DCC Around The World!
We're right on top of the release of OAR #3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, and we've got a special sneak peek just for newsletter subscribers! Which goes perfectly with the third Designer's Notebook from Michael Curtis. Two new third-party releases, some convention recaps, a review of Tales From The Magician's Skull #3, a video from the 2019 Alliance Open House, and The Music of DCC, round out this week's news.

Plus, two DCC Kickstarters are coming to a close!

Let's get to it!
Coming soon to a location near you.
Now available in our online store!
We’ve got a pair of great new products in our online store, both of them from our fabulous third-party publishers!

Whether you are a fan of  Dungeon Crawl Classics  or  Mutant Crawl Classics , we’ve got a product that is sure to make your day.

Let’s take a look!

This issue of Phantasmagoria introduces rules for spaceship combat and maneuvers, 1d30 artifacts, and lots of new random tables for DCC RPG .

Expanding upon the base built in the first issue, this issue contains more rules and random tables for your game, including spaceship combat, 1d30 powerful artifacts that your group might find, varied prosthetics, and a system to generate new planets, solar systems, and enemies. This issue will definitely make the life of any Phantasmagoria Judge much easier, while also offering players some more content to play with.

This issue features cover art by Sam Mameli and interior art by Penny Melgarejo, Jim Magnusson, Diogo Nogueira, Bradley K McDevitt, and Shaky Kane. It was edited by Tyler Crumrine and the layout is by Glynn Seal.

A Level 0 Funnel Adventure for MCC RPG

Mindless, water-logged abominations have been coming ashore, attacking fishing villages along the coast of The Rainbow Sea, then dragging their victims off to a watery doom. Your ragtag party of post-apocalyptic Seekers has been tasked with stopping the invasion. Perhaps the answer can be found on the legendary Island of Fire.

Dead In The Water  is a beginning funnel adventure for 12 to 16 0-level Seekers. This product is compatible with the  Mutant Crawl Classics Role-Playing Game.
The Future Was Then
OAR #3: Expedition to Barrier Peaks  will be here before you know it. If you need any more excitement—on top of  Michael Curtis’ first Designer’s Notebook entry , and  his second Designer’s Notebook entry —we’ve got another one for you. And don’t forget,  you can now pre-order OAR #3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks in our online store !

Barrier Peaks Designer’s Notebook #3
by Michael Curtis

The Future Was Then

Work began on the adventure that would become Expedition to the Barrier Peaks in 1976, more than forty years ago. Since that time, despite the speculations made by a bevy of science fiction novels, films, and TV shows, technology has advanced far beyond what people imagined in the middle of the 1970s. Our daily access to technological marvels today in many ways outstrips even the most forward-envisioning prophecies of sci-fi writers and dreamers...
A sneak-peek at our upcoming release!
As some ad agency once said, membership has its benefits. Or something like that. We don't want to get sued, after all.

One of our most anticipated releases for the season is Original Adventures Reincarnated #3: Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. As most of you know, this third release in the series reprints the classic adventure module as it originally appeared, as well as converting it to the modern 5E version of the world's most popular role-playing game.

And because you have chosen to receive our weekly newsletter, we're giving you a bonus peek. At the Peak. It's a Peak peek.

So, without further ado... (And be sure to click on the images to get a higher-res version!)
A brand new fanzine for DCC RPG !
Tales from the Smoking Wyrm  is a fanzine inspired not just by  Dungeon Crawl Classics , but also by the wondrous fanzines of the past 40 years!

After playing in a session of DCC at Gary Con X in 2018, the creators tossed around a few ideas which ultimately led to the creation of  Tales from the Smoking Wyrm . Contained inside its pages are the stories and bits of knowledge that adventurers have shared around the hearth of the titular inn, and we hope that there will be many such tales for years to come! 

What's inside?

