Greetings!
Can you believe that we're pretty much halfway through November? Which means that The Year That Shall Not Be Named has only one more full month left!

We've still got plenty of exciting things happening, though, including the final days of the DCC RPG Humble Bundle! Plus, we've got a pair of great new third-party books now in our online store! And we also point you towards the second volume of The Quaranzine, the product that takes this year and puts it towards charitable use.

There's also a preview of Dark Trails "Bootleg Edition" for you this week. And we've got news on Tales From The Magician's Skull #5, an article on William Hope Hodgson and one on Fritz Leiber, plus an interview with Stefan Poag, and the latest Roadworthy Judge.

Let's get to it!
LATEST RELEASES
TWO NEW THIRD-PARTY DCC RELEASES
We've got not one, but two great adventures from some of our third-party publishing partners this week! And not only are they both great releases for DCC RPG, they also work equally well for MCC RPG!

Let's take a look!
Crypt of the Science-Wizard is a 1st-level adventure designed for use with the DCC and MCC RPGs.

In a time-lost desert near an uncanny oasis, you finally find it — the lost crypt of Kersete. Was he an undead wizard or a robe-clad artificial intelligence? The rumors were not specific, and you weren’t paying attention that closely anyway. All you heard was that there were fabulous treasures to be had if one could only navigate the tricks and traps of his tomb. Sure, no one who ever sought his tomb has returned to tell the tale, but they didn’t have your level of grit, guile, and greed.

Crypt of the Science-Wizard is an adventure designed for use with DCC RPG and MCC RPG.
Infiltrate a wizard’s factory-tower and retrieve the information that you have been hired to steal in this sci-fi funnel adventure.

Introduce Dungeon Crawl Classics characters to the cosmos with this incredible funnel! Hired to infiltrate the factory of industrialist Seraphina von Elrich, the party will come into contact with A BRAIN-ROTTING PLANT FROM BEYOND THE STARS, MAN-EATING MANGRELS, and ALL MANNERS OF VILE ANDROID in this science fiction adventure.
DCC RPG HUMBLE BUNDLE FINAL WEEKEND!
Our AMAZING deal for you on Humble Bundle ends on Monday! You do NOT want to miss out on this bargain!

We’re talking over $400 worth of books for a fraction of the price. Let’s say that again: OVER $400 WORTH OF BOOKS! And your cost starts at only $1!

This is the perfect way to jump into the deep end of Dungeon Crawl Classics without investing a ton of money. Everything that you need to get into the game is available to you through this Humble Bundle, from the DCC RPG Core Rulebook to our best selling module, Sailors on the Starless Sea, all the way to the DCC RPG Annual! And much, much more!

Get ebooks like Dungeon Crawl Classics #67: Sailors on the Starless Sea, Dungeon Crawl Classics #83: The Chained Coffin, Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, Dungeon Crawl Classics Annual, Dungeon Crawl Classics #99: The Star Wound of Abaddon, and Dungeon Crawl Classics #81: The One Who Watches from Below. And that’s just a tiny sample of what’s available. Plus, a portion of your purchase goes to support the American Red Cross!

Here are some details from the deal:

Pay $1 or more. Normally, the total cost for the ebooks in this bundle is as much as $408. During this Humble Bundle, you choose the price and increase your contribution to upgrade your bundle! The bundle starts with a minimum of only $1 and grows from there, unlocking more books as the price increases.

Read them anywhere. The ebooks in this bundle are available in PDF format, so they work on your computer, e-readers, iPads, cell phones, and a wide array of mobile devices!

Support charity. A portion of the money from this bundle will go to support the American Red Cross. You get to decide the amount!

Oh, and did we mention you ALSO get a discount code for use on the Goodman Games store? Because you get that, too.

