March 9 -Archmage Abby is accepting questions! – Do you have
a problem with life, love, or figuring out how to read a D7? Archmage Abby
is here to help! Every day she uses her powers of divination to answer
questions from all walks (and slithers) of life. She was last seen in the
Level Up! and the Gen
Con 2014 Program Guide, but now she’s back. Send your problems to her
and she’ll solve them!
March 9 -GM’s Day Sale – Show appreciation for your GM buy buying
them discounted adventures! All Goodman Games PDFs are 30% off at
Now through March 10th.
March 5 - Fillable Metamorphosis Alpha Character Sheets – Now
available for free download: fillable PDF Metamorphosis
Alpha character sheets for Humans,
and Robots. Just right click and
save the file!
March 2 - Coming Soon: Hole in the Sky – A group of peasants
face danger and death for the chance to change the stars they were born
under, and thus change their destinies. This new level 0 adventure by Brendan
LaSalle is coming in April. Read all about DCC
#86: A Hole in the Sky!
February 20 - The Monster Alphabet Now Live On Kickstarter –
now! Inspired by The Dungeon Alphabet,
The Monster Alphabet provides game masters of any rule system with inspiration
for creating strange, new abominations: random tables of traits, powers,
and lore; awe-inspiring illustrations by your favorite fantasy artists
old and new; and rolling handfuls of dice directly on monster generation
diagrams. The entries are accompanied by fantastic art from classic fantasy
illustrators and are compatible with all fantasy role playing games.
This Kickstarter also funds the second printing of GM
Gems, another system-neutral book of game master inspiration. Pledge
now to get both of these excellent sourcebooks!
February 16 - Michael Curtis at TotalCon – Come game with “Manly”
Michael Curtis at TotalCon
in Mansfield, MA this weekend! He’ll be running Metamorphosis
Alpha and playtests of unpublished DCC RPG
February 13 - Our Forums Have Been Upgraded – The Goodman Games
discussion forums have been upgraded, and bugs have been fixed. Email updates
should be working properly now. If you’ve never visited our forums, now
is an excellent time to do so. You’ll find discussions about every Goodman
Games product, old or new! Log in here and
discover hidden lore.
February 6 - Metamorphosis Alpha Character Sheet – Ready to start
your Metamorphosis Alpha campaign? Download
these official character sheets! Now available by character type: human,
January 26 - Marmalade Dog is this weekend – If you’re in the
Michigan area, come visit us at Marmalade
Dog this weekend! Look for Goodman Games products on sale in the dealers
room, and DCC RPG sessions on the event calendar!
January 23 - 2015 World Tour Starting Soon – DCC fans, our 2014
World Tour has now concluded. Thanks for your participation and all
the great games. And here’s the good news: the 2015 World Tour will soon
begin! This year’s Tour will have all the great aspects of last year, plus
add on scheduled DCC tournaments at select conventions! Additional details
will be provided soon. In the meantime, please share your thoughts on what
else you would like for the 2015 World Tour. Do you want more or different
swag? A change in the way games are handled? E-mail
us or post
on our forums to let us know what you want!
January 19 - Monster Alphabet Kickstarter Coming in February –
Alphabet fans, rejoice! The Monster Alphabet
is almost upon us. In February we will be launching a Kickstarter for Monster
Alphabet, with a host of awesome stretch goals that can make the project
even more amazing than it already is. “Watch this space” for more details
January 15 - Coming Soon: The Making of the Ghost Ring – To save
a soul and forge a ring! In April we will release a new level 4 adventure
for your DCC RPG campaign. Read all about DCC
#85: The Making of the Ghost Ring!
January 12 - Santa’s Favorites Announced – Thanks for all the
terrific entries into our Santa-DCC meme contest! There were so many hilarious
entries that it was hard to pick just one winner. Our three favorite entries
are shown below. They all tied for first! All three creators will receive
a free module of their choice. Merry Christmas from your patron Santa Claus!
January 9 - Age of Cthulhu downloads available – Our Age
of Cthulhu product pages have been updated with downloadable PDF editions
of maps, pregens, and handouts for all eight Age of Cthulhu scenarios.
Use these downloads to easily print materials for your players before you
play your next session!
December 30 - Grimtooth's Ultimate Traps Collection Now Live On Kickstarter
now! All right humans, Grimtooth here. This is your chance to own the
460-page hardcover compilation of all five of my systems-neutral Grimtooth's
Traps books -- plus loads of extras! We're talking 500+ traps, a foreword
by Harley Stroh, interviews with the creators, a cover gallery including
rare foreign editions, and maybe me making a guest appearance in a Dungeon
Crawl Classics crossover module.
Here's the bottom line -- Grimtooth's Ultimate Traps Collection is a
gigantic collection of over 500 awesome engines of destruction, delver
dicers, character crushers, adventurer anxieties, minion munchers, hero
harangers, general tricks, traps and other rare and dangerous items for
use in defending game master treasures! You want it and you need it. And
if you don't order one, I'll have to hunt you down! Pledge
December 19 - Grimtooth Is Coming – There is less than a month
until the Kickstarter launches for Grimtooth’s
Ultimate Traps Collection. Get your dungeons ready for more than 500
traps, published as massive tome in tribute to an important piece of gaming
history. “Watch this space” in early January for more information on the
December 14 - Caption This Photo and Win a Module – Santa Claus
is bringing DCC RPG this year! Caption this photo with most clever, funny,
or downright “DCC-ish” caption you can come up with. We’ll pick our favorite,
and they’ll win a module of their choice! Visit
the mememaker site to generate your caption. Post your entry to our
Facebook page, or tweet it, with hashtag #DCCXmas. Contest runs until
Christmas Eve – enter now!
December 4 - Lots of New Releases – Visit your local game store
this week for a ton of new Goodman Games Goodness! See the cover images
at left for everything that arrives in stores, including the Metamorphosis
Alpha deluxe hardcover (also shipping to Kickstarter backers), reprints
of some digest-sized DCC modules and some “warehouse
finds” of Gen Con program guides, including 2014 and limited supplies of
the 2013 edition.
And make sure to visit our online store to
grab some of our digest-sized stocking stuffer modules for your loved ones
– plus DCC RPG gift wrap! Available while supplies last!
December 2 - More Modules for 5E – Based on the success of our
first round of 5E modules, we are adding even more! The Fifth
Edition Fantasy product line will expand early in 2015 with Fifth
Edition Fantasy #3: The Pillars of Pelagia, a level 3 module. Along
the windswept sea coast are several natural stone columns, sacred to the
Sea Goddess Pelagia. One of these pillars is the tower of a reclusive wizard,
a devout follower of Pelagia. A band of fledgling heroes is tasked with
entering the Pillars of Pelagia to contend with all manner of magical defenses!
more and look for a Kickstarter to launch this and even more 5E modules
early in 2015!
November 17 - Gen Con Announcements: Gen Con gave us a chance
to announce several exciting new projects! If you missed our What’s
New With Goodman Games seminar, then you may not have heard about these
exciting new projects!
Exact reprints of all five Grimtooth’s Traps books.
More than 500 traps in systems-neutral format, suitable for any fantasy
An homage to an important piece of gaming history. Featuring a foreword
by noted dungeon designer Harley Stroh, the hardcover also includes an
extensive interview with the original Grimtooth’s creative team, a cover
gallery showcasing 30 years of editions (in both English and many foreign
languages), and a look behind the submissions process – including the legendary
“Grimtooth’s Submissions Box” that sits on a shelf in the Flying Buffalo
More than a dozen new traps created specifically for this volume. For the
first time in a decade, the Grimtooth’s submissions box has been opened
again, and more great entries have been selected.
Several exciting stretch goals that will make this book even more impressive.
Printed endsheets, a satin ribbon bookmark, the cover gallery in full color,
a custom dust jacket, and a gatefold page featuring the Grimtooth board
game that was first mentioned more than 20 years ago!
A potential cross-over with the Dungeon Crawl Classics line, allowing Grimtooth
to make an appearance in a special DCC module.
October 3 - Brendan Lasalle at Necronomicon – If you’re in the
Tampa, FL area make sure to visit Necronomicon
this weekend! Xcrawl creator Brendan Lasalle will be on site running sessions
of both Xcrawl and DCC
September 19 - Grandcon is this weekend – If you’re in the Grand
Rapids, MI area make sure to find us at GrandCon
this weekend of Sept. 19-21! Goodman Games will be represented in the dealers’
room with a selection of product from Goodman Games and supporting third
party publishers (zines, zines, and more zines!). DCC artist Brad
McDevitt will be present signing autographs, and there are DCC games
on the event schedule!
September 16 - Tournament Winners: Our Gen Con tournaments were
great fun! Congratulations to the tournament winners:
August 26 - Tacticon – DCC adventure author Harley Stroh will
be running games at Tacticon
in Aurora, CO the weekend of August 28-September 1. Visit the con and play
DCC RPG with him!
August 18 - Well Met At Gen Con -- Thanks to everyone for a terrific
Gen Con! It was a blast. The booth was always busy. Our events were packed
to selling out -- both "on the books" events and the now-infamous Catastrophe
Island escapades. Our "What's New" seminar was great fun, and we're very
excited about the reception to our new projects on Judges Guild and Grimtooth's
Traps. All our new releases were well received. Overall it was a terrific
con. Watch this space for a more detailed update coming soon!
August 13 - Gen Con New Releases: Gen Con is next week, and Goodman
Games will be there with a ton of new releases! Including – Fifth
Edition Fantasy, our new line of 5E adventure modules! Visit booth
#525 and look for these hot new releases! (Note: Kickstarter backers
get first priority. If you’re a Kickstarter backer for one of these titles,
make sure you’ve notified us
so we can have your copy reserved and waiting!)
Gen Con Highlights: Gen Con is next week in Indianapolis, IN!
We’re running a ton of events, debuting many new products, and making several
fun announcements. Here are a few highlights to look forward to. Check
back between now and the con for more updates!
The Seven Pits of Sezrekan: The first DCC RPG con tournament! In
this deadly 0-level funnel of desperate survival and inevitable doom, your
PCs are trapped within a sorcerer’s dread oubliette, harried by horrors
on every side. The question isn’t whether you can survive, but for how
long. This is a drop-in event. Simply bring your generic ticket to any
session, take the next spot in line, and see whether you can survive one
minute – or one hour! Drop into any of these sessions:
Seminar: What’s New With Goodman Games? This seminar is Friday night
at 8:00 PM (Crowne Plaza, Conrail Stn room, SEM1462141). As some of you
know from prior experience, our con seminars often feature announcements
about new products. At Gary Con we were joined by special guest James M.
Ward to announce our Metamorphosis Alpha deluxe collector's edition. For
Gen Con, we have some exciting announcements planned related to deluxe
hardcovers. And these announcements require not one, but two special guests!
You won't want to miss this seminar
August 4 - Seven Days of Stroh, Day 7: 50% Off DCC #70: Jewels
of the Carnifex We are currently running a kickstarter
for Dungeon Crawl Classics: Peril on the Purple Planet. This is Harley
Stroh’s long-awaited sword-and-planet epic, an adventure of planetary scope
that flings your characters to adventures on a distant world dying slowly
under a weirdling sun. But before Harley Stroh wrote this adventure, he
wrote many others for Goodman Games. For seven days we’ll be spotlighting
some of his prior work, and offering PDF versions at 50% off for these
seven days only. If you’re not already a backer of Peril on the Purple
Planet, reading Harley’s prior work may change your mind. Here then are
the Seven Days of Stroh!
#70: Jewels of the Carnifex: It’s day 7 of the Seven Days of Stroh,
and today is our final spotlight on his work. Concluding with a focus on
Punjar, we come to his first Punjar work for DCC RPG: the level 3 adventure,
DCC #70 Jewels of the Carnifex. At the end of a forgotten back alley, in
the weird and otherworldly marketplace of faiths known as the Bazaar of
the Gods, stands the ruins of a forgotten chapel. Once the cult of the
Carnifex was celebrated throughout the City of a Thousand Gates. But a
band of holy warriors rose against the cult of executioners and torturers,
casting down her signs and scattering her devotees to the winds. The fate
of the cthonic goddess, and – more importantly – her fabled jewels remains
a mystery…until this night. Set amid the sprawling decadence of Punjar,
Jewels of the Carnifex offers low-level adventurers a chance to plumb the
mysteries beneath the city’s soiled streets, explore forgotten crypts lavished
with weird artifacts, and – for the quick and daring – claim the lost Jewels
of the Carnifex!
August 3 - DCC
#53: Sellswords of Punjar: It’s day 6 of the Seven Days of Stroh, and
today we continue the look at his work on the gritty underworld. Harley
continued his focus on the realm of the thief in DCC #53: Sellswords of
Punjar. The rat-ridden city of Punjar eventually became Harley’s playground
for a number of modules, but Sellswords of Punjar was the first. In this
level 1 module originally published for D&D 4E, the PCs encounter the
Beggar-King, who weaves his plots deep within the heart of the slums. Unearthing
rites best left forgotten and offering up sacrifices to the loathsome Lords
of Shade, the Beggar-King's ambitions threaten to unleash a horde of shadow-horrors
upon Punjar's huddled masses.
You and your fellow companions must bring the reign of the Beggar-King
to an end. Your quest will take you from the rooftops of Punjar to its
filthiest alleys, and beneath the streets of Punjar to the fetid heart
of the city, where even the bravest of sellswords will tremble before the
fell secrets of the Beggar-King of Punjar.
August 2 - Crime
Pays: It’s day 5 of the Seven Days of Stroh, and today we look at some
of his grittier work. Anyone who has read Harley’s work over the years
knows of his interest in the gritty underworld. Whether it’s Luxor, Lankhmar,
or his own Punjar, Harley has always found a way to weave the world of
the thief into his work. During the D&D 4E era he was presented with
the opportunity to build an entire sourcebook around this subject. Although
ostensibly for 4E, most of the book is systems neutral and suitable for
any rules system. Crime Pays: A Godfather's Grimoire includes everything
a player or DM needs to bring the grim and gritty underworld into stark
focus in a fantasy world. Forget thieves’ guilds – this is the mafia in
a world of dragons and magic! Form your own band of rogues, make a bid
for master of thieves, and win a king's ransom in jewels...but above all,
don't get caught. This sourcebook includes rules for occupying a neighborhood,
recruiting mobsters, hiring made men, and running your own rackets, as
well as a new stat block system for tracking the stats of your own mob
(respect, infamy, defense, upkeep, and territory).
August 1 - DCC
#28: Into the Wilds: It’s day 4 of the Seven Days of Stroh, and today
we look at another DCC module by Harley Stroh. After the success of DCC
#17: Legacy of the Savage Kings, Harley returned with another exploration-style
adventure in DCC #28: Into the Wilds. This classic cavern complex is reminiscent
of Keep on the Borderlands, but presents a suspenseful plotline that reveals
itself slowly as the heroes progress in their exploration. Published as
a level 1-3 adventure for D&D 3.5, Into the Wilds sends the adventurers
to Wildsgate, a frontier keep beset by a wicked curse and savage foes.
In their battles against bat-riding goblins, savage cannibals, and evil
rebels, the heroes uncover rumors of a lost vault left behind by the infamous
thief Zamuk the Swift. Along the way they meet villagers with hidden agendas,
discover a nefarious scheme, and learn the lore of the Wilds!
July 31 - Frank
Frazetta’s Death Dealer: Shadows of Mirahan: It’s day 3 of the Seven
Days of Stroh, and today we look at a 4E adventure by Harley Stroh. While
D&D 4E certainly went in a direction that not everyone appreciated,
Harley kept Goodman Games true to its roots by writing outstanding adventures
under every rules set. For this licensed project, Goodman Games retained
the rights to write an adventure based around Frank Frazetta’s iconic work
and its comic book interpretation. Harley brought it to life as a level
7-9 adventure. This is your chance to journey through the world of Frank
Frazetta and his vision of Death Dealer!
July 30 - Age
of Cthulhu #1: Death in Luxor: It’s day 2 of the Seven Days of Stroh,
and today we look at a Call of Cthulhu adventure by Harley Stroh. This
was Harley’s first horror work with Goodman Games, and launched the Age
of Cthulhu line. In the age of the pharaohs, a great and unfathomable evil
rose from the murky depths to cast its gibbous shadow over ancient Egypt.
At the cost of his empire, Ramesses III imprisoned the horror beneath the
sands of Luxor, where it has slumbered ever since. In 1924, a team of visiting
archeologists unearthed the last remaining testament of that ancient mystery,
only to unleash a terror from out of time. Now death stalks the dusty streets
of Luxor and a new age of horror is at hand. Can your investigators succeed
where the mightiest of pharaohs have failed? Or will they fall victim to
Luxor's secret past?
July 29 - DCC
#17: Legacy of the Savage Kings: A D&D 3.5 adventure for levels
4-6, by Harley Stroh. This was Harley’s first published work with Goodman
Games, and also features interior art by Doug Kovacs. It is an excellent
exploration-style adventure where the PCs gradually unearth a greater mystery.
For centuries, the Great Swamp has hidden hints of an ancient culture of
barbarian kings. While passing through this miserable bog, the PCs encounter
Stygoth the Damned, a half-dead black dragon driven mad by a mysterious
disease. Delving further, the heroes discover that the disease is tied
to the very swamp itself. A great corruption once infested this place,
destroying the savage barbarian kings and leaving only mighty statues as
their legacy. Now this corruption has returned, and a terrible Witch Queen
is mining the corrupted swamp-earth to produce evil, blighted artifacts.
In order to stop the spread of these evil weapons, the heroes must enter
the ancient caves of the savage kings, put to rest the corrupt legacy of
their downfall, end the disease that scars the land, and then face off
against the Witch Queen herself.
July 20 - Christmas in July PDF Sale – For one week, PDF e-tailer
RPGNow.com is running a Christmas in July sale. This is your chance to
get PDF editions of all
Goodman Games books for 25% off! Christmas in July won’t last forever,
out the sale now!
July 14 - International Option For Road Crew – If you’re outside
the USA, we now offer an option for you to participate in the 2014
Worlds Crew! Our road crew swag pack has an international version,
which is optimized toward shipping cost. The swag is still free, although
we must charge actual cost for postage. Visit
our 2014 Worlds Tour page for more information.
July 7 - Free RPG Day Module Now Available – We hope you visited
your local gaming store on Free RPG Day to get our adventure module for
free. But if you didn’t, it is now available for sale in PDF
edition or in print. Enjoy!
July 3 - Dexcon is this weekend – Happy July 4th and come visit
us at DexCon!
This weekend, Michael Curtis will be at DexCon
in Morristown, NJ running DCC RPG sessions as the next stop in the DCC
World Tour. Come game with us!
