Since GenCon 50 last August 2017, my collection of Dungeon Crawl Classics modules and fanzines have built to a stack that requires its own bookshelf.
Unfortunately, still, my collection is scattered about my house. Organization? Not so. With needing to prepare weekly games for two FLGSs and learning a new job, the organization of my precious collection remains scattered in several locations.
Just to pick one and get started on reading is a decision difficult in itself. Where do I start?
And then the podcasts – Spellburn, Sanctum Secorum, and Appendix N. The blog posts by individuals of the DCC RPG community are all out there to be read.
And to follow the questions, discussions, and contributions posted to DCC RPG ROCKS! on Facebook. Really? Just how am I to keep up and where do I start?
It’s not that I have not begun the reading. I have. It is in looking ahead and feeling like I am behind by at least four years.
Gary Gygax’s Appendix N list is by no means exhaustive. It only scratches the surface of fantasy and sci-fi reading. At this time what I have read, I have enjoyed. I know that movies made from these books don’t always do justice to the books, but can be a simple way of getting ahead in the reading and saving time. This person, I need those crunches in time. Being in my fifties, I know I lost time for this reading in my twenties and thirties.
I have also somewhat committed to writing for the Gongfarmer’s Almanac 2018. I have started a one-shot Level 1 Keystone cop adventure. And then, I have, waiting in the wings, a module for all female PCs. It has been play-tested once and more details are being organized and written for a full module to come. The players in my groups that are cheering this endeavor on the most are the guys. The males in my DCC groups ask me every game time if I’ve worked on Pearl Jean and when we will be playing again. As I do not have any conventions coming up until GenCon 51 in August, I may have time to get it written, played, and edited for running at GenCon 51 for more play-testing.
For the Gongfarmer’s Almanac, I have a May 1 deadline, so my focus is on Keystone Cops and the Crown Jewels.