This bundle will only be around until early on Monday! This kind of deal doesn’t happen often, so if you’ve been wanting to get into Dungeon Crawl Classics, this is the place to go!
SUPPORT QUARANZINE 2020, VOLUME 2: THE FUNNEL
We’re in the home stretch of The Year That Shall Not Be Named, and thankfully there are still some things that add light to this dark tunnel. One of those things was the QuaranZine, a special publication done for charity that brought you original material on a pay-what-you-choose basis.

And we’re happy to say that they are back for a second issue! QuaranZine 2020, Volume 2: THE FUNNEL is another pay-what-you-choose product that brings all-new material to you for a great cause.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to DriveThruRPG and grab a copy of QuaranZine 2020, Volume 2: THE FUNNEL today! Not only will you get some fantastic fun out of it, but you’ll be helping out those in need!
SNEAK ATTACK PEEK
newsletter exclusive
SNEAK PEEK AT DARK TRAILS "BOOTLEG EDITION"
If you have a hankering to slap some iron from the back of a bronco, then today is a good day for you.

Dave Baity, the creative mind behind Stiff Whiskers Press, has given us a preview of his weird west title, Dark Trails "Bootleg Edition." Not only is this a preview, but it's an extended preview giving you a great look at the title!

So let's ride up on top of Boot Hill and get this party started! Check out the preview below and then grab a full copy of Dark Trails "Bootleg Edition" over on our online store.

Enjoy!
COMING SOON
AN UPDATE ON TALES FROM THE MAGICIAN'S SKULL #5
Due to a paper shortage, print copies of issue #5 of Tales From The Magician’s Skull are delayed until mid-December. In the interest of full transparency, the link below presents intra-office memorandums which recently circulated in The Skull’s publication offices. 
TWITCH
SIGN UP FOR THE NOVEMBER 19th 1000 INSANE WORLDS
You can join in next week by signing up at the link below to become an active part of the adventure!

This game is here to help you through your day! Join us on Thursday for the next session of 1000 Insane Worlds with Judge Brendan LaSalle, at 3:00 pm EST.

1000 Insane Worlds is for you—a means to help you relax and have some fun. Sign up weekly for a chance to be one of four randomly-chosen players to jump in with Judge Brendan for a session of online gaming mayhem.
GOODMAN NEWS
THANKS FOR ALL THE 5E SUBMISSIONS
A few weeks back we opened up submissions for the Goodman Games 5E line, and did you folks come through!

We received over 100 quality submissions from creators and look forward to working with a wealth of new talent in the future. Look for more detailed individual replies as we sift through all the correspondence.

Submissions are now closed. We thank everyone for their entries. If and when we reopen submissions, we’ll be sure to let you know!
SHORT SORCERY: FRITZ LEIBER'S "BAZAAR OF THE BIZARRE"
by Bill Ward
If I had to describe Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser stories in one word, that word would be ‘fun.’ Not the dismissive ‘fun’ often given as a back-handed compliment to fiction that doesn’t rise above the level of the merely entertaining, but visceral, in the bones, unexpected-snow-day-can’t-wipe-that-smile-from-your-face kind of fun. Perhaps this is due to Leiber’s ironically detached and playfully inventive narrative, or his endlessly creative imaginative near-absurdities, or maybe it’s really because, even in the face of weird peril and horrific oddities, the lovable rogues of Lankhmar themselves are simply out to have fun...
A LOOK AT WILLIAM HOPE HODGSON
by Bill Ward
The English writer William Hope Hodgson (15 November 1877 – 19 April 1918) is an author whose influence on those that came after him greatly exceeds his current renown among readers. This despite being hailed as one of the originators of Cosmic Horror, the sub-genre of horror fiction most readily associated with H.P. Lovecraft, and The Dying Earth tradition of science fantasy as later typified by Jack Vance, as well as producing two acknowledged classics of Weird Fiction, The Night Land and The House on the Borderland...
AN INTERVIEW WITH STEFAN POAG
Our partner Akileos Publishing is responsible for the upcoming French edition of Dungeon Crawl Classics. We recently ran an interview they did with our own Dark Master, Joseph Goodman, as well as another interview conducted with Harley Stroh and one with Peter Mullen—but that’s not the end of it.

