DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

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DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

Postby The Dark » Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:24 am

Goodman Games has put a Kickstarter up for a boxed set licensed by the Leiber estate for Lankhmar in the Dungeon Crawl Classics ruleset. It's already hit the minimum funding level, so it will be produced. I'm still debating whether to back, but wanted to let the forum know about it so anyone who has an interest can have a gander.
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Re: DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

Postby rabindranath72 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:37 am

I am still on the fence. I am no fan of DCC rpg to be honest (I really hate the "weird" dice), and I don't think that DCC would be a better fit for Lankhmar than D&D unless some (many) changes are applied to the rules; for example, the concept of Patron for wizards is really questionable, clerics don't seem to exist, sorcery (the few instances we see in the tales) doesn't seem to be unreliable etc. So I'd first like to see how they addressed these points (we already know they are going to use Patrons, so that's a strike against it to begin.) The best treatment I have seen to date of Lankhmar, is the Lankhmar Unleashed book for RuneQuest (apart from the fact that parts of the rules are written for a weird hybrid of MRQ I and MRQ II; the usual Mongoose cockups.)
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Re: DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

Postby catseye yellow » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:01 am

i disagree. first and foremost luck stat is great fit for any thieves oriented campaign. second, clerics are out. third, i really don't see what is the problem with patrons. fourth, weird dice? we live for the weird dice ;) fifth, unreliable sorcery is there (spells in lords of quarmall)

in a word: dccL will be the best lankhmar ever. on the other hand there are some peeps that hate DCC rules and its 'swingy' nature and that is fine
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Re: DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

Postby Big Mac » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:38 pm

I think I've seen this stuff advertised for sale now.

How did the Kickstarter go? Did they make any backer-only stuff?
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Re: DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

Postby finarvyn » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:05 pm

Big Mac wrote:I think I've seen this stuff advertised for sale now.

How did the Kickstarter go? Did they make any backer-only stuff?

I'm a backer and I haven't seen any of the stuff come out yet. I know they had a couple of standalone modules early on, but I don't think that anything has been released from the kickstart yet.
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Re: DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

Postby ghendar » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:46 pm

rabindranath72 wrote:I am still on the fence. I am no fan of DCC rpg to be honest (I really hate the "weird" dice),


Are not role playing game dice weird by default? ;)
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Re: DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

Postby ghendar » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:50 pm

Considering that this KS was so massively overfunded, maybe what Goodman should do is cut the pledge costs in half. For instance, if you pledged $50, they cut it in half to $25. That would be a cool thing to do for the backers, considering it raised so much more than needed.

Of course, that will never happen
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Re: DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

Postby Big Mac » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:43 am

ghendar wrote:
rabindranath72 wrote:I am still on the fence. I am no fan of DCC rpg to be honest (I really hate the "weird" dice),


Are not role playing game dice weird by default? ;)


I don't think so. Five of them are platonic solids: :P


It's the d10 that's weird, as that is a pentagonal trapezohedron. That's just not normal. And the non-D&D RPGs that use other polyhedron's are even more abnormal, but D&D is more normal than weird. ;)
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