DCC Reference Booklet and New DCC Zines In The Online Store!
From viking adventures to barnyard horror, from rock and role-playing to the return of a classic DCC RPG reference, there are some great new releases heating up the online store today! The newly-updated and, now, Goodman Games-published DCC Reference Booklet is now available — its full of the most commonly used tables and info for DCC, and arranged for quick reference and fast-access. Speed up your games, and empower new players with this classic reference guide! And let our third party publishers take you on some wild adventures with the latest in creatively outside-the-box DCC-compatible supplements and modules! Let’s take a look! DCC RPG Reference Booklet A Judge’s Best Friend Gets a New Edition! Judging can be hard work, but not with the DCC RPG Reference Booklet at your side. This book collects most of the commonly consulted DCC RPG tables in a single volume, making it perfect for quickly finding the information you need to keep your game running smoothly. Regardless of whether you’re a judge or a player, you’ll find the Reference Booklet equally useful, containing almost 60 important tables and charts right at your fingertips. The DCC RPG Reference Booklet has been around for nearly a decade and judges near and far swear by it. You’ll find it an indispensable additional to your DCC RPG toolbox, no matter if you’re running your first game or your one hundred and first. It’s like leveling up without the pesky XP cost. This new edition published by Goodman Games uses the gender-neutral language common to the 10th Printing of Dungeon Crawl Classics. A reference booklet with all the commonly-used charts from the DCC RPG. Features new cover art by Doug Kovacs and interior illustrations by Stefan Poag. DCC RPG REFERENCE BOOKLET Critical Hit Parader Zine Issue No.1 Tabletop roleplaying game content in the spirit of vintage rock magazines from the ’70s and ’80s Workshop of the Telescopes – This Blue Öyster Cult themed adventure is designed for Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) but easy to adapt for other systems. What starry wisdom can you discover within the abandoned laboratories of an alchemist/astronomer? Magna of Illusion – This new DCC supernatural patron is a mirror of blackness. It grants its agents the power to become actors in history, heeding its riddling voice to feed its hunger. Includes new patron spells and patron taint effects. Crit Profile – a profile of Loot the Body, the one-man band who makes songs and videos inspired by classic sci-fi, fantasy, and D&D. Delivered in the irreverent style of Creem Profiles. Appendix LP – where Appendix N was the list of books that inspired Gary Gygax to create D&D, Appendix LP is an article discussing the classic bands and albums that serve as inspiration for music-loving gamers. CRITICAL HIT PARADER ZINE NO. 1 – PRINT + PDF CRITICAL HIT PARADER ZINE NO. 1 – PDF ONLY Runestone of Souls King Storolf Hagisson of Denmark has issued a call. His only daughter has fallen victim to a supernatural disease. He has bound his most trusted heroes to an oath to find the nearly-forgotten Runestone of Souls in a desperate effort to save her. This short adventure is targeted for a single convention-length session. It is set in the Tribes of the North campaign setting, which is a subset of the Pax Lexque campaign world. RUNESTONE OF SOULS – PRINT + PDF RUNESTONE OF SOULS – PDF ONLY Farmyard Fatalities:...read more
Find Goodman Games at the North Texas RPG Convention This Weekend!
For everyone kicking it old school this weekend at the North Texas RPG Convention, be sure to swing through the dealer’s hall where you will be able to find Goodman Games publications including your favorite DCC and MCC RPG books and adventures, as well as our new DCC Dying Earth range! And don’t miss the DCC fans meet and greet social event with the hosts of No Class RPG Friday night at 10:00 pm Central; for more info and to grab a spot click here. The NTRPG Con focuses on old-school Dungeons & Dragons gaming (OD&D, 1E, 2E, or Basic/Expert) as well as any pre-1999 type of RPG produced by the classic gaming companies of the 70s and 80s (TSR, Chaosium, FGU, FASA, GDW, etc). We also support retro-clone or simulacrum type gaming that copies the old style of RPGs (Swords & Wizardry, Castles & Crusades, and others). NORTH TEXAS RPG...read more
Support the New Weird Frontiers Kickstarter!
Hell Train is a 1st-level Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) Compatible Weird Frontiers Adventure by John Watson and Rugby-Melee Games — with a fully-funded kickstarter! The Weird Frontiers RPG is a DCC-compatible game that pays homage to the popular Weird West genre. As a player, you’ll take on the role of a unique class such as the Calavera, Luchador, Gunslinger, and Tommyknocker as your posse saddles up against dark horrors. The adventure has already been written, thoroughly playtested, put in layout, and a physical proof has been ordered and reviewed. Hell Train takes the posse to East Texas where they find a town with a dark past and the restless dead. A locomotive in the Near (the spirit realm) is no longer transporting souls to their final rest. The posse must board the train to get it back on track. However, the passengers on this train aren’t human, and the destination is the very heart of madness! Within the 16-page adventure, the posse will fight zombies and other monsters… but they won’t be able to survive with the skill of their shooting irons alone. They must travel beyond the realm of the living and face a variety of different trials including a gamble for their own souls. By the end, the posse will discover the town’s past isn’t as peaceful as it seems. Four stretch goals have already been unlocked, including Pre-Gen 1st level characters, two new encounters, and a new character class — the Skin-Walker! HELL TRAIN...read more
A Mighty Fine Time at KublaCon 2023!
