OCTOBER 29, 2017
It is the most wonderfully frightening time of year! Halloween brings out the ghoul in all of us, allowing us to play with fear and tease the darkness for a short while. Check out some of the holiday offerings below, along with some other devilish delights from Goodman Games!
Tales From The Magician’s Skull Kickstarter Ends Wednesday!
Fans of classic pulp and sword-and-sorcery will delight in our latest publishing endeavor, Tales From The Magician’s Skull

Tales From the Magician's Skull is a printed fantasy magazine dedicated to presenting all-new sword-and-sorcery fiction by the finest modern crafters in the genre. These stories are the real thing, crammed with sword-swinging action, dark sorceries, dread, and ferocious monsters -- and they hurtle forward at a headlong pace. And you only have until Wednesday to get in on the ground floor! 

Why back now? Well, only Kickstarter backers can join The Legion of the Skull. This Kickstarter-exclusive backer level lets you join the Skull community (and gives you a lot of bonus items as well). All of the details for The Legion of the Skull are outlined here!

We recently posted details on issue #2 of Tales From the Magician’s Skull. The second issue includes stories by Scott Lynch and Nathan Long, as well as Stefan Poag’s illustrated version of Abraham Merritt’s People of the Pit. Plus much more! You should go read all about it here

Don’t wait! Go to the Kickstarter now! The Skull commands it!
A Visit to Shadow’s Reef!
For three years running, Goodman Games has given you a hauntingly good adventure in the form of our Halloween Adventure! The Dungeon Crawl Classics 2017 Halloween Module: Shadow Under Devil’s Reef is the perfect October release! 

A raging storm has made the waters around Devil’s Reef impossible to navigate safely. The noble galleon, The Royal Dawn, has run aground and Princess Kaeko from faraway Fu-Lamia is now missing! Untold riches and glory await those who successfully find the princess and safely deliver her to Black Sand Port. What kind of evil awaits the adventurers on that forbidden island?

The Dungeon Crawl Classics 2017 Halloween Module: Shadow Under Devil’s Reef is now at your FLGS and in PDF form at our online store!

And if you don’t have your Halloween game figured out, you can still choose from our previous Halloween Offerings. They Served Brandolyn Red and The Sinister Sutures of the Sempstress are both available in PDF!
A Play Mat for Rat-Snake!
The Rat-Snake Dice Game is coming back! First produced as a limited release for  Gen Con in 2016,  Rat-Snake has re-appeared courtesy of the  Lankhmar Kickstarter. If you added  Rat-Snake to your  Lankhmar pledge, you’ll soon be enjoying it as it will ship in the not-too-distant future. 

In the meantime, we’ve also got a special freebie for both folks who bought it last year and those who included it in their Kickstarter pledge:  The Rat-Snake Playmat! Designed by Jen and Bob Brinkman and sporting artwork by fan-favorite Doug Kovacs, this is a  FREE download for you to print out and use with your game.
Inspiration For Our Adventures
Ideas don’t come out of nowhere. Sometimes they come from obvious things, and sometimes not so much. If you are one of those folks who is always wondering about the creative process, we’ve got some insight that we’ve presented in some recent articles!

In creating one of our recent modules, Enter The Dagon, Harley Stroh went well out of his way to discover the unusual. In this case, that meant taking a trip out to Alcatraz, where the halls and memories hit a creative spark inside him. You can follow the entirety of his creation here.

Brendan LaSalle took his inspiration from a very different source. In his article, he dictates how the music of Black Sabbath fostered the ideas behind two of his modules, A Hole in the Sky and Neon Knights. His experience with Dungeon Crawl Classics happened at the same time where he discovered a passion for Ozzy Osbourne and his roots in Sabbath, and you can read all about it here.

And then there is the journey of Michael Curtis and Brendan LaSalle, who spent a weekend traipsing around Providence exploring the real world where H.P. Lovecraft lived. His works were a huge influence on both authors, and visiting the places where he lived and wrote, and ultimately the place where he is now laid to rest, taps into their collective creativity and reveals much about each of them. Make sure you click on over to read the full details.

(Yes, that’s really the gravestone of H. P. Lovecraft. And yes, Michael and Brendan really visited it, along with many locations from Lovecraft’s life and literature. Read the article for full details !)

We’re always trying to share with our fans. Sometimes that means giving you little treats you aren’t expecting, including insights into our…let’s say “unique” creative minds.
DCC Community Publishers - Even More Material for Your DCC Game!
Throughout the month of October, Goodman Games has been shining the spotlight on some of our third-party publishers. We have some of the best publishing partners in the gaming community, and we want you to know about all of them.

Rock God Death Fugue
The Swamp Daughters of Marshsund
Liber Arcanum
Maps for Portal Under the Stars
One of the iconic adventures of Dungeon Crawl Classics is Portal Under the Stars. The 0-level adventure by Joseph Goodman is included in the back of the DCC core rulebook. It’s as much a part of the DCC firmament as the dice chain.

Now Black Scrolls Games has taken it one step further. The Portal Under The Stars Battlemap is a print product that has all of the encounters for the full adventure laid out in card stock maps. Each of the 29 map pieces is coated so that you can use wet-erase markers on them as needed, and takes the already legendary adventure to an all-new level!

Take your next 0-level funnel to the next level with The Portal Under The Stars Battlemap .