A Matter of a Spider-God

Last week, in this post translating the monsters of Crom the Barbarian to Dungeon Crawl Classics, I promised Spraa, the Spider-God of Akka, as a patron for DCC. Based on that post, I was asked to participate in a project regarding Crom. Spraa as a patron may be part of that project, so the post will have …

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Book Haul 3/26/18

This is what $3.50 gets you at the New Albany Floyd County Public Library sale. Over at the An Age Undreamed Of: Adventures in Appendix N Facebook group, a member lamented the fact there are so many great authors and works that are out of print. Library sales are a great place to discover authors …

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Crom the Barbarian’s Foes for Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG/OSR games

I love making monsters. Specifically, when I come across a compelling creature in movies, books, or comics, I love translating them to roleplaying games, be it alien species from the new movies for the old WEG Star Wars game, or cosmic horrors for Call of Cthulhu. I started the Octobernomicon, a monster-a-day series for Call …

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Book Haul 3/13/18: Witch World and Wizard of Lemuria

I picked these up from the Facebook book-seller Brian's No Bull, Just Books. If you're looking for vintage paperbacks, I highly recommend checking him out. I've never read Norton, but I've recently become interested in the works and authors cited by Gary Gygax in Appendix N. Though I've had a long interest in the sword-and-sorcery …

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Review: Gardner Fox’s “Crom the Barbarian”

By 1971, prolific comic writer and novelist Gardner Fox estimated that he had written fifty-million words over the course of his then thirty-plus year career. Though not as well known today as some of his contempories in the comic industy, such as Lee or Kirby, Fox nonetheless made important contributions. Among his creations are the …

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