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Great show!

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I like how you focus on not only the game itself but also the culture surrounding the game.

Great show!

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Jen laughs at her own jokes a lot 🤷🏻‍♂️

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97 Ratings
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Great show!

By zeonox - Jul 04 2019
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I like how you focus on not only the game itself but also the culture surrounding the game.

Great show!

By wsteyert - Apr 22 2019
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Jen laughs at her own jokes a lot 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Rank #1: Episode 26: Who Judges the Judges?

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This week on the show we discuss, dissect, and maybe even disagree about the best practices for the superior judging and running of DCC RPG games. What are the most important Judging “do’s and don’t’s”? That’s what we’ll try and answer on this episode of Spellburn…

And don’t forget to check out this episode’s winning Dungeon Denizen entry by Mighty Mike Loew!

Links mentioned in this episode:

Bittman-Inspired Generalized Two-Handed Weapon Math by Terry Olson
http://spellburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Bittman-Inspired-Generalized-Two-handed-Weapon-Math-by-Olson.pdf

Goodman Games Peril on the Purple Planet kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409961192/dungeon-crawl-classics-peril-on-the-purple-planet

Iron Tavern Press at Lulu.com
http://www.rpgnow.com/browse.php?manufacturers_id=6192&term=iron

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Jul 19 2014

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Rank #2: Episode 73: Acclimating to Lankhmar

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Chances are, you’ve heard a ton about the new Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar material. In this episode of Spellburn, we will go through some of the crucial differences from DCC RPG, including steps for character generation and some of the basic things new players can expect in the setting. Whether you backed the Kickstarter, have already explored the City of a Thousand Score Smokes, have fully dipped your toes into the River Hlal (yuck!), or are completely new to Fritz Leiber and his classic urban fantasy setting, we hope to uncover some of the mystery for you – in what is sure to be the first of a series of acclimating to DCC Lankhmar.

Adventures mentioned in this episode:

Greenwood of the Fey Sovereign



Links mentioned in this episode:

Con on the Cob 2018!

DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter

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Nov 12 2018

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Rank #3: Episode 25: Invoke Jon Marr

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This week on the show we welcome special guest Jon Marr, creator and head wizard at Purple Sorcerer Games. We’ll be asking Jon about some of the best third-party DCC RPG adventures ever published, his uber-useful family of online tools and mobile apps, and some top-secret forthcoming products. Also! We have a Spellburn Free RPG Day Special Report with Adam Muskiewicz! Who says this isn’t The Spellburn Age of Spine-Tingling Interviews?

Links mentioned in this show:

Purple Sorcerer Games – http://purplesorcerer.com

Purple Sorcerer 2014 Tools Pledge Drive – http://purplesorcerer.com/pledge.php

Dispatches From Kickassastan – http://www.kickassistan.net

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Jul 01 2014

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Rank #4: Episode 50: Ill Met in Spellburn!

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This week we dive into the topic of urban adventuring…particularly in the City of Sevenscore Thousand Smokes. That’s right, we’re welcoming back for his fourth appearance – fifth if you count the infamous “lost pilot” – manly DCC RPG scribe Mighty Michael Curtis, who’s going to talk with us about his magnum opus, “Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar,” which also happens to be the latest Kickstarter from Goodman Games.  All this and much more on the 50th (!) episode of Spellburn!

Links mentioned in this episode:
DCC RPG Lankhmar Kickstarter
Mutant Crawl Classics RPG Kickstarter (closed)
Rat Snake
Secret Antiquities
Stormbringer RPG

Adventures mentioned in this episode:
Dread On Demon Crown Hill
Purple Duck Games: Purple Mountain
Queen of the Demonweb Pits
Gongfarmer’s Almanac 2016 (Vol 4 contains “An Orm Lies Down in Punjar”)

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Apr 18 2017

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Rank #5: Episode 40: A Level 1 Wizard’s Primer

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This week on Spellburn, we’re going to help out some of the new Wizards out there, by giving you a spell primer! That’s right, we’re going to go over the list of 1st-level arcane spells. Whether you’re new to the game or a long-time judge, some spells just aren’t taken seriously enough because they’re taken at face value. We’re here to offer some clarifications, and to de-mystify some magicks.

Links mentioned in this episode:
DCC RPG 4th Printing Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409961192/dcc-rpg-4th-printing
Iron Tavern DCC RPG Actual Play Podcast
http://irontavern.com/podcast/

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Nov 20 2015

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Rank #6: Episode 23: Halflings – Twice the Fun at One Half the Footprint

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This week our four judges take a look at the Halfling class in DCC RPG. From the halfling’s race-as-class abilities as party luck battery to two-weapon fighting to sneaking and hiding, we cover it all – even the sensitive subject of halfling manscaping!

