Sunday, October 14, 2012

Legendary Realms Terrain Kickstarter

There's one last Kickstarter campaign I'd like to direct your attention to--assuming anybody still has money left in their bank accounts after the flurry of projects that have emerged lately. This one is by Legendary Realms Terrain, a small local company that produces dungeon terrain, accessories, and other neat pieces. They're also nice folks, to boot.

Legendary Realms Terrain produces resin pieces, making them lighter and less expensive than similiar pieces produced by companies like Dwarven Forge. All their items are sold pre-painted, which is a real boon to time-strapped gamers like myself. They have a pretty extensive back catalog of items, but they're looking to expand the variety of pieces and themes they produce, hence the Kickstarter.

If you use dungeon terrain in your games (or are thinking about doing so), please take a moment and check out the Kickstarter page and see if LRT has what you're looking for.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Take Part in a Dungeon Strike

No, I'm not talking about the work slowdown currently underway by the kobolds of Stonehell Dungeon. I'm talking about a free skirmish game written by xwardukex over at Fear No Darkness.

FEAR NO DARKNESS:DUNGEON STRIKE is a miniature skirmish game set in the dungeon. Encompassing aspects of the dungeon crawl, board game play, and quick-to-learn mechanics, the players take on the roles of dungeon adventurers running amok in a small delve. Traps springs, monsters lurk, magic awaits discovery, and there's a good chance you'll end up dead. In other words, a perfect old school dungeon crawl.

I got to playtest DUNGEON STRIKE at Retcon a few months back, and it was an utter blast. The game can be completed in an hour or so, making it a great way to kill time when Billy is running late to the game again and keeping everyone waiting. Best of all, it's free! I recommend you check it out by downloading it here.

You'll need some six-siders, a battle mat or dungeon terrain, and some minis, but we all know you've got those hanging around anyway.

Dungeon Alphabet Pre-Order Offer

Just like the first time around, Goodman Games is offering a special incentive to pre-order the third printing of The Dungeon Alphabet: the chance to win a signed copy by either Erol Otus or Stefen Poag. Erol will sign the original cover edition and Stefen will sign the limited-edition gold foil cover. In order to qualify for the drawing, you'll need to do a little paperwork.

Dungeon Alphabet Pre-Order Offer – Place your pre-order now for the third printing of The Dungeon Alphabet! All pre-orders placed by Oct. 31 will be included in a drawing to receive one of two free copies autographed by cover artist Erol Otus or Stefan Poag! This offer applies to both the color cover edition and the limited-edition gold foil cover! Place your order online now or download the flyer to order in stores!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Otherworld Miniatures Dungeon Adventurers Indiegogo Project

If you're an old school gamer like me or have at least been following the antics of this thing we call the OSR, chances are you already know about Otherworld Miniatures and their lines of classically-inspired monster miniatures for D&D. I, myself, own several of their hobgoblin minis which saw much use during the great Hobgoblin War of Stonehell Dungeon.

What you might not know though is that Otherworld Minatures is launching a line of Dungeon Adventurer minis and is currently running an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to put them into production. Assuming you still have some funds left and haven't jumped on the anti-crowdsourcing bandwagon yet, you might be interested in throwing a few bucks into the kitty on this one. I've got to say the "Henchmen and Hirelings" set sounds pretty sweet to me!

In-Store Appearance: West Berlin, NJ

I'll be in West Berlin, NJ on November 4th to run a session of Emirikol Was Framed! at All Things Fun. They've scheduled the event for 12 PM to 2 PM, but I'll try to get down there early to talk with folks about DCC RPG, Stonehell Dungeon, the Dungeon Alphabet, and other unannounced projects in the works, as well as chat about what's up in gaming and deface a few books if asked.

I'll have some goodies to hand out and I'm going to try and stay for as long as I can on-site. Two hours is not nearly enough time to wring most of the fun out of Emirikol! I hope to see some of you there!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Impressions Vidcast featuring Emirikol Was Framed!

Impressions Game Distribution Services produces a monthly vidcast intended to assist retailers and distributors get the inside scoop on the latest releases, as well as provide ways and information to help move those products to gamers and keep FLGS vibrant.

The most recent vidcast features DCC RPG and DCC #72 Emirikol Was Framed. Join hosts Aldo Ghiozzi and Richard Bliss as they discuss Emirikol, DCC RPG, and Nights Black Agents, the latest game by one of my favorite designers, Kenneth Hite.

Monday, October 8, 2012

New Dungeon Alphabet Art

This just in from the "Please Make Mike Shut Up About His Books" Department:
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!
Here's but one example of some of the new pieces accompanying the expanded third printing. It's the new end sheet created by Peter Mullen. Looks great, no?

Emirikol Was Framed! PDF Now Available

The digital edition of Emirikol Was Framed! can now be purchased through or It retails for $6.99.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Anonycon 2012 Schedule of Games

Things have settled into place for Anonycon 2012 (December 7-9 in Stamford, CT). There’s even an official Goodman Games link on the con website detailing the DCC RPG sessions happening over the weekend. For those of you attending, I’ll be running 4 sessions during the convention. They are:

Friday, Dec. 7th @ 8PM-12AM: “Emirikol Must Die!” (DCC RPG)
Saturday, Dec. 8th @ 9AM to 1 PM: “Party Like It’s 1975!” (OD&D plus Greyhawk)
Saturday, Dec.8th @ 8PM to 12 AM: “The Croaking Fane” (DCC RPG)
Sunday, Dec. 9th @ 9AM to 1PM: “Frozen in Time” (DCC RPG)
Arrangements are being made to have DCC RPG products available and I’ll be giving away some swag during the games to lucky survivors. As always, if you see me wandering the con, stop me and say “Hi!”, ask me to deface some books, or chat about all things gaming. I hope to see some regular readers and fans from the Northeast there in December!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Emirikol Was Framed! And is Out in Stores!

Although it’s been trickling through the distribution chain for the past week, Goodman Games announced today that DCC #73: Emirikol Was Framed! has been released. You can pick up a copy at your FLGS, the Goodman Games web store, Paizo, FRP Games, and other quality online venues. PDF versions of Goodman Games releases are typically available a week or so after the print version has hit stores, so if electric’s your preference, keep checking Drive-Thru RPG or RPG Now in the near future.

Needless to say, I’m very curious about how people are going to react to the adventure once they get a chance to actually read it. I’m hoping that will quiet any detractors who’ve dismissed it as a parody adventure, but time will tell. I’m optimistic that I’ve succeeded in what I set out to do, which is create an adventure that wouldn’t be out of place in the tales of Leiber, Howard, and the rest of their ilk. But there’s a lot of emotion baggage when dealing with an icon like old Emirikol and I know it’s an uphill climb.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

DCC RPG, Anonycon (Dec. 7-9, 2012), and Me

I’ll be in attending Anonycon in Stamford, CT on December 7th through 9th as part of the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG world tour. I’ll be play testing some forthcoming DCC adventures, giving away some swag, and I might have a surprise or two lined up as well. The DCC RPG games currently listed on the website that I’ll be running are “Frozen in Time” and my convention version of Emirikol Was Framed! entitled “Emirikol Must Die.” I’ve submitted another two games as well and I’ll have further news if and when they get added to the schedule.

If you’re in the area, grab your Zocchi’s and come on down to Anonycon!