Akileos sat down and interviewed another iconic DCC creator: Stefan Poag. This interview was already run on their site in French but the whole thing was conducted in English, and we thought you might want to read it for yourself.

Here is the English version of the interview. We hope you enjoy seeing exactly what lies inside Stefan’s mind…and we hope you remain sane after the experience...
ROADWORTHY: WILL KELLER
Welcome to Roadworthy! This is a chance to show off a Road Crew Judge and allow them to share their experience and wisdom. We provide these profiles to help provide insight into their personality and style, and maybe give up-and-coming Judges some advice on improving their game.

From Loveland, CO comes our next Judge. (Note: when the interview was conducted, he lived in Atlanta. He’s since moved.) He’s been seen at many a convention in the past and online everywhere this year, so you might already know the face, but today you meet the man!

Let’s meet Judge Will Keller!
RECENT RELEASES
NEW DCC RPG RELEASES AND WAREHOUSE FINDS
We haven’t really spoken much about it, but recently Goodman Games switched to a new warehouse for our online fulfillment. This has led to a LOT of boxes being moved around and reorganized, and you know what that means—we found stuff!

And all of that translates to there being a wealth of new material in our online store this week. Some of it new, some of it found in the warehouse move.

Whether it’s a new third-party monster book for DCC RPG or some adventures from this year’s DCC Day and Free RPG Day or even VTT product to go along with those items, we’ve got a great selection of material for you!

Let’s take a look!
A collection of curious creatures for Dungeon Crawl Classics!

Them’s Monsters! is a collection of creatures both baleful and benign for the Dungeon Crawl Classic RPG. This slender volume introduces 18 new monsters, from the deadly carrion knight to the inscrutable weremoose. Them’s Monsters! also includes a new character class, the Dungle, a race of hearty little beetle people from the Crepuscular City.

You will also find a brand new one-page funnel dungeon, Grist for the Mill, ready to pulverize your unsuspecting zeroes.

It’s 44 pages of monsters and mayhem written and illustrated by Joshua LH Burnett!
From DCC Day 2020! Three all-new adventures!

Enter the amazing worlds of Dungeon Crawl Classics! DCC Day is our chance to say “thanks” to fans for their support, and by “thanks” what we really mean is, have a great game on us! Inside this free adventure pack, you will find three complete and playable adventures for the worlds of Dungeon Crawl Classics!

For DCC RPGExpedition to Algol is a level 1 adventure transporting the characters to an alien world where human-descended ani-men strive to unearth the secrets of their ancient progenitors.

For DCC LankhmarThe Heist is a level 3 adventure that sends the character to loot a legendary treasure-hold beneath the pleasure manse of Duke Oraso. But by the end of the night, the Gods of Lankhmar are involved, and things get complicated.

For Mutant Crawl ClassicsRuins of Future Past sends your post-apocalyptic character through a temporal rift into the medieval dungeon lab of a mad wizard who has been researching time-based magics.

Plan your night of adventure! Thank you for supporting DCC RPG and DCC Day!
The perfect accessory to play the adventures Expedition to Algol and Ruins of Future Past from DCC Day 2020 Adventure Pack on a virtual tabletop! This set of maps and tokens allows you to bring stunning visuals to your online session. All art is from hand-painted originals, scanned and formatted for online play. The look and feel of these tokens capture the spirit of DCC gaming and its Appendix N origins, yet is scaled and prepared for play online.

Inside this map+token pack you will find:
  • Eighteen detailed maps, hand-painted in full color.
  • Fifteen full-color monster tokens designed for the adventure. Each of these tokens is an original hand-painted image created just for this release.
  • Three full-color tokens of NPCs designed for the adventure. Each of these tokens is an original hand-painted image created just for this release.
  • A full-color handout image meant to be given to the players at the appropriate time.