Links mentioned in this episode:

Angels, Demons, and Beings Inbetween – http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/109995/Angels-Daemons-and-Beings-Between

The Order of the Stick – http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0953.html

Judge Jobe’s Two-Handed Weapon Spreadsheet – https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqqBybuVA0e4dEVkWEhQX3JEeGlUY21GdERGeUNmbXc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

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May 28 2014

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Rank #7: Episode 43: Mutant Crawl Classics

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This week on Spellburn, the Judges J get the band back together for a very special show! We’re celebrating the Free RPG Day debut and subsequent Kickstarter of the very long-awaited Mutant Crawl Classics RPG. We all burned down to 3’s on the Invoke Patron roll for this one, and our special guest for this show is none other than our very own Judge Jim! Now that MCC is officially out there, Judge Jim can tell us everything he’s had to keep quiet about for the past few years.

Links mentioned in this episode:
MCC RPG Kickstarter
MCC RPG Google+ Community
Jeffery’s Answer to Everything:
Jason Sholtis
Purple Sorceror
Crawling Under a Broken Moon

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Jul 13 2016

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Rank #8: Episode 51: Third Party Classes!

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This week on Spellburn we discuss some of the many third-party classes available for DCC RPG. When you deviate from the core book, you can find all manner of strange, exciting, and bizarre classes. Some of them emulate classes from the various editions of the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game, others are templates for futuristic or modern day settings, and some are just plain gonzo. We’ll be discussing this and more in our 51st episode of Spellburn!

Links mentioned in this episode:
Judge Jeff’s DCC Spotify Playlist
Paladin Class (Crawl #6)
Clownight (Crawling Under A Broken Moon #12)
Calavera (Dark Trails G+ community)
Marauder (Tales from the Fallen Empire)
Faerie Animal (Creeping Beauties of the Wood)
Ratfolk (Dungeon Lord – The Wayne Con Issue)
Blood Witch (Hubris: A World of Visceral Adventure)
Yolovar (Crawljammer #6)
Chakas (Goblin Mini Mart blog)
Purple Sorcerer Online Game Aids
DCC Reference Booklet
Assassin Class (Gongfarmers’ Almanac 2015)
Nowhere City Nights
DCC Lankhmar Kickstarter
Noah Stevens’s Great DCC 3P Class List

Adventures mentioned in this episode:
Tower of the Black Pearl
Frozen in Time
Boston Crawl

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May 16 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 44: Invoke Brendan LaSalle

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This episode on Spellburn, we’re introducing an additional permanent co-host to the show, a long-time DCC RPG organizer and game designer. Listen to find out! In addition to this overload of awesome, we’re welcoming the notorious Brendan LaSalle for his first visit to Spellburn. Listeners may know Brendan as “the guy you send emails to for Road Crew swag”, or as the most insane judge at conventions. He’s also the author of the funnel, “Hole in the Sky,” and he is the mastermind behind X-Crawl, one of the most entertaining settings for DCC.

Links mentioned in this episode:
X-Crawl
Fat Dragon Games
Villains & Vigillantes

Adventures mentioned in this episode:
Dungeon Battle Brooklyn
Belly of the Great Beast
Hole in the Sky
Nowhere City
The Adventure Begins
Las Vegas Crawl

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Nov 23 2016

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Rank #10: Episode 59: Make Your Own Patron

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This week on Spellburn we take a look at how to create a supernatural Patron!  Patrons are one of the coolest and most unique aspects of Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG.  Every Judge will have a reason to make one as a foil, as a PC ally, and of course just for the fun of it!  We’ll talk about how to generate them, how to fine-tune them and what distinguishes them from other fickle entities like the GAWDS.  All this and more on this week’s episode of SPELLBURN!

Patron write-up: W.I.G.H.T.

Adventures mentioned in this episode:

Shadows Under Devil’s Reef (2017 Halloween Adventure)
Sinister Sutures of the Seamstress (2016 Halloween Adventure)
They Served Brandolyn Red
Tower of the Black Pearl

Links mentioned in this episode:

Clark Ashton Smith
Robin Hobb
Michael Chabon
Ready Player One
Swords Against Death
Angels Daemons and Beings In Between

Don’t miss the latest Dungeon Denizen contest with art by Stefan Poag!  Follow this link, enjoy the image, and send your entry to theband@spellburn.com by Mid-November!

New Dungeon Denizen contest!

