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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:59 am 
 

Is the game good? is it worth playing or collecting?


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:26 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Is the game good? is it worth playing or collecting?

The DCC RPG is pretty much like any other RPG.  If you have a good GM the game is going to be good.  Bad GM....well you get the idea.  I played it last year at NTRPG with Harley Stroh as the GM.  He ran DCC 72: Beyond the Black Gate (which I just bought) and it was one of the most memorable games I've played in.  A couple of the other Acaeum members who played in the game will most likely agree.

The mechanics are definitely different, especially in regards to magic use.  Spells can fail or do all sorts of unexpected, wacky things.  And then there are the dice.  You will be wanting to use the odd, rarely used d3, d5, d14, d16 and d24 the rules call for.  You can work the math out using normal dice but it helps to have the Zocchi ones handy.

As for collectability.....I dunno how much rarer the limited black & gold covered DCC rulebook is than the regular cover but I've seen quite a few of the regular cover version in local stores recently and none of the limited version.  I just picked up a copy of the limited cover of DCC #71 and its pretty awesome.  Nice and shiny!  :D   And I also preordered the special edition gold foil Dungeon Alphabet from Goodman as well.  It's supposed to be expanded compared to the original version I already have so I gotta have it.  Regardless of which version of the rulebook you purchase, its a beautiful book.  Lots of great old school artwork.  I consider it to be superior to Ptolus and Slumbering Tsar in production values.


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Post Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:16 pm 
 

I also had the good fortune to play a DCC game with Harley at Gen Con and had a similar experience; one of the most memorable games ever. The rulebook is packed with great art and has a great humor throughout. The magic system as well as clerics relationships with their deities are set up to remind you that mere mortals best not trifle with powers they don't understand. Hilarity ensues! I agree with King, collectibility is debatable, but I highly recommend the book for playing/enjoyment sake.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:45 pm 
 

I think as Kingofpain & Ligmancer, is it a very interesting game. I have read it with pleasure... I really hope to have on opportunity to play it.
And it is a very beautiful item.

About collectibility, well,'debatable' is the right word. I bought the Gold Foil Cover and it am very happy with it.
As xRalphx wrote, there will be another limited edition / alternate cover release in the forthcoming weeks. And it seems that there will be another, later... but I didn't find any other informations except that from the Goodman Games forum :

GG forum wrote:FIRST PRINT
Limited-Edition Gold Foil Cover (1st print; May 2012)
Blue Cover; or "Guy and Portal" cover (1st print; May 2012) Cover art by Doug Kovacs
SECOND PRINT
Blue Cover (2nd print; TBA 2012) Cover art by Doug Kovacs
Alternate Cover #1; or "Wizard" cover (2nd print; October 2012) Cover art by Doug Kovacs
Alternate Cover #2 (2nd print; December 2012) Cover art by TSR Artist


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:26 am 
 

Is the content the same. If so why release another Limited Edition?

  

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:35 pm 
 

Sardan wrote:Is the content the same. If so why release another Limited Edition?


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:14 pm 
 

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Sardan wrote:Is the content the same. If so why release another Limited Edition?


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Yes, exactly. Not to mention they had zero presence at Gen Con this year 8O  
People were coming to the OSR booth looking for the DCC book at a ver consistent rate. I almost hung a sign saying we did not have it.


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:57 pm 
 

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Sardan wrote:Is the content the same. If so why release another Limited Edition?


$$$


Is there a time when collectors draw a line on picking up new copies of 'limited edition' copies if there's no new content and it's just a cash cow, or do you still go get it anyway?


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:06 pm 
 

I stopped collecting Goodman Games stuff awhile ago.  Only picked up the 4e modules when Troll Lords had them as a bundle for cheap.

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:10 pm 
 

ashmire13 wrote:Is there a time when collectors draw a line on picking up new copies of 'limited edition' copies if there's no new content and it's just a cash cow, or do you still go get it anyway?


I'm sure it varies by collector and line.

DCC doesn't do anything for me, so I don't care in this case.  If it were, say, Call Of Cthulhu, then yeah, I'd probably get sucked in.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:49 am 
 

I'm also considering giving up on my 'Complete DCC' collection goal. If I don't run it myself, I probably won't get to play the game anyway since it's not even available in the local gamestore overhere.

