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Auranne, the Expectant

Let us pray for Shelter so that those who left us behind may one day find their way home. Mothers are all important, and I found the DCC deity list a little lacking in protective and mothering goddesses. Enter Auranne, the Expectant, designed to fill the role of a simple deity providing succour to the …

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Rose of the Stars

This week’s piece is dedicated to all of the parents who play DCC with their kids – I know there’s a bunch of you out there based on social media discussion. A lot of the content we post on the site is a little gloomy and rough around the edges, and doesn’t necessarily jive well …

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DCC Year Tracker Sheets

We’ve been enjoying some well-deserved downtime before the hustle that is the start of 2020. So, we’ll end the year with a lighter note: helper sheets for tracking your yearly DCC! I got the idea for this piece from a discussion on the DCC RPG Facebook group, and most of the trackable entries on the …

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Knut, from the North

“In the heart of winter hide your hearth, lest cold Knut take it’s warmth away.” – old boreal proverb Our Solstice offering is a mean monster: Knut from the North, the Half-Troll Horror. Loosely based on old Finnish Christmas lore, Knut made his very successful debut appearance in our seasonal game last weekend. Luckily, the …

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Spell – SHRINK

“We’re now a quarter of an inch tall and sixty-four feet from the house. That’s the equivalent of 3.2 miles, that’s a long way, even for a man of science.” – The Szalinski kids, “Honey I shrunk the kids”  (1989) This week’s piece is essentially a reverse of the Enlarge spell. I’ve been thinking a …

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Extended Unarmed Combat

“Wax on, wax off.” – Mr. Miyagi To crown Bright Week, today’s piece is a tantalizing DCC teaser from something we’ve been working on for a while: a full supplement based on pit fighting (containing fighters, tourneys and more), along with a module to make full use of the ruleset! This all started more than …

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The Wycrow

“Blast it all! We’ve wycrows in tha chimneys again!Call in the sootjacks and send them up th’ flume.Quick-like now, before we have ta quench the forge!” – Krennvold Rockhammer, forgemaster of the Silverstone Colony Today’s piece is inspired by the excellent Legend of Grimrock game series. I completed both games recently, and enjoyed them quite …

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A Spellwright’s Primer

“Neither the circle without the line, nor the line without the point can be artificially produced.” John Dee, occultist to the Queen After writing the previous piece I started thinking about my process for generating rules for games, both as a Judge and for professional reasons. Additionally, I was feeling a little rusty after the …

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Spell: Animal form

This is the animal in man This is the animal in you This is the animal in man Coming true   – “Animal in man“, Dead Prez (2000)       I’ve always loved the concept of a wizard duel. The only spell for any sort of shapeshifts in DCC I found was the 4th …

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Animal Companions

Notwithstanding, as a dog hath a day, so may I perchance have time to declare it in deeds. Queen Elizabeth I This week’s piece is a set of guidelines for generating and managing animal companions in DCC. I opted to build the rules without class association, as I think that in the spirit of DCC …

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