Third-party DCC Kickstarters Galore!
We've got Rat Snake! The game that The Gray Mouser played in the pages of Lieber's Lankhmar stories is in our online store. Plus, Goodman Games is at two shows this weekend—one of which is having a special charity event to benefit cancer research—and we revisit Lovecraft's Providence. And let's not forget the three third-party DCC Kickstarters that are still active!

Let's get to it!
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Play a game from the world of Lankhmar!
But the Mouser had made his throw, and the odd dice of Lankhmar had stopped with the matching symbols of the eel and the serpent uppermost, and he was raking in triangular golden coins.
—“The Bleak Shore” by Fritz Leiber
You might have heard about our recent  DCC Lankhmar  release. It’s a wonderfully in-depth take on the classic novels by Fritz Lieber, and licensed by his estate.

If you are a fan of those novels, you might have heard of something called Rat-Snake . In the back alleys of the city of Lankhmar, money is won and lost, and lives are sometimes wagered as the ultimate prize, all on the roll of the dice. All part of a game called Rat-Snake .

Here at Goodman Games, we didn’t want to just publish a map and rules, we wanted to bring Lankhmar to life. And we’ve got the dice to prove it. We’ve got  Rat-Snake , the game itself, in our online store!

Distilled from the novels and stories, we’ve created a Rat-Snake dice game that we feel would make Fritz proud. Rat-Snake is a gambling game that requires two six-sided dice to play. Serious Rat-Snake players use specialized dice inscribed with the image of a rat on the one-pip face and a snake on the six-pip face. Our version is a tube containing eight such dice and a rules booklet for Rat-Snake .
And while we're talking about dice....

Be sure to  check out all the dice  that we have in stock right now! We’ve got a great selection of various dice for you to choose from. Just check a few of them out below!
Available in multiple colors.
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 new third-party Kickstarter 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 has appeared as well! 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!
Two of our own travel through the places Lovecraft called home
Goodman Games uses a number of methods to inspire the creativity behind our adventures. What we call “real life adventures” are one such method. This is where we travel to inspirational places or undertake adventurous activities that give us material to write about. In the  2017 Goodman Games Gen Con Program Guide , you can read about several such real-life adventures. On July 23, 2017, Michael Curtis and Brendan LaSalle took a trip to Providence, RI – the birthplace of horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, author of “The Call of Cthulhu” and many other well-known tales. What follows is the only surviving record of their expedition...
We're at Gamehole Con and Carnage-22!
GameHole Con  is going on in Madison at the Alliant Energy Center, and Goodman Games will be there in force! Not only will Pandabrett have a full booth set-up in the exhibitor hall, but several of our best will be there running games!

You can come by to game with Brendan LaSalle and many of our fabulous Road Crew Judges will all be on hand running events throughout the weekend. And on top of that, Doug Kovacs will be there showing off and selling his fantastic artwork!

If Wisconsin is a little out of your travel range, but Vermont is a bit closer to home, then come and see Jim at  Carnage Con  in Killington.

This year’s theme is space exploration and science-fiction, and pays special homage to the classic novel, Catch-22 .

Come see Jim at the booth and pick up your copies of,  The Chained Coffin  hardbacks,  DCC Lankhmar , the latest  Mutant Crawl Classics adventure, Tales of the Magician’s Skull No. 3 , the deluxe version of  Sailors on the Starless Sea , and much. much more!
Happening at Gamehole Con!
Would you like to have fun in a great  Dungeon Crawl Classics event, and help support the American Cancer Society at the same time?

DCC  funnel tournament is being held on Friday, Nov. 1, at Gamehole Con, and you are invited to join! Named after a wonderful gamer whose life was claimed by cancer, the  Jerry Stefek Memorial Crawl for the Cure  runs all day on Friday, Nov. 1. It’s a  DCC  funnel tournament that costs only $4 to join, and all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society. Read on to find out how to play and how you can contribute!

In December 2018, the gaming community tragically lost Jerry Stefek to cancer. Jerry was an avid old-school gamer, history buff, friend, loving husband, and father. His home was the nexus of friendship for decades. Both Jerry and his dearly departed wife MaryAnn were kind and generous to a fault; they not only hosted countless gatherings, but they also supported a number of those in their circle during difficult times...
The DCC Annual! Sailors on the Starless Sea HC! DCC Demon Skull Reprint!
Are you kidding me? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! We’ve got THREE amazing releases this week, that many of you have been clamoring for–in some cases for years!

We’ve got the re-issues of the  DCC Demon Skull Edition  of the core rulebook. And there is the limited hardcover foil edition of  DCC #67: Sailors on the Starless Sea . To top it all off, the highly-anticipated release of the  DCC RPG Annual —both standard and foil edition—are also now out.
BONUS!  If you get the foil editions of all three releases from this week, they combine for a dramatic triptych-style piece of art! Get them while you can!

All of these products are now available at your FLGS and in our online store. Let’s look at some details!
There are magic swords. There are patrons. There are even more tables for making monsters unique. There are rules for making cleric deities more distinctive. There are rules for patron weapons and magic rings. There is the lost continent of Mu, and the hidden places between worlds. And there are rules for magical moustaches.

This is the book that you’ve always heard of, made reality at last!

What do you get inside this book? How about:
  • New Magic
  • New Quests and Journeys. Explore the lost continent of Mu!
  • New Judge’s Rules
  • New Magic Items
  • New Monsters
  • And Moustaches. Yes, you read that right—there are rules for moustaches in this book. You know you need it.

You absolutely do not need the DCC Annual to play Dungeon Crawl Classics, nor does any material in this Annual supersede or otherwise change the baseline game experience as expressed in the core rulebook. There is no rules bloat: only new vistas of imagination.
The same as above, but as a limited-edition faux-leather cover with silver foil embossing!
A new limited-edition hardcover of our classic module! Find out why this is among the most-celebrated adventures for DCC RPG !

This limited-edition foil hardcover version of one of our best-selling module contains new color endsheet art by Doug Kovacs and Stefan Poag; a cover gallery including all the tribute covers; articles on the art process; Harley’s original map sketches; a photo gallery of the  DCC  early years; and Doug Kovac’s writeup of his variant module,  Reverse Sailors on the Starless Sea !
Celebrating the history of DCC RPG with a re-issue of our classic DCC Demon Skull Foil cover!

This is the most popular  Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG  cover ever and has been out of print since 2012. Originally available only as part of the first printing of  DCC RPG , it’s now finally back in print—but in limited quantities. If you want it, get your copy now!
Looking for a great game this weekend? Always remember to check out our Events Page! Below is an excerpt of what is available in the next few days, but for the full schedule click on the image!