June 20 - Free RPG Day is this weekend – Free
RPG Day is this Saturday, June 21! Visit your local game store for
a free adventure module and make sure
to download your pregens now!
June 9 - Pregens for Free RPG Day – Free RPG Day is Saturday,
June 21! To get you prepared, we have provided pregenerated characters
for our Free RPG Day adventures. Visit our
Free RPG Day page to download them now!
June 2 - Kickstarter now live for Age of Cthulhu 8 – Are you
ready to visit H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreamlands? Our Kickstarter for AOC8:
Starfall Over the Plateau of Leng has jumped off to a great start!
Bring the terrors of the Dreamlands to your Call of Cthulhu game by pledging
May 29 - DCC #83: The Chained Coffin as a Boxed Set – Our Kickstarter
#83: The Chained Coffin is almost over, and has done well enough that
the module is now officially a boxed set! The spinning wheel add-on prop
will be included with all silver foil and gold foil editions, and those
will be packaged with the Almanac and mini-adventure in the Chained Coffin
box. With only a few days left, the project continues to smash through
stretch goals. Make
sure you pledge before the Kickstarter ends this Sunday!
May 26 - Bonus Swag and Free Module for Free RPG Day Games –
We encourage you to run a DCC RPG game on the weekend of Free
RPG Day, which is Saturday, June 21! As a founding participant of this
exciting event, Goodman Games is proud to offer
a great free module.
As a special bonus for everyone who runs a road crew game on the weekend
of Free RPG Day, we’ll provide a free “My Boss Is a Gongfarmer” bumper
sticker in your swag pack!
May 23 - The 2014 World Tour is LIVE! – Run games and earn great
swag! Swag for the
2014 world tour is now shipping. All you need to do is run a DCC RPG
session at your favorite game store. (Or bar, library, church, or other
public venue!) E-mail us 30 days
in advance and we will ship out a swag pack for you and your players.
Run more games and the swag gets even more awesome! Schedule your game
now! More information
can be found here.
May 5 - The Chained Coffin Beckons – DCC
#83: The Chained Coffin is now in Kickstarter mode! This level 5 DCC
RPG adventure module will be printed with an amazing new prop: a spinning
wheel door puzzle that your players can solve – or not! Support
the Kickstarter now so that we can print the module with a set of three
physical dials that actually spin!
April 28 - Free RPG Day is Coming! – Free
RPG Day is Saturday June 21 at a game store near you! Find
a participating store and stop by to load up on free game products!
This year’s Free RPG Day release from Goodman Games has two great adventures
For DCC RPG: Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box,
a level 1 adventure by Terry Olson. Seeking the favor of a powerful wizard,
the party agrees to steal an artifact from a rival’s sanctum. The wizard
requires, however, that PCs “feed” the artifact lawful blood to imprison
For Maximum Xcrawl: Dungeon Detonation,
a level 6-8 adventure (Division II, full lethal) by Brendan LaSalle. Tis
another ultra fun challenge designed to make your players cry for mercy
and laugh out loud in the same breath!
April 18 - Two New DCC Modules – If you’re a DCC fan this is
a good week for you! We have two DCC RPG adventure modules available
DCC #82: Bride of the Black Manse is a level
3 adventure. As the adventurers arrive to explore the Black Manse, Mammon
calls for his winsome bride. He will leave with a soul at the end of the
night. The only question is: Whose?
DCC #66.5: Doom of the Savage Kings is
back in print after nearly 3 years! Originally released only with the first
1,000 copies printed of DCC RPG, this level 1 DCC adventure takes your
characters to the windswept moors and darksome woods of the Savage Kings
April 14 - Metamorphosis Alpha Returns – We are very excited to
announce that Goodman Games has reached an agreement with legendary game
designer James M. Ward to license publication of the very first sci-fi
RPG! Metamorphosis Alpha now returns in a deluxe hardcover edition featuring
the original 1976 rules plus loads of extras and new materials! Support
the Metamorphosis Alpha Kickstarter now!
April 8 - The World Tour Continues – The legendary Dieter Zimmerman,
also known as Hugh
the Barbarian, will be at ConGlomeration
running DCC games this weekend (Louisville, KY). Find him to join the fun!
April 2 - Great Games This Weekend – More great games with DCC
RPG creators coming this weekend!
Brendan LaSalle, creator of Xcrawl and author
of several DCC modules, will be running games at MEPA
Con (Clarks Summit, PA).
March 28 - GaryCon Seminar Video – Goodman Games went to
Lake Geneva, WI for GaryCon last weekend, where we held a seminar on What’s
New With Goodman Games. Watch
the seminar now to hear the crew discuss adventures, art, barbarians,
and upcoming releases. Plus see the official announcement of Metamorphosis
Alpha! (at the 37:50 mark)
March 18 - Support Our Friends at Judges Guild – We are very
excited to support our friends at Judges Guild in their new Kickstarter!
Please back their City
State of the Invincible Overlord project to support a new edition of
one of the largest RPG city settings in gaming history! (Note that Goodman
Games is not involved in this project. We just really like it and want
to support it!)
March 11 - Coming to Coscon - Visit us at Coscon
for lots of great games with Xcrawl creator Brendan LaSalle and DCC RPG
artist Peter Mullen! Coscon
is this weekend, March 14-16, in Butler, PA, and you can register
now for Brendan’s events. Before the con, be sure to check in at The
Portal Comics and Gaming in Bethlehem, PA to run Xcrawl and DCC RPG
February 28 - Adventure Finder for DCC RPG – Need a new adventure
for your DCC RPG campaign? Check out our
newly updated DCC RPG Adventure Finder,
where you can look at every DCC RPG adventure sorted by character level!
It’s the perfect way to find the next adventure for your campaign.
February 21 -2014 Worlds Tour Kickstarter – Send DCC RPG on a
2014 World Tour! Fund swag, travel, and games across the known universe,
including the Epic Wizard Van! Check
out our Kickstarter and pledge now!
February 13 - Xcrawl for August Release – We’re making great
progress on the layout for Maximum Xcrawl,
the Pathfinder-powered version of Xcrawl! The interior art is nearly complete,
and then it will be on to final layout. While the process wraps up, we
have moved the release date to August, which will allow for a proper Gen
Con release party. Soon we will post previews of the finished book and
more information on the Xcrawl launch party!
February 9 - Michael Curtis at Total Confusion – Author and designer
Michael Curtis will be at Total
Confusion on February 20-23 in Mansfield, MA! Join him for DCC RPG
games run by the designer, including playtests of his upcoming Four Phantasmagorias
adventure. Total Confusion will also be your first chance to have
your picture taken as Hugh the Barbarian!
February 7 - DCC 3rd Edition Mega-Bundle PDF – If you’re still
playing D&D 3.5, we’ve got a great deal for you! We already offer all
our 3.5 edition product for sale as PDF’s on RPGNow.com,
Now we have added the DCC
3E mega-bundle! This bundle item includes all 57 DCC modules we published
for third edition, at the discounted price of only $199 – an incredible
deal compared to the more than $900 cover price of all these modules in
their original print edition!
February 1 - GM Gems Hardcover Edition – One of our fan-favorite
titles is returning in a new hardcover edition! This new printing of GM
Gems includes all the same great systems-neutral material, updated
to DCC RPG stats where a default is needed. It also features fabulous new
cover art by TSR legend Laura Lakey, new interior illustrations by Stefan
Poag (in addition to the originals by William McAusland), and a new two-page
spread for the endsheets by Peter Mullen! Look for it in a store near you
January 27 - Updated DCC RPG Errata – DCC
RPG has gone through three printings in two years, and in each new
printing we’ve fixed a few issues from the previous printing. The official
errata document has now been updated to include a few minor issues
that were corrected in the third printing.
January 20 - Court of Chaos Comes to You - DCC
#80: Intrigue at the Court of Chaos is now in stores! Your characters
are abducted by the Court of Chaos, and face hard choices if they want
to return home. This level 1 adventure starts a campaign with a bang, sending
the characters into conflicts that will resonate for many days to come!
Buy now from our online store or your
local game store.
January 18 - DCC RPG in Gygax Magazine – Have you read Gygax
magazine yet? Published independently, it is a great magazine with a very
broad approach to gaming and a wonderfully retro feel. Issue #3, on sale
now, includes an article for DCC RPG entitled
The Dwarven Rune Priest,
plus many other great articles on modern and vintage games, such as Metamorphosis
a review of Gygax #3 here and consider purchasing in print
January 10 - DCC RPG Dice Kickstarter – We’re very excited to
support Impact! Miniatures in their new
Kickstarter to create a set of DCC RPG compatible dice! This Kickstarter
will create a full set of dice for DCC RPG, including the d5, d7, d14,
d16, d24, and d30, in multiple color options. It’s a great opportunity
for DCC RPG fans to finally get the compatible dice you’ve been asking
November 29 - Special Black Friday Sale – From Black Friday to
Cyber Monday, we’re offering a special 50%-off sale on select DCC RPG items!
These include great gifts for gamers, as well as cyber-specials for yourself!
out our online store for these great offers!
November 25 - New Module for World Tour Games – Are you running
DCC RPG games for the World Tour? You should
be! We’re excited to announce DCC #80.5: Glipkerio’s
Gambit, which is available for FREE in PDF form – but only to fans
who run games as part of the World Tour in
December and January.
November 11 - Holiday Module and Grab Bags – The holidays are
here, and Goodman Games brings the cheer! We have two special products
now available for the holiday season.
Holiday grab bags! Our popular offer
from last year returns. A box stuffed full of random RPG products at a
great price – and with one-of-a-kind mystery gifts!
November 8 - Bride of the Black Manse – Next in the upcoming
releases schedule is DCC #82: Bride of the Black
Manse, by Harley Stroh, scheduled for release in March 2014. Centuries
past, Lady Ilse ascended to scion of House Liis by trading the archdevil
Mammon what he wanted most: her immortal soul – and a diabolical betrothal.
After hundreds of years, the devil has come to collect his due. As the
adventurers arrive to explore the Black Manse, Mammon calls for his winsome
bride. He will leave with a soul at the end of the night. The only question
November 4 -The One Who Watches From Below – For Free RPG Day
2012 we launched the Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition. We are very
excited to announce a release date for the winning entry. DCC
#81: The One Who Watches From Below, by Jobe Bittman, will be released
in February 2014. The only thing standing between your present circumstances
and a life of fabulous wealth is a pesky, slumbering elder god with a penchant
for consuming entire worlds, an endless army of vat-grown hybrid monstrosities,
a veritable tidal wave of disembodied eyes with awesome powers, giant acid
worms, and a curse with the power to rip the still-living eyes from your
skull. Do you have the mettle to stare down a god or will your eyes forever
adorn the vault of The One Who Watches From Below?
October 28 - Maximum Xcrawl Art Gallery – Maximum Xcrawl is coming,
and it is awesome! Check out this first sneak peek at some of the interior
art coming your way with the Maximum
Xcrawl art gallery!
October 21 - Age of Cthulhu Sale – Prepare your gaming group
for some sinister Halloween gaming! Between now and Halloween, we are offering
all Age of Cthulhu adventures for sale
at 33% off original price. This applies to our print
editions as well as PDF
editions. Act now before the sun sets on this great offer!
October 14 - Xcrawl Interview – Xcrawlcreator
Brendan LaSalle was recently interviewed by The BS! Podcast. Listen
to his entertaining interview for the origin story of Xcrawl, the evolution
to Maximum Xcrawl, and many fun influences on Brendan’s games!
October 8 - Intrigue at the Court of Chaos – Coming in January
2014 is DCC #80: Intrigue at the Court of Chaos.
Abducted by the Court of Chaos, the adventurers face hard choices if they
want to return home. The Host of Chaos desires a legendary artifact held
by the Scions of Law, and the Host needs pawns to retrieve it. This level
1 scenario brings your characters straight into conflict with the cosmic
balance, in an adventure they’ll never forget!
September 26 - Gen Con Exclusives – We’re back from Gen Con and
we have unpacked all our boxes. Hey look, we have some copies of the Gen
Con exclusives left over! Now is your chance to pick up what’s left of
these limited-edition items. Also, we are now taking pre-orders on the
slipcover edition of DCC RPG third printing. Visit our online
store to order now!
September 24 - Maximum Xcrawl Character Sheet –Maximum
Xcrawl is progressing along nicely. For those ready to start running
their Pathfinder version of Xcrawl now, you can now download the official
Xcrawl character sheet!
September 13 - Third Time’s the Charm – DCC
RPG has blown through two print runs in its first year on the market!
We’re happy to the report that the third printing of DCC
RPG is at the printer now. It should be available for purchase in time
for Christmas. Watch this space over the next couple weeks for details
on the special slipcover edition that will also be available with the third
September 6 - Free Swag for Playing Games – Did you know you
can get free swag for running DCC RPG games? Our Road
Crew program provides free pencils, buttons, badges, bookmarks, belt
buckles, and even adventure modules to judges who run DCC RPG in their
local con, store, or other public site. Earn your swag today! Sign up for
the Road Crew now!
August 20 - Back From Gen Con – We had a blast at Gen
Con! Thanks to everyone for the great games and fun times. Check out
our Facebook page
for some photos from the show.
August 16 - Time for Gen Con – Time for another awesome Gen
Con! Find Goodman Games at booth #1819 for these con releases:
Gen Con 2013 T-Shirt
Gen Con 2013 Program Book
Official Weird Dice Bag
DCC #79.5: Tower of the Black Pearl
DCC #78: Fate’s Fell Hand
DCC #78: Fate’s Fell Hand LE Cover
DCC #79: Frozen in Time
August 8 - Announcing Maximum Xcrawl – We are very excited to
Maximum Xcrawl for late 2013
release! The RPG of televised game-show extreme dungeon-crawling is entering
a new edition, powered by Pathfinder.
Fabulous prizes! Cars, wealth, and a year’s supply of furniture wax!
All of these – and much, much more – can be yours... if you survive. Of
course, you are going to have to kill the monsters to get the treasure,
and you aren’t the crowd favorite today, and the cameras are very unforgiving.
But there are no second takes, and if you die... YOU DIE! Learn
more about Maximum Xcrawl!
August 5 - Harley Stroh on Spellburn – The Spellburn podcast
has posted their interview
of Harley Stroh, who discusses his passions and projects, and shares
some tips and tricks for aspiring game designers and judges.
Week in Geek interviews Xcrawl creator Brendan LaSalle on his upcoming
Pathfinder conversion of Maximum Xcrawl. (Brendan’s interview starts at
July 8 - DCC RPG Sold Out…Again! – One year after release,
RPG has sold out of its second print run. Thanks to all the fans who
continue to keep the momentum building! Our warehouse has a few copies
remaining to fill online sales, and your local retailer hopefully still
has a copy on his shelf. We are preparing a third printing that will be
available later in the year. Note that the special-edition wizard
cover and “Jeff Easley” cover do have
a few copies remaining – snag yours now before they sell out!
July 2 - International World Tour – We are excited to expand
our Road Crew program internationally! Run a DCC RPG game in the USA and
we will send you lots of free swag! Now we have extended the program internationally,
with the only charge being our actual postage cost. Check out our World
Tour page for more information on how you can get free swag for running
DCC RPG games!
June 17 - DCC RPG Character Sheet – The beautiful DCC RPG character
sheets used for our Free RPG Day pregens
have proved so popular we’re releasing them in blank form for home use.
You can now download all eight character sheets,
one per class!
June 24 - Free RPG Day Module Available As PDF – If you missed
RPG Day, you can now check out the DCC RPG and Xcrawl adventures in
PDF format! Purchase now at RPGNow
or your favorite PDF store.
June 14 - Free RPG Day – Visit your local store for
RPG Day this Saturday, June 15! Stores worldwide are running DCC RPG
demo sessions. Visit Game
Kastle (Santa Clara, CA) for autographs from Goodman Games owner Joseph
Goodman, or any of these stores for DCC RPG game sessions!
May 10 - More Great Cons – Come game with us on the World
Tour! There are two great cons coming up over Memorial Day weekend: Gamex
in Los Angeles, and Kublacon
in the San Francisco Bay area.
May 3 - Free RPG Day is Coming! – Free
RPG Day is Saturday, June 15! Join us in game stores nationwide for
your free copy of our double-module, featuring an all-new adventure for
RPG and another all-new adventure for
April 22 - New Projects Announced – Join us in the coming months
for some awesome new releases! Check out our Coming
Soon page for release dates:
April 15 - You Like Us! You Really Like Us! Thanks for the massive
response to our “like us on Facebook” request. We hit our stretch goal
– and, as promised, are offering some great freebies. What exactly are
the freebies? Well, you will have to visit
our Facebook page to find out!
April 1 -The Sea Queen Escapes – To Stores! Visit your game store
this week to pick up a copy of DCC #75: the
Sea Queen Escapes! Evil lurks below the ocean – and only your adventurers
can end it!
March 7 - Join us on Facebook – Your wizardly patron wishes
you to spread his influence among the peasantry! All who inscribe their
name within the Book of Faces shall be counted as his followers. If there
are one thousand members of his dread cult by the time of the cosmic confluence
on March 31st, all will be rewarded with a rare tome of knowledge! If the
ranks swell beyond one thousand, he will be well pleased, and additional
power may be gifted!
March 4 - The Tour Continues – More great games at cons nationwide!
and CincyCon were great.
Check out our World Tour page for details
on more upcoming cons, including GaryCon,
February 19 - First Stop On the Tour – Thanks to everyone who
joined us at cons this weekend! DunDraCon, OrcCon, and GhengisCon were
all a blast. And Hugh the Barbarian enjoyed making
his dealers room debut at DunDraCon!
January 25 - Mystery Map Winner Announced – We are very excited
to announce the winner of our Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition.
Congratulations to Jobe Bittman for his submission, “The One Who Watches
From Below.” Look for it in stores later this year! Thanks to everyone
who entered – the submissions were great and the competition was fierce.
January 18 - Join us on the DCC RPG 2013 World Tour! Run games
to earn free swag, find us at cons for special prizes, and play in shared
events across the nation! Find
out more about the 2013 World Tour!
January 1 - Happy New Year! - 2012 was a great year for us, and
2013 promises to be even more exciting. We have lots of great products
in the works and some fun surprises for long-time fans. Stay tuned, everyone,
for another great year!
November 21 - Goodman Games Holiday Sale –The holidays
are here and Goodman Games is ready to celebrate with some
holiday offers! These are only available until December 31 so act now!
We've added another Grab Bag to make up for the Mystery Mail Sale which
has already sold out!
The Big Grab Bag:
A box stuffed full of random RPG products at a great price!
