Jack Vance, The Dying Earth & Dungeon Crawl Classics with Julian Bernick - Episode 244 - 7-14-2021


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RPG Designer Julian Bernick on Jack Vance’s The Dying Earth book series and the new Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG setting based on it. Why is it such a cool world to read about and play in? How much influence did The Dying Earth have on Gary Gygax and D&D? Hint: a lot. What was DCC’s design philosophy and what was the thought behind its extra dice types? Long-form Lovecraftian poetry. How to say grognard. More!

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #244 - 7/14/2021

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DCC Dying Earth Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/devillich/dcc-dying-earth

Jack Vance on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Vance

The Dying Earth on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dying_Earth

"Jack Vance & the D&D Game" by Gary Gygax https://archive.org/stream/gary_gygax_jack_vance/gary_gygax_jack_vance_djvu.txt

Spellburn: A Podcast about the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG http://spellburn.com/

Nowhere City Nights, Julian's third-party modern noir setting for DCC RPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/186498/Nowhere-City-Nights-DCC-RPG

Castle Bash: A Record of the Most Unfortunate Doings at Castle Bash - As Told by an Unnamed Poet who was Never Seen Again https://www.amazon.com/Castle-Bash-Record-Unfortunate-Unnamed/dp/0982933584

Appendix N Book Club Podcast https://appendixnbookclub.com/

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