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Gen Con 2019: A Recap of The Gen Con DCC Team Tournament

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Gen Con 2019: A Recap of The Gen Con DCC Team Tournament

The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar brought the Gen Con Team Tournament to the infamous City of the Black Toga. The tournament ranged from the hot cellars beneath Thieves’ House, to the sooty rooftops, and concluded with a mad dash through the palace of the Overlord.  Characters died alone, lost beneath Thieves’ House, as their torches burnt out, one by one. Slayers stalked the city in search of the PCs, even as washer-mongers took up arms (undies?) in the party’s defense. A fête of masked dancers was rudely interrupted by a band of bloodied alley-bashers, and polar bears were spotted on Cheap Street, near Death’s Alley.  PCs died, judges cursed, players wailed, and a grand time was had by all.  In short, it was just another game of DCC. But what a game…. The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament saw our largest crew of judges to date. Several new stalwarts stepped up to assume the mantle of tournament judge, and all acquitted themselves with honor. For those of us that haven’t ever judged a tournament adventure, let alone one at Gen Con, it is a high wire act with no net. Judges met the night before Gen Con, and then every night following, to review rounds, come to a consensus on rulings, and work through logistics. When the entire Goodman tribe comes together but once a year, this is no small sacrifice. To sit amongst the gathering of this year’s judges was humbling – all that they do is for the love of the game. For all our prep, brilliant players still managed to stymie judges and break their brains. At a home game, you might call a five-minute recess to sort out just what the hell is going on, but the tournament offers no such respite. Instead, judges had to adjudicate on the fly, in situations like these: If I use fleeting Luck to max out animal summoning, just how many polar bears or lions do I get? (Twenty-five. Let’s bust out some stats.) I cast levitate to crush a room of foes against the ceiling at a rate of 20’ per round, how much damage does that inflict? (Uh, 2d6 per round.) I pickpocketed that Slayer, does he have a vial of poison in his belt pouch? (Give me a Luck check.) Max levitate says I can move castles, does that mean the Overlord’s Palace, too? (No. Ningauble can’t afford the attention.) If I change my Patron to Brendan LaSalle, does that mean he will come to my aid? (Only if you promise to back his next Kickstarter.) And what if my table does all this at once? Fortunately, our judges are among the best. But this year—as a back-up—we also appointed a roving pit boss whose sole job was to float between tables, ensuring that similar situations received similar adjudications, that stat blocks for lions reflected those for polar bears and other such nuances. At best, it made us 3rd level tournament judges, but every little bit helps. The second defining element of this year’s tournament was the puzzles. All the while the PCs were crawling through dusty cellars, scrambling across tiled rooftops, and plunging through palaces, they were also expected to solve increasingly maddening puzzles. The consequences for any misstep was dire – if not...

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Announcing Empire of the East for 5E

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Announcing Empire of the East for 5E

The news from Gen Con continues! Back at Gary Con, we announced our license to produce DCC: Empire of the East. And last weekend at Gen Con we announced that Empire of the East will ALSO be available in a 5E version. Produced in partnership with the estate of Fred Saberhagen, Empire of the East adapts the three-part series of novels into a gaming expanse that provides a post-apocalyptic world where magic and science are indistinguishable. Beginning with the classic novel The Broken Lands, Empire of the East is filled with sentient computers, abandoned missile silos, atomic-powered tanks, radioactive demons, sorcerers, sprawling empires, and strange elementals. The adaptation will provide rules for playing in Saberhagen’s setting, as well as stats for adapting these elements to your home game. At the What’s New With Goodman Games seminar (streaming online at Facebook), we unveiled David Griffith’s fabulous cover art for the 5E edition of Empire of the East, which we’ve got here for you to see for yourself. David Griffith’s cover for Empire of the East 5E More details for Empire of the East will be trickling out over the next few months as we inch closer to the release, so keep your eyes out for all the latest! And be sure to check back over the next several days as we bring you more news from Gen Con 2019! In an earlier version of this article, we mistakenly reported that Empire of the East began with the novel Changeling Earth. It has been updated to The Broken...

