Crypt of the Devil Lich for DCC RPG and 5th Edition

A project in Santa Clara, CA by Goodman Games

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An ancient prophecy sends you into the crypt of the Devil Lich! The toughest dungeon crawl since Tomb of Horrors returns for 5E & DCC!
Backers: 2216
Average Pledge Per Backer: $58

Funded: $128,814 of $10,000
Dates: Feb 24th -> Mar 25th (30 days)
Project By: Goodman Games
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Latest News

Slipcase stretch goal cleared! New surprise goal: DCC conversion of Pillars of Pelagia

March 25th - via:
It's a heck of a day, folks! I hope you will excuse so many updates today. But is the last day and we do have some last-minute news! We have cleared the slipcase stretch goal. THANK YOU! It's actually quite expensive to print a custom slipcase, but... (Read More)

Devil Lich as DCC Patron: Cleared! Almost at the slipcase! 5 hours remain!

March 25th - via:
Chalychia greets you, mortals! We hope you enjoyed the live-play episode early on the Gary Con channel. A quick update on Chalychia's devilish Kickstarter:  We have cleared the next stretch goal, so: Chalychia shall become a DCC patron! All DCC fans... (Read More)

Final day! Free copy of "Pillars of Pelagia" - and stretch goals within reach!

March 25th - via:
Hi everyone! It's the final day of Crypt of the Devil Lich! We've seen a lot of new backers in the last 24 hours and we welcome you all!  Help Us Secure the Slipcase and Chalychia as Patron With 12 hours remaining we are hoping to see just a few... (Read More)

Last 48 hours! Final Pregen Selection, Color Handouts, and Monsters in DCC

March 24th - via:
Just two days left on this amazing Kickstarter! We have several updates for you all today: Tell your friends about the Kickstarter! Handouts in full color Another livestream tomorrow: live play of Crypt of the Devil Lich Final results of pregen... (Read More)

Kickstarter Booster and Imperfect Pregens

March 23rd - via:
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The Lost Level: CLEARED! Plus: T-Shirt Add-Ons, and next survey

March 22nd - via:
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Help us design a pregenerated character! Plus Lost Level Design Roster and more

March 21st - via:
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Livestream Tonight! Plus DCC Playtest Report and Cover Art Update

March 20th - via:
HI everyone, here are a few updates for today! Livestream Tonight for Crypt of the Devil Lich! Tonight at 8:00 PM EST, join Alex Kurowski as he interviews Bob Brinkman, the lead Dungeon Crawl Classics designer on this project, to discuss the DCC RPG... (Read More)

Individual Player Scoring in a Tournament Dungeon, Latest Cover Art, and Saturday Stream

March 19th - via:
Hello backers! Once again we have a busy update for you. Several topics today: The latest update on Doug Kovacs' new Devil Lich painting Next in our series of designer diaries: individual scoring in a team tournament Reminder: This Saturday on our... (Read More)

New Stretch Goal Handout Folio, Doug's Latest In-Progress Cover, and Team Scoring Notes

March 18th - via:
Hello everyone! So much going on in this Kickstarter. We have several updates for you today: Yet another stretch goal cleared! This time, a player handout folio. For print backers, this will be a separate printing of the player handouts, bound in a... (Read More)

Livestream on Saturday, Art Progress, New Pledge Levels

March 17th - via:
More exciting news from the Crypt of the Devil Lich! In today's update: Livestream on Saturday Cover art update New pledge levels for new cover art Livestream on Saturday This Saturday on our Twitch channel, join Alex Kurowski as he interviews Bob... (Read More)

New Doug Kovacs Cover Art and VTT Pledge Levels

March 16th - via:
Greetings from the lair of Chalychia, the devil lich! We can't stop talking about cover art on this project, so we have yet another update for you: Doug Kovacs is working on an alternate cover. We have also added VTT pledge levels. Read on... New... (Read More)

Crafting a Devil Lich, Part 2: The 5E Rules Conversion

March 15th - via:
Welcome to all the new backers! Continuing our designer diaries, here is the next update on crafting a devil lich. Yesterday, Chris discussed the original 3.5E incarnation of Chalychia. Today, we look at updating those stats for the 5th edition...... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Cleared for More Pregens - And, Crafting a Devil Lich, Part 1

March 14th - via:
Hi everyone, thanks for another great day. We're over the $80k mark and that means another set of pregenerated characters for everyone. These will be in both DCC and 5E rules set. Combine these with your "I Got Wasted by the Devil Lich" stickers and... (Read More)

VTT Support and foil cover option

March 13th - via:
Hi everyone, We had many backers request VTT support and we have been working furiously to make that happen. I'm pleased to let you know that we will be offering VTT support for Crypt of the Devil Lich! Additionally, based on backer feedback, we're... (Read More)

Final Cover Art, and Slipcase Mockup

March 12th - via:
Hi everyone, Two exciting developments today as it relates to cover art. First, here is the final cover art by Sanjulian, showing Chalychia in her guise of diabolical youth: Some backers commented on the similarity between the first iteration of the... (Read More)

DCC Monster Design in the Devil Lich's Crypt

March 11th - via:
We're almost at the next stretch goal, folks! Nice to meet all the new backers. We've had several design diaries from Chris Doyle on the 5E side of things. Now let's hear from Bob Brinkman, who's handling the DCC conversion of Crypt of the Devil... (Read More)