November 2 - More Dungeon Alphabet Art – The third printing of
Dungeon Alphabet has shipped from the printer! This new printing adds
16 additional pages jam-packed with classic pen-and-ink art. We’ve added
a few more of these great images to the Dungeon
Alphabet art gallery!
October 15 - Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition Ends Soon –
Only two weeks left to send in your entry to the Mystery
Map Adventure Design Competition! The deadline is October 31. The winning
entry will receive a $1,000 contract to write a DCC RPG adventure. We have
received many fine entries already and look forward to receiving yours!
October 8 - Dungeon Alphabet Art Preview – The third printing
of The Dungeon Alphabet is at the printer,
with a great selection of new art! This expanded edition features new images
by Russ Nicholson, Jeff Easley, Jim Holloway, Brad McDevitt, Peter Mullen,
Stefan Poag, Michael Wilson, and William McAusland, plus the great art
from prior printings. Check out the Dungeon
Alphabet art gallery!
October 5 - DCC #73: Emirikol Was Framed! Now In Stores – You’ve
all seen the classic DMG image. Now is your chance to game with the famous
wizard Emirikol! DCC #73: Emirikol Was Framed
is in stores this week. This level 4 adventure is an entertaining romp
through a well-known wizard’s tower. Visit your
local store or our online store to purchase
your copy today!
September 28 - Age of Cthulhu Art Gallery – India: exotic splendors,
desolate sands, and the mysteries of the Subcontinent. Age
of Cthulhu 7: The Timeless Sands of India is coming soon to a store
near you. Check out our art gallery showcasing
some of the dangerous mysteries waiting to confront investigators who partake
in this adventure!
September 21 - DCC RPG New Alternate Cover Coming in December –
Magic comes from gods and demons who are capricious and unconcerned with
your character’s flyspeck of a life. Those who would use magic are best
served to always have a backup plan. DCC RPG offers another
limited-edition collectible for the dedicated fan! This new alternate
cover is the perfect option for a player who wants variety in his rulebooks.
September 14 - Goodman Games at Nuke-Con – We’re very excited
to announce that DCC RPG adventure author Harley Stroh is a Guest of Honor
at Nuke-Con! Visit
Nuke-Con on Oct. 5-7 in Omaha, NE. Sign
up for Harley’s games and help playtest some of our not-yet-announced
September 7 - Now Available! DCC #72: Beyond The Black Gate –
And still more new DCC RPG products are available! Continue your adventures
into the level 5 range with DCC #72: Beyond
the Black Gate! Summoned by a coven of foul witches, the adventurers
must pit their wits and brawn against the dread servants of the Horned
King. Buy now from your local store or
August 27 - Labor Day Conventions – Come play DCC RPG with us!
Goodman Games will be running DCC RPG sessions at these Labor Day conventions:
July 26 - New DCC RPG Module Now In Stores – DCC
#70: Jewels of the Carnifex is now in stores! Set amid the sprawling
decadence of Punjar, this level 3 adventure for DCC RPG offers a chance
to plumb the mysteries beneath the city’s soiled streets, explore forgotten
crypts lavished with weird artifacts, and claim the lost Jewels of the
Carnifex! Buy now from your local store
or our online store.
July 20 - New Product Announcements – We’re excited to announce
several great new RPG products scheduled for release in the coming months!
The Dungeon Alphabet is back in print for the third time! Arriving in October,
the expanded third printing features 16 pages of additional content and
new illustrations by Russ Nicholson, Jeff Easley, Jim Holloway, Peter Mullen,
and Brad McDevitt. It will be available in hardcover
format and a special limited-edition gold
The Age of Cthulhu adventure line expands with AOC7:
The Timeless Sands of India. On sale in November, this adventure features
exotic splendors, desolate sands, and the dangerous mysteries of the Subcontinent
July 13 - DCC RPG sold out – The first printing of DCC RPG
has sold out (both covers) at the Goodman Games warehouse! Thanks to the
many fans who helped make this a record-breaking print run for us. A second
printing is already at the printer. The second printing will feature corrections
to known errata and an index, and will be available in both the standard
cover and another limited edition cover coming in October. If you still
need to get your copy of DCC RPG, act fast! Some stores still have copies
in stock, and we have set aside a very limited
supply of the existing first printing for online orders. But they won’t
July 6 - DCC RPG Errata and Index – A handful of rules oversights
appear in the first printing of DCC RPG. These have been corrected in the
upcoming second printing, along with the addition of an index. Download
the errata and index here.
June 18 - Another Great Free RPG Day – Thanks to everyone for
another successful Free RPG Day! We had
a great turnout nationwide and lots of enthusiasm around DCC RPG. Start
brainstorming now on your entry into the Mystery Map Adventure Design Competition.
If you missed our Free RPG Day adventure, look for more details on the
March 21 - Dungeon Alphabet Sold Out – Again! The second printing
of The Dungeon Alphabet has sold every last
copy! The Goodman Games warehouse is now empty, although if you act fast
you may still find some copies on retailer shelves. Congratulations to
author Michael Curtis on this terrific milestone. Check back soon for plans
on the revised, updated third printing.
February 15 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Peter Mullen – Peter
Mullen’s stylized images of dramatic fantasy have found their place in
the heart of the OSR community. His black-and-white cross-hatching style
has produced many extraordinary illustrations for DCC RPG. Check out a
selection of his recent stunning work
for DCC RPG!
February 8 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Stefan Poag – Stefan
Poag is well known among the OSR community for his retro-style illustrations
of classic dungeon adventuring scenes. His work has a prominent place in
RPG, for which he has designed several engaging two-page spreads. Check
out this gallery of Stefan’s work for DCC RPG!
January 25 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Doug Kovacs – Doug Kovacs
has painted every cover image for DCC RPG so
far. He also developed the beautiful cartographic style to be featured
in the DCC adventure modules, and contributed many interior pieces as well.
out this gallery of Doug’s work for DCC RPG!
January 18 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Erol Otus – Next among the
classic TSR artist lineup in DCC RPG, check
out the latest art gallery from the weird and wacky mind of Erol
January 9 - DCC RPG Poster – Show your support for DCC
RPG with this free 11”x17” poster! Available to both retailers and
consumers at no charge, the poster features Hugh the Barbarian, the 1970s
warrior who occupies the back cover of DCC RPG. The poster is suitable
for display in retail stores or in your home gaming room. Get your free
copy now by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’d be happy to mail one out! Available while supplies last.
January 1 - DCC RPG Third Party Publishers – DCC
RPG is supported not just by Goodman Games but also by a wide range
of third party publishers. As DCC RPG rolls toward completion, we’re very
excited to announce the first wave of 3PP support! Look for the “Compatible
with DCC RPG” logo on these and other products when DCC RPG releases later
December 22 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Jeff Dee – Continuing our
previews of the amazing artist lineup in DCC
RPG, next we feature Jeff Dee,
whose work on classic D&D modules and sourcebooks like Deities &
Demigods is remembered by many as some of the finest work in the halcyon
days of TSR. Here is a preview of his
work for DCC RPG.
December 18 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Jim Roslof – Next in the classic
TSR lineup from DCC RPG, we feature Jim
Roslof, whose iconic work in the early TSR days created some of the
game’s most memorable modules. We were deeply saddened when Mr. Roslof
passed away earlier this year, and remain honored to publish the last work
he completed before his passing. Here is a
preview of his work for DCC RPG.
December 11 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Russ Nicholson – Next in the
classic TSR lineup from DCC RPG, we feature
Nicholson, whose legendary illustrations in the original Fiend Folio
helped define one of the most iconic monster books in the history of the
game. Check out this art gallery
of his DCC RPG illustrations!
December 4 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Jim Holloway – Continuing to
spotlight the classic TSR artist lineup in DCC
RPG, check out the latest art gallery from the work of Jim
November 28 - DCC RPG Art Gallery: Jeff Easley – DCC
RPG features art from a wide variety of classic D&D illustrators,
from the TSR era to the modern day. Today we offer the first art gallery
from DCC RPG with a preview of illustrations by renowned TSR artist Jeff
November 20 - DCC #66 Art Gallery – DCC #66: The Vampire’s Vengeance
is at the printer now. Check out the art gallery
of images from this 4E adventure centered around the hunt for a vampire!
November 9 - Holiday E-Book Sale – Time to stock up for the holidays!
Save 50% when you purchase any Goodman Games PDF e-book through December.
your purchase now!
October 26 - DCC RPG Playtest Session – Join us in the continuing
playtests of DCC RPG! On Saturday, Nov. 5, Total
Escape Games in Broomfield, CO hosts DCC RPG adventure author Harley
Stroh in two playtest sessions at their Rise
of the Wombat! RPG Day. Stop by, join the game, and learn more about
October 10 - DCC RPG Release Schedule –Check out our awesome
2012 lineup, displayed below! DCC RPG moves
to a February 2012 release, followed by the next 8 Dungeon Crawl Classics
adventure modules. Check out the complete 2012 lineup on our Coming
Soon page, and stay current on DCC RPG by bookmarking the DCC
RPG launch page!
August 25 - DCC RPG at Tacticon – The playtests of DCC
continue! Join us at Tacticon
in Aurora, CO from September 1-5 to game with adventure author Harley Stroh
and follow the latest iterations of the DCC RPG beta rules.
July 27 - Happy Birthday, Gary – July 27 marks the birthday of
D&D founding father Gary Gygax. On this important day we encourage
you to learn more about the Gygax
Memorial Fund, a project to construct a statue in his honor in Lake
July 6 - 10,000 Strong and Growing – More than 10,000 fans have
downloaded the DCC RPG beta rules. If you
haven’t read them yet, download now and join the party!
June 26 - Congratulations to Michael Curtis – We’re honored that
Dungeon Alphabet was awarded the prestigious
Castles Award at the North Texas RPG Convention. Congratulations to
author Michael Curtis and everyone else who contributed!
June 15 - Free RPG Day is THIS WEEKEND – Free RPG Day is Saturday,
June 18! Visit your local participating game store to get a FREE copy of
the first published DCC RPG adventure module!
See you on Free RPG Day!
June 13 - Thanks to All 7,000 Of You – In only a few days, the
RPG beta rules have been downloaded more than 7,000 times. Thanks to
everyone who has taken a look and posted their feedback on our
forums. Don’t forget that this coming weekend is Free
RPG Day! Be sure to visit your local store and get your free DCC RPG
June 7 - Open Playing Test About to Begin – The DCC
RPG open playtest will begin tomorrow! Come back on Wednesday, June
8 to download the DCC RPG beta rules right here. Mark your calendar!
June 1 - Free RPG Day Is Around the Corner – Visit your participating
local game store on June 18 for Free RPG Day! Get a FREE copy of our
RPG Adventure Starter! Then play it with the beta rules that will be
released publicly next week for our massive open playtest of the DCC RPG
May 23 - Crime Pays Reviews – Comments are coming in on our latest
release! Check out the official
EN World review of Crime
Pays: “A stunning piece of work, and I was thoroughly blown-away with
the level of detail that the author put into this supplement!”
May 18 - The Beta is Coming, The Beta is Coming! - Tell your
friends and tell your neighbors: the DCC RPG
beta rules are coming! Shortly before our Free
RPG Day Adventure Starter is released to participating retailers and
fans on June 18, the DCC RPG beta rules will be released digitally right
here at goodman-games.com. We’re editing away furiously and hope to have
the rules up a couple days before Free RPG Day, maybe sooner. Mark your
May 4 - Crime Pays Neighborhood Maps – Have you visited your
local store yet to purchase Crime Pays: A Godfather’s
Grimoire? Plan your crime campaign now with full-color versions of
the neighborhood maps from Crime Pays. Download
April 31 - Crime Pays Now In Stores – Bring the grim and gritty
underworld into stark focus in your fantasy world. Crime
Pays: A Godfather’s Grimoire has everything you need to occupy a neighborhood,
recruit mobsters, hire made men, and start running your own rackets – whether
you’re fleecing elves or dragonborn! This 4E sourcebook is in stores now.
online or in your favorite game storetoday!
April 14 - Free RPG Day Module – We’re pleased to announce that
Goodman Games is once more participating in Free
RPG Day! Visit your local game store on Saturday, June 18 to pick up
a copy of the DCC RPG Adventure Starter.
This first adventure module for DCC RPG, timed to coincide with the digital
release of the beta rules, will give you a chance to check out what we’re
working on for the November release of DCC RPG!
March 20 - R.I.P. Jim Roslof – Jim Roslof was an outstanding
artist whose legacy from the TSR days through the present inspired many
gamers’ best D&D adventures. He passed away the morning of Sunday,
March 20. Goodman Games is extremely proud to have published many of his
illustrations over the past few years, and we will forever remember his
depictions of classic fantasy adventuring. Our thoughts go out to his family.
Rest in peace, Jim Roslof. Here
are some memories of our favorite Roslof images.
March 6 - Crime Pays PDF Preview – The work of a crimeboss isn’t
just for rogues. Godfathers hail from every walk of life; the one thing
that unites them is the will to make their own way in life, and their disregard
for authority. Learn more about the world of the fantasy godfather in this
preview of Crime Pays: A Godfather’s Grimoire!
February 27 - Crime Pays Art Gallery – Crime
Pays: A Godfather's Grimoire includes everything a player or DM needs
to bring the grim and gritty underworld into stark focus in a fantasy world.
Forget thieves’ guilds – this is the mafia in a world of dragons and magic!
While we’re waiting for this new 4E sourcebook to come back from the printer,
you can check out the Crime Pays art gallery!
February 14 - DCC RPG Playtests – Help us playtest the Dungeon
Crawl Classics Role Playing Game at conventions this President’s Day
weekend! Joseph Goodman will be running games at DunDraCon
in San Ramon, CA, while Harley Stroh is running games at Genghis
Con in Denver, CO. Come by and join us for a game!
February 2 - 4E Adventure Finder Updated – Looking for a 4E adventure?
Adventure Finder has been updated with all the
scenarios from From Here to There. Choose
from 28 adventures ranging in level from 1 to 14!
January 26 - Amethyst Errata 2.0 – Amethyst: Foundations continues
to be well received. Check out a recent interview
with creator Chris Dias revealing new preview material and hints at
the setting’s future! We’ve also updated the official
Amethyst errata to keep up with the latest 4E changes.
January 8 - Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game – Return
to the glory days of fantasy with the Dungeon
Crawl Classics Role Playing Game, scheduled for release in November!
Adventure as 1974 intended you to, with modern rules grounded in the origins
of sword & sorcery. Fast play, cryptic secrets, and a mysterious past
await you: turn the page…
January 4 - DCC Day is Coming – And it’s tomorrow January 5th…
December 15 - Follow Us for DCC News – Sometime in early 2011
will mark DCC Day, when we’ll have interesting news on the Dungeon Crawl
Classics line. Make sure you stay in touch – whether on Twitter
or our mailing list
– to be the first to get the news!
December 8 - DCC Day is Coming – And it will be here soon. What
is DCC Day? Watch this space to learn more!
December 5 - First-Half 2011 Release Schedule – We’ve updated
Coming Soon page with details on
early 2011 releases. Start planning your 4E and Call of Cthulhu games around
these newly announced titles!
November 7 - Art Gallery – Why is “getting there” only half the
fun? From Here to There presents nine all-new
adventures focused on traveling from point A to point B. Sure, your players
may be going from one dungeon to another – but why not spice up things
in between? Learn more about the outstanding art included in this adventure
compilation in this art gallery that we’ve
September 13 - Age of Cthulhu Art Gallery – AOC4:
Horrors from Yuggoth features more awesome Brad McDevitt illustrations.
Check out the art gallery and start salivating
while we wait for the printers to finish their work!
August 30 - Adventure Finder – Not sure what adventure to play
next? Check out our 4E Adventure Finder! This handy
index sorts all of our published 4E adventures by character level, so you
can find the exact adventure to match your campaign.
August 15 - Still More Amethyst Media Coverage – And still more
great gaming media coverage for Amethyst: Foundations!
Check these recent reviews:
“The mechanical aspects of the book are top notch and continue Goodman
Games’ commitment to quality 4e products. The setting material provides
a sufficient level of detail (sometimes misplaced) to allow DMs to run
several campaigns and gain very different perspectives on the game world.”
vs. Hero: “Genuine soul-searching like the kind provoked by the world
of Amethyst Foundations is priceless; it is always the starting point or
the end product of the best kinds of storytelling.”
“Overall, Amethyst looks like a very solid offering in the GSL for settings.
I hope we see more of it.”
July 28 - Amethyst Media Coverage –
Foundations has been getting great coverage in the gaming media. Check
out some of these reviews and podcasts:
May 9 - Age of Cthulhu Pre-Order Contest Winner – Congratulations
to William Stowers of Nettie, WV! His pre-order for Age
of Cthulhu 3: Shadows of Leningrad was randomly selected as the winner
of our pre-order contest. He’ll receive original art from the Age of Cthulhu
series suitable for wall hanging and eternal admiration!
May 5 - Level Up #3 – Level Up #3
is now in stores! Learn more about the ugly side of fey, the knave multiclass,
and more in the latest 4E magazine! Visit your local gaming store to pick
up a copy this week.
April 25 - Age of Cthulhu Pregens and Handouts – Running
an Age of Cthulhu adventure? Download printable
PDFs of the pregenerated characters and player handouts! These are now
available for all of our Age of Cthulhu modules:
February 21 - PDF Preview of Death Dealer – An epic adventure
of dark fantasy, magic, and horror, Shadows
of Mirahan brings the savage world of Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer
to life. Check out a 13-page
PDF preview to see for yourself!
February 17 - Great Reviews for Death Dealer – If you’re a 4E
gamer, you owe it to yourself to play Death
Dealer – especially at the great price of only $9.99. As the reviews
have said, “This is a must-have 4E product!” Read
the reviews now!
February 14 - Amethyst Cover Design – We’ve posted the cover
design for Amethyst, our new techno-magical
setting coming in April. Open your spellbook, load your gun, and make a
Check out the cover design now.
February 3 - Death Dealer Now In Stores – The
Adventures of Frank Frazetta’s Death Dealer is now available for sale
at the great price of only $9.99! Prepare for dark fantasy, magic, and
savage combat in this level 7-9 adventure. Visit your local
game store to pick up both the Frank Frazetta cover and the special
hobby trade alternate cover.
January 31 - Dungeon Alphabet Pre-Order Winner – Congratulations
to John Seibel of Milwaukee, WI. His pre-order won the random drawing,
entitling him to a copy autographed by Erol Otus! Meanwhile, the accolades
continue to pile up – read the latest reviews
of The Dungeon Alphabet!
