I'm new here and I would like to use my first post to say thanks for this awesome DCC line, especially the 1st edition versions, which I just purchased 3 of at KN.
I had a few questions...
How is this new 4th ed. licensing thing affecting the previous product line? Will there still be room in the future for more 1st edition modules in the style of the first 50+ you have already done? Will the original D20/3.5 modules go out of print soon?
For the record, I do hereby solemnly swear to purchase every 1st edition product you make
Welcome to the Goodman Games boards! It’s a great community of friendly folks, so make yourself at home. I’m glad you’re enjoying the 1E conversions of the DCC’s. I've had a lot of fun working on them over the past three years.
The DCC product line is being transitioned from one that supports the D&D 3.5 Edition rules to one that supports the new Fourth Edition of D&D. Existing inventories of the 3.5 DCC’s are being liquidated, hence the 50%-off End is Near Sale. The 3.5 DCC’s will be going out of print as this sell-off continues, and the 3.5 DCC’s will not be reprinted. This is being done in anticipation of the forthcoming deadline for doing so as spelled out in the GSL published by Wizards. So when the 3.5 DCC’s are gone, they’re gone.
Some supply of the DCC’s will naturally continue to be available from retailers, online sellers, and of course eBay. But as time goes by, these will be more expensive to acquire when they are available at all.
While the 1E conversion modules have been very popular with the old schoolers (like me!), it doesn’t look like Goodman Games will be releasing further DCC conversions for first edition. In fact, the GSL, in its present form, precludes Goodman Games from releasing them since the DCC product line is transitioning to support 4E.
So, while I wouldn’t presume to speak for Goodman Games (I don’t), I think it’s pretty safe to say that 1E DCC conversion releases are not currently part of the Goodman Games business plan.
Now, having said that, if the terms and restrictions of the GSL were to become less stringint and restrictive for participating 3PPs, then it might be possible for 3PPs like Goodman Games to release products under multiple editions of D&D on a concurrent basis. Only time will tell if this will happen.