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Goodman Gems (Aug 2019)

Goodman Gems (Aug 2019)

Wednesday 26 January 2022
In January 2022 we resurrected the August 2019 Goodman Gems Bundle, featuring The Dungeon Alphabet and other system-neutral FRPG sourcebooks from Goodman Games.

Joseph Goodman publishes a stellar series of entertaining and inspirational system-neutral supplements that have become seminal works of the Old School Revival. Foremost of these is the venerable Dungeon Alphabet, an alphabetic compendium now in its fourth edition, funded in a November 2017 Kickstarter campaign. The Dungeon Alphabet, its companion sourcebooks The Monster Alphabet and The Cthulhu Alphabet, and other Goodman titles help OSR gamemasters rethink their games at a fundamental level. This revived Goodman Gems offer once again gathered much-loved supplements that present new character backgrounds, locations, setting elements, monsters, a yearlong calendar, and two — no! now it’s three! — marvelous trips through the alphabet.

There were four system-neutral supplements in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $37) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including The Adventurer’s Almanac, a one-year calendar to organize your campaign around seasonal events and a fantastical astrology system; a book of character design tips, PC Pearls, and the companion tips book for gamemasters, GM Gems; and a handy DM Campaign Tracker.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got this revival’s entire Bonus Collection with five more sourcebooks worth an additional $57: Those who bought this Goodman Gems offer during its original August 2019 run automatically received the new Cthulhu Alphabet and D50 titles on their Wizard’s Cabinet download page on the Bundle site and in their linked DriveThruRPG Library. When you buy a Bundle of Holding early, you never miss titles added later — even much later.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) for this Goodman Gems revival went to the charity designated by Joseph Goodman, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. For more than 30 years the SF-Marin Food Bank has worked to end hunger in the San Francisco Bay Area, where one in four neighbors is at risk of hunger.