Monday, 17 April 2017

The Gong Farmer's Almanac 2016 Vol 6

The 2016 Gongfarmer’s Almanac: Volume 6: Crawljammer & Interdimensional Travel 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 Kovacs, Harley Stroh, Jon Hershberger, Marc Bruner, Matt Hildebrand, and Michael Jones, under the rubric of the Gongfarmer's Local #282.

This volume was written by Julian Bernick, Marc Bruner, bygrinstow, Tim Callahan, Jon Hershberger, and James V. West. Art is by Doug Kovacs, Marc Radle, Fred Dailey, Matt Hildebrand, Stefan Poag, and Aileen Snyder.

Disclosure: I am credited as an editor.

As the title implies, this volume focuses on material related specifically to the Crawljammer setting or inter-dimensional travel.

Let's take a look.

The Techno-Necromancer: This is a Crawljammer class by Tim Callahan that would also be at home in a Crawling Under a Broken Moon, Purple Planet, Madkeen, or Mezar-Kul campaign. The class would actually be appropriate in almost any setting where magic and technology blend. If you feel like cyberanimating the dead, this is the class for you.

Crawljammin’ on the Red Planet: a Barsoom Bestiary: Compiled and converted by Jon Hershberger, based on notes from Thomas J. Scott, Allan T. Grohe, Jr, and the Knights and Knaves Alehouse community, this is a bestiary of creatures from Edgar Rice Burrough's fictional Mars and Appendix N staple, Barsoom.

To Halls of Valhalla…And Back Again!: Jon Hershberger and Jon Carnes offer house rules for expanding planar travel, including encounters and mishaps.

The Oblivion Syndicate and the Millennial Mead: This complete Crawljammer adventure by Julian Bernick centers around "an Elven vintage that matures once a millennium" and a corrupted version of the Perilous League from another universe, which would like to make the PCs' home dimension just like their own.

Inter-dimensional Portal Weirdness Die-Drop Table: This drop table is designed to "generate unexpected elements for magic doorways, teleportation gates, and inter-dimensional portals". Author is not attributed. Based upon the list of authors for the volume, and other attributions, my best guess is bygrinstow.

The Oculus: a Spacefaring Artifact for Crawljammer: Marc Bruner supplies a magical longship that can ferry PCs through the Phlogiston flux...if they can figure out how to navigate it.

Finally, the volume is finished with a Character Record Sheet by James V. West (sadly without attribution to the creator).

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