Thursday, May 16, 2024

Goblinoid Games' Labyrinth Lord RPG Is About to Get a Second Edition

Goblinoid Games' Labyrinth Lord RPG, which began as a clone of the 1981 B/X edition of Dungeons and Dragons, is about to get a second edition ("Revised and Expanded"), and they need our help in ironing out the text before it goes to print!

Labyrinth Lord: Revised and Expanded
(Pre-release Review Draft) cover art

According to the text, Labyrinth Lord: Revised and Expanded doesn't aim to be a "true" clone of B/X D&D, especially now that good-quality PDFs of the original game are easily accessible, but instead seeks "space to breathe" and become its own game. So far, I really like what I see here.

Check out the current, 170-page draft as a PDF at this link: https://goblinoidgames.com/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=ll_revised_current_draft_may_11_wc.pdf

After you've read the draft, you can leave comments on anything you notice that might need fixing in the Goblinoid discussion forums here: https://goblinoidgames.com/discussion/public/

Current and future generations of RPG players thank you for your service! 🫡

P.S. They also have a free LL character sheet drawn by James West: https://goblinoidgames.com/lib/exe/fetch.php?media=ll_revised_char_sheet.pdf

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Goodman Games Fan Forums Are Closing!

Oh, no! For technology-related reasons, it seems, the long-running (since 2002) official fan forums at Goodman Games will be closing in a matter of days. According to the official GG forum account, writing in an April 25, 2024 post titled, "The Goodman Games Forums Are Closing":

"Hello everyone!

"It's been a long time since I posted on here. I still remember about 20 years ago when we first started these forums!

"I'm here to let you all know that we’re migrating our comms elsewhere! Goodman Games has outgrown its web forums. The software we use for these forums is incompatible with the direction we’re moving for the rest of our site, and it's been causing problems. So we will be shutting the forums down in about a month.

"That’s four weeks to migrate important information elsewhere, stay in touch with contacts, etc.

"We still do most of our communication through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dccrpg/

"You can also keep up with us at our official discord site: https://discord.gg/bSR5SGg

"Thanks for all the support from the greatest fans in gaming over the many years of our forums — we look forward to seeing you on Facebook and Discord!"

The GG forums are archived pretty well on the Wayback Machine, and some forum users have said they plan to create mirrors, but if there's anything you want to see before these forums close, now's the time!

The DCC RPG is a great game, and Goodman Games is great for creating it and for engaging in all of the earlier publishing they've done which built up the company to the point where they could create it, so hats off, and thanks for all the forum posts!

Goblinoid Games' Labyrinth Lord RPG Is About to Get a Second Edition

Goblinoid Games' Labyrinth Lord RPG, which began as a clone of the 1981 B/X edition of Dungeons and Dragons, is about to get a second ed...