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Announcing OAR #4: The Lost City

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Announcing OAR #4: The Lost City

At Gen Con we held our What’s New With Goodman Games Seminar (which you can watch on Facebook, by the way), where we reviewed existing projects and announced several new ones. Over the course of the next several days we’ll discuss these projects and give you some insight as to what and when to expect them. In fact, we’ll start right now with what many people have been waiting to discover: We’re pleased to announce Original Adventures Reincarnated #4: The Lost City! First published in 1982, B4: The Lost City was designed as a stand-alone adventure for use with the Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set. Author Tom Moldvay wrote the adventure with the intent of teaching novice gamemasters how to craft and run a dungeon. For that reason, many areas of the original adventure—including much of the titular city itself—are left undefined. And if you’ve read any of our earlier releases in the OAR series, you know that those areas are not going to be left blank for the Fifth Edition translation! OAR #4: The Lost City will combine scans of the original edition of the module with 5E conversions and new material, as we’ve done with prior books in the OAR series. The conversion is being handled by Chris Doyle and Tim Wadzinski, the same team responsible for OAR #1: Into the Borderlands and OAR #2: The Isle of Dread. At this time, the target release date is June 2020, but we will keep you updated as time passes. And not just about the release date—we’ll also be giving you sneak peeks and behind the scenes info on the book! Before you see OAR #4: The Lost City, you will find OAR #3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks in stores! We’re targeting the beginning of December for the release of OAR #3, and you can pre-order it right now! If you haven’t grabbed a copy of the two other volumes, OAR #1: Into the Borderlands and OAR #2: The Isle of Dread are both available for order in our online store. Retailers: OAR #1: Into the Borderlands will be back in circulation in about two weeks, with the next printing of OAR #2: The Isle of Dread following about a month behind that. OAR #4: The Lost City is in the works! And it’s just the tip of the Gen Con news! Be sure to keep checking back for all the latest...

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Congrats to The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar!

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Congrats to The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar!

Gen Con 2019 is over, but the events of the show have left a permanent mark on history. We speak of course of The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament, which crowned The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar! We’ve already shown you the winning team, but today we want to take it a step further. Today we are going to give you the names of the winners! And not just for The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar themselves, but for the top three teams! So, without further ado, we present the top teams from The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament! Third Place: Consolidated Arson and Stabbing LLC Team Members: John GarelMike MarkeyJoe MooreSilas MooreDavid Zelasco Second Place: Sponsored by Mace Hardware Team Members: Matt FreeNick McKinnonPaul RomerTyler HodgeMatt Lindgren And your 2019 Champions, The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar: Oh, God! Team Members: Jim BatkaMathew BatkaJoe BatkaJason Cefaratti We’ll be back with more news from Gen Con...

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Photos From An Amazing Gen Con!

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Photos From An Amazing Gen Con!

We’re back! To say we had an amazing Gen Con is a vast understatement. Every aspect of the show exceeded our expectations and left us wanting more—as well as exhausted. And we’ve got pictures to prove it. In fact, we’ll start off with a lovely time-lapse of us setting up the Goodman Games booth this year! It shows a very brief view of how things go from a blank slate to a full booth in just a few seconds, even if it did take us two days to complete. Go check it out! And then there are the other photos. We have hundreds of shots, just from the folks who were working with Goodman, and here are about 50 of them for you to check out. Don’t worry, we’ll have more to show you over the coming days, but this is a great selection of pics for you to enjoy for now. Take a look! [Show slideshow]...

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Gen Con 2019: A Day Off

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Gen Con 2019: A Day Off

GEN CON 2019 IS OVER! And we are very tired. We have a ton of news and things to share from Gen Con 2019, but…we’re gonna take a day or three off and recover from the past week. Thanks again to everyone who came to Gen Con and helped to make it fabulous. And to all the organizers of the event who make it so special every year. For now, here’s a pic of the whole Goodman team in front of the infamous Gong of Doom! We’ll see you...