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Nov 14 2017

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Rank #11: Episode 49: Invoke Reid San Filippo

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This week on Spellburn we’re very pleased to have with us… Judge Reid San Filippo, creator of the Crawling Under A Broken Moon magazine and now the successful launcher of “The Umerican Survival Guide” Kickstarter!  We’re going to talk to Reid about the History of Broken Moon and about his new project as well as round up Gary Con events!  All this and more on this episode of Spellburn!

Links mentioned in this episode:
Umerican Survival Guide Kickstarter
Crawling Under A Broken Moon Products
DCC RPG Lankhmar Kickstarter
SUPERS! Revised Edition
Art of Doug Kovacs
GENCON 2017
Mutant Crawl Classics RPG Kickstarter (closed)

Adventures mentioned in this episode:
The Madhouse Meet (in the Free RPG Day 2016 release)
Caverns of Thracia (Judges Guild reprint)
Tegel Manor (Judges Guild Reprint)
Book of Treasure Maps (including Tomb of Aethering the Damned)

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Apr 04 2017

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Rank #12: Episode 66: Life on Aereth

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Like many listening, I first encountered the mysterious world of Aéreth in the pages of the DCC RPG Core Book. Many others listening will remember the world of Aéreth from back in the days when Dungeon Crawl Classics wasn’t the name of a roleplaying game but was instead the name of a line of adventure modules written for the world’s first fantasy roleplaying game.

Today we are lucky enough to have the man who quite literally wrote the book on the topic of Aéreth back in those days of yore. He’s here to talk to us about the system’s default setting and how it has changed since DCC RPG was launched.

Adventures mentioned in this episode:

One Who Watches from Below

Doom of the Savage Kings

Hive of the Overmind

Incursion of the Ultradimension

The Portsmouth Mermaid

Dragora’s Dungeon

Sailors on the Starless Sea

The Emerald Enchanter

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book of Treasure Maps

Gazetteer of the Known Realms

Curator of Earth (MCC Character Genreation on Twitter!)

Interactive Aereth Map on Goodman Games site

James Mishler maps

James Mishler blog

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Mar 13 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 34: Here There Be Dragons

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This week on Spellburn we take an in-depth look at Dungeon Crawl Classic’s dragons! Everything from what makes them unique to using the Dragon tables to create our very own dragon on tonight’s episode.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Chuck Whelon Kickstarter (Look for the DCC RPG original artwork)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whelon/pewfell-in-drain-of-chaos

Death Frost Doom
http://www.lotfp.com/RPG/products/death-frost-doom

Cheryl Cain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheryl_Cain

Crawler’s Companion (Web Version)
http://purplesorcerer.com/crawler/crawler.htm

Gary Con Gaming Convention
http://www.garycon.com/index.php

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Dec 25 2014

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Rank #14: Episode 42: Invoke Terry Olson

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This week on Spellburn, the Judges J have cast a ritualized version of Invoke Patron to summon a very special guest, Terry Olson. Terry has written several Dungeon Crawl Classics adventures for Goodman Games and even contributed a letter to the Monster Alphabet.

Links mentioned in this episode:
The Rock Awakens: http://www.goodman-games.com/50841preview.html
Tomb of the Immortal Kahl: http://www.goodman-games.com/5085preview.html
Elzemon and the Blood Drinking Box: http://www.goodman-games.com/FRPGD14preview.html
50 Fantastic Functions for the D50: http://www.goodman-games.com/4379preview.html
2015 Gen Con Program Guide, “Cranking Up the Funk in DCC Dice Rolling”: http://www.goodman-games.com/GC15preview.html

The Monster Alphabet, “S is for Sonic”: http://www.goodman-games.com/4386preview.html

Purple Planet Relics, Beasts, and Lore: http://www.goodman-games.com/5085preview.html

Dual-Wielding Probabilities from Spellburn Episode 26 (July 19, 2014): http://spellburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Bittman-Inspired-Generalized-Two-handed-Weapon-Math-by-Olson.pdf
From Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box: Yarafad’s Box = Faraday Cage, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

From Monster Alphabet, S is for Sonic, The Elgad Lazif’rel Effect: Elgad Lazif’rel = Ella Fitzgerald, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG8K0yl4_hc

Steve Bean’s Rat King’s River of Death (Bonus with Curtis’ The Chained Coffin): http://www.goodman-games.com/5084preview.html

Edgar Johnson’s Blood for the Serpent King (Bonus with Stroh’s Bride of the Black Manse): http://www.goodman-games.com/5083preview.html

Jobe Bittman’s The Emerald Enchanter Strikes Back! (Goodman Games Gen Con 2014 Program Guide): http://www.goodman-games.com/gencon14programbook.html