January 27 - Free Adventure for Eldritch – More freebies! The
role-playing system is a complete yet simple system that lets your
characters become powerful heroes with straightforward rules. The
Crypt of Kur-Ka is a complete, ready-to-play Eldritch adventure – available
now for free!
January 20 - Free Amethyst Adventure Module – Coming in April,
presents a vibrant and original setting utilizing 4E rules, as well as
new rules for incorporating modern and science fiction elements to your
own homebrew game world. Biohazard
is a free, stand-alone adventure not within the canon of Amethyst set far
enough apart to showcase what can be done with our rules in a foreign setting.
January 17 - Dungeon Alphabet Review Roundup – The Dungeon
Alphabet has been getting great reviews, including comments like “an
exemplary old-school product,” “very nearly perfect,” and “an outstanding
achievement in both content and art.” Check
out the reviews yourself!
January 13 - Dungeon Alphabet Now In Stores - Visit your
local game store or our online store this
week to pick up The Dungeon Alphabet! The
Dungeon Alphabet compiles twenty-six classic dungeon design elements in
one place to assist the game master in creating subterranean challenges.
Suitable for any rules system, the entries are accompanied by outstanding
art from classic fantasy illustrators, including Erol Otus, Jeff Easley,
Jim Holloway, Jim Roslof, and others.
January 10 - Coming Soon – We’re excited to announce several
new releases for the upcoming months!
December 2 - PDF Sale – For the month of December, our PDF e-books
are on sale at 30% off regular price! Check out our PDF storefronts at
to purchase now!
November 29 - Book of Rituals PDF Preview #2 – The next preview
of our December release, Azagar’s
Book of Rituals, is the last 20 pages of the book: the indices. Download
the PDF preview to see the sheer breadth of rituals covered by this
valuable sourcebook, organized by name, level, category, and key skill!
November 25 - Fan Maps – We’ve updated Prester’s
Maps and Charts Emporium with new maps submitted by fans! Check out
the new fan maps for Judges Guild: Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor and Dungeon
Crawl Classics #59: Mists of Madness.
November 22 - Podcast Roundup – Check out these recent Goodman
Games appearances amongst the gaming media:
November 11 - 3.5 PDFs Available Again – Still playing the previous
edition? You’ll be glad to know that the complete library of Goodman Games
3.5 edition products are now available again via PDF e-book! Check out
our PDF storefronts at RPGNow
to purchase now!
November 8 - Book of Rituals Off To The Printer – Azagar’s
Book of Rituals has left the house! It is now at the printer, on track
for a mid-December release date.
November 1 - Age of Cthulhu on All Games Considered – All
Games Considered recently interviewed the Goodman Games crew about
of Cthulhu. Listen
to the podcast to learn about the inspirations, creative process, and
playtesting regimen, including discussion of the upcoming Age of Cthulhu
3: Shadows of Leningrad.
October 25 - Great Prices from Goodman Games – Acknowledging
the difficult economy facing many gamers today, we are pleased to announce
our Great Price program. Continuing the
successful precedent set by Level Up, prices
on most future Goodman Games releases will be reduced by as much as 50%.
You can immediately identify the savings by looking for the Great Price
logo. Some specific examples include:
As part of this outstanding offer, our release schedule will be adjusted
to bring the best value forward. Other releases not named above will also
feature great prices and great value. Continue to check our web site in
the coming weeks for additional updates, including details on other titles,
special pre-order offers, and more great prices!
October 18 - Cover Design for Dungeon Alphabet
– Check out the final cover design to The Dungeon
Alphabet, featuring new cover art by TSR legend Erol Otus!
October 8 - Cash for Clunkers – Our Gen Con trade-in offer was
extremely popular, so we are rolling it out to everyone! Save up to 50%
on new Goodman Games products when you trade in your used Wizards of the
Coast 3E books. Read
the full offer!
September 27 - Preview of Hero’s Handbook: Eladrin – Learn more
about the paragon paths available to eladrin characters in this
6-page PDF preview!
September 20 - Preview of Hero’s Handbook: Tiefling – Learn how
to add archdevil legacies to your tiefling character! This 9-page
PDF preview describes Mammon, Lord of Avarice.
September 13 - Gen Con Media Roundup – The podcasts and videocasts
recorded live at the floor of Gen Con are starting to filter in! Check
out the coverage of Goodman Games:
RPGBomb videocasts Joseph Goodman at Gen Con in two parts: part
one and part
August 2 - Big Plans For Gen Con – If you’re attending Gen
Con this year, make sure to visit Goodman Games! You can save up to
50% at our booth when you trade in your used 3E books. We’ll have seven
new releases, including a number of convention exclusives, as well as two
big announcements. Check
out our complete Gen Con plans and get ready for a great convention!
July 29 - America’s Favorite Game Store Is… – We recently asked
gamers everywhere to nominate America’s
Favorite Game Store. Gamers made their picks and thousands of votes
were cast. In the end, the clear winner for America’s Favorite Game Store
is… YottaQuest of Cincinnatti,
OH! Congratulations to YottaQuest, who will receive the $1,000 in prizes
and of course the admiration of gamers everywhere. Stop in and visit them
– and also visit the dozens
of other outstanding stores that were nominated.
July 26 - 2009 Gen Con Player’s Pack Now Available – The player
pack for the 2009 Dungeon Crawl Classics open tournament is now available.
If you are playing in the tournament, we strongly encourage you to download
it and read it thoroughly! Please download
and read it now.
July 23 - Age of Cthulhu 2 Now In Stores – The dark god will
stride across the Salisbury Plain once more, and madness is sure to follow!
Visit your local game store this week to pick up Age
of Cthulhu 2: Madness in Londontown.
July 12 - Twitter – Did you know Goodman Games is on Twitter?
July 8 - Book of Rituals Update – All acceptance letters for
of Rituals have been mailed. If you have not heard from us by now,
your material was not accepted. We would encourage you to continue to refine
your work, as we will have additional open calls in the future! And be
sure to look for the book at a game store near you in September!
June 24 - Win $1,000 In RPG Product For You and Your Favorite Game
Store – Goodman Games is looking for America’s Favorite Game Store!
And if you help us find it, you can win up to $1,000 in free RPG products
for you and the store! Nominate
your store now!
Update: More publishers are signing up! Thanks to Profantasy
Pelgrane Press for also contributing product to America's Favorite
June 17 - Free RPG Day Winner – In March, we ran a special
offer where gamers who pre-ordered Level
Up could win their own private Free
RPG Day. We are pleased to announce the winner! Benjamin Little of
Conshohocken, PA won the drawing and will receive a full set of all Free
RPG Day releases from participating publishers. Congratulations Benjamin
June 3 - The Dungeon Alphabet – We’re very excited to announce
a fun new book of inspiration to game masters of all systems. Scheduled
for September release, The Dungeon Alphabet
compiles twenty-six classic dungeon design elements in one place to assist
the game master in creating subterranean challenges.
May 24 - Free RPG Day Releases – Mark your calendar! June 20 is
Free RPG Day, your chance to get lots of great free products from your
favorite game store! Goodman Games is giving away two free RPG sourcebooks
in a flip book format: Amethyst: Hearts
of Chaos and Hero’s Handbook: Immortal
May 20 - KublaCon Events – If you live in the San Francisco Bay
area, come visit us at KublaCon
this weekend! Look for our booth in the dealer’s room and sign up for games
by Harley Stroh and Aeryn “Blackdirge” Rudel!
May 3 - Mountain King Adventure Path – Take advantage of our
Crawl Classics 20% off sale to build a Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure
path for your next campaign! One option is to explore the Ul Dominor mountains,
home to dwarves, dragons, and dweomers older than the world itself, as
well as the Mountain King adventure
April 22 - Blackdirge Interview – “If you had to fight to the
death with any monster from any of the products you’ve worked on, who would
you most like to take on?” Learn how staff writer and Level
Up Editor-in-Chief Aeryn “Blackdirge” Rudel answered this question
Kobold Quarterly recently interviewed him.
April 19 - Punjar Adventure Path – Throughout the Known World,
no city is more notorious than Punjar. A sandy collection of spiderwebbed
tenements, chaotic alleys, crumbling walls and rat-ridden bazaars, Punjar
is also a city of chance and wealth, where fortunes are won in a night,
and lost before dawn. Begin a campaign for the ages with the first three
adventures set in the City of a Thousand Gates. Learn
more about the Punjar adventure path!
April 12 - Adventure Finder – Need an adventure for your next
game? Our 4E adventure finder is a great place to
start. It lists all our currently available adventure modules sorted by
character level. It’s the perfect resource for plotting out your campaign!
Monsters (PDF): Expand your Eldritch game with this book of monster-building
for Eldritch Role Playing system
March 18 - Big Announcement for Level Up – We are very pleased
to announce an agreement with RPGNow to provide a free PDF e-book edition
of Level Up with every print purchase, regardless of whether the print
copy is purchased via subscription, online order, or in a bricks-and-mortar
retail store. Read the official announcement!
March 8 - Master Dungeons on Atomic Array – The Atomic Array
podcast interviews Aeryn Rudel and Harley Stroh about our Master Dungeon
adventure series. Listen
March 4 - GM’s Day – GM’s Day is today. Goodman Games is recognizing
this gamer holiday with a 25%-off
sale on all of our PDF e-books! This is the time of year to thank your
GM for all their hard work, and pick up an adventure they can run for you.
But act fast – the sale ends Sunday, March 8!
March 1 - Open Call Complete – The Book
of Rituals open call is now over. We received more than 1,000 submissions
from nearly 200 authors. Thanks to everyone who submitted their ideas.
Look for the Book of Rituals on sale at a store near you in September!
February 22 - Spring 2009 Catalogue – If you were at D&D
Experience, DunDraCon, or GenghisCon, you got a sneak peak at our new Spring
2009 catalogue! If you weren’t at those cons, now you can download
it online or request
a print copy!
February 11 - Off to DunDraCon and GenghisCon – Look for Goodman
Games at two conventions this weekend! Harley Stroh will be running games
and seminars at GenghisCon,
while Joseph Goodman and Aeryn “Blackdirge” Rudel will be at DunDraCon.
Be sure to get Erol Otus’ new cover autographed at DunDraCon!
February 8 - Level Up – Level Up your 4E game! We are pleased
to announce the official Goodman Games 4E magazine Level
Up. Only $1.99 with the first issue slated for April release!
January 18 - Translation Agreements – We’re very pleased
to announce international translation agreements for our Dungeon Crawl
Classics adventures and other 4E products! OK
Games is our officially licensed Spanish publisher, and Editions
Sans Détour is our officially licensed French publisher. Look
for their quality translations in the coming months!
January 1 - R.I.P. 3E – Goodman Games has officially
discontinued its third edition d20 lines. Thanks to all of those who supported
these lines over the years, and grabbed up copies before the last bell
tolled on December 31. And now, looking to the future, prepare for more
4E goodness in 2009! Starting at D&D Experience and progressing as
the year goes on, we’ll have some major announcements relating to 4E, including
awesome new products, enticing new promotions, and a new way to play dungeon
crawl modules at your local game store. (We won’t say “organized play”
but…) Get ready for a fun ride in 2009!
December 28 - Spring Conventions – Goodman Games will be
attending several cons this spring. Stop by our booth; you never know what
sorts of surprises we might have in store. Look for us at these cons:
December 17 - Last Call for 3.5 – On December 31, Goodman Games
will stop selling its 3.5 products. This is the last call. Visit
our online store to purchase what is left of our 3.5 product at 50%
off. For the rest of December, you
can also visit our PDF store to purchase 3.5 PDF e-books at $2 each.
Remember – after December 31, they’re gone forever!
December 3 - Cthulhu Preview – The first Age of Cthulhu adventure,
in Luxor, is at the printer now. While we await its arrival, we’ve
posted previews to help you explore the mysteries of Luxor, such as the
November 9 - Critter Cache Now Available – The first joint releases
from Goodman Games and Blackdirge Publishing is now available as a PDF
Cache 1: Big Bugs expands your 4E game with 20 dangerous new foes!
November 5 - Grab Bags Are Back - Want $150 in modules for only
$50? Check out our holiday grab bags – this year
with triple the face value in product!
October 22 - Pregens and Adventures for Forgotten Heroes - Interested
in playing a druid, monk, barbarian, or bard? Check out the pregenerated
characters and ready-to-play tournament module we’ve uploaded for Forgotten
Heroes: Fang, Fist, and Song!
October 8 - “End is Near” Sale Extended - 3.5, make way for 4E!
Our The End is Near Sale has been extended to
include Judges Guild, Wicked Fantasy Factory, Xcrawl, DragonMech, Complete
Guide, and our other d20 titles at 50% off!
August 6 - Podcasts at OgreCave, All Games Considered - The Goodman
Games crew was recently interviewed! Check out the
OgreCave Audio Report for an interview with Joseph Goodman regarding
4E plans, as well as All
Games Considered for an interview with Brad McDevitt, creator of Haiiii-Ya!.
August 3 - Gen Con Tournaments and More Upcoming Releases - If
you're playing in one of our Gen Con tournaments, it's time to start preparing!
our Tournaments page to download the Player Packs for the Fifth Annual
Dungeon Crawl Classics Open Tournament and the Heroes of the Apocalypse
Tournament. And check out our Coming Soon
page for info on October releases, including Forgotten
Heroes: Fang, Fist, and Song, which is tied to our Gen Con tournament!
July 30 - Goodman Games Podcast Coverage - Role Playing Public
Radio has interviewed Adrian Pommier of Goodman Games regarding his work
on our Dungeon Crawl Classics modules, our Gen Con DCC tournament, and
other great things. Listen to his
July 27 - More Great Products Announced - Need a way to track
your character or campaign? How about a great new adventure for 4E campaigns
-- or even 1E campaigns? We've lined up several new releases in time for
Gen Con and beyond, as well as some exclusive convention specials. Visit
our Coming Soon page for info on these
recently scheduled titles:
a new Xcrawl adventure (using the existing 3.5 rules) featuring the dastardly
July 19 - Vote for Us in the Gen Con ENnie Awards - ENnie
Awards voting is now open! Vote
for our two nominees now and have your voice heard! And don’t forget
visit our online storeand
save 50% on our nominees and other products! Look for our nominees:
Interesting in learning more about the ENnies process and all the nominees?
Visit the Gamer’s Haven podcast
for an objective overview.
July 13 - Save 50% on ENnie Nominees And More - In celebration
of our ENnie nominations for “Best Adventure” and “Best Cartography”,
our sale on 3.5 DCC modules is extended to include print products! Visit
our online store and save 50% off before it’s too late! Look for these
July 6 - Gen Con Tee Shirt Contest - Every Gen Con we design a fun
new limited edition tee shirt. This year we’re giving fans a chance to
design it! Post
your idea for our Gen Con tee to our forums and we’ll pick our favorite.
The winner will get bragging rights, a free tee shirt, and something else
cool that we haven’t decided on yet. The last day to post ideas is July
20 so start your engines now!
July 2 - The End is Near Sale - LAST CHANCE! Later this
year we will be discontinuing the 3.5 Dungeon Crawl Classics product line.
Until then, we are offering the DCC PDF's at 50% off. Buy now while you
still can! Purchase our PDF’s at any of these online sites:
June 25 - DragonMech Battles Designers' Diary - Focusing on a
single game design for months on end isn’t easy. Check out the latest DragonMech
designers' diary to learn why the designers are swearing at the game!
June 8 - 4E Releases to be Announced on Free RPG Day - By now
you've certainly picked up the 4E core rulebooks, right? And you're wondering
what Goodman Games is planning? The first glimpse at our 4E releases will
be in Punjar:
The Tarnished Jewel, available for FREE on June 21 at a store near
you! Find a participating
Free RPG Day store near you and be there on June 21 to see what Goodman
Games has in store for 4E!
June 4 - Goodman Games Art Store - Did you know that we sell
original art from our online store? You can purchase the originals to your
favorite images from Dungeon Crawl Classics and our other lines! Visit
online art store to look for your own favorites!
June 1 - DCC Events at Origins - If you're attending Origins,
be sure to register for DCC author Ken McCutchen's 4E dungeon crawls! He'll
be running his adventure "Secrets of the Blue Moon" from DCC
#46: The Book of Treasure Maps as well as other scenarios.
May 28 - Eldritch FAQ - Our new Eldritch
RPG continues to evolve! Download the
Eldritch FAQ for errata and commonly asked questions about Eldritch.
May 17 - Our web site has a new look! Stronger graphics, easier
to navigate, and updated for a new generation of games!
5/7/08 Free RPG Day - Mark June 21 on your calendar! That's Free
RPG Day 2008. Goodman Games is participating in Free RPG Day with the first
preview of the new 4E look for Dungeon Crawl Classics. Learn
more about our free RPG day offering!
5/5/08 Dungeon Crawl Classics 20% Off Sale - Your friendly local
gaming store is having a sale! For the entire month of May we're sponsoring
a 20%-off sale on all Dungeon Crawl Classics modules -- but the deal is
only available in game stores. Look for the flyer to the right in your
local store -- and visit our store
locator to find a participating retailer!
4/20/08 Eldritch Now In Stores - Eldritch
Role-Playing System hits stores this week! In our new RPG, character
concept is king. In Eldritch, you can cast any spell, wield any weapon
desired, or evoke any power imagined. Look for it in
a store near you!
4/2/08 Eldritch Web Site - Eldritch Role-Playing System ships
from the printer this week. While it's on the way to stores, learn more
about the game at the new
Eldritch web site
3/30/08 DragonMech: Choices in Battle - DragonMech Battles is
a game about choices - whether they're before the game or once the battle
begins. Find out more about the designers' perspective on choices in the
next DragonMech Battles designers' diary!
3/26/08 Dungeon Masters Wanted - We're looking for a few good
dungeon masters! If you'd like to be a DM in the coolest RPG tournament
at Gen Con, e-mail us at email@example.com.
Tell us about your DMing experience, especially in other convention events.
here for more details. We're looking for the best of the best!
3/23/08 Whiterock at ConnCon - Goodman Games fans in Connecticut,
be sure to visit ConnCon next weekend.
DCC author and editor Ken Hart will be running a session of The Ruined
Temple of Bobugbubilz from Castle
3/21/08 Dread Crypt of Srihoz for C&C - Coming in May: the
officially adapted Castles & Crusades version of the popular DCC adventure,
Crypt of Srihoz! Visit our Coming
Soon page to get the scoop on all our upcoming releases.
3/16/08 PhoenixCrawl Extras - PhoenixCrawl was first played as
the official Xcrawl tournament module at Gen Con 2007. Now that it is available
in stores, we have added the official tournament materials as free extras
on our Free Materials
3/12/08 Results of Xcrawl Writing Contest - The judges have finally
decided! We've posted the results to the Xcrawl Fiction Writing Contest.
here to find out who won!
