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In the Witching Wood

Part of the A Town, A Forest, A Dungeon Jam for the Cairn RPG. This is currently a work in progress. 

Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad Zine

In January, 2014, +Edgar Johnson+Wayne Snyder & I began to publish the Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad fanzine for the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. The 'zine is a labor of love that we're trying hard to put out quarterly, with one issue per season.

Out of the howling wilderness, 
Amidst sunken cities,  
And long-buried secrets, 
Man has forged a sword and cast off his chains.
Swords and Sorcery and Metal Gods. 
Danger, treasure, blood and glory, all mixed up in a blender 
And served up in Golden Ur-Hadad, First City of Ore. 
Enter, if you dare, the bitchin' mural 
On the side of your cousin's Ford custom van. 
Enter the world of the Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad. 
In many ways, the authors of this zine believe the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG to be the most Metal of the Old School-style RPGs on the market today. No other RPG consistently provides for us the same feeling of adventuring the through the worlds depicted on classic heavy metal album covers the way that DCC does. We love that feeling, that experience of wild abandon and reckless action drenched in blood and thunder, and we work hard to cultivate it in our games. Along the way, we made up some stuff to help us evoke that certain Metal feeling and this zine is our chance to share all of that with you.

Issue #3, Spring 2015

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Get the Pay-What-You-Want PDF at RPGNow and DriveThruRPG!

After far too long of a wait, the much-anticipated Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad Issue #3 is here!

In this issue, you'll explore:
  • A new patron, Atraz A'Zul, the Mother of Spiders!
  • The various currencies of Ur-Hadad and world beyond!
  • The Heist! An adventure toolkit designed to let any Judge run a complex robbery on the fly.
  • A Wayne Snyder Dungeon Insert: The Marrow Web Bridge!
This issue is produced in support of Freedom To Read Foundation's Frank Zappa Fund (more info here: http://www.ftrf.org/?page=Zappa_Fund), fighting to keep our public libraries free from the absurdity of censorship. Donations over and above the sticker price of $4 for this product will go to support the important work of keeping book-bannings out of our schools and libraries.

Issue #2, Summer 2014

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You've waited long enough. The second issue of the Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad is here!

In this issue, you'll explore:
  • The Secrets of the Serpent Moon 
  •  Bounty Hunting in the First City
  •  Heirloom Weapons for your DCC low-level characters
  •  Magic Items from Ur-Hadad
  • The secret History of the Elder Races
  •  A Wayne Snyder Dungeon Insert: the Starcophagus of the Crimson Prophet!

This issue is produced in support of Purple Sorcerer Games and their excellent web tools for the DCC RPG which you can find at http://purplesorcerer.com. Any donations over and above the sticker price of $4 for this product will go to support the maintenance and development of Purple Sorcerer's excellent tools suite.

Issue #1, Winter 2014

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Buy Issue #1 in pdf!

In this issue of the Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad you will find:

  • 20 pages of Metal-drenched DCC mayhem
  • Background info on the Metal Gods and Ur-Hadad
  • The paradoxical problem of Assassins in Ur-Hadad
  • The staggeringly-amazing Street Kids of Ur-Hadad urban funnel adventure tool kit! Remember the Warriors? Edgar Johnson gives you all the tools you need to make your own urchin-grinding funnel adventure version of it.
  • A ton of art by the excellent Mr. Wayne Snyder, as well as a short, "one page dungeon"-style insert by him, ready to be slipped into your next DCC session.
This issue has been produced in support of StandUp For Kids, a non-profit, non-partisan charitable organization dedicated to fighting teenage homelessness with a proven track record and 94% of donations being spent on youth in the organization's programs. When purchasing your print copy of this issue, you may pay more than the minimum amount and every dollar beyond the base price will be donated to StandUp For Kids. If you plan on purchasing the Pay-What-You-Want pdf version of the zine, 50% of all proceeds from the sale of the pdf will also be donated to StandUp For Kids, so you've got plenty of ways to choose how to help. Or not to. No one's going to make you do anything you don't want to, but we'll offer you the opportunity to help as much as you see fit.