This VTT map+token pack is designed to be played with Expedition to Algol and Ruins of Future Past from DCC Day 2020 Adventure Pack. You can use the graphics herein without the adventure, but you’ll get the most out of them if you also own the adventure.

NOTE: This is a virtual product. There is no physical copy that will be shipped out.
A level 1 adventure for DCC RPG.

Towering obelisks stab the sky. Monstrous knights with blazing lances prowl the night. Huts burn, and entire villages are taken as slaves to be fed darksome pits. The cries of terror and panic give the horrors a name: the Beakmen have come.

But you are no mere peasant or serf, cowering the in the dark. You and your companions are reavers, with bloodied blades and spells wrenched from the dreams of demons. You stride through chaos while others flee, turning your steps towards the great stone obelisk, the source of the beakmen and their alien magics.
 
Whether for the cause of justice or merely to acquire these strange blazing weapons for you own, tonight there shall be an accounting: a blazing brand thrust into The Shadow of the Beakmen.

Originally released for DCC Day 2020!
The perfect accessory to play DCC Day #1: Shadow of the Beakmen on a virtual tabletop! This set of maps and tokens allows you to bring stunning visuals to your online session. All art is from hand-painted originals, scanned and formatted for online play. The look and feel of these tokens capture the spirit of DCC gaming and its Appendix N origins, yet is scaled and prepared for play online.

Inside this map+token pack you will find:
  • Four detailed maps, hand-painted in full color.
  • Sixteen full-color tokens of monsters designed for the adventure. Each of these tokens is an original hand-painted image created just for this release.
  • Six full-color NPC tokens designed for the adventure. Each of these tokens is an original hand-painted image created just for this release.
  • Sixteen pre-gen character tokens designed to go with the characters created for this adventure.

This VTT map+token pack is designed to be played with DCC Day #1: Shadow of the Beakmen. You can use the graphics herein without the adventure, but you’ll get the most out of them if you also own the adventure.

NOTE: This is a virtual product. There is no physical copy that will be shipped out.
These starter rules were written specifically to introduce judges and players to the DCC RPG system. In some areas, rules have been condensed and simplified. These rules will serve primarily to get characters through their first level 0 adventure and their first level 1 adventure. Although the rules go up to level 2, for the full DCC experience and play at levels up to 10th, please refer to the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG rulebook!

This book includes two adventures! You get the enduring classic Portal Under the Stars 0-level adventure for new players, plus in a flip-book format, an all-new adventure. The second adventure in this volume is Geas of the Star-Chrons by Julian Bernick.

These quick-start rules & intro adventures were originally released on DCC Day 2020.
These starter rules were written specifically to introduce judges and players to the DCC RPG system. In some areas, rules have been condensed and simplified. These rules will serve primarily to get characters through their first level 0 adventure and their first level 1 adventure. Although the rules go up to level 2, for the full DCC experience and play at levels up to 10th, please refer to the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG rulebook!

This book includes two adventures! You get the enduring classic Portal Under the Stars 0-level adventure for new players, plus in a flip-book format, an all-new adventure. The second adventure in this volume is The Legend of the Silver Skull by Julian Bernick.
These starter rules were written specifically to introduce judges and players to the DCC RPG system. In some areas, rules have been condensed and simplified. These rules will serve primarily to get characters through their first level 0 adventure and their first level 1 adventure. Although the rules go up to level 2, for the full DCC experience and play at levels up to 10th, please refer to the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG rulebook!

This book includes two adventures! You get the enduring classic Portal Under the Stars 0-level adventure for new players, plus in a flip-book format, an all-new adventure. The second adventure in this volume is The Legend of the Silver Skull by Julian Bernick.

These quick-start rules & intro adventures were originally released on Free RPG Day 2020.
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