DCC Dying Earth

A project in Santa Clara, CA by Goodman Games

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A DCC RPG boxed set, officially licensed by the estate of Jack Vance. Adventure with IOUN Stones and The Excellent Prismatic Spray!
Backers: 3345
Average Pledge Per Backer: $105

Funded: $351,148 of $20,000
Dates: Jun 24th -> Jul 21st (28 days)
Project By: Goodman Games
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Latest News

DCC Dying Earth Countdown Show Live on Twitch Now!

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We are counting down the final hour! Join us now on the Goodman Games Twitch channel to see it live!  (Read More)

Next stretch goal cleared! Cardstock punch-out grudge tokens!

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome, new backers! We've had more than 100 new backers in the last couple hours and that has led us to break the $325k mark. Thank you and welcome! The latest stretch goal to fall is: Cardstock Punch-Out Grudge Tokens! What are grudge tokens, you... (Read More)

The Final Stretch Goal: Visiting The Vance Family Home and Letting Inspiration Strike

July 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! Half a day remains and we're happy to report that the stretch goals are dropping like flies. In fact, we think it might even be possible to add on one more. We've been in talks with John Vance. John is the son of Jack and Norma Vance,... (Read More)

Next stretch goal cleared! Posters of Selected Cover Art!

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
27 hours to go and the stretch goals are dropping fast! We just broke the $300k mark which means backers of the boxed set and adventures will now receive posters of selected boxed set.  Our ultimate goal is to fund a second boxed set. Yes, you read... (Read More)

The Magnific Machinations of the Grand Exposition

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! A day and a half remain, and there's still time to close out many stretch goals! The DCC Dying Earth Countdown Show A reminder - this Kickstarter ends tomorrow night. Join us tomorrow night for the final Twitch broadcast of the... (Read More)

Upgrade your pledge to include adventures for maximum stretch goals!

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! If you're getting this update, that means you have pledged for the boxed set in print without the adventure modules - and that means you may miss out on some stretch goals! A day and a half remain, and there's still time to close out... (Read More)

Another stretch goal cleared: pad of character sheets!

July 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow, the wins keep on coming! Thanks everyone for the continued support. We have broken our next stretch goal, which is a pad of DCC Dying Earth character sheets for print backers! Nicely done everyone! Remaining Stretch Goals are For Boxed Set And... (Read More)

Statting Up The Keak

July 18th - via: kickstarter.com
A hearty greetings to all the new backers! There are new fans coming into this project every day. Welcome everyone! Today we have another essay for you. Statting up Jack Vance's monsters is sometimes a project on its own. Terry Olson is here to tell... (Read More)

Capturing the Feel of Vancian Prose

July 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! We're in the final week and things are going great. Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Today we have an essay from Harley Stroh on capturing the feel of Vancian prose. Harley wrote DCC DE #5: Penumbra of the Polar Ape (among... (Read More)

Erol Otus Module Confirmed! More stretch goals, final poll results, and more!

July 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! Wow, what a huge 24 hours. We've cleared the $250k mark and that means Erol Otus is signed up to write and illustrate a DCC Dying Earth adventure module! We've also run out of stretch goals, so without further ado, let's announce some... (Read More)

Alternate Magician Cover to DCC Core Rulebook

July 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we're fulfilling a backer request for an alternate cover to the DCC RPG core rulebook! But first, the latest poll... Survey Says: Harvesting The Black Dust of Dwarf Stars  Thanks to everyone who helped us with the last backer poll. Your... (Read More)

Survey Says: Yasbane the Obviator

July 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks to everyone who helped us with the backer poll yesterday. Your answers will help us design one of the Magician's Manses in the stretch goals! The overwhelming favorite of our three magician titles was Yasbane the Obviator. (You can see the... (Read More)

Help Us Design a Magician's Manse

July 13th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, As some of you have noticed, it's Talk Like Jack Vance Week on the Goodman Games web site, where we've posted this week's blog updates with the vocabulary and diction of the great man himself. It's not easy! Our designers faced the same... (Read More)

Erol Otus to Author DCC DE Adventure Module!