12/30/07 Q1 Releases - We have updated our Coming
Soon page with our Q1 release schedule. Look for these awesome new
titles in the coming months:
12/12/07 More DragonMech Battles - We've posted the next designer
diary for DragonMech Battles, the tabletop battle game of medieval fantasy
the designer diary here...
12/5/07 December PDF Sale - Make your holiday wishes come true
with our holiday PDF sale! For the month of December, our e-books are on
sale at 30% discounts from popular online vendors like DriveThruRPG,
and YourGamesNow. Happy holidays!
11/18/07 Holiday Grab Bags are Back - Our holiday grab bags were
a huge hit last year, so we've brought them back! For a limited time, you
can purchase holiday grab bags for a great price with fun mystery prizes.
out more here!
11/7/07 DragonMech Battles - Our fearless game designers have
begun work on DragonMech Battles, the tabletop battle game of medieval
fantasy mechs! Read
the first designer diary here...
11/4/07 Upcoming Events - November features two great retailer
events for Goodman Games fans! Contact these stores for more information:
The Gamer's Gambit, in
Fair Lawn, NJ, is having a Castle Whiterock launch party on November 10.
Join Goodman Games authors Adrian Pommier, Chris Doyle, Jeff LaSala, and
Mike Ferguson for gaming, contests, and more!
Rules of Engagement Games, in Havelock,
NC, is celebrating its third anniversary on November 9-11 with a guest
appearance by Xcrawl designer Brendan LaSalle, who will be running an in-store
tournament with his unpublished adventure Hollywood Crawl!
10/28/07 Halloween Adventures - Plan a Halloween fright night for
your gaming group! Here are several spooky options:
10/24/07 Castle Whiterock on Gamer's Haven Podcast - Everyone's
favorite podcast Gamer's Havenhas
posted an interview with Chris Doyle and Adrian Pommier, authors of
#51: Castle Whiterock! Check out the interview for some great insight
into the origin of this huge megadungeon boxed set.
10/3/07 Updated Adventure Finder - Our Adventure
Finder is the best tool for planning your game, whether it's one adventure
or a complete campaign, and our one-page downloadable Adventure Finder
PDF can be conveniently printed for home use. We've posted an updated Adventure
Finder one-pager featuring all our available modules - download
9/26/07 Adventure List for DCC #48: The Adventure Continues -
Our next adventure compilation is DCC #48, which combines 16 adventures
for character levels 4-6. We have posted the
table of contents for this module, so you can see all the great adventures
that can be found inside!
9/12/07 Three New Adventures Now In Stores - Fans of Xcrawl and
Wicked Fantasy Factory, your time is here! Visit your local game store
this week to pick up three great new modules! WFF
#0: Temple of Blood features an ancient temple, a sinister villain,
and plenty of kobold ass to kick, while WFF
#2: Against the Iron Giant sends the heroes against a gigantic, iron-shod,
town-crushing, monster-smashing war machine! Plus there's Xcrawl:
Las Vegas Crawl, the latest offering from the game that makes brass
dragons green with envy!
8/15/07 - Off to Gen Con - Goodman Games is going to Gen Con!
We will be out of the office until Monday, August 20 attending America's
largest game show. If you're in Indy, stop by and say hi! All orders and
correspondence will be addressed when we return.
8/12/07 - Two New DCC Adventures Now In Stores - Visit your local
game store this week to pick up two great new Dungeon Crawl Classics modules!
#46: The Book of Treasure Maps is a timeless collection of 6 adventures
themed around treasure maps, whileDCC #47: Tears
of the Genie is a fantastic mission to save a cursed city!
7/16/07 - ENnie Nominations - We're very proud to have received
seven nominations in the 2007 Gen Con ENnie Awards, including Best Adventure,
Best Setting, and Best Publisher! If you're a fan, we ask you to VOTE
in the ENnie awards! These are fan-based awards and every vote counts.
Support your favorite products!
7/7/07 - Announcing Dungeon Crawl Classics #50 - The most popular
line of adventure modules is turning 50! We are very pleased to announce
Crawl Classics #50: Vault of the Iron Overlord by Monte Cook, featuring
cover art by Erol Otus! This special adventure features a map of concentric
rings that rotate as the heroes explore the dungeon, both in-game and in
the physical construction of the module itself. Look for it in October
at your favorite store!
7/3/07 - Next Dungeoneer Diary - Learn more about the Dungeoneer
RPG we're developing in this latest Dungeoneer
designer's diary on the concept of glory.
7/1/07 - Three Dollar Sale - For the entire month of July we
have our older products on sale for THREE BUCKS. We need to clean out the
warehouse! Visit our online store to take advantage
of the savings!
6/27/07 - New Releases Now In Stores - This week is a great time
to visit your local game store! Check out these new releases from Goodman
6/24/07 - Free RPG Day Module Availability - The first annual Free
RPG Day was a huge success! Thousands of gamers nationwide visited their
local game stores to grab free samples of Xcrawl, Wicked Fantasy Factory,
and Dungeon Crawl Classics. If you missed Free RPG Day, there will be a
second chance to buy these modules for only $2 each. Learn
about our plans for these freebie adventures!
6/17/07 - Prepare for Free RPG Day - Free RPG Day is one week
away - Saturday, June 23! Prepare for our Free
RPG Day modules with free pregenerated characters! Download these level
1-3 characters from prior DCC modules. Choose the pregens from:
5/30/07 - Great Reviews for Wicked Fantasy Factory -Wicked
Fantasy Factory #1: Rumble in the Wizard's Tower is now available,
and already it's getting 5-star reviews! Read for yourself while everyone
loves the phat lewt, finishing moves, and badass bad guys in this action-packed
5 stars: "Rumble in the Wizard's Tower is an excellent and fun adventure
that plays to the cinematic approach to gaming - dungeon crawling at its
best... Even if you wouldn't normally go for this style of adventure, I
think many will be surprised by what they find inside its pages. Excellent
presentation, in particular the art and maps."
4 stars: "...delivers everything that its marketing text says it does.
It is fun, over the top (without being comic booky) strong adventuring
that any party should enjoy."
6/6/07 - New Freebies for Fans - Today we have several fan freebies
on our Freebies page!
5/23/07 - Dungeoneer Designer's Blog - Another design update
for this fast and furious, grim and gritty RPG in the works from Goodman
Games. Read designer Richard Pocklington's latest diary entry: Beyond
5/16/07 - Player Preview: Citadel of Fire - Another classic dungeon
re-imagined by the modern Judges Guild! Check
out this 16-page preview of Judges Guild: Citadel of Fire, shipping
to stores now!
5/13/07 - Player Preview: Wicked Fantasy Factory - Don't just
crawl through dungeons -- make them sorry they ever met you! Check
out this 12-page preview of WFF #1: Rumble in the Wizard's Tower, shipping
to stores now!
4/29/07 - Dungeon Crawl Classics 20% Off Sale - Your friendly
local gaming store is having a sale! For the entire month of May we're
sponsoring a 20%-off sale on all Dungeon Crawl Classics modules -- but
the deal is only available in game stores. Look for the flyer to the right
in your local store -- and visit our store
locator to find a participating retailer!
4/25/07 - DCC in KODT - We're please to announce another Dungeon
Crawl Classics adventure in everyone's favorite magazine, Knights of the
Dinner Table! Look for it when KODT
#126 hits stores near you in early May.
3/28/07 - Free RPG Day Preview - Mark June 23 on your calendar!
That's the day you can get free adventure modules from your local game
store. Goodman Games is participating in Free RPG Day with not one, not
two, but three free modules. Learn about our
free RPG day adventures here!
3/25/07 - Adventure Finder, Presters, Vampires, and Reviews -
Today we have a plethora of updates for fans of all kinds!
3/21/07 - DCC Subscriptions for Canada - A number of fans have taken
advantage of our Dungeon Crawl Classics subscription service. We are pleased
to announce that in response to customer demand, we now offer subscription
service to Canada!
3/18/07 - New Releases - Visit your local game store this week
for three new releases!
3/11/07 - DM Screen Preview - Many fans are looking forward to
DCC #39, which features our 3.5 DM screen. DCC #39 is shipping to distributors
now, and will be in stores March 19. We've posted photographs of the first
DM screens off the production line - view the
3/3/07 - Free RPG Day - We're pleased to announce that Goodman
Games will be sponsoring Free RPG Day on June 23. Stop into your local
game store for some of our free adventure modules! Full details will be
announced in the coming months. Until then, visit www.freeRPGday.comfor
2/28/07 - Dungeon Masters Wanted - We're looking for a few good
dungeon masters! If you'd like to be a DM in the coolest RPG tournament
at Gen Con, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us about your DMing experience, especially in other convention events.Click
here for more details. We're looking for the best of the best!
2/21/07 - Player Preview: Judges Guild - Our next player preview
gives the first look at Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor, our upcoming Judges
Guild module. Check out level four of Fortress Badabaskor in
this 14-page preview!
2/18/07 - Dungeoneer Designer's Blog -Dungeoneeris
the fast and furious, grim and gritty fantasy RPG we're releasing later
this year. We've added a new entry to the Dungeoneer designer's blog: "No
More +1 Swords." Click
here to read more.
2/15/07 - Announcing Wicked Fantasy Factory - We're very pleased
to announce an agreement with Wicked Fantasy Factory to publish a new line
of adventure modules. Read the full press release
2/11/07 - Announcing DCC #45: The Medusa's Grotto - Have you
always wanted to match wits against a medusa? Now's your chance! We've
posted details on Dungeon Crawl Classics #45:
The Medusa's Grotto, a level 1-3 adventure coming in April!
2/7/07 - New Additions to the Art Store - Did you know you can
buy original art from Goodman Games products at our online store? We now
offer illustrations from several of your favorite artists, including Jim
Holloway, William McAusland, Jason Edwards, Leo Winstead, Mike Wilson,
Ian Armstrong, and new addition Tom Galambos. Visit
the art store section of our online store now!
2/4/07 - Dundracon - Dundracon, here we come! If you're a Goodman
Games fan in the San Francisco bay area, be sure to visit us February 16-19
at Dundracon 31!
1/17/07 - Xcrawl Character Sheet - Xcrawl fans, here's a downloadable
version of the character sheet to make your games even easier to play.
here to download!
1/24/07 - Dreamation Convention - New Jersey fans, head on over
to Dreamation! Scheduled
for January 25-28, this fun con features Dungeon Crawl Classics events
by DCC author Michael Ferguson. Stop by and play a game!
1/21/07 - Dungeoneer Designer's Blog - Over the next several
months we'll be telling you more about Dungeoneer,
the fast and furious, grim and gritty fantasy RPG we're releasing later
this year. Here's your first look: our first designer's blog, where we
introduce you to the concepts of glory and peril. Click
here to read more.
1/17/07 - Player Preview: Xcrawl - We kick off a new web feature
this week with our Player Previews. These brief PDF previews highlight
the best of some of our favorite products. This week we look at Xcrawl.
If you like dungeon crawling, you'll love Xcrawl! Especially the ìDance
Party Necromerica" encounter area from Xcrawl:
Necromerica, one of the most entertaining dungeon crawl encounters
ever. How can you go wrong with dancing kobolds in leg warmers? Check
out the Player Preview now!
1/10/07 - Richard Iorio Joins the Team - We've very pleased to
welcome Richard Iorio to the Goodman Games team as our new
1/7/07 - March Releases Announced - Your source for adventures
just keeps on growing! March sees the release of four great new adventures
from Goodman Games, including the Xcrawl $2 module, another Dungeon Crawl
Classics boxed set, and a C&C adventure. Learn more at our Coming
1/3/07 - New Etherscope Fan Site - Etherscope fan tadk has created
a new fan site for the game, including his character creation helper sheet
and new adventure seeds. Check
out his site here!
12/27/06 - New Releases - And more Dungeon Crawl Classics modules
are now available! Another reprint plus a brand new module hit stores this
week. Check a store near you to find these
great products, or visit our online store! Here
are the new releases:
12/17/16 - New Releases - Three new Dungeon Crawl Classics
releases hit stores this week! We've got two more reprints plus a brand
new module. Check a store near you to
find these great products, or visit our online store!
Here are the new releases:
12/13/06 - New Castles & Crusades Adventure - We've released
a new adventure for the Castles & Crusades system from Troll Lord Games.
The C&C adaptation of Secret of Smuggler's
Cove is now available as a PDF e-book! Look for it at your favorite
PDF site today.
12/10/06 - Dungeoneer Coming In 2007 - You've heard the rumors
of a new RPG set in a grim fantasy world. Now see the truth: Dungeoneer
is coming! Look for this gritty new fantasy RPG from Goodman Games in 2007.
here for the first preview of this new world based on Thomas Denmark's
renowned card game.
12/6/06 - Dungeon Crawl Classics at Anonycon -If you're local
to Stamford, CT, then consider visiting Anonycon
next weekend! Held December 15-17, the convention includes a Dungeon
Crawl Classics session run by Ken Hart. Check it out!
12/2/06 - New Releases - Your favorite store has eleven new releases
arriving this week! The first wave of DCC reprints hits, with new printings
of five great adventure modules. And we've got six new miniatures available,
all perfect for heroic characters. Visit a store
near you to find these great products, or check out our online
store! Here are the new releases:
11/25/06 - February Releases Announced - More great new releases,
including new adventures for Xcrawl and Dungeon Crawl Classics, as well
as the softcover edition of Etherscope! Learn more at our Coming
11/18/06 - Holiday Grab Bags - Santa Claus has visited Goodman
Games! For a limited time, we have holiday grab bags available for a great
price with fun mystery prizes. Find
out more here!
11/15/06 - Prester's Maps & Chart Emporium - Need a battle
map for your favorite dungeon crawl? Check out Prester's
Maps & Chart Emporium for the very best in DCC battle maps!
11/11/06 - January Releases Announced - More new release details,
including full info on our first new Judges Guild title! Learn more at
our Coming Soon page!
11/8/06 - Judges Guild Modules - We are very excited to announce
that Goodman Games will be publishing updated versions of classic Judges
Guild modules! Starting with Thieves of Fortress Badabaskor in January,
we'll bring back some of the best fantasy adventures ever published. Read
the full press release!
11/5/06 - December Releases Announced - December is a big release
month here at Goodman Games, featuring lots of new products both old and
new! We're reprinting a big stack of DCC modules, including DCC #6, #7,
#8, #9, #10, and #12. Plus we'll have six new DCC minis available, the
new Dungeon Crawl Classics DM Screen, and DCC #40: Devil in the Mists.
Learn more at our Coming Soon page!
11/1/06 - DCC Tournament at UCon - Missed our Dungeon Crawl Classics
Open Tournament at Gen Con this year? Now you have another chance. U-Conin
Ann Arbor, MI is holding a Dungeon Crawl Classics: Palace in the Wastes
tournament November 17-19. If you'll be at U-Con, check
out their event listings and sign up now!
10/25/06 - DCC Character Sheet - We've posted an updated Dungeon
Crawl Classics character sheet. This retro-style d20 character sheet now
features editable fields in the PDF file! Click
here to download!
10/22/06 - 2006 Catalogue - Our 2006 catalogue gets mailed to
loyal fans this week. Now you can preview this beautiful 16-page testament
to all things Goodman Games here on our web site! View
the 2006 catalog now! (18MB PDF)
10/18/06 - Etherscope Errata - Believe it or not, we made some
typos. We've posted errata for the Etherscope core book - you can download
10/8/06 - DCC World, Preview #3 - Another preview from our upcoming
boxed set, DCC #35: Gazetteer of the Known Realms! This excerpt from the
GM's Guide is part of Chapter 7: Adventure Paths, which shows how to connect
separate DCC modules into interlinked campaigns. Click
here to download. (4.9MB PDF)
10/4/06 - Dungeon Crawls and Xcrawl - If you like Dungeon Crawl
Classics, you'll like Xcrawl - and we're willing to put our money where
our mouth is! Save $2 on Xcrawl: Necromerica
with the purchase of any Dungeon Crawl Classics modules. Click
here for full details!
9/27/06 - DCC World, Preview #2 - Another awesome 12-page preview
from our upcoming boxed set, DCC #35: Gazetteer of the Known Realms! This
excerpt from the Gazetteer gives insight into the Northlands. Click
here to download. (7.7MB PDF)
9/24/06 - Goodman Games at Archon - St. Louis residents, now
is your chance to play a DCC module! Archon
is hosting an assortment of Goodman
Games events during their October 5-8 event.
9/20/06 - DCC World, Preview #1 - We've uploaded a huge 15-page
preview from our upcoming boxed set, DCC #35: Gazetteer of the Known Realms!
This excerpt from the GM's Guide describes the creation and early history
of the world of Áereth. Click
here to download. (7.8MB PDF)
9/17/06 - DCC Art Store - We've had multiple requests from fans
who'd like to purchase original art from our products. We're pleased to
announce an art store where you can now purchase original art from our
RPGs! Visit our online store to learn more!
9/13/06 - DCC Subscriptions - Due to popular demand, we are now
pleased to offer a Dungeon Crawl Classics subscription service! Have your
favorite modules shipped to you as they're released each month. Click
here for details.
9/10/06 - New Releases - More new dungeon crawls for your adventuring
pleasure! Look for these new products at your favorite store:
8/27/06 - PDF Preview of Xcrawl: Necromerica - Prepare for monsters
and mayhem, live on pay-per-view! Necromerica is the latest Xcrawl adventure,
slated to hit stores soon. See what the excitement is all about in this
new PDF preview of Xcrawl:
8/23/06 - Broncosaurus Rex Crossover - Misfit Studios has released
Odyssey Prime, a d20 Modern game of reality-hopping heroes - and their
first published adventure allows the heroes to reality-hop to the world
of Broncosaurus Rex! Broncosaurus Rex fans
should check out Odyssey
Prime: Southern Discomfort now!
8/20/06 - DCC in KODT - Dungeon Crawl Classics fans, meet Knights
of the Dinner Table! Look for ìDeep Ruin," a brand-new Dungeon Crawl
Classics adventure, in KODT #117, coming soon to a store near you. For
more information on Knights of the Dinner Table, visit www.kenzerco.com,
or find the module at a store near you!
8/16/06 - Gen Con Recap - Back from Gen Con! We had a great con,
with some fantastic products debuting - including a 1E con special with
demand that surprised us! We're doing a limited reprint of our con special
this year. Click
here for details.
8/9/06 - Iron Heroes for Fantasy Grounds - Our licensed adventure
module Iron Heroes: Song of the Bladeis
now available for use with Fantasy Grounds, the virtual tabletop for RPGs!Click
here to learn more about the Song of the Blade Fantasy Grounds conversion!
