Monday, 17 April 2017

The Gong Farmer's Almanac 2016 Vol 8

The 2016 Gongfarmer’s Almanac: Volume 7: Tables & Tools Part I is a Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Zine written, illustrated, and produced by the DCC RPG G+ community under the creative vision and direction of Doug KovacsHarley Stroh, Jon HershbergerMarc BrunerMatt Hildebrand, and Michael Jones, under the rubric of the Gongfarmer's Local #282.

This volume was written by bygrinstow, Keith Garrett, Jon Hershberger, James Pozenel, and Ron Tilton. Art is by Doug Kovacs, Marc Radle, Todd McGowan, Aileen Snyder, and William McAusland.

Disclosure: I am credited as an editor.

Let's look inside!

d50 Names for your Zero-Level Characters: Stuck for a name? Here is "Yet MORE randomization for your Zero-Level character creation!" Author bygrinstow supplies 50 names based off the iconic list of authors in Appendix N.

d50 Cursed Magic Trinkets: All that is gold does not glitter, and not all that is magic is safe to touch. Jon Hershberger supplies 50 unsafe magical trinkets for your Dungeon Crawl Classics campaign. Originally published in Fifty Fantastic Functions for the D50. Actually, much of what appears in this volume and Volume 7 may have been initially written for that product!

d50 Fantasy Foods: Keith A. Garrett offers a table of weird food items, such as "all-you-can-eat troll loin" and "mermaid roe".

d50 Memorable Personality Quirks: A quick and easy table by R.S. Tilton to make any NPC memorable, based on traits that should seem to be oxymoronic or mutually exclusive, but which we all know exist from real life (or social media).

d50 Smells: James A. Pozenel, Jr. offers 50 fragrances that might come from that potion vial.

d50 Tavern Names and Their Crusty Crotchety Proprietors: Exactly what it claims to be. By Jon Hershberger. Also originally published in Fifty Fantastic Functions for the D50.

d50 Treacherous Temple Name Generator: Also originally printed in Fifty Fantastic Functions for the D50, this is Jon Hershberger's temple-generator. Roll 1d50 for each of the five columns, creating more temples than you are likely to need in a lifetime of gaming.

DCC RPG Master ‘Zine Index: Finally, the volume ends with an index of the Dungeon Crawl Classics zines, updated through July 2016. Although attribution is not given, I believe this to be the extraordinary work of Jon Hershberger. The index covers Black Powder, Black Magic; The Cities of Zorathi; Crawl!; Crawling Under a Broken Moon; Crawljammer; D.A.M.N.!; Dungeon Lord; The Gongfarmer’s Almanac; The Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad; Myassari; Prayers of the Forgotten; and the Sanctum Secorum Companion.

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