The Mighty KublaCon shook the San Francisco Bay Area again on Memorial Day weekend with wall-to-wall games for thousands of gamers — raising over $5,000 for Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired along the way — and Goodman Games was there! Of the DCC sessions, one particular highlight was that, while the adults in the room debated how best to secure a well-trapped prize, the young player of a Dwarf executed a daring plan independently: while leaping from a great height and avoiding the fire spewing forth to fry them, they grabbed the reliquary and landed safely on the other side of the pool of acid. Game over! There are many other exciting tales from the 4-day event worth telling, but you’ll have to seek out the individuals who know those secrets to find out — or simply attend KublaCon next year to join in on the fun. And another young player experienced the fun of his first game of DCC at KublaCon over the weekend: Haven Goodman had an absolute blast at his first real RPG convention! We’d like to thank Dave, Aldo, Mike, and the rest of the impeccable KublaCon team for putting on such a great event, and we hope we’ll see you there in 2024! Be sure to check the Goodman Games Convention Schedule for more great cons this...read more
A Super Time at MomoCon 2023!
It’s the crown jewel of southern fan cons, the great gathering of anime, comics, and geek culture – Momocon! Goodman Games had a blast at Momocon 2023! This is an absolute gem of a convention with plenty to do, see, and shop for for fans of every area of geek interest. There were many DCC events from Judge Brendan and several other Judges going on all weekend. Of course the most challenging game of the convention was Dieter, Brendan, and Stephan trying to figure out what characters all the amazing cosplays represented. Our own Judge Foxy ran a DCC Showcase event at Fire Maker Brewery, marking the first time Foxy and Huge Heftblade himself met up! Thanks to Foxy for representing us at Fire Maker. Huge thanks to Ginny Loveday, all the staff and volunteers, and all of the fans who came out to make the scene and roll dice. See you in 2024! « ‹ of 2 › » Be sure to check the Goodman Games Convention Schedule for more great cons this...read more
Catch Brendan This Week — In the UK!
Anarchy in the UK — Weird Uncle Brendan style! Brendan is currently dicing away over on the Sceptered Isle as part of his visit to the UK Games Expo. And, while all the games he is running at the convention are booked solid, you still might be able to catch him at a few FLGS appearances all this week and next. Wednesday May 31st Brendan will be at Fanboy 3 in Manchester, running a new funnel adventure. This is a free event, but you will still need to reserve your spot by getting a ticket right here. Thursday June 1st Brendan returns to The Dice Cup in Nottingham, host of many a DCC Day and Free RPG Day event. Find out about the event on their Facebook page. Monday June 5th Catch Brendan at The Church Of The D20 in Loughborough, Leicestershire. The ‘church’ hosts a monthly DCC game and are opening specially for us on the Monday after expo! Check out their Facebook event page for details. If you’re in the area, stop by for a game with...read more
An Awesome Time at Gamex StrategiCon!
Goodman Games was enthusiastically welcomed back to Gamex StrategiCon 2023 in an atypically not-so-sunny Los Angeles. But, since people were inside playing lots of games, no one really noticed — except for that brief moment Saturday evening when everyone was evacuated for what turned out to be a false alarm! Over the course of the weekend a lot of people were introduced to DCC in the 8 sessions that were run. Every session was full, with many people on the waiting list. As the players stopped by the booth after their session it was nice to hear about their experiences and how much they enjoyed playing DCC for the first time. Welcome. A big thanks to all the judges who ran those games. It was nice to meet all of you. Thank you to Victor and all the staff in the dealer’s room. See you in September for Gateway 2023! Be sure to check the Goodman Games Convention Schedule for more great cons this...read more
Last Chance to Submit Road Crew Poster Design!
Time is running out — tomorrow is the deadline! We are looking for designs that can be used to advertise Road Crew games. The posters should be designed for use as either downloadable posters OR for online platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook. And we need your design by May 31, 2023 — that’s tomorrow! And remember, that it’s designs we’re looking for—while we more than welcome original art from those of you comfortable with pen and brush, we are also looking for poster designs featuring our own existing artwork, used in clever and interesting ways. If you have a cool idea about using our own art in the poster, don’t hesitate to submit it! We will use the designs to create downloadable images for print or for upload to help the entire crew get the word out about their amazing games! The art can be for Dungeon Crawl Classics, 5E, Mutant Crawl Classics, Dying Earth, Xcrawl, Lankhmar, or any other DCC setting or Goodman Games adventure. The art can refer to a game or setting, but not the gaming venue, time, date, or GM, since those will need to be customized by each individual judge. And remember, your poster can feature your own original art, or any image from the existing Goodman Games product line. See the graphic at the bottom of this announcement for image specifications. Our experts will judge the AWESOMENESS and UTILITY of your entries and the winners shall have FABULOUS PRIZES! The Official Rules All art must be submitted by May 31, 2023 You may submit more than one design. All designs shall eventually be posted as free downloads on the Goodman Games site. Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “ROAD CREW DESIGN CONTEST” We want this to be our greatest contest EVER, so SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT! But get it to us soon! ROAD CREW 2023 WORLD TOUR Your image will fill the blue square in the final...read more
Congratulations to the 2023 Robert E. Howard Foundation Award Winners!