The Lair of the Mummy Dragon

March 10th - via:
Next in our designer diaries, let's discuss one of my favorite encounters of all time: the mummy dragon! Original painting of The Mummy Dragon from the first printing of Crypt of the Devil Lich The Lair of the Mummy Dragon By Chris Doyle NOTE:... (Read More)

Next Stretch Goal Cleared! Stickers: "I Got Wasted By The Devil Lich"

March 10th - via:
We Got Wasted By the Devil Lich! Hey, you helped us clear another stretch goal! Thanks everyone! All print backers will receive a set of stickers: "I got wasted by the Devil Lich," featuring the classic art from the original Gen Con tournament of... (Read More)

New Crunchy Bits for 5th Edition Players

March 9th - via:
If you caught our recent design discussion on Twitch, you heard a real-time conversation about the 5E design process. Later in this campaign we'll focus more on the DCC side of things, including our DCC-focused design conversation on Saturday March... (Read More)

New Stretch Goals Unveiled! Replay of designers discussion!

March 8th - via:
Well, you conquered all the stretch goals, so we had to come up with some more! But first, for those who missed the design discussion on our Twitch channel last night, here is the replay. Lots of great discussion about all things Devil Lich,... (Read More)

Crypt of the Devil Lich Tonight on Twitch!

March 7th - via:
Join us tonight on the Goodman Games Twitch channel to talk Crypt of the Devil Lich!  Airing at 8:00 PM EST, tonight's show focuses on design considerations. Alex Kurowski will interview Chris Doyle and Tim Wadzinski as on the challenges faced with... (Read More)

A Tournament Survivor’s Memories of The Devil Lich, 16 Years Later

March 7th - via:
Hello backers! Nice to see you all tonight, here in the deep dark crypt of the devil-lich. The Crypt of the Devil Lich was first run as a tournament long ago in the halcyon days of 2004. We recently got back in touch with some of the players from... (Read More)

GONG - and stretch goal reveal

March 6th - via:
Did someone mention a gong? Let all mortals know: the gong of doom shall sound a tone for every pledge! Damn, I miss Gen Con. We used to set up the gong of doom in the gaming hall. During tournament play, any time a PC died, the player had to do the... (Read More)

The Complete Guide to Koboldkin, and How it Relates to the Devil Lich

March 5th - via:
For today's update, we bring you some arcane trivia from the vault of fabled lore... The Complete Guide to Koboldkin, and How It Relates To The Devil Lich By Chris Doyle When somebody goes through the trouble of organizing an RPG tourney, there is a... (Read More)

How I Designed Myself into a TPK

March 4th - via:
Another great day! Thanks for the support. Keep telling your friends about Crypt of the Devil Lich. Here is something else you can tell them about: Our design diary, this one focused on how to create your own total-party kill... How I Designed Myself... (Read More)

Monster Design in the Devil Lich's Crypt

March 2nd - via:
Welcome everyone! We will be giving an update on a few pending questions soon - but in the meantime, here is the next of our design diaries. Let's talk about monster design! (You can see the previous design diary on encounter design and complexity... (Read More)

Crypts and Tombs on Our Twitch Channel

March 1st - via:
Hi everyone, This update is for all the backers who want to learn about the history of Crypt of the Devil Lich, and our inspiration from Tomb of Horrors. Over the last weekend there were two programs on the Goodman Games Twitch channel that you'll... (Read More)

WOW. Another stretch goal cleared - all of them, in fact!

February 28th - via:
WOW. In only a few days we have closed out every single stretch goal set for this project. Thank you all for the amazing support! Chris and I have been brainstorming on new stretch goal ideas, with a lot of input from backers. In a couple days we'll... (Read More)

Encounter Design and Complexity in 5th Edition

February 27th - via:
Greetings, backers both new and familiar! We continue to topple stretch goals, and we're open to your suggestions on more that we should add. In the meantime, it's time to start talking 5E design. Here is the first of our design essays specifically... (Read More)

Why I Love Killer Dungeons

February 26th - via:
Thanks for another great day, everyone, and greetings to all our new backers! We just cleared another stretch goal, so we're up to an additional TWENTY player handouts now. Wow. We are brainstorming on additional stretch goals and are open to your... (Read More)

Events for Devil Lich Backers at Spawn of Cyclops Con!

February 25th - via:
Spawn of Cyclops Con is our virtual con for D&D 5E and DCC RPG. It's right around the corner - this weekend in fact! If you backed this Kickstarter, there are several things from Spawn of Cyclops Con that you might be interested in. In short: A... (Read More)

An amazing beginning! We're going to need more stretch goals

February 25th - via:
The Devil Lich doesn't often say "thank-you." It's not really in the vocabulary of an evil undead fiend. But tonight, the Devil Lich thanks you, sincerely, from the bottom of her bottomless black pit of a heart, for all the support you have shown!... (Read More)

Hundreds eagerly flock to the Crypt of the Devil Lich

February 25th - via:
Goodman Games has smashed the funding target for the DCC & 5e dungeon crawl the Crypt of the Devil Lich. The designers promise it’ll be the most vicious adventure since Tomb of Horrors. The 5th edition and Dungeon Crawl Classics versions will be printed with Smythe sewn binding and heavy paper. (Read More)

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