Friday, July 20, 2012

Third Printing of The Dungeon Alphabet Announced

Goodman Games added the third printing of The Dungeon Alphabet to their “Coming Soon” lineup today, and I’m passing the word along to you fine folks. To celebrate both the book’s selling out twice and winning the Three Castles Award last year, Goodman Games and I are proud to present you with a new and expanded printing of the old girl. Here’s what GG has to say:

The Dungeon Alphabet compiles inspirational tables on classic dungeon design elements to assist the game master in creating subterranean challenges. This third printing adds eight new topics to the existing twenty-six for thirty-four tables of inspirational materials.

A is for Altar, B is for Books, and C is for Caves: the Dungeon Alphabet has advice, hints, and randomized tables that bring new life to your adventures. 

The entries are accompanied by outstanding art from classic fantasy illustrators and are compatible with all fantasy role playing games. This third printing adds Russ Nicholson to the artist lineup, and also features new illustrations by Jeff Easley, Jim Holloway, Peter Mullen, Michael Wilson, and Brad McDevitt, including brand new endsheets.

In addition to the regular book, there’s also a limited edition gold foil cover available.

This limited-edition gold foil cover features a beautiful, thematic cover design by fan favorite Stefan Poag! The interior content includes all the improvements of the expanded third printing of The Dungeon Alphabet, including the addition of Russ Nicholson to the artist lineup, and new illustrations by Jeff Easley, Jim Holloway, Peter Mullen, Michael Wilson, and Brad McDevitt, including brand new endsheets.

With the additional content and art, The Dungeon Alphabet increases size from its former 48 pp. to 64 pp. The “regular” book will retail for $14.99 with the expanded content, which blessedly means the much-reviled “Nice Price” faux sticker is gone from the cover. The limited edition gold foil version will sell for $24.99. You can pre-order the book now at the Goodman Games website.

And since I already anticipate the question, no, I didn’t make up new letters of the alphabet to expand the book! New entries include “P is also for Potions,” “S is also for Stairs, and “T is also for Treasure Chests.”

10 comments:

Rob Barrett said...

Choices, choices! The $15 is probably the best bet for someone who owns the earlier edition, but $25 for the gold-foil cover is nice too!

grodog said...

Good news, Michael.

For those of us who own the original edition, will there be some sort of download or other option to get the new content without buying the book all over again?

Allan.

Koren nRhys said...

I was going to ask the same thing as Allan, so he beat me to the punch there...

The foil cover looks neat, but I still gotta give my tip of the hat to Erol's.

Koren nRhys said...

I also have to say these new Capcha tests with the pictures are horrible. I can't even read them more often than not. Grrr.

Michael Curtis said...

@ grodog: I don't know of any plans for previous buyers to "upgrade" to the new edition. That's a question for Goodman Games to answer. If I hear of anything, I'll certainly post it here on the blog.

Michael Curtis said...

Sorry, but I've got no control over the Capcha text other than to turn it off completely. I tried that for a while, but the train wreck that resulted forced me to re-activate them.

Kiltedyaksman said...

Mike will they have this at Gencon?

Michael Curtis said...

I wouldn't count on it. No release date has been announced yet, but I'd assume it's more likely to hit distribution in late September/early October. But that's not official one way or the other.

Michael Curtis said...

According to the GG website, the third printing will have an October release, so no GenCon for sure.

Kiltedyaksman said...

K I'll be sure to get a copy.