I love all kinds of games, and over the years I have been fortunate enough to contribute work to Goodman Games‘ awesome old-school Role-Playing Game, Dungeon Crawl Classics. Most recently I created a series of cartoons for the DCC RPG Core Rulebook.
This MASSIVE, hard-backed tome clocks in at over 470 pages and is a brand new set of role-playing game rules, that hark back to the early days of D&D. It’s not a clone, though, it’s a whole new set of rules, inspired by where the game might have gone if it has stayed true to its original roots.
Goodman Games have been publishing their ‘Dungeon Crawl Classics’ d20 supplements for a number of years (some of which I contributed art to, see below), and in the past have put out other luminous works such as original D&D co-creator Dave Arenson’s “Blackmoor” campaign setting. Now they’ve taken the logical next step and come up with the ruleset you always wished you had. Yes, these are the rules to kick your imagination into high gear and re-ignite your love of fantasy RPGs!
The icing on the cake, for me, is that it’s chock-full of gorgeous old-school black & white RPG art, much of it new works by artist whose pieces appeared in the first edition TSR D&D books such as Jeff Easley, Jim Holloway, Diesel LaForce, Russ Nicholson, Jim Roslof, Jeff Dee, Erol Otus, Doug Kovacs, Stefan Poag & Peter Mullen. Seriously, it’s worth buying just for this amazing art… oh and of course it also includes a dozen or-so cartoons by yours-truly. Man, I am so honored to be included in this illustrious company.
Just for posterity, here are some of the color cover and interior black & white illustrations I did as covers for some of Goodman Game’s original series of Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Modules:
A Video Review of the DCC RPG Core Rulebook:
“It’s almost worth buying for the art alone.”