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Return to Norðlond with this detailed Norse-flavored setting for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG.
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Fantastic Dungeon Grappling . . . is now a DFM2 Stretch goal!

Posted by Douglas H. Cole (Creator)
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This is Grappling

Grappling has always gotten short shift in games. Gaming Ballistic wrestled with this problem repeatedly over the years, first with GURPS Martial Arts: Technical Grappling for GURPS (available at Warehouse 23), and then for 5e, Swords & Wizardry, and the Pathfinder RPG with Dungeon Grappling (PDF at Warehouse 23; Print and PDF at Gaming Ballistic)

The knowledge and play experience from all of that helped me create Fantastic Dungeon Grappling, a short insert in Hall of Judgment. And now, thanks to the successful funding of the Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 Kickstarter, Steve Jackson Games has a new stretch goal for that campaign.

New Dungeon Fantasy 2 Monsters Stretch Goal: $45,000

If the DFM2 Kickstarter shoots through $45,000, Steve Jackson Games has agreed to include a copy of the 8-page Fantastic Dungeon Grappling booklet in the boxed set itself.

All of Gaming Ballistic's Dungeon Fantasy RPG products are 8x10" size . . . just like the box. And if that stretch goal is reached, we get to put that into practice.

Fantastic Dungeon Grappling takes the "attack roll, defense roll, damage roll" basic play of Powered by GURPS and makes it work for grappling as well. A new simplified tracking mechanism - tested over years of play - keeps this fast and light at the table.

And After the Grapple, easily and quickly perform feats such as Takedowns, Disarms, and inflicting pain or injury on your target.

Oh . . . and of course there are a few new magic spells that grapple, plus a short section on the best part about grappling: having your monsters grab and eat the players!

To unlock this new stretch goal and improve the box set contents, please visit and support The Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2 Kickstarter today! And for those of you who already own the box, don't worry!. . . Fantastic Dungeon Grappling will be available separately as a $9 for Print+PDF, and $4 in PDF-only, during the Backerkit phase of The Citadel at Nordvorn!

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    1. Douglas H. Cole 6-time creator on

      @George - I think Phil hit your question and answered it as well as it can be, but the differential in pricing is definitely designed to appeal to folks like you with "I don't have to drop $75-95 on a box set and monsters to get the grappling rules" here at Citadel, and as an extra sauce for those that don't already have the boxed set over on DFM2. Both are important to the line's success.

    2. Philip Reed
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      @George Anderson - "I think this is great, but also a small slight to those of us who have been on the entire journey from the beginning. I backed the box set way back and now I’m backing the monster book 2 - but I still have to pay $9 to get what others who are backing the same thing are getting free, simply because they are backing now rather than the first time around. Now I’m sure there’s more to it than that, but the optics are what they are."

      When the Dungeon Fantasy Roleplaying Game was first on Kickstarter, it was a $50 item for those who backed the campaign.

      When we shipped the box set to distributors, we priced it at $59.95.

      Now, for the reprint, the box set is $75 on Kickstarter.

    3. George Anderson
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      I think this is great, but also a small slight to those of us who have been on the entire journey from the beginning. I backed the box set way back and now I’m backing the monster book 2 - but I still have to pay $9 to get what others who are backing the same thing are getting free, simply because they are backing now rather than the first time around. Now I’m sure there’s more to it than that, but the optics are what they are.