DCC Lankhmar, Gary Con, Keep on the Borderlands, And The Last 2%
Here’s the latest news for DCC fans! Several topics today.
- DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter
- Partnership with Wizards of the Coast to Reprint Classic D&D Modules
- Gary Con Recap
- The Last 2%
DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter
Our Kickstarter has launched for the DCC Lankhmar boxed set! If you haven’t already pledged, you can check it out here. This is our adaptation of the stories of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, the city of Lankhmar, and the world of Nehwon, officially licensed by the estate of author Fritz Leiber!
The Kickstarter launched at Gary Con, and has already cleared several stretch goals. Every backer gets one free adventure module, plus we are printing the maps even larger. And by the time we finish there will surely be more stretch goals!
If you're a fan of DCC RPG, you may already be a fan of DCC Lankhmar without realizing it. DCC RPG is a perfect fit for Leiber’s world and the stories that chronicle it, perhaps more so than any other role-playing game to date. DCC RPG was specifically designed to go back to the classic sword & sorcery stories of Appendix N, the stories that inspired the original fantasy role-playing game, and provide judges and players with the means to replicate the feel of those tales for their own enjoyment. One could say that Leiber and Lankhmar are in the very DNA of DCC RPG, a crucial part of making the game what it is.
Now, thanks to a partnership with the estate of Fritz Leiber, DCC Lankhmar presents the fans of DCC RPG with new role-playing material that comes directly from the tales of Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. Herein are new lands to explore, new monsters to battle, unique spells to uncover, and a bevy of optional rules to make your DCC RPG game better reflect the adventures that fill Fritz Leiber’s fiction.
Partnership With Wizards of the Coast to Reprint Classic D&D Modules
For those who missed the news after Gary Con, we are very excited to announce a partnership with Wizards of the Coast to reprint classic D&D modules! The first two titles will be B1: In Search of the Unknown and B2: The Keep on the Borderlands. You can read the full press release for additional information.
We announced this project at our Gary Con seminar. In attendance were gaming legend Mike Carr, creator of B1: In Search of the Unknown and early wargaming pioneer. (Mike also played the very first cleric character ever, in Dave Arneson's original Blackmoor campaign!) Also in attendance was Mike Mearls, current head of D&D design at Wizards of the Coast, and Chris Doyle, who has converted B1 and B2 to 5E. It's a very exciting project to be part of, and everyone was really enthusiastic about the announcement.
Gary Con Recap
Gary Con was a blast. Tons of great games, tons of fun. You can find a complete recap on our web site. And yes, we really did have a weight-lifting contest to see who could carry the most copies of our massive books. Dylan the Unyielding proved himself to be The Strongest Judge by holding up 55+ pounds of books for over 3 minutes! Mind you, it only takes 6 of our titles to clear 55 pounds. That’s how we roll.
The Last 2%
For DCC RPG 4th printing, we’re down to under 2% of pledges remaining to be filled. Most of you with outstanding issues have received tracking numbers via Kickstarter message. The reprint of They Served Brandolyn Red will be shipping soon from the printer, and that will take care of another big chunk of the outstanding makeup items. Some of you are having titles shipped from Australia to the US, or the UK to the US, or the US to Australia, and so on, as we rebalance inventory from every shipping location to fill the last few orders. And a few even had some “even more special” deliveries – you know who you are.
We're working on the last few orders, and our goal is to fill every last order 100%. If you feel like we missed you, bounce the message thread and we’ll look into it. For those of you who are just cursed – we’re sorry. We’ve had a couple of those. Don't worry, we we will get it fixed!
Who's Yer Con This Weekend
If you’re near Indianapolis this weekend, visit us at Who’s Yer Con! It is a 100% free gaming convention featuring six sessions of DCC RPG Saturday and Sunday run by Dieter Zimmerman and others.