Monday, April 18, 2011

News: Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Adventure Starter and Beta Rules on Free RPG Day 2011

Goodman Games has announced that they will be releasing the first published adventure module for their upcoming Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) Roleplaying Game to retailers participating in this year's Free RPG Day.

The release of the Adventure Starter would also coincide with the online release of the DCC RPG beta rules, which will give players a chance to have a run with the mechanics and rules on June 18 2011.

The Adventure Starter will contain two adventures for low level and high level play so that players can have a feel of the DCC RPG.

Goodman Games had announced the DCC RPG in January; an OGL game that 'cross-breeds Appendix N with a streamlined version of 3E’ to create a modern system that is grounded in the origins of sword and sorcery.

Written and designed by Joseph Goodman and Harley Stroh, the game is intended to be a re-imagining of how Gygax and Arnerson would have designed Dungeons & Dragons with the OGL, instead of being a retro-clone.

DCC RPG is scheduled to be released in November 2011 and pre-orders can be placed at Goodman Games.

(picture credit to Goodman Games)

1 comment:

  1. This sounds really great to me!
    Far too many of the retro clones just dump in the classic mechanics and leave it at that. I personally liked Hackmasters take on it, but it became seriously unwieldy after a while (it was intended as a Unearthed Arcana type affail I suppose though :D).

    I really think this is potentially a golden age for RPG's, lots of new players are being brought in by a system that simply put, doesnt deliver a satisfiying experience, these people may well look to the indie scene to find what the mainstream lacks.
    (Conversely they might just decide that it's not worth the hassle and go back to warcraft :()

    Dungeons, Dragons, Dungeons, Dragons, Go together like a Hearth and Flaggon (to the tune of love and marriage)