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04-21-2014, 08:57 AM
Updated Message:

Since posting this, our DCC RPG campaign has materialized. It's happening ever other Saturday on Capitol Hill in Denver, from noon to 5pm. We've played three times so far. One of the players had to drop out due to a change in work schedule, so we have room for one more to join.

The game is very old school, with the slogan "Party like it's 1974". It's about action, combat, traps, and a healthy balance of clever escapes and brutality. Rules are light, fantasy RPG tropes are in full effect. Come join us!

Original Message:

I'm an old school RPGer who learned D&D way back in the 1st edition AD&D days. I'm really interested to try the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, but none of my regular gaming group is really into it. They all prefer 4th edition. And although I'm part of two online-only RPGs, I'd really like to play a real in person pen-and-paper RPG, too.

So if anyone else in Denver is interested in Goodman Games' Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC), let me know. I'm not sure if I want to be the DM, but I'm willing to do the legwork to get the game organized, find a place to play, etc.

04-26-2014, 06:14 PM
I too am an old school gamer starting in the mid 80s with Basic D&D and then up to AD&D. I'm also relatively new to the Denver area and looking for gamers, preferably those interested in the old games. I'm not familiar with Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG but am willing to look into it. If you really like the older gaming systems I'd recommend taking a look at OSRIC (http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/osric/) and Basic Fantasy Role-Playing (http://basicfantasy.org/). Both are systems I'm already conversant in and have run campaigns in recently and both are free. Not to hijack your post, I'll look into Dungeon Crawl Classics.

04-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Thanks for writing back. I've heard of OSRIC, though I've never played it. Basic Fantasy Role-Playing is new to me, though. I suppose any of those "retro-clone" type games sound like fun to me, but the ways that DCC RPG changed the old D&D rules are all interesting, too. Plus, Goodman Games has been putting out tons of supporting material for the game system. In my grown-up years, I don't have as much time to roll my own adventures, so I seem to buy more off-the-shelf stuff. But if I were a player instead of GM, the system doesn't really matter to me much.

What part of town are you in?

04-27-2014, 11:13 PM
With OSRIC and BFRPG I am able to use all my old AD&D and D&D modules with very little adaptation necessary. And I have almost ALL the old AD&D and D&D modules. Before moving out here I was running a group through the entire "B" series of D&D modules using the BFRPG rules. My preference is mostly a hesitation to spend money on another system which does what I can get for free. There are very large communities around both OSRIC and BFRPG.

I'm more than willing to DM but as I work two jobs and have a family, there are a couple of caveats:
1) I am a bit limited on time so I can only commit to about a once a month game. What I did before was pick a Saturday once a month and play most of the day. Sometimes we played at a game store, sometimes the local library and other times in my home.
2) The other caveat I have is that I need to be able to include my thirteen-year-old daughter. Not everyone is willing to play with a less mature player but it's one of the things she and I connect on, so I need to be able to include her in the game as well.

If those aren't deal breakers for you, I'm willing to move forward. I have a new friend out here who's also looking for a group. He didn't start playing till 3.5 but is willing to travel back in time, so to speak.

I've only been out here in the Denver area for about six months and change. We're currently in south Lakewood but in the process of buying house in SW Denver just south of Ft. Logan between Sheridan and Federal. I'm willing to drive pretty much anywhere in the Denver Metro area to game.

04-28-2014, 08:34 PM
All that sounds fine to me. My D&D gaming group - which moved online after our DM moved to Utah - came to basically the same conclusion, which is that it's easier to do a 6 hour game 1 or 2 times a month on a Saturday or Sunday than to do a 3 hour game every week. I'm definitely willing to try one of the free retro-clones if you're willing to DM. There's nothing to lose! We just need to find enough other players to fill out a game.

04-29-2014, 11:21 AM
Cool beans. I've got a friend here who's interested in getting a gaming group and not too particular about the system.

How 'bout OSRIC. I'll put some links here for folk who happen to swing by, then PM you.

OSRIC (http://www.knights-n-knaves.com/osric/): AD&D 1st Edition retro-clone. FREE!
Drangsfoot (http://www.dragonsfoot.org/): Free quality and original First Edition AD&D resources (including some new classes, character sheets, etc.)

06-15-2014, 10:55 PM
Just in case anyone else is monitoring this forum, I know it's short notice but this Saturday I'm running a one-shot Dungeon Crawl Classics "funnel" introductory adventure. Here are the details:


07-05-2014, 10:52 AM
The next Dungeon Crawl Classics game is going to be August 2, 2014 in Capitol Hill (Denver). We have room for one - maybe two - more players. This is a novice level game, and we're all relative newcomers to the rules. So if you've wanted to try DCC RPG, this is a good way to check it out.


09-01-2014, 11:24 AM
Our Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG game is every other Saturday in Capitol Hill. We have room for one more to join, if anyone's interested.