Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Character Sheets

We need custom character sheets for the classes in Crawl! no.6 and no.10. Does anyone know someone that can design them? I personally would prefer them to be in the style of the original (plain, B/X D&D looking ones), but fancy illustrated/illuminated versions would be nifty too. Also prefer the ability scores in the original order (i.e., Luck after Intelligence.)

Any volunteers?

Let me know!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

#12 The Luck Check Issue

I've been thinking about the next issue. Luck checks. It'l1l be a zine full of Luck checks. Any, all, you-name-it. One of the vaguest rules in DCC RPG is the Luck check. Some call for DCs. Some roll under (the official rules allude to this, kinda...) Some do a bit of both. When I edit the official modules and adventures, I typically ditch the DC, and let the judge decide (publisher and authors haven't revolted yet.) I think we should ditch both, and use tables! A table for "Rolling over the body", and a table for "What's in the barrel", etc. A table for... Heck, a general "Who..." table. Any Luck based checks. I want to dig up modules, and find all the Luck checks, and create a custom table for it.

Got an idea? Submit it! The possibilities!...

And, how about this? For now on, all Luck checks in DCC RPG should be table based.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016

For those not at Gary Con...

And on the West coast. I'll be at the LA Zine Fest on Sunday. 11am until 6. It's FREE, open to the public! Come visit! I'll have a limited amount of Dungeon Crawl Basics. My unofficial zine for making and playing DCC RPG 0-level characters.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

And the WINNERS ARE...

of the 2015 12 Days of OSR Christmas (chosen at random using random.org) the Straycouches Edition...

Complete set of Crawl!, printed+PDF. 

ByteNinja with Zeebtar the magnanimous of the royal court of Draco The Flatulent

Complete set of Crawl!, PDF editions.

Shawn Rice with Turbos The Conjuror of the forgotten
latron with Teofrasto, Low Wizard of Nosekeburg

Single copy of anything I publish, in print +PDF, winner's choice (including Hack: Firearms print ed.)

Knucklehead with Elf Tiredtrope, amnesiac orphan Mage of Somewhere
Michael L with Isadora of the Eternal flame of the Empire of Valusia
Will Tijerina with Dremel the Shapeshifter of The Wandering Tower

Copy of no.11 (Print + PDF).

Eric Samuels with Draziw of Niamod
Jason GURPS with Notffa the Archmage of Iruossim
Bruno Araujo with Tristan Resende, High-Master of Gaveaheim
José Viruete with Necrodamus, the prophet of de wastelands of Elcolaia

Copy of Dungeon Crawl Basics (proof of concept/beta/not final print copies, and free copies of the final edition when finished.)

Zach G with Rage filled Raglos the Foolish of Cravenheim
goeticgeek with Northrandarian of the Hills of Korth deep in the Forest of Ossorande
James Dudli with Qubert Rube of the Four Sided Tower of Bah'ksth
Stu Ordana with Mozark the Red of the Kingdom of Keoland
knobgobbler with Purple Annie of the soggy swamp city of Gasbile

I will be trying to contact each of you ASAP. If you see this, and have the time. Please email me first! Use the subject line of "12 Days of OSR Christmas Winner" or click this.

Monday, January 4, 2016


Sorry for the delays folks. Things have been hectic over at STRAYCOUCHES. The combination of Holidays, deadlines, and building (my new home) has filled my world with a huge amount of STRESS. But after forcing myself to not do anything for a few days, re: New Years!, has helped. I've been back ordered on pretty much every issue for a couple weeks, so orders have been sitting in the Inbox for a bit. But new copies are at the printer, so I'll be shipping a ton of stuff tomorrow, when I get the pages back from the printers, then there is folding & stapling, stuffing envelopes, then SHIPPING!

As for the 12 Days of OSR Christmas, I'll be figuring those out TODAY (so expect an update, and winners expect to be contacted soon.) Physical copies will also be shipped with the back log of orders. PDF awards around the same time.


P.S. The next issue of Crawl! is still open for submissions: The theme is Luck and House Rules.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

12 Days of OSR Christmas 2015

Every year the indomitable Tenkar of Tenkar's Tavern gives away a ton of Old-School RPG goodness. This year ain't no exception. I'm again participating and giving away a bunch of stuff. (BTW, yes, I'm still around. Things have gotten really busy, but that's not what this is about.) 

To be given away (Anywhere in the world!):
  1. 1 complete set of Crawl!, printed+PDF. 
  2. 2 complete sets of Crawl!, PDF editions.
  3. 3 single copies of anything I publish, in print +PDF, winner's choice (including Hack: Firearms print ed.)
  4. 4 copies of no.11 (Print + PDF).
  5. 5+ copies of Dungeon Crawl Basics (proof of concept/beta/not final print copies, and free copies of the final edition when finished.) 
That's a LOT of stuff, 15 prizes! And yes, physical copies go anywhere a postman will go.

Here are the rules:

Reply with an original WIZARD's name and the name of that/or another wizard's Home/Land/Domain.

Reply in the comments below. Be sure to include contact info (email or G+). Eligible winners will be picked at random. Wizard names will be used in some table, or something, forever credited, etc. If you don't care to be creative or whatever, that's OK too. But at least make something up.

**UPDATE**: Entry cut-off will be Sunday, Dec 27th.