Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Object of My Desire

It came while I was at work yesterday. The big box was waiting patiently when I got home. It was glowing with an eldritch light and a chorus of angels was faintly heard.

As I said in the last post, I have the pdf printed and in a binder. Now, I typically do not print full-page art when I print pdf's. It saves ink on the home printer and money at Office Depot. Let me just say that the physical object that is DCC is a wonder to behold. There are numerous quotes in reviews about "oozing old school", which I could relate to, based on the prose of the pdf. Seeing the entire package, though, art and all, bound in that colorful, shiny cover, really took the oozing to another level. I have not been this excited about a single-book RPG purchase since Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (1st edition), 26 years ago.

I am now considering planning to have the spell tables bound into their own booklet for my reference. I will also get the "rules" bound for players' reference at the table. That not only helps keep the wear and tear down on my new book, I think it will also make the game less intimidating for new players. I've already printed out these reference sheets (thanks Jeremy). The essential player rules are relatively short and simple, so distilling them from the 488 page tome should help ease new players into the idea of such a gonzo style of play. I'm thinking of getting them all comb-bound, for a real old school ambiance.


  1. Its a great looking book. Just don't drop it on your foot.

  2. What if there's a big spider on his foot?

    Think Tim, think!

  3. You have perfectly encapsulated the experience I had when I received my DCC book this week (were your angles singing soprano or alto?). Even if I can't convince my newly formed gaming group to play, the artwork alone is worth the price of admission. Unlike you, now that I have the hard copy version I want to buy the PDF; I like your idea for breaking it down into relevant and “bite size” sections.