Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"Unofficial OSR" Envelopes the "Copper Droppings" Zine

Here's today's second announcement:

I'm going with the title "Unofficial OSR" for the fanzine under The Grumpy Dwarf as the publisher, as feedback that I've gotten indicates that many folks would prefer a zine that covers the whole of the OSR.

So, with a spread starting with ACKS and Ambition & Avarice and running through Raggi's Weird Fantasy and everything in between, there is a lot of ground to cover.

That doesn't mean the end of Copper Droppings before it even starts. Copper Droppings will be it's own section, edited by +Michael Garcia and will be exclusively Swords & Wizardry - so yes, a zine within a zine. Think of the old Dragon issues with the Ares section.

I'll be aiming for Sept 1, 2013 for release - if we can hit earlier, great, but this timeline gives me 2 weeks of vacation a and 2 1/2 months to get things up and running.

Same payment plan for submissions - beer money and you keep the rights to your work ;)

submissions for Unofficial OSR should be sent to tenkarsDOTtavernATgmailDOTcom

submissions for Copper Droppings should be sent to socialATdeadratpublishingDOTcom

Cut off for Issue 1 submissions is August 3, 2013

(if time and ability permits, there may be a "Zero Issue" release -


  1. it might need to be "white labeled", as I'm not sure if Goodman allows the DCC name to be used without permission, but as DCC is OGL it should be ok

    i love DCC, and if i can ever put the damn alternate starting professions list into a printable format (which i tried and failed to do for Dak, as the work was mind numbing ;) i'd love to add it to the zine.

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    1. it's easier with OGL stuff

      chill / space ace / sandman and the rest aren't going to be easy

      that being said, if you had something stat-less that used one of the Pacesetter games as inspiration, it would be considered ;)

  3. Good news Erik. Looking forward to it...sucker.

    1. Ouch! heh

      Yeah, I've been toying with the idea for a while, and making this more than just "my project" but a community project just seems right.

  4. I like this. I bet you are going to get some quality material too.


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