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Jan 18 2016

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Rank #15: Episode 10: Holier Than Thou

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This week on Spellburn, we’re continuing our series of up-close-and-personal looks at individual character classes. Tonight, by popular listener request, we’re going to cover the cleric class, which in Dungeon Crawl Classics, is NOT your father’s d20 heal-bot. Second only to fighters and dwarves in raw melee power, this divine class casts spells without armor penalty, turns creatures of opposing alignment, and just generally kicks unholy ass.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Angels, Daemons, and Beings Between – RPGNow

Brian Bleakley’s “Weird Dice” Matrix: Die_Matrix_2

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Sep 25 2013

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Rank #16: Episode 48: Invoke Paul Wolfe

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This week on Spellburn, we’re celebrating the resurrection of D.A.M.N., the DCC RPG Adventure Magazine and News ‘zine.  We’ve brought special guest Paul Wolfe on to talk about spearheading this revival as well as his prolific third-party projects.  We’re also really excited for Gary Con, which is just around the corner, so stay tuned for details on where you can find each of us.  And — if that’s not hard-core enough for you — we’re also welcoming a new permanent co-host to the show, Brooklyn’s own Appendix N and DCC acolyte, Judge Jeff Goad!

Links mentioned in this episode:
D.A.M.N. Magazine
Hobbs & Friends of the OSR Podcast
DCC Free Resources Sheet
Listing of All DCC RPG Modules
Angels, Daemons and Beings In Between
Gary Con
Con of the North

Adventures mentioned in this episode:
The Wizardarium of Calabraxis
Sepulcher of the Mountain God
The God-Seed Awakens
In the Prison of the Squid Sorcerer (including Mermaids of Yuggoth)
The Tribe of Ogg and the Gift of Suss
Steading of the Nergalites (Link in blogpost)
The Bog God’s Champion

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Mar 22 2017

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Rank #17: Episode 24: Asked and Answered

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This week we empty out the email bag and get all caught up on listener emails, we share a new Dungeon Denizens winner – mostly to get Daniel J. Bishop off our backs, those of us who have hit the convention trail share our experiences, and Judge Jobe shares his tips and tricks on how to book guests for the show Kobiashi Maru style!
And don’t forget to check out our latest Dungeon Denizens winner by Daniel J. Bishop: The Wampler

Links mentioned in the show:

Go Play NW convention: http://www.goplaynw.org

Marooned Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MaroonedLV

The Iron Tavern actual play DCC podcast: http://irontavern.com/podcast/

Gen Con Indy: http://www.gencon.com

U-Con gaming convention: https://www.ucon-gaming.org

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Jun 18 2014

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Rank #18: Episode 76: Magic & Patrons of Lankhmar!

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Adventures mentioned in this episode:

Home for the Holideath (Mutant Crawl Classics RPG)

DCC Lankhmar

Links mentioned in this episode:

Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcers of Hyperborea

Tabletop Twats RPG podcast

Second Edition

The Blue Star

The Bleak Shore

Patrons of Lankhmar

Call of Cthullhu RPG

Mutant Crawl Classics RPG

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Apr 14 2019

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Rank #19: Episode 37: Magic Items

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This week on Spellburn your hardy hosts delve into the treasure vaults to uncover every adventurer’s favorite loot: magic items! We’re going to dive deep into the rules for potions, scrolls, magic staffs, magic swords, rods, wands, and more…

Links mentioned in this episode:

The Crawler’s Companion (free DCC RPG dice roller app)
http://purplesorcerer.com/crawler.php

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Jul 11 2015

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Rank #20: Episode 69: Into the Sandbox!

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On this episode of Spellburn we are going to talk about playing in the sandbox. What is a sandbox campaign and how might it help you up your DCC game? Well luckily for all you out there in podcast-land, we have the author “Dispatches from the Raven Crowking Vol. III: Building the Sandbox” with us tonight to help us explore this topic, the incomparable Raven Crowking himself!

Adventures mentioned in this episode:

Nebin Pendlebrook’s Perilous Pantry
The Frost Fang Expedition
Hole in the Sky
The Isle of Dread
Angels, Daemons and Beings In Between
Shadow Under Devil’s Reef
Jewels of the Carnifex
The Sea Queen Escapes
Haunting of Larvik Island
Attack of the Frawgs
Caverns of Thracia
The Thing in the Chimney

Links mentioned in this episode:

Raven Crowking (Daniel J Bishop) Conversion notes for DCC
The Campaign Elements series (vol 1)
Vornheim
Wilderlands of HIgh Fantasy
Dick Sprang
Adventurer’s Almanac
GM Gems

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Jun 19 2018

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