The first issue will contain 8 features, usable by both players and judges! Each article will be featured in greater detailing future Kickstarter updates so you have a good sense of what you will be getting, but here is a short list:
  • Cthulhu as Patron—Why choose the lesser of neutrals?
  • Paladins—A new take on an old class
  • Ritual Magic, Part I—How taking the long road to power can reap huge benefits
  • The Silver Ball—A mysterious way to add and remove characters to the game
  • Telepathic Rats—Expanded rules for a plucky companion
  • Culpepper’s Herbal—Herbs for your game
  • Gygaxian crossword puzzle—A crossword puzzle of all the Gygaxian words in the first issue
  • Onward Retainer—starring the Legion—An adventuring comic in the old school style

Want to find out more? Go check out their Kickstarter today!
A weird and wonderful sci-fi setting for DCC RPG !
You may not have ever heard the name Fletcher Hanks before. That’s because he was a Golden Age comic artist who never saw great success. Many years later, however, his legacy was discovered…such as it is. And the folks at JLHB Polytechnic are bringing him to you in the form of  The Leopard Women of Venus .

The Leopard Women of Venus  is a third-party Kickstarter finishing up in just a few days for use with  Dungeon Crawl Classics , creating a wild vision of a science-fiction world unlike anything else.

Inspired by a Fletcher Hanks story starring Space Smith,  The Leopard Women of Venus  answers many questions, such as “Why are there Leopard Women on Venus?” and “Who else lives on Venus?” It’s the exact type of weird and wonderful world that fits in perfectly with  DCC RPG .

Here’s what the Kickstarter tells you to expect:
Leopard Women of Venus  is heavily inspired by pulp fiction and foundational fantasy authors like Edgar Rice Burroughs; committed to instilling a mixture of awe, wonder, and horror; and extremely dangerous for player characters.

Inside the book you’ll find:
  • The Leopard Woman class and their powerful augments
  • Clear guidelines for how DCC character classes function on Venus
  • Two patrons, Stardust the Super-Wizard and Fantomah, complete with spells
  • A list of 100 Venusian occupations useful for creating 0-level characters
  • A 0-level funnel, “Saucerful of Secrets”
  • A 1st-level adventure, “The Mines of the Moglugs”
  • Fantastical sci-fi gear and equipment
  • Random tables to generate countless springboards for adventure
  • The Magnificent Moglug Maker
  • And much more!

Joshua LH Burnett and the folks at JLHB Polytechnic are no strangers to  DCC RPG . They’ve already produced the popular  Crepuscular  zine, which features the amazingly-wacky  Sanctum of the Snail  adventure, so you know exactly the quality they can produce.
A one-on-one adventure for DCC RPG !
Another third-party DCC Kickstarter is still going strong! Psychoda Press and James A. Pozenel, Jr are bringing you  The House of the Red Doors .

Described as a more intimate adventure,  The House of the Red Doors  is is a funnel that can be used for tournament play or it can level up a peasant for campaign play. It is one player adventure that requires a Judge.

That’s right, this is a one-on-one adventure. One Judge, one player. The adventure involves a lot of puzzle-solving and can be played in less than half an hour. It’s a different beast for  DCC RPG !

Head on over to  The House of the Red Doors   DCC Kickstarter to find out more!
Dieter Zimmerman gives you a soundtrack for your DCC game!
Dungeon Crawl Classics  has always had a special relationship with music. Wherever  DCC  players turn up, sooner or later the question will come up: “What music do you listen to for DCC inspiration?” It’s been discussed on the Goodman Games forums many times, and there was even a G+ group specifically for  DCC  music. A search for  DCC RPG  on Spotify reveals a number of playlists by creators and fans.  DCC RPG  and the associated modules have some pretty specific artistic vibes, but different people musically interpret those vibes in a variety of ways.

I asked a bunch of  DCC RPG  writers, artists, and editors to give me five songs that they most associated with  DCC , and then I mashed them all into a playlist for you to enjoy!

Not surprisingly because of the sword and sorcery angle, metal bands and prog-rock bands get mentioned a lot. Black Sabbath, Hawkwind, The Sword, High on Fire, Iron Maiden, Blue Oyster Cult, Jethro Tull, Manowar, and Slayer get mentioned a lot in particular. Other bands such as Glitter Wizard and Saint Karloff get mentioned because they have specific ties to the  DCC RPG  community...
Revisiting The Long Con and Metatopia!
At Metatopia, Jim Likes Games made sure that Goodman Games’ presence was felt. Metatopia is the only convention fully devoted to game design and playtesting, and the likes of  Dungeon Crawl Classics , Mutant Crawl Classics Original Adventures Reincarnated , and many others all had their time in the sun.