8/5/06 - Now In Stores - The two dollar adventure is back! DCC
#31: The Transmuter's Last Touch is a twist on the classic kobold adventure
- and it's only TWO BUCKS! This great adventure is in stores now - read
about it here!
8/2/06 - Art Galleries for Xcrawl and Etherscope - Think you're
tough enough to challenge DJ Creature Feature? Check out the art gallery
from Xcrawl: Necromerica. And if you're
brave enough to delve into the mysteries of Etherspace (and beyond), check
out this art gallery from Mysteries of the
7/19/06 - DragonMech Art Gallery - DragonMech: Almanac of the
Endless Traders is in stores now. This new release explores Highpoint,
the world of medieval fantasy mechs, by accompanying the mysteries Endless
Traders on their journey. We have uploaded an art gallery showing some
of their journeys - check it out now!
7/16/06 - ENnie Nominations - We are absolutely ecstatic to announce
several nominations in this year's Gen Con ENnie Awards! Please cast your
vote for one of these excellent titles:
7/5/06 - Upcoming Releases Updated - We've posted details of
our new releases through September, including details on a slew of hotly
anticipated releases: the Midnight Syndicate crossover DCC; "DCC World";
new miniatures; our new Xcrawl adventure; a new Etherscope sourcebook;
and more! Click here for full details.
7/2/06 - DCC Tournament Player Pack - Think you're tough enough
to survive the Palace in the Wastes? We've posted the player pack for the
Third Annual Dungeon Crawl Classics Open Tournament at Gen Con. If you're
enrolled in the tournament, please download the player pack now and familiarize
yourself with the character options! Click
here to download.
6/28/06 - San Antonio Game Day - If you live in San Antonio and
like to game, this is your lucky day. The San Antonio Gaming Association
is hosting a summer game day on July 1. Click
here for full details.
6/25/06 - Dungeon Crawl Classics Line Editor - We are very pleased
to announce that prolific DCC author Harley Stroh is the new line editor
for the Dungeon Crawl Classics series. Click
here for the full details.
6/18/06 - Art Gallery for DCC #30 - We've uploaded an art gallery
from DCC #30: Vault of the Dragon Kings, last year's tournament module
which will be in stores later this month. View
the art gallery here!
6/7/06 - 20 New Level 1 Adventures - DCC #29: The Adventure Begins
will be in stores later this month. We've posted a complete list of the
twenty level 1 adventures included in this must-have volume - click
here for the full list!
5/17/06 - Goodman Goes to Kublacon - We'll be at Kublacon in
Burlingame, CA on May 26-29! Come join the fun as we game away with DCC
modules, a C&C adventure, and a sneak preview of an exciting new upcoming
RPG. Click here for the full events list!
5/10/06 - New Reprints Announced - The Dungeon Crawl Classics
fan base continues to grow! DCC #1: Idylls
of the Rat King has sold out yet again, and the new reprint will feature
all-new Jim Holloway cover art. We've also announced an alternate cover
edition of DCC #27: Revenge of the Rat King,
the stunning sequel to DCC #1
5/3/06 - Fan Conversion from DCC to C&C - DCC fan Barrataria
has converted DCC #2: The Lost Vault of Tsathzar Rho to the Castles &
Crusades system. Check out our Free
Materials page to see his conversion!
4/30/06 - Gen Con Events Posted - We've posted details on our
Gen Con events - all 76 of them! It will be a great con for fans of Etherscope,
Dungeon Crawl Classics, DragonMech, and Xcrawl. Click
here for the full list!
4/23/06 - Xcrawl Now Available - The complete line of Xcrawl
RPG supplements is now available from Goodman Games. Click
here to see the full line -- and look for news soon of entirely new
4/12/06 - Zeitgeist Games to Produce Blackmoor - Good news for
Blackmoor fans: Zeitgeist Games is assuming publication of the line, and
has great plans for upcoming releases. Click
here for the full details.
4/5/06 - Pen & Paper Fan Awards - The 4th Annual Pen &
Paper Fan Awards are now open for voting. If you have a favorite adventure
module or RPG from last year -- like, say, something from Dungeon Crawl
Classics or Etherscope -- please vote! You
can vote by clicking here!
4/2/06 - Dungeon Crawl Classics Sale - Your friendly local gaming
store is having a sale! We're sponsoring a 20%-off sale on all Dungeon
Crawl Classics modules -- but the deal is only available in game stores.
Look for the flyer to the right in your local store -- and visit our store
locator to find a participating retailer!
3/28/06 - Etherscope Preview Article - Game Trade magazine recently
spotlighted Etherscope in a gorgeous full-color 4-page preview article.
We've posted the article so everyone can see it! Learn more about Etherscope
-- download the preview!
(13 MB PDF)
3/26/06 - Upcoming Releases for DCC, Etherscope, DragonMech, and
DCC Miniatures - We've updated our Upcoming
Releases page with tons of exciting new products for April and May.
Etherpunk is on the way for Etherscope fans, Almanac
of the Endless Traders is coming for DragonMech fans, we've got new
modules and miniatures for Dungeon Crawl Classics fans, and an all-new
Castles & Crusades adventure.
here for more!
3/14/06 - Goodman Games to Distribute Xcrawl for Pandahead Productions
- We're back from the GAMA Trade Show and very pleased to announce
that Goodman Games will be bringing Xcrawl to even more fans! Read
the full press release!
3/12/06 - Etherscope: The Lemurian Candidate Available Monday, March
13 - The first officially licensed Etherscope adventure from Steampower
Publishing is scheduled for release this Monday, March 13! When priceless
artefacts start to go missing, the heroes are called in to investigate.
But what seems like a simple theft quickly spirals out of control, taking
them to places -- and times -- that they never imagined existed! Check
out a preview now, and look for the release at all PDF vendors soon!
For more information, visit www.steampowerpublishing.co.uk.
3/8/06 - Goodman Games at GorillaCon and ConnCon - Fans in Kansas
and Connecticut are in luck! Two great conventions are running Goodman
Games events the weekend of March 18. GorillaCon
in southeast Kansas is running DCC #12.5: Iron
Crypt of the Heretics using classic AD&D rules, while ConnCon
in Stamford, CT features an Etherscope
event by Etherscope editor Ken Hart.
3/5/06 - Art Gallery for Etherscope: The Great Metropolis - The
Great Metropolis is the first setting supplement for Etherscope and
a must-have for every Etherscope campaign. In a world of out-of-control
technology where every city chokes on its own filth, The Great Metropolis
showcases the extremes! We've uploaded a Great
Metropolis art gallery so you can see for yourself.
3/1/06 - Iron Heroes: To Duel With Dragons Now Available as PDF E-book
- Iron Heroes: To Duel With Dragons
is now available as a PDF e-book! This officially licensed 4th level adventure
for Monte Cook Presents: Iron Heroes sends the heroes to recover
a missing child -- the child of a dragon, that is. Is nothing but a steel
blade and an iron will enough to defeat the mightiest monster of all? Purchase
now from DriveThruRPG!
2/26/06 - FREE Download of Dungeon Crawl Classics #5.5: Seed of Evil
- DCC #5: Aerie of the Crow God was nominated for Best Adventure in
the 2004 Gen Con Ennie Awards and subsequently sold out. The second printing
includes an all-new sequel adventure, Seed of Evil -- which you can download
for free for a limited time! Click
here to download! (5.9MB PDF)
2/22/06 - Battle Tiles 2: Dungeon Caverns - Our line of map tile
terrain expands with this great new set for dungeon dives! Available exclusively
in PDF format, Dungeon Caverns features 15 beautiful map tiles to cover
interesting underground encounters. Learn more
about it here!
2/15/06 - Art Gallery for Duel With Dragons - Iron Heroes: To
Duel with Dragons is now at the printer. This gritty adventure for Monte
Cook Presents: Iron Heroes features equally gritty art -- and we've
posted an art gallery!
2/12/06 - Preview of DCC #25: Legend of the Ripper - Dungeon
Crawl Classics #24: Legend of the Ripper is now in stores. We've uploaded
a preview showing some of the great art from this urban dungeon crawl.
1/29/06 - Four New Releases Now In Stores - It's our favorite
time of the month: new releases time! Check in with your friendly
local game store to buy these four new releases!
1/25/06 - Etherscope Hits Manchester, England - Jack in, scope up,
and get ready -- because Etherscope is coming to Manchester! This Sunday,
January 29, cutting-edge game store FanBoy3
will be hosting an Etherscope demo day complete with creators Nigel McClelland
and Ben Redmond. Come
on by to try out the game and get a free copy of Etherscope:
Just a Delivery!
1/22/06 - Art Gallery for DCC #23: The Sunken Ziggurat! We've
posted a preview of this Babylonian-themed dungeon crawl. Send your heroes
against the real Tiamat, straight from ancient myth! Click
here for more!
1/4/06 - And the freebies keep on coming! For the entire month
of January, Goodman Games is offering a special rebate on all purchases
made in brick-and-mortar retailers. With any Goodman Games purchase, you'll
receive a free copy of Geek Wars or Complete
Guide to Dragonkin, your choice. All you have to do is send in proof-of-purchase
along with the special rebate postcard that your local retailer should
receive from his distributors. If your favorite store doesn't have the
rebate form, you can download one
right here! (500K PDF) Full details can be found on the rebate postcard.
here to find a retailer near you!
1/1/06 - Happy new year! Goodman Games is starting the year off
right with a present for all our fans: a free adventure! Etherscope:
Just a Delivery is a 16-page introductory Etherscope module that's
perfect for kicking off your new Etherscope campaign. You can download
the PDF version for free (3.8 MD PDF) or purchase the print version
for a measly $3.00 later this month! Happy new year from Goodman Games!
12/28/05 - Etherscope is now in stores. Look for it in your local
game store, or find a store in our retailer
12/21/05 - We're pleased to announce that the "official" Etherscope
fan site is now live! Maintained by the game's creators, www.EtherscopeRPG.com
is a great source of news, rumors, links, and more. Check back often as
it will be updated frequently!
12/18/05 - Ready to start an Etherscope game? We've posted a
downloadable version of the Etherscope character sheet to make it easy.
here to download! (700K PDF)
12/7/05 - Check out the final cover art for Etherscope:
The Great Metropolis! The first supplement for Etherscope, this setting
sourcebook describes the dark, gritty city that is Etherscope's primary
setting. It will be available in February 2006.
12/4/05 - We've uploaded Etherscope preview #4: the world of
Etherscope. This 15-page preview shows you what makes the Etherscope setting
the same as our own -- and what makes it very, very different. Click
here to download! (4.9 MB PDF)
12/1/05 - Goodman Games is 4 years old! It's been a fun four
years since the release of Broncosaurus Rex,
that's for sure. To celebrate our birthday, we're having a special sale.
Through December 31, we're offering great deals in our online
store. We're also having a sale on our PDF e-books -- you can save
up to 30% at any of these great sites:
11/23/05 - The first Dungeon Crawl Classics miniatures are now available
from our online store! These first six
are the pregenerated characters from Vault of the Dragon Kings, the adventure
used for the Second Annual Dungeon Crawl Classics Open Tournament at Gen
Con Indy 2006. Those of you who were at Gen Con may have seen them. They'll
be available in stores in March 2006, along with some other cool DCC minis
still to be unveiled. Click here to see the DCC
11/20/05 - Check out the next preview for Etherscope,
our new RPG of cyberpunk Victoriana. As a complete stand-alone RPG, Etherscope
includes its own skill system, based on the d20 Modern rules set but modified.
This preview showcases two new skills of great importance to Etherscope
characters: Scope Resilience and Scope Use. Click
here to download! (4.9 MB PDF)
11/6/05 - The next Etherscope preview is now available! This
8-page preview examines the Enginaught basic class, a character as likely
to be customizing cybernaughtic implants as he is providing scope tabs
to the counter-culture. Click here
to download! (4.4 MB PDF)
10/30/05 - Scavenger Hunt is now in stores! In this hilarious
card game for 2-6 players, ravenous predators of the savannah out-sneak,
out-wit, and out-fight each other in a bloody battle to acquire the most
animal carcasses! We've posted a preview of the game's cards which
you can find right here.
10/26/05 - Be the first guy in town to play Etherscope! In only
two weeks, Etherscope creators Nigel McClelland and Ben Redmond are running
the game's first public demonstration at Gen Con UK. If you'll be there,
out the event and be the first to encounter this fantastic new RPG!
10/23/05 - Are you ready to enter etherspace? We've posted the
first look at the Etherscope core rulebook. This 12-page preview provides
you with a broad overview of the Etherscope itself, providing details on
the geography of Etherspace and the scientific and technological implications.
It will whet your appetite to see the game rules that allow your characters
to explore the Scope! Click here
to download! (2.8 MB PDF)
10/16/05 - We've posted complete details on our December releases,
including a previously unannounced DCC module with all-new Jeff Dee cover
10/9/05 - Troll Lord Games has generously allowed us to publish
our first Castles & Crusades adventure! The Mysterious Tower, originally
released as Dungeon Crawl Classics #3, will be available in December in
a special C&C edition. Click here to learn
10/1/05 - The Etherscope RPG is coming: a world of etherspace
adventures in an age of intrigue, industry, and imperialism! Learn more
about Etherscope, talk directly to the creators, and get advance previews
by joining the Etherscope
fan mailing list!
9/28/05 - We're pleased to announce that 3am
Games is now the official publisher of Andy Hopp's Wanderers
Guild, including the long-anticipated title Zoopolis.
Goodman Games will continue to supply our backstock of Wanderers Guild
titles like Monsters of the Endless Dark, Monsters of the Boundless Blue,
and Primeval Groves, while 3am Games will carry the line forward. Congratulations,
9/21/05 - Etherscope co-creator Ben Redmond has put together
a blog to discuss Etherscope, our upcoming
RPG of cyberpunk Victoriana. Learn more about the game, how it's played,
and where the inspiration came from! You
can find the blog here.
9/18/05 - We're another year older, and we just keep on growing!
The Goodman Games 2005 catalogue is being mailed to our mailing list right
now. This 12-page, full color catalogue shows off everything we do, and
is a must for collectors and fans. If you'd like a copy, e-mail
us with your mailing address, or download
a copy now (4.1 MB PDF).
8/23/05 - Back from Gen Con! Check out the con recaps on our
forums. We're very pleased to announce some of the accolades we received
while at Gen Con!
Monte Cook Presents The Year's Best d20 includes material from the
Complete Guide to Rakshasas
The Pen & Paper Fan Awards has recognized us in several categories:
Winner, Best Adventure: DCC #13: Crypt of the Devil Lich
Runner Up, Best Supplement: DragonMech
Runner Up, Best Graphic Design: DragonMech
Runner Up, Best Publisher: Goodman Games
8/11/05 - The Big Gen Con Update: We're almost ready to pack up
for Gen Con! Come by and see us at booth #838. We'll have 13 new releases
(count 'em -- 13!) and a ton of events, including previously unannounced
signings at the booth. Here's the scoop:
New Releases: These new releases will premiere at Gen Con:
Signing Schedule: The booth will have a steady stream of gaming
luminaries and master dungeon designers. Stop by at any of these times
for an autograph:
DragonMech development team: developer Matt Sprengeler, author Dieter Zimmerman,
and editor Ken Hart, with Joseph Goodman in the background (11:00-11:30)
Dave Arneson, co-creator of D&D and creator of Blackmoor (2:00-2:30)
DragonMech continuity editor Ken Hart (5:00-5:30)
With demonstrations of our new card games Scavenger Hunt and World Championship
Dodge Ball throughout the day
DCC author Jason Little, author of DCC #14: Dungeon Interludes and designer
of Vault of the Dragon King, this year's tournament module (10:30-11:30)
Dave Arneson, co-creator of D&D and creator of Blackmoor (2:00-2:30)
Ian Johnston, co-author and creator of Book of Templates (4:00-5:00)
DCC author Luke Johnson, author of DCC #19: The Volcano Caves (5:00-5:30)
DCC author Chris Doyle, author of DCC #7: Secret of Smugglers Cove and
ENnie-nominated DCC #11: The Dragonfiend Pact (5:30-6:00)
Scavenger Hunt and World Championship Dodge Ball demos throughout the day
Dave Arneson, co-creator of D&D and creator of Blackmoor (10:30-11:00)
DCC author Harley Stroh, author of DCC #17: Legacy of the Savage Kings
and DCC #12.5: Iron Crypt of the Heretics (4:00-4:30)
Scavenger Hunt and World Championship Dodge Ball demos throughout the day
Dave Arneson, co-creator of D&D and creator of Blackmoor (12:00-12:30)
Scavenger Hunt and World Championship Dodge Ball demos throughout the day
Event Schedule: Looking for a game to play, eh? Well, we've got
a few! The Second Annual Dungeon Crawl Classics Open Tournament is completely
filled up, but we may have round one pickup games. Stop by the booth early
Thursday to see if there are any openings. For a complete list of our events,
including Blackmoor MMRPG games that still have some openings, click
8/8/05 - Song of the Blade, the
first published adventure for Monte Cook Presents: Iron Heroes,
is now available in PDF format! This 1st level adventure shows you all
the dynamic new rules of Iron Heroes, and is the perfect way to kick start
your Iron Heroes campaign. You can purchase it exclusively from DriveThruRPG.com.
Look for the print version to premiere at Gen Con!
8/6/05 - More great adventures on the way! We've posted details
on our October releases, which for the first time include Dungeon Crawl
Classics modules that can be linked to other DCC adventures. The new releases
for October include:
7/29/05 - We've got a new look! Check out our new logo, pictured
at left. The lovely lady posing is Rhonda the Rhinoceratops,
who some longtime fans may remember from way back in 2002. From now on
she'll grace our books in this terrific new Goodman Games logo.
7/27/05 - Are you ready for the Vault of the Dragon Kings? We
have posted the player pack for our Gen Con Indy tournament adventure.
If you're enrolled in the tournament, please download the player pack now
and familiarize yourself with the character options! Click
here to download (1.1 MB PDF).
7/16/05 - Looking battle some tough opponents? Take your battle
to the top: go toe-to-toe with a demon prince! Dungeon Crawl Classics #18:
Citadel of the Demon Prince will be in stores soon, so we've uploaded an
gallery to give you a taste of what to expect. But be careful -- this
is one tough adventure!
7/4/05 - Happy 4th of July! The Complete Guide to Werewolves
just shipped from the printer. This sourcebook covers everything you need
to build a campaign centered around one of the all-time classic monsters.
We've uploaded an art gallery for Complete Guide
to Werewolves so you see some of the book's highlights.
