hour of it being out and was so intensely disappointed that I pre-ordered the dead tree copy an hour or so later :lol: .

Being honest as much as I enjoyed the extra mechanical info, and lets be honest as gamers we're obsessed with having extra mechanical goodies what really sold me was the fluff. Till know I've really felt a bit left down by Wotc's offerings in this regard, a single Dragon article? Your take on the Dragonborn really got the imagination flowing and 30 minutes later I was creating characters for each of the clans.

I really hope that all the handbooks are this good and as I've said before if you decide to publish an Aereth campaign guide you have at least one guaranteed customer.
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Post by Harley Stroh » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:46 pm

Arawn,

Thanks for picking up the Dragonborn book. :)

Re: Upcoming Handbooks. They're really, really cool. I've been too busy to contribute to either of the upcoming Handbooks, so I can say without bias that they rock. I can happily say that both are *better* than the Dragonborn book, and that I can't wait to see them in print.

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Post by Harley Stroh » Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:47 pm

And, re: Áereth: No worries. The 2009 and 2010 will be rich with Known World goodies. Working on that as we speak.

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Post by Arawn76 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:18 pm

And the handbook after Eladrin would be? C'mon you let it slip :lol:

And any Aereth stuff is coolio with me, definitely on my shopping list :D

Yeah I know nobody says coolio anymore :oops:
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Post by Harley Stroh » Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:30 pm

Ah, but maybe I *meant* to let that slip. :twisted:

Though actually, if you know me in RL, I'm not that cunning.

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Post by Arawn76 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:59 am

Harley Stroh wrote:Ah, but maybe I *meant* to let that slip. :twisted:

Though actually, if you know me in RL, I'm not that cunning.

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Nice attempted deflection :wink:, but I still want to know :P

However I'm patient and I know you guy's will make it worth the wait.
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Re: Late DCC's

Post by Blackdirge » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:47 pm

Arawn76 wrote:And the handbook after Eladrin would be? C'mon you let it slip :lol:
Fine, I guess you figured out that I'm hard at work on Hero's Handbook: Ewoks. That's right, Goodman Games has taken up the challenge, and we are determined to make ewoks cooler than dragonborn, maybe even cooler than tieflings.

Here's a a preview; a feat from the book:

Primitive Weapon of Ultimate Destruction (Ewok)
Prerequisites: Fuzzy and Lethal, Pathetically Unassuming
Benefit: Any weapon you wield that is composed of rocks, vines, or sticks automatically hits, ignores all resistances, and inflicts double maximum damage. If the target is an elite or solo, it must roll a saving throw or die after a successful hit.

Yub! Yub!

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Post by Jengenritz » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:43 pm

Yub! Yub!
(shudders in horror)
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Post by Blackdirge » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:53 pm

Jengenritz wrote:
Yub! Yub!
(shudders in horror)
Oh, come on, Adrian; you're just pissed because we didn't go with your idea - Hero's Handbook: Smurfs.

If you would have budged on the full-color Smurfette centerfold, the project would have been a go.

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Post by Jengenritz » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:21 pm

If you would have budged on the full-color Smurfette centerfold, the project would have been a go.
It wasn't me, it was her agent. He kept insisting we do it, and I was like, "Dude, maybe back in the 80's, but now? Seriously?"

(sigh) I guess my dream of a massive battle between the Gummi Bears, the Snorks, the Smurfs, the dwarves of the Lonely Mountain, and Smaug will have to wait another year...
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Re: Late DCC's

Post by Arawn76 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:03 pm

Ewoks or Smurfs I'm in :twisted:

I just want to see my players faces when I pop those books on the table :lol:
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Post by goodmangames » Wed Jan 07, 2009 5:47 pm

But wait till you see the Ewok centerfold! Mmmm!
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Post by GnomeBoy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:13 am

... the Gummi Bears, the Snorks, the Smurfs, Ewoks...
Okay, but when will you convert this material for us truly old schoolers, who cut our teeth on H. R. Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Wonderbug, the Banana Splits, the Lost Saucer, etc. etc. etc.

If you can translate 3.x into 'AD&D', why not your Smurfs and Snorks into Sid & Marty Kroft characters...? Those are at least as strange as anything found in the Monster Manual or Fiend Folio of AD&D.... :shock:
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Post by Jengenritz » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:57 am

About a year ago, a buddy of mine in Jersey showed me a battered old videotape he had with some HR Pufnstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Lidsville, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (which had a KICKING theme song!), and Bugaloos on it.

You're right...some of that would fit in a Monster Manual.
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Post by GnomeBoy » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:02 am

Yeah, I'll see your Duckbunny and raise you a Lidsville...

Plot Synopsis from this site (http://www.70slivekidvid.com/lidd.htm): "After watching Merlino, the Magician perform his act, Mark went backstage and found Merlino's hat. When he touched it, the hat began to grow in size. While looking inside the hat, Mark fell inside it and ended up in Lidsville, a land filled with living hats.

Throughout the series, Mark made several attemts to make his way home. Trying to prevent Mark's departure was Hoo Doo, the Magician, who wrecked havok with his gang of bad hats. Mark was assited in his efforts by Weenie, the Genie and the various good hats. Mark rescued Weenie from the clutches of Hoo Doo by taking the magic ring, which gave the owner the power to order/control Weenie"


Mind you, for just that extra bit of strangeness, the boy Mark was played by Butch Patrick, who had been Edie on The Munsters.

To this day I still occasionally have dreams that feature the element of the opening title sequence where the kid falls into the magician's giant hat (it filled a room) and falls and falls (falling dreams, anyone?); I have never dreamed about a duckbunny. Ergo, Lidsville is stranger. Ergo, I win!

Of course, I'm using the term 'win' extremely loosely.
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Post by xredjasonx » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:32 am

Those shows were a little bit before my time (born in '81), but I remember being little and watching reruns of Land of the Lost and even thinking that was bizzare.

And speaking of Land of the Lost, doesn't his remind you of a Sleestak:

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Post by Rick Maffei » Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:36 pm

Man, was I a Sigmund and Land of the Lost* fanatic...

*And yes, I'll have to check out the new movie version.
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Re: Late DCC's

Post by xredjasonx » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:10 pm

The new movie is going to star Will Farrell, the funniest man alive imho. This is one I'll have to see at the theater as soon as it comes out!.



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