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Gen Con 2019: Team Tournament Results – Day Four

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Gen Con 2019: Team Tournament Results – Day Four

GEN CON 2019 IS HERE! It is finished. The finals of The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament are complete and we have a champion. We have discovered The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar. A huge thanks to all of the Judges and players that helped to make the event a huge success. The prizes that were handed out were one-of-a-kind, and the team that won it were on top of their game. Two teams battled—Oh, God! and Sponsored by Mace Hardware—and the score was another close one. So, without further ado, the champions of The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament are… Oh, God! Both teams were amazing. In fact, EVERY team was amazing. The whole event left us in awe of our fans and the team that put everything together to make The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament the best one to date! Look for the full recap of the tournament in the days to come, but today, let’s applaud our winners! Gen Con is over! Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth and played in one of our...

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Gen Con 2019: Team Tournament Results – Day Three

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Gen Con 2019: Team Tournament Results – Day Three

GEN CON 2019 IS HERE! We’re ready to move on to the finals! The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament second round is finished, and we know the teams that will compete for the final prize, the title of The Greatest Thieves In Lankhmar! The last two teams are ready to battle it out, after fighting their way through a field of twenty. A huge thanks to all of the Judges and players that helped to make the first day of the event a huge success. Fun was had. A gong was rung. And we now have the final pair. A battle was waged and surprises rained down, and the teams that fought their way to the final round are: Oh, God!Sponsored by Mace Hardware Here are the final scores coming out of round two: Oh God!: 223Sponsored by Mace Hardware: 214Consoladated Arson and Stabbing LLC.: 188Brendan’s Kids: 91Five Nimble Spiders: -134 Tomorrow it’s the finals of The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament, The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar. One of the two competing teams will be awarded their very own set of thieves’ tools. Who will it be? Keep watching. We are in Indy for one more day! Come see us at booth...

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Gen Con 2019: Team Tournament Results – Day Two

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Gen Con 2019: Team Tournament Results – Day Two

GEN CON 2019 IS HERE! The first round of The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament is complete! We know who is going through to round two! Only two days remain to determine who are The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar? Many teams put forth their best effort, but the competition is tough, and only a handful pushed through to the second round. A huge thanks to all of the Judges and players that helped to make the first day of the event a huge success. Fun was had. A gong was rung. And we now have our finalists. Accolades and loot await! Here are the teams making it to the second round (and their final first-round scores): Consoladated Arson and Stabbing LLC.: 308The Black Togas: 252Brendan’s Kids: 192Team Mace Hardware: 173Oh God!: 169 And the two alternate teams coming out of the first round are: Five Nimble Spiders: 158The Wood Wizards: 131 Here is the list of the remaining teams and how they scored. Congratulations go out to them for the effort put forth: Mind Flayers: 126Blueberry Dragons: 103Brown-Iron Bruisers: 50The Seekers: -4Gong Rippers: -12Lion Pride: -32Delzars Disciples: -65Teen Girl Squad: -98Dude, Where’s My Cleric?: -104Bettermen: -123The Lords of Sarcasm: -184Entropy Inc.: -200The Autobots: -201 Tomorrow the top teams face off in the second round of The 2019 Gen Con DCC Team Tournament, The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar. Ultimately, only one team will steal the title and be awarded their very own set of thieves’ tools. Who will it be? Keep watching. We are in Indy! Come see us at booth...

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Gen Con 2019: Team Tournament Results – Day One

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Gen Con 2019: Team Tournament Results – Day One

GEN CON 2019 IS HERE! The first day of Gen Con 2019 is done. Meaning the first day of The 2019 Gen Con DCC RPG Team Tournament is in the books! The course of the next few days is set to determine a single thing: who are The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar? Many teams put forth their best effort, but the competition is tough. A huge thanks to all of the Judges and players that helped to make the first day of the event a huge success. Fun was had. A gong was rung. And one team is on top heading into day two. Here are the current standings: Consoladated Arson and Stabbing LLC.: 308Brendan’s Kids: 192Team Mace Hardware: 173Oh God!: 169Five Nimble Spiders: 158Gong Rippers: -12Lion Pride: -32Delzars Disciples: -65Teen Girl Squad: -98Bettermen: -123 Tomorrow, we’ll have ten more teams with the intent of showing others that they are The Greatest Thieves in Lankhmar. Of course, only one team will ultimately have that distinction. Who will it be? Keep watching. We are in Indy! Come see us at booth...

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