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An exciting new way to play DCC RPG - with scratch-off character sheet! You never know what character will be underneath!
An exciting new way to play DCC RPG - with scratch-off character sheet! You never know what character will be underneath!
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A huge thanks to all the backers! What a great Kickstarter. As always, you guys prove that you are the best fans in the world. We appreciate each and every one of you.

If you missed out on the Kickstarter, be sure to keep your eyes on the Goodman Games website for opportunities to order it soon. 

The zero-level character creation funnel is one of the most popular aspects of DCC RPG play. Now we are thrilled to present an even more exciting improvement on that gaming experience! Instead of rolling up 20 0-levels before the game, you can now save time by using these scratch-off character sheets! Yes, scratch-off, just like the lotto. Each character sheet comes with a scratch-off box for each ability score and other key statistic. Before the game you distribute them to your players. They use a coin to scratch off the appropriate boxes, then you let the dungeon diving begin!

This Kickstarter funds the printing and production of generic DCC 0-level scratch-off character sheets. After the popularity of our 2016 holiday module featuring custom scratch-off character sheets, there is clearly an interest in this topic. While the holiday module featured scratch-off character sheets that were specifically designed for that adventure, this Kickstarter instead funds 0-level sheets that can be used in any DCC funnel. They utilize the standard 0-level character creation tables in the DCC RPG core rulebook.

What Do I Get For My Pledge?

Backers of this Kickstarter will receive a shrink-wrapped pack of scratch-off 0-level character sheets. The basic pack costs $10 and will contain at least 10 sheets. Each sheet is 8.5”x11” and printed in full color (plus, of course, the scratcher spots). Stretch goals may increase the number of sheets per pack – see below.

What Do the Sheets Look Like?

Artist Stefan Poag has painted a full-color border to illustrate the character sheets. In true Stefan style the border is a real “old-school” look with an homage to classic D&D tropes. Every sheet will be printed with this border, with the actual character sheet contained within.

Pre-production sample of the scratch off character sheet
Pre-production sample of the scratch off character sheet

Scratch-Off Printing? That’s Crazy! Have you Done That Before?

Yes! This is actually our third scratch-off project. The first was the stand-alone Dungeon of Nocyrag, a one-off dungeon crawl produced for Gary Con last year. The second was Twilight of the Solstice, the 2016 DCC holiday module. We have an established working relationship with the scratch-off printer and anticipate no issues with the production process.

In fact, we have already produced the pre-production samples of these scratch-off character sheets. They were displayed physically at Gary Con 2017, and one of the samples was raffled off to a lucky fan at the show. If you'd like to see the samples, you can see Joseph Goodman display them at our "What's New With Goodman Games" seminar from Gary Con 2017 (scratch-off section starts about 7:20 in).

Watch our seminar from Gary Con to see the physical samples!
Watch our seminar from Gary Con to see the physical samples!

 

How Many Sheets are in Each Pack?

The basic pledge is $10 for a shrink-wrapped pack of 10 sheets. The production of this project is funded by classic “economy of scale” mathematics. We’re doing one enormous print run of character sheets. The more we print, the lower the cost per sheet. Therefore, the more you pledge, the cheaper our unit costs, and we will pass those savings on to you in the form of more sheets per pack.

Stretch Goals – More Sheets Per Pack

Stretch goals will be based on number of packs ordered. Each pledge level is for a number of packs. Each night we will sum the number of packs ordered across all pledge levels, compare that to the table below, and determine how many sheets are in each pack.

  • At 0-499 packs ordered, each pack has 10 sheets.
  • At 500 packs ordered, each pack has 12 sheets. CLEARED!
  • At 1,000 packs ordered, each pack has 13 sheets. CLEARED!
  • At 1,500 packs ordered, each pack has 14 sheets. CLEARED!
  • At 2,000 packs ordered, each pack has 15 sheets. CLEARED!
  • NEW SURPRISE STRETCH GOAL! MCC Character Sheets. Order 8 packs or more of the DCC packs, and you will get a free pack of Mutant Crawl Classics 0-Level Scratch Off Sheets! CLEARED!

Will I Get The Same 0-Level Characters In A Pack?

Jon Marr of Purple Sorcerer Games has used his random character generator to produce a database of 50,000 0-level characters. (You can learn more about Jon’s products here, and you can buy the print products in the Goodman Games online store!) We will work with the scratch-off printer to randomize those 50,000 characters across the print run. If you do the math of “packs times sheets,” you’ll realize we will be printing tens of thousands of scratch-off sheets in this project, potentially 100,000 or more. As with any roll of the dice, it’s possibly you could get repetition in a single pack – just as every so often, one of us gets that incredible result and rolls an 18 on 3d6 or 00 on d% or some other improbable result. But with such large numbers of characters printed across such large runs of sheets, we think the odds are low. We anticipate that every pack of character sheets will contain a unique set of characters.

Let the 0-level adventures begin!

Let the 0-level carnage begin!
Let the 0-level carnage begin!

 

Risks and challenges

Goodman Games has published hundreds of RPG products including two prior scratch-off products. We see our primary risk as being a delay if the stretch goals become too awesome!

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