Gen Con 2016 Is This Week!
starts in just a few days!
you visit us in our new
bigger booth in the exhibition
hall (#413), and plan your weekend
with the Goodman
Games event tracker!
In addition to
more games than we've ever had
before, we've also got tons of
seminars, tournaments, and
other special events.
Gen Con Special
- "How to Write Adventure
Modules That Don't Suck": Get advice
from some of Goodman Games' best writers
about making interesting and unique
adventures. 7-8 PM Friday, Crowne Plaza,
Grand Central Ballroom A.
- "How to Run a Successful
Kickstarter Campaign": Joseph Goodman
and other publisher friends talk about how
to make the most of your crowdfunding
effort. 3-4 PM Friday, Crowne Plaza,
- "Book Manufacturing 101":
Learn about various book manufacturing
techniques from Joseph Goodman. 7-8 PM
Thursday, Crowne Plaza, Pennsylvania
- "Exploring the Gaming Fiction
of Gary Gygax's Appendix N":
Several Goodman Games luminaries discuss
Appendix N literature, how it shaped
D&D, and how it shaped their own games.
8-9PM Friday, Crowne Plaza, Grand Central
- "What's New With Goodman
Games": The most anticipated seminar
for fans of Goodman Games...find out what's
new and in the pipeline for Goodman Games.
We'll be making a very exciting announcement
about our second Appendix N license! 7-8 PM
Saturday, Crowne Plaza, Victoria Station.
Meet the Goodman Games stable of writers at
booth #413 for autographs and pictures!
Michael Curtis, Harley Stroh, Joseph Goodman,
Steve Crompton, Brendan LaSalle, Jim Wampler
Jobe Bittman, Chris Doyle, Dieter Zimmerman,
Terry Olson, Steven Bean, Tim Callahan, James
Floyd Kelly, Bob Brinkman, Jon Hershberger,
and more! 1-2 PM Friday at the booth.
Birthday" cards for Metamorphosis Alpha and
Judges Guild: We will have giant 40th
birthday cards at the booth all weekend for
Metamorphosis Alpha and Judges Guild! We want
as many gamers as possible to come sign them!
After the convention, they will be given to
James M. Ward and Bob Bledsaw, Jr. to
celebrate their impressive milestones.
Every single person who buys something at the
booth or attends one of our seminars will be
entered in a raffle. The prizes include original
art, some of the expensive leather-bound
books, some "printer artifacts" from Joseph's
garage, and other random things of interest.
The drawings will be held at the Goodman Games
booth (#413) at 1 PM on Sunday right after the
This year four tournaments are going on! If
you weren't lucky enough to get into a Goodman
Games event, have no fear. These are drop-in
tournaments that can by played by any number
of players with generic tickets! Just find the
session you want and wait in line until
someone dies - then you take their seat. Come
to the booth at 1 PM Sunday for the awards
- Carnival of the Damned: a
0-level tournament written and judged by
David Baity. 2-6 PM and 8 PM-midnight on
- Enter the Dagon II:
Prove you are the greatest wizard ever in
this spell duel tournament. 7-11 PM
Thursday, 8 PM-midnight Friday and Saturday.
- Warlord of the Purple Planet:
a tournament and playtest for a DCC board
game! 2-6 PM Thursday, 9 AM-1 PM Friday, and
2-6 PM Saturday.
- Reliquary of the Ancient
Ones: The first 0-level tournament for
Mutant Crawl Classics. 10 AM-2 PM Thursday
and Friday, 9 AM-1 PM Saturday.
prizes: And yes, the tournaments have
awesome prizes! We'll give these out to the
winners at the awards ceremony, Sunday 1PM at
the Dagon II championship belt
Mutant Crawl Classics trophies
Warlord's Helm: prize for the winner of the
Warlord of the Purple Planet tournament
Gen Con New Releases
All of these new items will be on sale
at the booth! Many of the more
specialized items are printed in short
runs just for Gen Con.
RPG is the first RPG product to include thumb
tabs, gilded edges, sewn-in bookmarks, a dust
jacket, and fold-out reference panels all in
the same book. At one point the printer told
us they couldn't produce the book with all
these features, and offered a partial
good news is, after much negotiation and
experimentation, the printer has developed a
process to handle all of it at the same time.
Kickstarter backers will get all the features,
and post-Kickstarter pre-orders get most of
that the special features are sorted out, the
printer has an estimated date of when goods
will ship from their facility. That date is in
mid to late August. Note: we are NOT saying
that you will receive your products then!
That's when the books ship from the printer.
Once we have confirmation they have shipped,
we'll post expected delivery dates. More to
come once we have solid dates, but it's
reasonable to state a general range of
details and pictures here!
Adventure Module Design Contest in Cooperation
With The Rodney Awards
always wanted to have your DCC RPG adventure
published by Goodman Games, right? Here's your
Rodney Awards are a game and adventure
design contest presented in collaboration with
Con. Write a DCC adventure based on one
of the images on the DCC Judge's Screen, and
we will publish the best submission!
be three separate Rodney awards handed out
this year at Gamehole Con 2016. Because
Goodman Games has generously agreed to publish
the winning RPG adventures, there is a
separate award category just for the best DCC
receive several prizes, and Goodman Games will
publish the winning adventure!
are due September 9, and the
winner will be announced at Gamehole Con in
November. To enter your adventure, and
find out more about the Rodneys, visit www.gameholecon.com/attend/rodneys.
do not have to attend Gamehole Con to
submit an entry! Start on your