Goodman Games Appendix N entries

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Goodman Games Appendix N entries

Post by darjr » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:27 am

I've just realized that Goodman Games doesn't have a fiction line for DCC. I now seriously want one. GG should add their own books to Appendix N!

I want to read about Hugh and his parties exploits in novel form! Pretty please?

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Post by finarvyn » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:09 pm

darjr wrote:I've just realized that Goodman Games doesn't have a fiction line for DCC. I now seriously want one. GG should add their own books to Appendix N!

I want to read about Hugh and his parties exploits in novel form! Pretty please?
A neat idea, but a few things come to mind here.

(1) Most novels about RPGs are (in my opinion) nowhere as cool as what I hope for. None are as good as Howard or Leiber or Moorcock or others from Appendix N.

(2) While Goodman Games has a great staff of module writers and artists, I don't think they have any experienced writers. That could be a problem.

(3) Goodman Games has some neat modules, but no coherent game world for which novels might be written.
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Post by darjr » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:33 pm

They have the default setting for DCC modules.

There is probably room to print Appendix N books that otherwise wouldn't see print. Maybe revive old classics and be a house for those new AN type novels, maybe not necessarily related to the RPG.

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Post by Doug Kovacs » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:12 am

(2) While Goodman Games has a great staff of module writers and artists, I don't think they have any experienced writers. That could be a problem.
You have such faith in the writers Marv.! (sarcasm)

That is like saying Doug can paint covers…….. but can he do maps? You know the answer , don't sell the writers short.
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Post by GnomeBoy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:54 am

I'm pretty sure multiple DCC authors have published fiction in one format or another.

I'm drawing a blank, but I know one wrote a D&D novel, for what that's worth...
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Post by Ravenheart87 » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:15 am

Well if they can write one that feels like a sword & sorcery story and not a long session/campaign report, then so be it. With so many good illustrators it might be a good idea to make an old-school black & white sword & sorcery comic.
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Post by Doug Kovacs » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:27 pm

Ravenheart87 wrote:Well if they can write one that feels like a sword & sorcery story and not a long session/campaign report, then so be it. With so many good illustrators it might be a good idea to make an old-school black & white sword & sorcery comic.
Thats not entirely impossible with me, but I don't think Joseph has much interest in it currently.
However, that doesn't mean I might not just do it anyway, but with so many other projects in the pipeline it could take a little while… it's not like I haven't spent a season or two thinking about it.
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Post by finarvyn » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:05 am

Doug Kovacs wrote:
(2) While Goodman Games has a great staff of module writers and artists, I don't think they have any experienced writers. That could be a problem.
You have such faith in the writers Marv.! (sarcasm)

That is like saying Doug can paint covers…….. but can he do maps? You know the answer , don't sell the writers short.
I wasn't suggesting a lack of talent, only that as far as I knew none had actually written and sold a fantasy novel. Big difference.
GnomeBoy wrote:I'm pretty sure multiple DCC authors have published fiction in one format or another.

I'm drawing a blank, but I know one wrote a D&D novel, for what that's worth...
News to me. I'll have to search around and see what I come up with. It would be nice to find a Howard or a Leiber "in the rough" waiting to do this for DCC.
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Post by GnomeBoy » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:38 am

finarvyn wrote:News to me. I'll have to search around and see what I come up with. It would be nice to find a Howard or a Leiber "in the rough" waiting to do this for DCC.
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Post by michaelcurtis » Sat May 10, 2014 8:45 am

Harley had a short story appear in "Realms of the Dragons II," a Forgotten Realms anthology of fiction published back in 2005. I've also had fiction published, but not in the fantasy vein.

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Post by Raven_Crowking » Mon May 12, 2014 11:47 am

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