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Monday, July 22, 2013

Thoughts on a DCC RPG Appreciation Day


I've been asked multiple times if I was going to organize a DCC RPG Appreciation Day, much like I helped organize the Appreciation Days for Basic Fantasy RPG and the highly successful Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day.

The answer is simply - I don't know. So I'm asking for your input.

It takes a lot of work and time to run and organize these events, and before I'd even take a stab at it, I'd need to know if there was sufficient interest in the idea.

20+ blogs participated in the BFRPG Appreciation Day and the number that signed up for the Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day was over 140. Truly insane.

Both of those games are supported by freely available rulesets, so even bloggers that didn't have direct knowledge of the rules were able to get it for free prior to the events. It's not quite the same for the DCC RPG, but using the DCC RPG Gaming on the Cheap link on the right and the free 66.5 Doom of the Savage Kings, I suppose we could expand the potential pool of participants.

I wouldn't be looking to run this until October or November of this year, as both the upcoming Unofficial OSR zine and a possible Swords and Wizardry online con / gaming weekend in September are going to be eating into my free time. Oh, yeah. Work and family shit too. Heh

Does this idea interest you? As a blogger, publisher, reader, gamer, whatever? Let me know as a comment to this post or via on of the accompanying G+ threads. I'm more then willing to expend the effort to get this up and running, but I'd hate to run it and have the response be less than optimal ;)

24 comments:

  1. We would support a DCC Appreciation Day in any way that you needed. - Purple Duck Games.

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    1. Mark, your support has been above and beyond at all times. Got the package BTW over the weekend. Will be put to good use with the next contest ;)

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    2. The "Purples" are the bestistest :)

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    3. Was just thinking that if I'll ever start a 3rd party company that supports DCC it's name must propably be Purple [someting] Games.

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    5. Somewhat weird coincidence: Our in-game party, a stable of characters formed as a mercenary company, is called The Divine Order of the Purple Tentacle (because of some shenanigans with same). Coincidence... or divine providence? You decide.

      Oh, and I'm totally onboard with this. Adam M., I, and the crew should have something fun to offer.

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    6. Purple rain games? Deadly and flamboyant.

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    7. Purple rain games? Deadly and flamboyant.

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  2. I'd be interested as a blogger, reader, gamer, and whatever :p

    Just need to start writing stuff and get a blog running before the deadline.

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    1. Do eeeeeet! (as Arnold would say ;)

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    2. "Mine shoe is bigger than this car!" is the new catchphrase ^^'

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  3. I still have more good things to say about DCC and Harley Stroh, so sure, sign me up for DCC Appreciation Day. :)

    - Ark

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  4. Still figuring out which end is up here in the blogosphere, but YES.

    But what does it mean? Does it just mean posting about DCC or producing 'product' on the blog for DCC for free? 'Cuz that's kind of what my blog is...

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  5. As a blogger and fan of the game I think this sounds like a great idea.

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  6. As on of the hosts of Spellburn, I say, "Hell, yes." I'm sure the rest of the boys will be onboard.

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  7. DCC just doesn't grab me like it does you, plus I find having to buy d7s to be gimmicky at best. But I have a few months to read it over.

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    1. I didn't buy d3, d5 or d7 and I'm going to use other dice to get results for those like I've been doing for d2 and d3 so far.

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    2. Tim

      I run the weekly session using Roll20 - virtual dice can be anything u want ;)

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  8. The response from the 3rd party publishers and my fellow bloggers, both here and one G+ has been very supportive. As usual, I'm humbled. This hobby of ours has a great attitude.

    I suspect it will happen. I'm thinking October more than November (Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season kicks off in November).

    When I know more I'll post ;)

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  9. You know you'd have _my_ support, but every day is DCC RPG Appreciation Day.

    Though I do have to say, DCC RPG not being free is a fair reason _not_ to do it.

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  10. I bought DCC and then ran Sailors on the Starless Sea largely because of this blog so I'm definitely keen for you to do this!

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