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Post Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:06 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:Has anyone played any of the Dungeon Crawl Classics? Do they have the 1E AD&D feel to them? Do they adapt easily or can they only really be played 3E?


I have picked up many of them. They seem to be hit or miss. Some are exactly as advertised: 1e style and feel. Others are just crap that wouldn't have made it into Dungeon Magazine let alone print anywhere else.  

I do think they need to work on their interior layout, also.


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Post Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:21 am 
 

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mbassoc2003 wrote:Has anyone played any of the Dungeon Crawl Classics? Do they have the 1E AD&D feel to them? Do they adapt easily or can they only really be played 3E?


I have picked up many of them. They seem to be hit or miss. Some are exactly as advertised: 1e style and feel. Others are just crap that wouldn't have made it into Dungeon Magazine let alone print anywhere else.

I do think they need to work on their interior layout, also.


    I think sometimes we forget the high quality of adventure published in Dungeon magazine over the last 15 years. Many were lots better than "officially" published material, a few are true classics. I guess a lot of props go to the editors especially Perkins who I feel some of the best stuff was published under his watch.  
    Anyway, I guess that's my roundabout way of saying it's a pretty high standard to hold the DCC to.  I think most are above average in quality.  Interestingly the ones I'm not that interested in running or don't read well or appear to play well are the higher level ones. The DCC seem to be at their best when they stick to lower level adventures, in these they really seem to get the 'feeling" of the early AD&D adventure right.  The higher level ones are the more misses in the series.  Stick to the first 4-5 if you want to get a reliable feel for the type of adventure DCC offers.

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:53 pm 
 

Add Jim Roslof to the list of Dungeon Crawl Classics cover artists. DCC #28, due in February, will feature what I believe is Roslof's series debut:



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Off the top of my head, that's eight covers for EO, three for Dee, and one for Roslof. It's getting so you almost need a spreadsheet to track Goodman's recruiting of old-school TSR artists ... :)

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Post Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:16 pm 
 

No, wait, just two for Dee ... I think.



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Post Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:06 am 
 

Oh, that is fucking sweet!!!



Roslof! Man this makes me excited!


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Here I was, sitting happily in my life, just started a new campaign, and selling my Magic cards.....WHEN I find this Forum and start down another road of buying Dungeons and Dragons material. I thought, "I'm safe. I don't play that E3 stuff." But no, you guys mention Erol Otus and this Dungeon Crawl Classics thing. What's that...LIKE E1?!?! Gotta get me some. Damn u Dark Elves!



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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:12 pm 
 

Okay, I think I've got it:

32 DCC modules have either been printed or announced, and ... :

**Eight have Erol Otus covers (this counts the same painting twice, once each for #3 and #3.5)

**Two have Jeff Dee covers;

**One has a Jim Roslof cover;

**Jim Holloway has no covers, but has done lots of interior art.

That's kicking it OLD-SCHOOL, baby! :)

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Post Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:14 pm 
 

cept all we can see if a small square with a red X in it :D



  


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Post Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 9:44 pm 
 

**bumpity-bump-bump**

Wow, check out the Holloway art on this upcoming Goodman release:

DCC #1 revision

He's always been my least-favorite of all the "classic era" TSR artists, but I'll give credit where it's due: that's a rockin' painting.

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Post Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:30 am 
 

^^ That is very cool. He has really matured stylistically from his early days. You can still tell it is his stuff but he is trying to put more time into his stuff and polish it more. In the older days, he was one of the workhorses at TSR. They pretty much expected him to produce far more stuff than the other artists.

I think it is great he is trying some fantasy stuff. He swore it off long ago.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 5:49 pm 
 

Here's a checklist for the upcoming DCC #34:

* Crazy helmets? Check;

* Left-handed adventurers? Check;

* Strange, gigantic, totally OTT monster? Check;

* Combat scene with at least one adventurer getting his lunch handed to him? Check;

Why, then, it must have cover art by Erol Otus! :)

And it does: check out this great EO piece.

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:16 pm 
 

One thing I always loved about Erol Otus was the bell bottom plate mail.


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:45 pm 
 

MShipley88 wrote:One thing I always loved about Erol Otus was the bell bottom plate mail.


Do you mean Jeff Dee? I hadn't noticed such stylistic excesses by Erol...

  


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:16 pm 
 

Dee definitely drew some bell-bottomed stuff over the years ... not sure about Erol.

Being a lefty, I was always happy to note the large percentage of Erol's adventurers who were southpaws. What's odd is that I had him sign a bunch of stuff at GenCon and now, for the life of me, I can't remember which hand he used. I'm drawing a complete blank.

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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:54 pm 
 

scribe wrote:^^ That is very cool. He has really matured stylistically from his early days. You can still tell it is his stuff but he is trying to put more time into his stuff and polish it more. In the older days, he was one of the workhorses at TSR. They pretty much expected him to produce far more stuff than the other artists.

I think it is great he is trying some fantasy stuff. He swore it off long ago.


Yep! And it's even better up close and personal!!  :D


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 7:57 pm 
 

According to Jim, he has another cover coming up sometime soon! That will give him three front covers and one back cover illustration! I know some people don't really care for his humorous side of things, but I think it does set him apart. He's numero uno in my book!  8)


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Post Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 10:49 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:I'm drawing a complete blank.


He did one of those for me once. Didn't sign it, tho, so I can't prove it.

  
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