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! Today we have an exciting update on our next two stretch goals, including a new adventure module written and illustrated by Erol Otus! But first - if you missed the interview with John Vance on the Goodman Games Twitch channel, you... (Read More)

Cover Art - The Black Obelisk

July 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! Some of you are probably fans of the art of Erol Otus. He draw this picture, which you probably remember from back in the day: You may already know that classic D&D image was inspired by the magicians of The Dying Earth. Erol has... (Read More)

The Vat-thing: A Jack-of-all-Trades, Master of Some

July 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Today we look at the fourth new character class in DCC Dying Earth, the Vat-Thing. First, though, the word of the day! Vancian Word of the Day: Cogitate To think, reflect, ponder, meditate; to exercise the thinking faculties. OED band: 3 (what does... (Read More)

Breaking news! Interview with John Vance on Twitch - plus another stretch goal!

July 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Big news for Dying Earth fans today!  An Interview With John Vance! We're very excited to announce that the Goodman Games Twitch channel will have the special honor of interviewing John Vance, son of Jack and Norma Vance, about his father's enduring... (Read More)

Keep on Crawlin' and More

July 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone! Here's the roundup of today's news with DCC Dying Earth. Guest Appearance on Keep on Crawlin' with Mike and Brendan Marc and Julian hung out with Mike and Brendan tonight to talk all things Dying Earth. Maybe even a few new things that... (Read More)

Stretch goal cleared - and more Zoom demo sessions!

July 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers! There are several hundred new backers over the last couple days, and we've had many requests for more Zoom demo sessions. So we have added more!  More DCC Dying Earth Zoom Demos We have added five new Zoom demo sessions over the next... (Read More)

The Wayfarer Class

July 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Greetings! Today let's start with our word of the day, then continue our exploration of the new character classes: the Wayfarer. Today's word of the day comes from Cugel's Saga and is OED band 2, which is to say, extremely rare - occurring less than... (Read More)

The Witch Class in DCC Dying Earth

July 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Independence Day to all our American backers! Today, we continue looking at the new classes from DCC Dying Earth. But first, let's learn today's word of the day! Vancian Word of the Day: Jejune  Puerile, childish; also, naïve; superficial.... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Update!

July 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Well, this continues to be an amazing Kickstarter, and the support for Jack Vance's Dying Earth has been really gratifying. Last night the stretch goal reveal aired on Twitch. So let's start with the important news you've all been waiting for:... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Reveal Airs Tonight! And the Players Libram

July 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Welcome, all new backers! And welcome back, existing backers! We have a couple updates for you today. Stretch Goal Reveal Later Tonight Tonight, on our Twitch channel, at 6:30 PM Pacific / 9:30 Eastern time Join Marc Bruner and Julian Bernick as they... (Read More)

Rivalry and Betrayal in the Dying Earth

July 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Before we get to the meat of today's update, let's talk stretch goals. We have them worked out in detail to the $250k mark. If you guys get us past that then we'll add even more! The stretch goals are mostly about new content - new location guides,... (Read More)

Cognizancers Assemble! Let's Discuss the Magician Class

June 30th - via: kickstarter.com
What better way to start your day than a Vancian word, eh? Today let's look at a word that appears in the Dying Earth series, but nowhere else - one of many words that Jack Vance appears to have made up himself. (Read Jen's previous essay on Vancian... (Read More)

Today's Word of the Day - and Dying Earth Mechanics Deep Dive

June 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks for another strong day, everyone! Here are today's updates on all things Dying Earth. Classic Covers and Top 10 Vance Favorites In addition to the Dying Earth articles on this Kickstarter, we're running a series of Vance-themed articles on our... (Read More)

Vancian Vocabulary and The Word of the Day

June 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, It's time for Vancian Vocabulary! Anyone who has read Jack Vance has probably learned a dozen or two new words from every one of his books. The man had a vocabulary like no other writer. (Except maybe Clark Ashton Smith.) With today's... (Read More)

The Dying Earth novels have been adapted into a roleplaying game based on classic D&D

June 28th - via: dicebreaker.com
Explore the expansive universe of The Dying Earth novel series in the Dungeons Crawl Classics roleplaying game adaptation. Based on the world of The Dying Earth, the boxed collection features three separate sourcebooks designed to enable games masters and players to experience an RPG inspired by the classic science fiction series. (Read More)

Putting the Oooo in IOUN - plus Zoom demos and Twitch schedule

June 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Off to an amazing start! Thanks everyone for the incredible support. For today's update, we have several things for you: The schedule for DCC Dying Earth demo games on Zoom The schedule for our Twitch shows discussing DCC Dying Earth The first of our... (Read More)

What an incredible start!

June 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, Wow, a lot to cover in this update! We'll number things to keep track of it all. First, THANKS for the amazing start to this project! The level of support is incredible. Second, all the stretch goals are cleared. All of them, including... (Read More)

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