Re: Who's ready to dive into a new DCC RPG campaign?
The Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG is a new "old school" fantasy RPG based on the fantasy books and authors listed in Appendix N of the 1st Ed (AD&D) Dungeon Master's Guide (which the author, Gary Gygax, noted as having had a major impact on his development of D&D) . It is D&D as Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games has envisioned it.
The DCC RPG book is just now being released after having been sent out to those who preordered over the last year or so. http://www.goodman-games.com/5070preview.html
The rules are not available online.
The game makes use of the concept of a "funnel" where randomly created level 0 PCs participate in an introductory adventure that "weeds out" the weak and/or unlucky characters. Those PCs which survive advance to level 1 and (if human) choose an adventuring class.
The basic mechanics are very similar to Basic D&D with a few 3rd Ed concepts thrown in. AC is ascending, creatures have an Initiative bonus, and Fortitude, Reflex, and Will saves are used.
To begin play, each player needs to randomly roll up 4 or 5 level 0 PCs (many are expected to die in the "funnel" adventure). You can do this online at the following web site:http://purplesorcerer.com/create.htm