7/1/05 - Dungeon Crawl Classics #17: Legacy of the Savage Kings
is shipping out of our warehouse now, to arrive in stores July 11. We've
posted a preview of the art from this great new module, which is the first
DCC to feature a cover that detaches from the text! Click
here for the art gallery!
6/26/05 - We have uploaded details on our September releases
to our Upcoming Releases page. Here's
our full September lineup:
6/12/05 - Dungeon Crawl Classics #16: Curse of the Emerald Cobra
is making its way toward stores now. This reptilian-themed adventure features
yuan-ti, lizardmen, and a host of new scaly dangers. Check out this art
gallery of the Emerald Cobra highlighting some of the encounters!
6/8/05 - Interested in playing a dragonkin character? The
Complete Guide to Dragonkin is a great resource for doing so -- even
more so now that we've uploaded a free web enhancement offering six powerful
new feats for dragonkin sorcerers! Click
here to download! (165K PDF)
6/5/05 - We've posted full details on our August releases, including
some great new games and supplements:
5/22/05 - Due to popular demand, the DM
Campaign Tracker is now available in e-book form! One of our all-time
best-sellers, this incredibly popular DM aid makes it easy to track and
plan every aspect of your campaign, from mundane details to master metaplots.
You can now find it on sale at RPGNow.com
5/18/05 - DragonMech: Steam Warriors
is now available! And to showcase just how cool it is, we've posted a preview
of the feats chapter (4.4 MB PDF). This jam-packed sourcebook is the
definitive resource for steam-and-sorcery characters. It includes 20 new
prestige classes, dozens of new feats, a veritable plethora of new equipment,
new steam powers, new magic and spells relating to steam and sorcery, musings
on the steam-driven life, and more. Steam Warriors is the perfect resource
for any DragonMech character -- or a fantasy character with steampunk inclinations
in almost any other setting.
5/4/05 - Dungeon Crawl Classics #15: Lost Tomb of the Sphinx
Queen will be in stores soon. We've posted a preview
of this module's awesome interior art, highlighting the puzzles and
mysteries surrounding this classic adventure!
4/24/05 - We are very pleased to announce that Dungeon Crawl
Classics #19: The Volcano Caves will feature cover art from legendary TSR
artist Jeff Dee! Jeff's illustrations graced many classic D&D products,
including covers for such classic modules as Tomb of Horrors and White
Plume Mountain. You can check out his cover art on the page for Dungeon
Crawl Classics #19: The Volcano Caves -- look for it in stores in July!
4/20/05 - Gen Con is coming, and it's going to be big! We have
posted our event list for Gen Con Indy, with more than 100 events overall.
These include the Second Annual Dungeon Crawl Classics Open Tournament,
Blackmoor MMRPG events, and adventures for DragonMech and Dungeon Crawl
Classics. Click here for the full list!
4/17/05 - The faerie realms are many and varied, but they hold
one thing in common: a sense of wonder! The
Complete Guide to Fey takes you on a journey through these places,
showing you everything you need to build a fey-based character and campaign.
We have posted a preview of the art from this beautiful book as well as
an expanded table of contents, which you can find here.
4/7/05 - Looking for a Dungeon Crawl Classics game in the Buffalo,
NY area? At EerieCon 7 on April 22-24, Goodman Games playtesters are running
an exclusive playtest of an upcoming DCC module... one that you won't want
to miss! Check out the EerieCon
web site for more information, and be sure to sign up for the DCC session
on Saturday, April 23 from 12:00-5:00!
4/3/05 - Can't decide what adventure to play tonight? We've put
together a summary page for the Dungeon Crawl Classics line that includes
every DCC module arranged by character level. Find
your adventure here!
3/30/05 - The Second Age of Walkers is at hand! Giant mechs walk
the earth and the power of steam rivals that of swords and sorcery. If
you haven't seen the world of DragonMech, Second
Age of Walkers is a great introduction to the world. We've posted an
art gallery from the book, which you can preview here.
3/23/05 - If you like the look of the Dungeon Crawl Classics
but haven't yet upgraded to third edition, today's your lucky day! We have
uploaded fan conversion documents for playing some of our modules using
the first and second editions of the game. You can find them on our Free
3/13/05 - We have posted details on the May release in the Dungeon
Crawl Classics series: Legacy of the Savage
Kings, for levels 4-6.
3/7/05 - A new era of adventure is on hand for DragonMech players,
who have a detailed world guide available in the form of Second
Age of Walkers. We've posted a preview of the Stenian Confederacy chapter,
which contains all the details you need to set a game there. Click
here to download (1.9 MB PDF).
3/2/05 - If you're looking for a good con, we can point you in
the right direction! A lot of folks are running Goodman Games at cons lately.
Here's a rundown of great cons coming up near you:
On April 9-10, the Plymouth State University Gaming Club is hosting Econocon
VIII in Plymouth, NH. They'll be running demos of Geek
Wars, our hilarious card game about, well, gamers at cons!
2/28/05 - We're very excited to announce a partnership with Dead
Gentlemen Productions to produce a Dungeon Crawl Classics module tied
to their upcoming movie The Gamers: Dorkness Rising! This is the
perfect chance to blow away NPCs in your own home game while you watch
professional actors do the same thing on screen! Click
here to read the full press release.
2/27/05 - It's new releases time! This week sees the release
of two great new RPG supplements:
2/23/05 - The DragonMech Mech Manual is now in stores, and it's
a must-have for any steam-and-sorcery fans. We've uploaded a 10-page preview
showcasing some of this sourcebook's more unusual creations, including
the aboleth Brine Worm mech, the drow Deep Spider, and the enigmatic psionic
mech Earthblood the Mighty. Click herefor
the download. (864K PDF)
2/16/05 - We're looking for a few good dungeon masters! If you'd
like to be a DM in the coolest RPG tournament at Gen Con, e-mail us at
Tell us about your DMing experience, especially in other convention events.
For more details, click the image to the right. We're looking for the best
of the best!
2/13/05 - The Mech Manual is
now available! This "monster manual of mechs" provides DragonMech players
with new options and DMs with new enemies. It includes more than 50 new
mechs from all known areas of the DragonMech world: the major factions
of dwarves, humans, elves, orcs, and undead, as well as races that are
only just not beginning to experiment with mechs, such as drow, derro,
and aboleths. Click here to learn more...
2/9/05 - Dave Arneson's Blackmoor
has won a Wyrd Award! Blackmoor is "the RPG or Supplement Most Likely to
Improve Your Campaign," according to RPG site GameWyrd.
Congratulations to the Blackmoor designers!
2/6/05 - We are very pleased to announce that Ronin
Arts has entered an agreement to publish licensed DragonMech sourcebooks!
Their first DragonMech product is Rumors & Lies, a sourcebook
offering new rules, mechs, and monsters written for use as adventure seeds
or "background chatter" to help a campaign come to life. Rumors &
Lies is available now from both www.DriveThruRPG.com
2/3/05 - Goodman Games e-books are now available from DriveThruRPG.com!
You can find our full selection of PDF e-books there, in addition to our
site at www.RPGnow.com.
We're supporting Drive Thru's special Tsunami Relief effort, and for a
limited time 100% of all sales of Complete Guide to Dragonkin through Drive
Thru RPG will go to benefit tsunami relief efforts. Click
here to help.
1/30/05 - The Complete Guide to Dragonkin
is now available! This inspiring sourcebook examines these half-bloods
in all their forms, from those spawned by polymorphed dragons to the mutant
creatures produced by arcane egg-sculpting. Look for it in a store near
1/23/05 - Looking to run the deadliest dungeon ever? Here are
some tools to help! We have uploaded some web freebies for Dungeon Crawl
Classics #13: Crypt of the Devil Lich, including the various player packs
and DM packs used to run the tournament at Gen Con 2004. You can find them
on our Free Materials page.
1/20/05 - We're going to Dundracon!
Look for Goodman Games at Dundracon 29 in San Ramon, CA on February 18-21.
And that's not all -- Erol Otus will be there with us! Come by the booth
Saturday from 1-2:00 or 4-4:30 to have him sign your modules!
We'll be producing a very short run on this module, enough for the con
and a little extra. To make sure everyone can partake (not just those at
the con), we've put the module up for pre-order now -- you can order
it even if you won't be at Dundracon. Just get your order in before
the con, because they're only getting printed once! You can place a preorder
from our online store.
1/9/05 - We've uploaded a new freebie for fans of the Wanderers
Guild. The kezmarin is another mysterious denizen of the endless dark.
This new monster is described in a free
2-page supplement (300K PDF). The kezmarin was originally presented
in EN World Player's Journal #1.
1/6/05 - We've been nominated for awards! GameWyrd has nominated
both Dave Arneson's Blackmoor and Blackmoor: The Redwood Scar for their
GameWyrd Awards. If you enjoyed these products, please
vote for us!
1/2/05 - We've posted details on our March releases, including
new products for DragonMech, Blackmoor, Dungeon Crawl Classics, and the
Complete Guide series! For full details, see our Upcoming
Releases page, or check out one of these March releases:
12/29/04 - Dungeon Crawl Classics #13:
Crypt of the Devil Lich is now
available as a PDF e-book from www.rpgnow.com. You've probably heard
about this module. Ten dungeon designers helped produce this beautiful
death trap, which is destined to become a legend. It was used in the First
Annual Dungeon Crawl Classics Open Tournament at Gen Con Indy 2005, and
is now available for your home use -- at least in the PDF edition. The
print edition is still a month away from being available, but we're releasing
the PDF within 2004 in order to qualify for certain awards. We really think
it's that good!
12/21/04 - The Redwood Scar is
now available! The first Blackmoor module since 1987, this exciting adventure
takes players to Dave Arneson's Blackmoor, the First Fantasy Campaign,
on an epic quest through the depths of the terrible Redwood Forest.
12/19/04 - We have uploaded a new mech
schematic for DragonMech (104K PDF). This full-page version is for
larger mechs, and includes space for tracking crew stats and other info.
It's the same schematic sheet that will be featured in the upcoming Mech
12/12/04 - We've uploaded The
Green Gods, a free web enhancement for Primeval
Groves. This 6-page article explores the gods of the vegetable folk,
including new domains for plant-based spellcasters! (2.2 MB PDF)
12/4/04 - The Complete Guide to Dragonkin is off to the printer,
and it's wicked-cool. Here's a dragonkin art
gallery showing off some of the new concepts presented within!
12/2/04 - Happy Holidays from Goodman Games! We have some special
holiday offers for all the good little boys and girls, including discounted
bundle packs, freebies with every order, and a sale on our PDF e-books.
out our store for more details!
11/17/04 - Dungeon Crawl Classics
#12: The Blackguard's Revenge is now in stores! This adventure sends
the heroes against an ancient blackguard and his undead legions as they
seek to avenge a centuries-old grudge against an order of paladins. Can
your characters uncover the secrets of the paladins' catacombs before the
11/10/04 - Dungeon Crawl Classics fan Ken McCutchen has created
a mailing list for fans of the Dungeon Crawl Classics series. Click
here to learn more!
11/7/04 - The Complete Guide to Vampires includes rules for new
vampires like the rage-filled inferno vampires and the charming moglet
vampires. We've posted a free
web enhancement with even more examples: an inferno vampire minotaur,
and a moglet vampire nymph! (312K PDF).
11/2/04 - The reviews for Geek Wars are starting to roll in --
and they're good! Rpg.net gives it 4.5 stars out of 5 and says "the game
is fun and funny" -- read
10/20/04 - More news on Geek Wars! Everyone's favorite gaming
magazine Knights of the Dinner Table has published an article about
the game. You can find creator Richard Iorio's design notes in the "Under
the Hood" feature of KODT #95 (page 58, if you have one handy).
We've also set up a Geek Wars mailing list for bragging about your Geek
Wars army! You can join it here:
10/17/04 - The DragonMech Mech Manual is coming. We've got good
news, and bad news. The bad news first: It's delayed until December. We've
been picking nits to get the layout absolutely perfect, so the delay is
our fault. But the good news is it looks great! We've posted a Mech
Manual art preview to show you...
10/10/04 - Interested in learning more about Geek Wars? Download
the Demo Kit! The Demo Kit has the rules plus enough cut-out cards
to play 13 hands. (1.6 MB PDF).
10/6/04 - Geek Wars is now available! This hilarious 2-player
card game is a tongue-in-cheek look at the fun side of gaming. It's Jim
Con and the role players are trying to take table space from the wargamers!
With Geek Wars, you decide who wins, but strategy, luck, and deck building
all play a part! Learn more about Geek Wars...
9/29/04 - More Blackmoor is on the way! The Redwood Scar, the
first adventure for Dave Arneson's Blackmoor, is scheduled for November
release. We've just posted an art gallery and the latest cover design --
9/26/04 - Here are a couple third-party projects that might interest
Goodman Games fans...
If you enjoyed Chuck Whelon's art on Geek Wars,
or his covers for Dungeon Crawl Classics (he did the front covers for #5,
#7, and #9), you may enjoy Pewfell Porfingles, his funny comic strip about
an extremely inept wizard married to Tina the warrior princess. You can
find Pewfell strips at www.pewfell.com.
If you enjoyed the Complete Guide to Drow,
you'll probably like A
Dozen Drow Items, a PDF supplement recently released by Ronin Arts.
This affordably priced sourcebook presents a variety of drow items that
can be used simply as equipment or as the building blocks of larger adventures.
9/19/04 - And still more freebies! We've uploaded the mech schematic
sheet from Shardsfall Quest and the DragonMech pregen characters used at
Gen Con to our Free Materials page.
9/15/04 - Now available: the 2004 Goodman Games catalog. This
is the same one that you saw at Gen Con, or received via mail if you're
on our mailing list. It covers a few cool tidbits not announced anywhere
Click here to download
(2.2 MB PDF).
9/12/04 - More freebies! We've added a Blackmoor character sheet
and a DragonMech mech stats calculator to our Free
9/9/04 - We've posted details of our November releases:
8/29/04 - Well, another Gen Con is done, and more new products
are in the pipeline! We've posted a Gen
Con wrapup to our forums with some of the highlights of the show. But
first we have to give a big shout-out: thank you to all the wonderful fans
who came by our booth and participated in the Dungeon Crawl Classics Open
Tournament, which was an absolute blast. And we'd be remiss if we didn't
honor the accomplishments of the tournament winners right here on the front
Without further ado, the top-scoring team in the First Annual Dungeon
Crawl Classics Open Tournament was The Josh O'Connor Experiment, starring
original members Josh O'Connor-Rose, Mark Karay, Juan Burriel, Michael
Maenza, Dustin Short, and Matthew Filla, and last-round substitutes Andrew
Brogan and Tom Caudron.
The second place team was Clan Yeoman, starring Samir Shamma, Dave Stanford,
Tim Buckley, Dan Adams, Nicol Roell, and Riyal Shamma.
The top-scoring individual (who will receive an original character portrait
by Erol Otus) was Dan Adams of Clan Yeoman.
The 2nd-place individual (who will receive original art from Dungeon
Crawl Classics #1) was Michael Maenza of The Josh O'Conner Experiment.
Congratulations to everyone for a great tournament!
8/20/04 - For those of you in the Dungeon Crawl Classics tournament,
here are the results of round one. The four teams advancing to round two
are as follows:
The Wrecking Crewsaders, playing next in the Saturday 8:00 AM slot in room
145:2 (David Barclay, Derek Schubert, Frank Belinske, Dave Rickard, Neil
The Friday 8 AM Group, playing next in the Saturday 8:00 AM slot in room
146:1 (Josh O'Connor-Rose, Mark Karay, Juan Burriel, Michael Maenza, Dustin
Short, Matthew Filla)
Brotherhood of the Flying Dwarf, playing next in the Saturday 12:00 noon
slot in room 203:5 (William Wise, Andrew Brogan, Tom Caudron, David Hall,
Daren Geremia, Bryan Andrewski)
Clan Yeoman, playing next in the 12:00 noon slot in room 203:6 (Samir Shamma,
Dave Stanford, Tim Buckley, Dan Adams, Nicol Roell, Riyal Shamma)
Congratulations to everyone for some hard-fought battles!
8/15/04 - We're off to Gen Con! Come find us at booth 1322. See
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Open Tournament: All participants in the tournament should download
and read the Player Pack before
the con! (1.5 MB PDF) The Player Pack will get you familiar with the pregenerated
PCs and your mission in the Crypt of the Devil Lich. Being familiar with
the PCs ahead of time will make character selection a lot easier, and get
the games going faster. We will also have printed copies on hand at the
con so you'll have a character sheet to scribble on.
New Releases: The following games are all on track
for Gen Con release. Make your wish list now!
Dave Arneson's Blackmoor
Geek Wars: Battle for the Con
DragonMech: The Shardsfall Quest
Complete Guide to Vampires
Dungeon Crawl Classics #9: Dungeon Geomorphs
Dungeon Crawl Classics #10: The Sunless Garden
Dungeon Crawl Classics #11: The Dragonfiend Pact
Booth Schedule (Signings, Demos, and Ceremonies):Here's
what's going on at the booth:
1:00-2:00: Geek Wars Demo
3:00-4:30: Geek Wars Demo
11:00-12:00: Geek Wars Demo
1:00-2:00: Signing, Dave Arneson
2:00-2:45: Signing, Dave Arneson
3:00-4:00: Signing, Brad McDevitt
11:30-12:15: Signing, Dave Arneson
1:00-2:00: Geek Wars Demo
2:00-2:45: Signing, Dave Arneson
3:00-4:00: Signing, Brad McDevitt
4:00-5:00: Signing, Andy Hopp
5:00-6:00: Geek Wars Demo
10:30-11:00: Awards Ceremony, Dungeon Crawl Classics Open
11:00-12:00: Signing, Jeff Quinn
1:30-2:15: Signing, Dave Arneson
8/1/04 - Only a few more weeks until Blackmoor! Here's the next
preview: a selection of regents and rascals, the iconic NPCs of Blackmoor.Click
here to download (2.5 MB PDF).
7/31/04 - More fan freebies for Broncosaurus Rex! You can find
them on the Free Materials page...
7/25/04 - We've posted another preview for Blackmoor,
this one covering magic. Learn more about the powerful spell focus and
its role in the world of Blackmoor! Click
here to download (2.4 MB PDF).
7/5/04 - DragonMech will be in stores next week! Here's preview
#3: the first part of the mechs chapter, which introduces you to the mechs
of DragonMech and shows the basics of construction. Click
here to download (1.5 MB PDF).
6/27/04 - Blackmoor is off to
the printer and on track for a Gen Con release! If you want to be one of
the first to get your hands on this beauty, be sure to place
your preorder now!
6/23/04 - We've posted details on our September releases. In
addition to the previously announced Blackmoor,
we're also releasing a $2 module! That's right, Dungeon
Crawl Classics #11: The Dragonfiend Pact will cost only two dollars.