Call of Cthulhu yup, I would get suckered into that one. Legend of the 5 rings suckered me into buying the 4th edition rulebook and then buying it again 8 or 9 times, each with a different clan logo on the cover. But that would pretty much be the only games I would do something like that for.



  


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:06 am 
 

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Sardan wrote:Is the content the same. If so why release another Limited Edition?


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Yes, that was exactly what I thought. I think it demeans everyone involved, frankly.

I have been meaning into pick up DCC RPG and I will probably get the 2nd print normal cover. Errata, index and no BS.

I find the current trend for publishing ltd editions and multiple versions of the same content extremely tiresome.  It feels like publishers trying to make the same money from a smaller market when they should be trying to expand the RPG market.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:13 pm 
 

Sardan wrote:I find the current trend for publishing ltd editions and multiple versions of the same content extremely tiresome.  It feels like publishers trying to make the same money from a smaller market when they should be trying to expand the RPG market.


I think a limited edition can be okay, but trotting out a special cover for every release is overkill, and certainly can't help a company's image.


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Post Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:27 pm 
 

I will typically get a limited edition cover when a new edition is released or if its an anniversary, like the Deadlands Reloaded 10 Year or the Shadowrun and Earthdawn releases. Otherwise... if its just "because," I don't see the point. It would have to have something interesting to make it palpable, like something you just cannot get any other way.


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Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:18 pm 
 

It's worth noting that Harley Stroh could run a game of chess as an RPG, and it would be a rockin' game. The dude is a DM par excellance, which means that it's (a) good that he is backing DCC but (b) a good DM experience with him says nothing about the quality of DCC. It's all about Harley's incredible skill, not so much about DCC.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:24 pm 
 

I'm pretty disappointed in the DCC rules and I don't care for the adventures. I like the idea of the random nasty effects for magic and I plan on using it as a basis for a critical spell results table in my campaign when MU's try to cast more than their allotted spells. Otherwise I will stick to 1eAD&D and the Astonishing Swordsmen version I'm still learning. Not sure what I am going to do with my DCC rulebook but the pictures are still real pretty.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:01 pm 
 

Any inklings of boxset adventure paths like Saga of the Dragon Cult etc for this that anyone's seem yet?

It'd be good to see a 1-10 (say) series developed.


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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:41 pm 
 

And another limited edition of the DCC rulebook is now available for pre-order. This time with an Easley cover.

http://www.goodman-games.com/5070Epreview.html

Pre-ordering this one during June makes you eligible to also purchase a print version of DCC 76.5 : Well of the worm and a limited edition Dungeon crawl art folio.

For me personally, I must admit it's the coolest cover so far.

In the meanwhile I've started saving up for the Jaquays/Elmore/Araya/Brom/Baxa/Caldwell/Dee/DiTerlizzi/Fields/Lockwood/Reynolds covers  :twisted: (no offense intended if your name is not in this list and you feel you should also get a shot at the cover  :wink:  )



  

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Post Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 7:46 pm 
 

and just to annoy you (and me).. this looks to be a limited ed print.. you game to be running a con game or such to get one in print.. put in on my want list .. alas..

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Post Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:10 am 
 

xRalphx wrote in DCC RPG: Hard cover rule book:And another limited edition of the DCC rulebook is now available for pre-order. This time with an Easley cover.

http://www.goodman-games.com/5070Epreview.html

Pre-ordering this one during June makes you eligible to also purchase a print version of DCC 76.5 : Well of the worm and a limited edition Dungeon crawl art folio.

For me personally, I must admit it's the coolest cover so far.

In the meanwhile I've started saving up for the Jaquays/Elmore/Araya/Brom/Baxa/Caldwell/Dee/DiTerlizzi/Fields/Lockwood/Reynolds covers  :twisted: (no offense intended if your name is not in this list and you feel you should also get a shot at the cover  :wink:  )


Well, the cover is quite nice but I'm not sure I need a 480 page rulebook for $60.  Ouch.  

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