Last month’s Howard Days, the annual celebration of the life and work of the father of sword-and-sorcery, Robert E. Howard, in Howard’s hometown of Cross Plains, Texas, drew fans from around the world to honor one of the greatest mythmakers of the modern age. Part of the yearly celebration are the awards given by the Robert E. Howard Foundation for excellence in Howard Scholarship of all kinds. Everything from printed media to blog posts, visual art, scholarly essays, even a radio play, can be seen in the list below — the REHF Awards cast a wide net for Howard-related material, which is only fitting for a writer whose work has had such a broad and lasting impact on our culture. Below you can see the winners, with links where appropriate to their winning works. Congratulations to them (and a special shout out to Tales From the Magicians’ Skull contributor Jason Ray Carney!), as well as all the nominees, and a heartfelt salute to everyone’s whose creative endeavors in the field of Howard Studies and the larger world of sword-and-sorcery in general help to fan the flames of this “earthier sort of fantasy.” THE ATLANTEAN—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, BOOK Dennis McHaney (Ed.): Robert E. Howard in the Pulps (Lulu.com) THE HYRKANIAN—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, ESSAY John Bullard & Bill Cavalier: “‘Is That Robert E. Howard?’: A Look At Two Photographs” THE CIMMERIAN—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, SCHOLARSHIP Willard M. Oliver: “Howard and Strange Tales” in The Dark Man vol. 12, no. 2, Mar 2022 THE VENARIUM—EMERGING SCHOLAR Antonio Marco Collares (Brazilian scholar focusing on Robert E. Howard, involved in many projects) THE BLACK LOTUS—OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT, WEB-BASED Ståle Gismervik: The REH World website and associated articles, interviews, and resources hosted there. THE COSTIGAN—LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT Andrew Leman & Sean Branney (writers): Dark Adventure Radio Theatre: The Black Stone THE RANKIN—ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT Mahmud Asrar – cover/page artist for King Conan #1-6 (Marvel) THE BLACK RIVER—SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT Jason Ray Carney – Editor of The Dark Man, organizer of SpiralCon and the Trigon Awards, promoted Robert E. Howard through a TED Talk and an article in the LA Review of Books – “Reading Sword-and-Sorcery to Make the Present Less Real” THE BLACK CIRCLE AWARD Fred...read more
DCC Lankhmar at Bundle of Holding!
Two great new offers just launched at Bundle of Holding! Just like Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, these two DCC Lankhmar bundles bring twice the adventure and twice the fun. Whether you choose the Lankhmar Thieves bundle, the DCC Lankhmar bundle, or both (!), this is a terrific way to jump feet first into the world of DCC Lankhmar! Starting things off for as low as $17.95 (retail value: $71.00), is the Lankhmar Thieves bundle. This collection of low-level modules set in Fritz Leiber’s incredible world of roguery and strange magic, centers around the PDF version of the Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar Boxed Set tournament adventure — which includes a wealth of additional material, player’s and Judge’s packs, a map used for a rooftop chase through Lankhmar, even a bonus adventure designed to be played by characters who have died! The bundle also includes 7 more DCC Lankhmar modules including the DCC Day 2020 Adventure Pack, and the Madhouse Meet from Free RPG Day 2016. But we’re just getting started! The DCC Lankhmar bundle takes things even further, including both a Starter Collection for as low as $14.95 (retail value $47.00) and an additional bonus collection, unlocked when you pledge more than $24.95, and offering even more adventures valued at $56.00 — that’s a total retail value of $103.00, for less than a quarter of the cover price through Bundle of Holding! The Starter Bundle includes everything you need to start playing in the world of Lankhmar in PDF form — including of course the Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar Boxed Set, which is packed full of manuals and extras, even including a bonus starting adventure. But, by raising your pledge by just $10, you unlock the rest of the DCC Lankhmar Collection, which includes 6 more modules for both low and high level play, and background supplements adding more encounters and setting-specific details. Go all in, and you’ll get 10 titles for as low as $24.95 — a $103.00 value! Or get both DCC Lankhmar bundles for as low $42.90 — and receive a massive PDF bundle valued at $174.00! And, as always with these amazing Bundle of Holding deals, a percentage of your offer goes to charity — and you always have the option to pledge above the minimum price and help a great cause. The Goodman Games Lankhmar Bundles of Holding benefit the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, a charity that fights food insecurity and hunger and serves over 50,000 households. An amazing deal in a classic setting — and all for a good cause. So what are you waiting for?!? DCC LANKHMAR BUNDLE OF HOLDING DCC LANKHMAR THIEVES BUNDLE OF...read more