If you're new to the DCC line, this will be a great chance to find out
what it's all about!
6/16/04 - Steamborgs, coglayers, and mech jockeys are the heroes
of DragonMech. Now you can learn more about them in this new preview of
the book's Characters chapter! Click
here to download. (3 MB PDF)
5/30/04 - DragonMech is off to the printer! Start the countdown
with this preview from the Introduction chapter, which showcases the book's
awesome graphic design and explains how a fantasy world of mechs came to
be. Click here to download.
(1.5 MB PDF)
While you're here, also take a look at the latest Sword
& Sorcery Insider, which has another preview of DragonMech!
5/16/04 - At long last, Blackmoor is back on track! Dave
Arneson's Blackmoor is formally scheduled for September release.
5/13/04 - We've added a retro-style d20 character sheet to our
Materials page -- it's perfect for use with our Dungeon Crawl Classics
4/25/04 - Think you're a tough dungeon crawler? Find out! We're
pleased to announce the first annual Gen Con Dungeon Crawl Classics Open
Tournament. The Crypt of the Devil-Lich awaits -- can you make it to the
final level? Those who do will receive great prizes. Click
here for full details!
4/18/04 - We've posted details on our June and July releases:
4/12/04 - Zeitgeist Games, our partner in publishing Blackmoor,
has reached a formal agreement with Wizards of the Coast to license the
the press release here. Look for more info on Blackmoor soon!
4/11/04 - DragonMech is coming! Check out the official
DragonMech preview page. We've added some new art to the image gallery,
including the awesome mech battle cover art for the first release.
4/7/04 - The Aerial Adventure Guide and Dungeon Crawl Classics
#5: Aerie of the Crow God are now in stores! Ask for them at your friendly
local game retailer.
In other news, there's a treat in store for Morningstar fans. Creator
R. Scott Kennan has put together an official Morningstar site, with new
forums, at www.morningstarD20.com.
4/4/04 - The Aerial Adventure Guide hardback compilation will
be in stores this week. This beautiful book covers everything you need
to take your campaign to the sky! More than a third of the book is all-new
material, and the rest is updated to 3.5. We've posted
an updated preview of the book, including interior art, table of contents,
and a PDF preview of the gorgeous deck plans!
3/28/04 - We have a big update for Dungeon Crawl Classics fans:
First, Erol Otus has graced us with another great cover! DCC
#8: Mysteries of the Drow, featuring his latest work, is scheduled
for June release!
As if that weren't enough, DCC #5: Aerie of
the Crow God is shipping to distributors as we speak... er, type. We've
posted additional preview info for this one, which features nine (count
'em -- NINE) illustrated handouts to help bring the adventure alive for
3/21/04 - Bloody Jack is back! "A Reaver's Tale: The Deadly Life
and Lively Death of Bloody Jack Dascombe" is a free 5-page web enhancement
for Dungeon Crawl Classics #4: Bloody Jack's Gold. It gives a biography
of everybody's favorite pirate (in both life and undeath), and includes
his stats and the new Wave-Cursed Revenant monster template. Click
here to download! (300K PDF)
2/3/04 - The DM Campaign Tracker
is now available! We have it in our warehouse and it's shipping to stores
as we speak. Look for it in your local retailer within the week, or find
it at our online store.
1/13/04 - Now that you're done reading The Complete Guide to
Drow (you did it read it, right?), here's some bonus material: more venom
zombies to assist your drow villains in their nefarious schemes! You can
download the file from our Free Materials
12/18/03 - Goodman Games is in the news! Look for us in the January
issues of both Dragon and Dungeon. Dragon #315 features a Blackmoor article
about the Docrae halflings, put together by the same team that's doing
Blackmoor. Meanwhile, Dungeon #106 includes an interview with Goodman Games
founder Joseph Goodman. (And yes, Blackmoor is still on its way -- we hope
to have an announcement of a "this time we're for real" release date sometime
12/8/03 - Click
here for a status report on imminent releases, including Dungeon Crawl
Classics #3, EN World Player's Journal #4, and Complete Guide to Drow.
If you'll be at Gen Con SoCal this coming weekend, be sure to come by our
booth! Here's a recap of the signing schedule. If you pick up DCC #3 at
the show, you can get Erol Otus to autograph it on the spot!
Friday, December 12
2:30-3:00 - Dave Arneson
3:30-4:00 - Erol Otus
Saturday, December 13
12:30-1:30 - Erol Otus
2:00-3:00 - Dave Arneson
Sunday, December 14
12:30-1:00 - Dave Arneson
11/25/03 - We've posted details on our January and February releases.
These include the first-of-its-kind DM
Campaign Tracker, the first Morningstar supplement Whispers
of the Prophecy, and the revised, updated, and expanded Aerial
Adventure Guide. For a complete overview of our upcoming releases,
click the link in the header above!
11/19/03 - The Underdark Adventure Guide is now in stores. This
indispensable resource covers underdark races, monsters, equipment, locations,
magic, and more -- everything you need for a campaign packed into one book.
It's completely world-neutral and stand-alone, so you can integrate it
into whatever game you have going already. Click
here for an art preview and the table of contents!
11/17/03 - If you enjoyed Monsters of the Endless Dark or Monsters
of the Boundless Blue, now is your chance to own some of the original art!
Artist Andy Hopp is having a sale on originals, prints, and other goodies.
Check out the Grand Bazaar at www.andyhopp.com
for all the details!
11/13/03 - EN World Player's Journal #4 has gone to the printer.
This issue features an awesome Frank Frazetta cover that ties into the
Wilderlands setting by Necromancer Games, plus the usual complement of
top-notch articles for your d20 game. Click
here for more info!
11/11/03 - Pentacon was a blast. Thanks to everyone who came
by to say hi! In other news, the long-anticipated Underdark Adventure Guide
has shipped to distributors. It should start appearing in stores early
11/3/03 - This weekend we will be at Pentacon in Fort Wayne,
IN. Come and say hi! Next month we'll be at Gen Con SoCal (Dec. 11-14),
where we'll have some very exciting guests signing autographs: Dave Arneson
and Erol Otus! Here's the schedule:
10/21/03 - More updates for Morningstar! Author R. Scott Kennan
has formed a mailing
list devoted to the world. In addition, we have posted a free web expansion.
of Morningstar is a collection of iconic NPCs for use in the world
of Morningstar. (1.6 MB PDF)
10/16/03 - More additions to the Free
Materials page: fan articles for the Complete Guide to Wererats!
10/14/03 - New on the Free Materials
page: a downloadable character sheet and GM's screen for Morningstar.
10/9/03 - The prophecy has been fulfilled! Morningstar
is now in stores. This is the world that was selected for the final 11
out of more than 10,000 submissions in the WotC Setting Search Contest.
Can you foil the dark prophecy known as the Canticle of the Morning Star?
10/7/03 - We are very pleased to announce that TSR legend Erol
Otus has agreed to help us with the Dungeon Crawl Classics series. His
all-new cover art graces the next two releases in the series, The
Mysterious Tower (#3, December) and Bloody
Jack's Gold (#4, February).
10/4/03 - Dave Arneson has posted an interview on EN World in
which he discusses Blackmoor, the early days of D&D, and more. Click
here to read it.
10/2/03 - Swim carefully lest the kaiptari
slice you to ribbons! The saber-fins of this beast from Monsters of the
Boundless Blue are easy to miss but hard to endure... (750K PDF)
9/29/03 - The Complete Guide to Drowis
(finally) scheduled for store release in November, complete with a new
cover and 3.5-updated manuscript! Check out the new cover to the right...
9/18/03 - Coming soon: Morningstar, the Underdark Adventure Guide,
Monsters of the Boundless Blue, and EN World Player's Journal #3. All are
at the printer now -- here's
a status report.
9/16/03 - We'll be hitting several conventions between now and
the end of the year. If you happen to live in California or Indiana, come
see us! Here's the schedule:
Nov. 7-9: Pentacon; Fort Wayne, IN
Dec. 11-14: Gen Con SoCal; Anaheim, CA
9/9/03 - The Underdark Adventure Guide has finally gone to the printer!
We worked and reworked this book until it was simply the best underdark
resource it could possibly be. It covers all the old classics of the underdark,
along with a lot of new ground. To show you what's inside, we've posted
an updated table of contents and preview of the interior art. Click
here to check it out!
9/2/03 - We're pleased to announce the next book in the Wanderers
Guild series. Primeval Groves: the Wanderers Guild Guide to Dangerous and
Unusual Plant Life is scheduled for October release. Read
8/26/03 - Morningstar is coming! Semi-finalist in the WotC Setting
Search, Morningstar is a fantastic golden age world threatened by a dark
Prophecy. It is a glorious Age of Empires that many believe will never
end, but the inscrutable Canticle of the Morning Star speaks boldly of
an insidious threat. Game play in Morningstar includes a new system for
spectrum magic, a new level-based approach to the elder races (complete
with 3 supernatural subraces of dwarf and 5 types of fey elf), two new
core classes, and much, much more. Click
here for a 22-page preview. (1.4 MB PDF)
In other news, the Complete Guide to Beholders received a 5-star review
from EN World! Read
the review here.
8/19/03 - Bring on the beholders! The Complete Guide to Beholders
should be in your local game store this week. To help get things rolling,
send your players to meet The Cultist-Monks
of the Abbey Inn (250K, PDF). This free encounter uses the eyekin and
beholder cultist rules to give players their first glimpse of the vast
conspiracies ruled by the eye tyrants...
8/13/03 - The eagerly awaited Complete Guide to Beholders is
now shipping to distributors. For those of you who just can't wait any
longer, we've posted a PDF preview of some new character options for beholder
cultists and eyekin (aberrant cultists corrupted from long contact with
Click here for the preview.
(PDF, 500K) And check back next week for a free beholders scenario to use
with the book!
8/5/03 - THANKS! Gen Con and GameFest Milwaukee were both a blast.
It was great talking to everyone who came by our booth. Now, at long last,
here's a proper update to the web site.
First, Beyond Monks has shipped to distributors. It should be in stores
next week. This is an awesome martial arts sourcebook with huge potential
for any monk or martial artist player, as well as GMs crafting martial
Second, the Complete Guide to Beholders is shipping to distributors
and should be in stores in two weeks. This book unfortunately missed Gen
Con, but we did have it at GameFest. It is packed to the gills with startling
revelations on everyone's favorite monster.
Finally, an update on other projects. Morningstar is at the printer;
Monsters of the Boundless Blue is in final edit. And Blackmoor... what
of Blackmoor? It's in its final stages, and we'll post more information
7/29/03 - Gen Con was a blast! Thanks to everyone who came by
our booth. We had a lot of fun at the show. This coming week we'll be at
GameFest Milwaukee -- if you missed us in Indy, say hi in Milwaukee!
7/18/03 - Gen Con Events: We have two biggies for Gen
Con. First, Dave Arneson has penned a special Dungeon Crawl Classics. Number
3.5 in the series (get it?), the Haunted Lighthouse will only be
available at Gen Con. Come by our booth early since we'll probably sell
out -- and, second, come by at the right time to get it autographed! Here's
our signing schedule:
Dave Arneson: Friday 12:30-1:30 and 3:30-4:00; Saturday 3:00-3:30; Sunday
12:00-1:00 (co-creator of D&D; creator of Blackmoor)
Keith Baker: Sunday 1:30-2:30 (winner of the Setting Search; author of
Complete Guides to Doppelgangers, Wererats, and Beholders)
James Garr: Saturday 4:00-5:00 (author of Beyond Monks: the Art of the
Andy Hopp: Friday 2:00-3:00 (monster artist and designer behind Monsters
of the Endless Dark; illustrator of Complete Guide to Doppelgangers)
Mike Mearls: Saturday 1:30-2:30 (prolific d20 writer; author of Aerial
Adventure Guide and Dungeon Crawl Classics #2: Lost Vault of Tsathzar Rho)
Come by, get an autograph, and say hi!
7/14/03 - In the Amusing Conversations Department, Joseph Goodman
of (you guessed it) Goodman Games was interviewed by Mortality Radio this
past weekend. Listen
to it here (scroll to the July 11th show).
In the Dang, We're Behind Schedule Department, Morningstar is in its
final edit. We've moved its release date to September. Believe me, it's
worth the wait. The book is beautiful, and it's a fascinating setting.
This world has Secrets -- with a capital S -- that even the author won't
reveal; only upon reading the book a second time do they even start to
become clear. To make the wait a little easier, we've posted a few new
7/8/03 - Want to see why Monsters of the Endless Dark got 2 ENnie
nominations? Check out the free web expansion Races
of the Endless Dark, which presents guidelines for playing characters
from three of the book's most popular races.
7/1/03 - Hoody hoo! Goodman Games has been nominated for two
ENnie awards, plus an honorable mention. If you liked these books, please
remember us when voting opens:
6/30/03 - Just got back from Origins. What a great show! A gaming
group called Red Shirt Games produced a scale dealer's room for miniatures
battles, which included a miniature Goodman Games booth. Check
out the pictures...
5/22/03 - More free fan material: the Dinosaur
Man prestige class.
5/13/03 - Dinosaurs That Never Were will be in stores soon. Here's
the first web enhancement for this book of fantasy dinosaurs: the
5/5/03 - We've revised our release schedule to account for the
upcoming 3.5 edition of the d20 rules. All releases from July onward will
be 3.5 compatible. The revised schedule is as follows (with many of these
books now available for pre-order from our online
4/29/03 - The Complete Guide to Liches
is now available. In other news, we've posted another excerpt from Monsters
of the Endless Dark. This time it's the Huthocha, or the "sage eternal,"
an undead creature devoted to the acquisition of knowledge. Click
here to view it (1.3 MB PDF). Additionally, fan Ben Powis has put together
a movie preview for Monsters of the Boundless Blue, which we announced
last week -- check it out here.
4/1/03 - We have several updates today:
3/25/03 - We're back from the GAMA Trade Show and ready to announce
that we'll be publishing Dave Arneson's Blackmoor for d20! Read
the press release...
3/15/03 - For the coming week we will be at the GAMA Trade Show
in Las Vegas. While we're gone, enjoy another sneak preview from Monsters
of the Endless Dark. This time it's the undead Clattergeist
(1.4 MB PDF). And check back in a week for news on our big GTS announcement...
1/6/03 - Our discussion forums
are now active! You can access them via the link in the header above. Come
tell us what you think. And watch the forums for a new a product announcement
later this week. 12/23/02 - Happy holidays! There won't be any new
updates until January 6. But check back then for our new message boards
and an exciting new product announcement...
12/16/02 - A couple updates:
New to the Free Materials page: Two Broncosaurus
Rex fan articles - Offworlder feats and the Free Fleet Trader prestige
V. Shane, who illustrated the Aerial Adventure Guide series, has self-published
a very useful new PDF gaming accessory: Arcane Creations, a series of beautifully
illustrated cards for use in any fantasy game. Check
12/4/02 - New to the Free Materials
section: House Azran, a web expansion for the Complete Guide to Drow.
11/25/02 - Monsters, Magic, and Sky Ships, the third volume in
the Aerial Adventure Guide series, should be appearing in stores this week.
Additionally, we have posted a few new Broncosaurus Rex articles to our
Materials page: protoceratops psionics and Free Fleet feats...
11/21/02 - Due to popular demand, subscriptions for the EN World
Player's Journal are now available from our online
10/16/02 - Congratulations to Keith Baker for being one of the three
finalists in Wizards of the Coast's setting search! Keith is the author
of our upcoming Complete Guide to Doppelgangers and Complete Guide to Wererats,
plus something else not yet announced that may have to be delayed so he
can win $100,000 from WotC! (Side note: We'll be posting
more info on the Wererats book soon...)
10/14/02 - More Broncosaurus Rex goodies on the Free
Material page: Tim Grubbs' Dinozonian prestige class, plus new Ways
and their spells for velociraptor shamans...
9/9/02 - There were some awesome costumes at Dragon Con -- and
we've got pictures! Check out our Dragon
8/30/02 - We'll be at Dragon Con this weekend. If you'll be there,
stop by booth A20 in the Dealer's Room!
8/19/02 - In a few weeks, we'll announce a special offer for
the Aerial Adventure Guide -- but it will only be announced to people on
our mailing list. If you aren't on our mailing list, now is a good time
to sign up... (9/10 - The offer has now been sent. But you
can still sign up for the mailing list!)
8/14/02 - Back from Gen Con! It was a great show. We sold out
of everything we brought - always a good sign!
7/29/02 - We've uploaded a Broncosaurus Rex character sheet.
You can find it on our Free Materials page...
7/9/02 - We're back from a long weekend at Origins. It was a great
show. We'll post pictures soon (including some exciting celebrity endorsements).
In the meantime:
7/2/02 - Want an autographed copy of the Complete Guide to Velociraptors?
We have a limited number of pre-release copies that we'll have at our booth
at Origins. Come by our booth and be the first kid on your block to get
a copy, since the main shipment won't be in stores for another two weeks!
3/31/02 - We just got back from the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas.
(Well, we actually got back last week; we just haven't updated the web
site till now!) The show was great. We showed off a preview of the Cretasus
Adventure Guide (which is at the printers now), and everyone loved it!
We've added a new feature to the web site: Broncosaurus
Recs - our collection of small press recommendations for readers of
Broncosaurus Rex. If you like Broncosaurus Rex, you will probably like
these games, comics, and books, too!
2/22/02 - There is a lot in development for Dinosaur Planet:
Broncosaurus Rex, and we've added some sneak previews to keep you tantalized.
First, the Cretasus Adventure Guide is still on schedule for April release.
This volume is a must-have for the Broncosaurus Rex gamer; not only does
it deliver some intriguing background information about the world of Cretasus
and its inhabitants (both human and dinosaur), it also includes prestige
classes for Dino Warriors and Federal Marshals, full stats and background
on the Union ironclads, stats for a horde of new prehistoric beasts, complete
vehicle rules, and rules and background for the alien Scray (who, as you
may know, helped the Union develop their ironclads). Here
is a sneak preview of some of the interior art.
Second, many of you probably caught the sneak preview of Dinosaur Planet:
Broncosaurus Rex in Gaming
Frontiers #1. There will be an original article in Gaming Frontiers
#2 (due out in April) covering the psionic powers of the protoceratops.
The article also expands on the role of the alien Scray in the development
of Cretasus, and spotlights some of their psychic weapons. Here
is a sneak preview of some of the art.
Finally, we have updated a few sections of the web site. About
Goodman Games includes links to the sites of some of our contributors,
and About Broncosaurus Rex now includes
links to several reviews of the game (all of which have been quite enthusiastic!).