8.09.2007

GENCON NEWS

DCC Trivia Contest
This year Goodman Games is hosting a GenCon trivia contest with cool DCC giveaways for the fan boy or girl that manages to recall the greatest amount of largely pointless knowledge. The first round of questions already posted over on the Goodman Games site, and on the file link below, so in effect round one is a take home quiz. Bust open those DCCs and get cracking!

So what do you need to do? Print out the quiz, write in your name and answers, and bring it by the booth at Gen Con (#2615). The deadline is Saturday at the close of the exhibit hall. Come back Sunday at 1:00 to find out if you advance to the finals. At 1:00 we’ll hold the finals at the booth, where the highest scorers will compete to answer even more trivia until someone walks away with the grand prize! Which is – Goodman hasn't decided what, yet, but it will be cool.

(If you're a regular reader of Choose Death, you'll see that Technobi2k's DCC alter ego, Obitu-que, made it into the quiz. It's a strange, strange world. Anyhow, to the quiz.)

http://www.goodman-games.com/downloads/DCC-2007-Trivia.pdf

Just as exciting, at least to me, is that Torgo the Eye Gouger and his band of illiterate kobolds are tasked with grading the quizes. As a favor to Torgo, I'll be rounding up additional henchmen of the literate sort Saturday night, to help with the quizes.

And we all know you can only hire henchmen in bars.

Heh. Drunk, illiterate kobolds. Harley's inner geek just dropped into turbo. GenCon, here we come.


DCC Free Stuff
Okay, so maybe you don't want to work for the grand prize. Or maybe you're like me and you hate quizes. Or maybe you just want free stuff.

Fear not, dear Deather. Goodman Games will also be giving a way of a host of really cool adventures over the course of the Con*. Here's a list of what and when:

Thursday: Xcrawl: Dungeonbattle Brooklyn

Friday: Dungeon Crawl Classics #51.5: The Sinister Secret of Whiterock (Gen Con alternate cover edition)

Saturday: Wicked Fantasy Factory #0: Temple of Blood

Sunday: Etherscope: Just a Delivery

Just stop by the booth and demand your goodies. Feel free to introduce yourself to the Goodman Games crew and check out ...

Castle Whiterock

Against all odds, this monster made it to press. Over 700 pages of DCC goodness packed into perhaps the most comprehensive mega-dungeon ever.

Adrian and Chris did an awesome job on this one, and Jeff LaSala seriously rocked the gaz. section. And as a developer, I made sure to set aside the town for myself. As a kid I spent years running around Greyhawk City, and this was a chance to get back to the alleys and cobblestone streets of my youth. The town is small enough to wrap your head around, but big enough to have the environs necessary for gritty urban goodness.

Plus, it was a chance to toss in a little 'punk. Nothing overt, but the undertone is there. A touch of gritty darkness for your DCC campaign. This was one of those rare projects that I loved every minute of. Hope it shows.

//H


(*While supplies last, blah, blah, don't come complaining if you show up at 5:30 pm on Sunday and nothing is left.)

1 Comments:

At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

H- Won't be able to make it up tomorrow... mom needs car. Also, book is "Face of Battle" by John Keegan. Awesome.
Tech-kn-ow-bi

 

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