Monday, January 4, 2021

What is Star Crawl?


What is Star Crawl?

Star Crawl is a sci-fi role playing supplement, designed for Dungeon Crawl Classics but easily adapted for any d20 based RPG. The book's 100+ pages include:

  • Seven new classes, designed after classic sci-fi archetypes
  • Rules for applying race templates, further customizing your character. The core book includes 12 race templates, but more keep coming as bonus material in our adventures and on this website.
  • Advanced weapons, armor, and equipment- including a 100 entry table for random weird items
  • Rules for starships and space combat
  • 3 new patrons appropriate for any class
  • Rules for randomly generating new worlds, with tables for random celestial and terrestrial quirks
  • A bestiary of aliens and creatures
  • A full 0-level funnel adventure

Can I get adventures & supplements for Star Crawl?
Absolutely!  So far, we've released two adventures:
  • Threen Station Zero: A 2nd level adventure set in an abandoned space station
  • Electric Friends: 3rd level characters are tasked with retrieving parts from a robot factory
I'm a really slow writer, but we're working on a few more books we hope to have out soon:
  • Beyond the Flesh: A complete cybernetics supplement, including an all new Star Crawl adventure
  • The Scions of Leviathan: Wherein the characters must rescue a young man from the clutches of a doomsday cult
  • Cries from the Void: A compilation of short scenarios and encounters
Our adventures include pre-generated characters to let you play right away and bonus material to supplement your games. 

Are there online resources for Star Crawl? 
With every new release, we post the supporting materials here. This includes character sheets, race templates, and pregens. 

Why should I take your word that it's good?
You shouldn't- I'm the one selling it. Maybe check out some reviews: 
And Star Crawl has been one of the top selling 3rd party products on the Goodman Games webstore three years in a row

Star Crawl sounds awesome! Where can I get it? 
Print copies of all of our books are available on the Goodman Games web store and PDFs can be bought through DriveThruRPG

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

This past weekend, I had the pleasure to join other members of the third-party publishing community for a a forum on upcoming releases at Bride of Cyclops Con. Here are the items I mentioned:

  • The Scions of Leviathan: A 6th level adventure where your crew is tasked with saving a planetary governor's son from a doomsday cult. I've been playtesting throughout 2020 and it's been very well received. I need to transfer my notes to a clean document and do a bunch of art- I'm hoping to have this out by spring 2021.
  • Beyond the Flesh: A full cybernetics supplement, including rules for DCC & MCC. In addition to rules for installing an using cybernetics, it will have a new character class and a full 4th level adventure. The adventure is starting to be playtested and I'm hoping to test some of the cybernetic rules on their own. I'd expect this to ready for release mid-2021.
  • Cries from the Void: This will be a collection of short adventures, story seeds, and supplemental material to slip into your home games. I'm adding to this between other projects as I come up with ideas that aren't candidates for full adventures. As such, this is probably pretty far out- I don't imagine this will be ready before the end of 2021/early 2022. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Registration for Bride of Cyclops Con is now open! I'm running two Star Crawl games: Electric Friends and Scions of Leviathan, an adventure I've been playtesting this year (with luck, I should have it out in early 2021). If you search the event listing for Star Crawl, there are also a few others running SC events. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Electric Friends Now Available!

The next adventure for Star Crawl, Electric Friends is now available in print from the Goodman Games webstore & in PDF at Purchase of the print copy through GG includes a free PDF.

In this adventure, your party will explore a robot factory at the behest of an eccentric benefactor. I've had a great time running this adventure over the past year and I'm thrilled to finally be able to share it wide! In addition to the complete adventure, Electric Friends includes the Space Cowboy class and Rodent race template. The Space Cowboy class is added to the new printing of Star Crawl, but I've included it here for folks who already have a copy of the first printing.

And after being sold out for some time, Star Crawl is finally back in print! It's got a few new pieces of art and significantly fewer typos- get the full details here!

Monday, June 29, 2020

SC Character Tokens

To aid running Star Crawl games online, I made a set of tokens for all the Star Crawl character classes & races. These are simple circles, replicating the icons at the bottom of the Star Crawl character sheets & race templates. They work great with Roll20, but I haven't tried them with any other virtual game portals.

Star Crawl 2nd Printing

Star Crawl has been far more successful that I'd hoped, selling consistently since its 2018 release. As I prepare for another print run, increased printing costs and new distribution options are forcing me to raise the price from $15 to $20. The price of the PDF will not be increasing and I will update the files on DriveThruRPG so folks who bought it there will automatically get the new files. 

Star Crawl is still a value at $20, but to entice you even further, I'm making a few updates to this printing:
  • Space Cowboy class: This class is also available on our resources page & will be included in Electric Friends, an adventure being released soon.
  • Power weapons fumble table: This gives some extra flavor for critical failures with powered weapons, such as photon pistols and plasma blades.
  • New art: I'm replacing a few pieces of art I didn't like from the first run & adding in a couple more pieces. 
  • Typo corrections: In a few places, I caught some mistakes I missed last time around. These will be corrected. 
The last few copies of the first printing of Star Crawl are available on the Goodman Games webstore (I've only got 1 copy left myself), so get it while you can- it's soon to be a collector's item!
UPDATE: The first printing of Star Crawl is officially sold out! The updated printing is due back from the printers any day now, so it should be available in the Goodman Games store very soon! Once it's listed there, I'll update the PDF at DriveThruRPG.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Black Lives Matter Charity Event

If you don't have a PDF copy of Star Crawl, it's included in one of the bundles at the DriveThruRPG Black Lives Matter charity event. There are a lot of great books available in each bundle and 100% of the proceeds go the the charities. Great games for an even better cause!

DriveThruRPG BLM Charity Event

Direct link to the bundle that includes Star Crawl