This year The Long Con moved to the Hilton Garden Inn Longview and Goodman Games had to make the scene! This is a fantastic small con that’s completely focused on RPG‘s, with  Dungeon Crawl Classics  being their specialty. Huge thanks to Eddie and Matt, all of the volunteers, and all of the fans who made this an unforgettable event.

Click the link below for a full recap and a gallery of images from both shows!
Taco Jon goes to Kansas
Our very own “Taco” Jon Hershberger represented Goodman Games at Quivira Scout Ranch this past weekend for ScoutCon 2019. This was our third year for ScoutCon and it was bigger and better than ever!

The 2019 version of Scout Con was the biggest and best to date. This year there was 285 Scouts registered for the con—that’s up from 112 registrants in 2017 and 184 registrants in 2018—and had 282 in camp. 

Dungeon Crawl Classics  was again a major part of the show. “Taco” ran a two-session-spanning event using Sailors on The Starless Sea  and numerous 0-level PCs, followed by a Saturday afternoon running of  Frozen in Time  for the surviving characters...
The review is in!
(Spoiler: they liked it)
Tangent is the genre’s premiere review magazine for short SF and fantasy, and has been online sharing reviews of releases since 1997. Here’s how they describe themselves from their website, “Described as a “one-stop clearinghouse for information on the good, the bad and the ugly in the short-story jungle” by Paul Di Filippo, it provides insightful, in-depth coverage of the width and breadth of the short SF/F field, from startup magazines featuring the possible SF/F pros of the future to the most established, long-running, award-winning magazines the genre has to offer.”

So, they’ve got some chops, and they know their stuff. And recently,  they reviewed issue #3 of Tales From The Magician’s Skull . You can read a couple of excerpts from their review at the link below.
The Dark Master's speech
The Alliance Open House is one of the premier industry events of the tabletop gaming world. Every year hundreds of retailers and manufacturers gather together to showcase their products and share information and news.

This year Goodman Games was at the show once again, doing just that: letting retailers know about  Dungeon Crawl Classics Mutant Crawl Classics Fifth Edition Fantasy , Original Adventures Reincarnated , and much more.

In fact, our own Dark Master, Joseph Goodman, spent some time on stage to present all the latest for the retailers on hand—and we filmed it. And now we’re sharing it.

Most of this information is meant for the retail community, so it might not be of interest to the casual fan, but if you are a retailer who wasn’t at the show, or someone who likes to see the curtain pulled back a bit, this video is meant for you.
Secure your copy of the newest Alphabet sourcebook!
The third book in the Alphabet series is now ready for pre-order!  The Cthulhu Alphabet  is an organized book of madness that you can incorporate into any role-playing game,  Dungeon Crawl Classics  or otherwise!

The Cthulhu Alphabet  is a collection of random tables to inspire your role-playing game, structured around an abecedarian theme. If you are a player navigating an uncaring universe, a haunted setting, or a horror-filled dungeon, you will find new ideas for your character and adventures. And if you are a game master creating scenarios set in the Cthulhu Mythos—or in any fantastic world—you will find every page bursting with ideas. Your brain will spark on every page, whether you roll randomly for inspiration or read the tables in order.

The Cthulhu Alphabet  follows the format first popularized by Goodman Games in  The Dungeon Alphabet . The entries are in alphabetical order, and each concerns one aspect of the Cthulhu mythos. Each entry contains a mix of inspirational text and one or more random tables. 

What’s more,  The Cthulhu Alphabet  will be available in FOUR different covers—each one coming with a PDF version! You can choose the  Standard Color Cover  with artwork by Erol Otus, the  Bronze Foil Cover  with artwork by Brad McDevitt, the  Cerulean Foil Cover  with artwork by Stefan Poag, or the  Leather Bound Edition  with artwork by Peter Mullen.

Click the cover art below to take you to the page to pre-order your copy of  The Cthulhu Alphabet  today!
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