Dungeon Crawl Classics now has an official Dying Earth RPG.
Released this week by DCC’s publisher Goodman Games, the Marc Brner, Julian Berrick, Bob Brinkman and Terry Olson authored game weighs in at 278 pages.
Right now, at DriveThruRPG, Dungeon Crawl Classics Dying Earth is only available as a PDF and for $39.99. A print and PDF bundle can be bought from Goodman’s own store.
The boxed set, virtual or otherwise, contains;
- Player’s Libram (64 pages).
- Primer of Practical Magic (104 pages).
- Intimate Anatomy of Several Creatures and Personages of the Twenty-First Aeon (96 pages).
- A map of the environs of the Dying Earth.
There’s also new material for Dungeon Crawl Classics, new classes, new creatures, patrons and spells. The new classes;
The new rules also include grudge tokens which build up and are part of the resentments that characters build up.
What is The Dying Earth?
The Dying Earth is a fantasy series by Jack Vance, with four books initially published from 1950 to 1984. The far future Earth setting has the Sun near the end of its life. The sky is painted weird colours by the light of the dying red Sun, and strange plants and animals exist. A significant chunk of the stories is within the forested country of Ascolais and in the ruined cities covering the landscape.
Ancient ruins and other fragments of decayed civilizations mark the setting. The human population is shrinking, and most live in structures built long ago, in varying degrees of ruin, squalor, or luxury. Many also use technology or magic created long ago but which they no longer understand.
The series is known for its unique and imaginative setting, complex and well-developed characters, and witty and stylish prose. The series is often considered one of the most important works of fantasy literature ever written.
The four books in the series are:
- The Dying Earth
- Eyes of the Overworld
- Cugel’s Saga
- Rhialto the Marvellous
The stories in the series are loosely connected and can be read in any order. However, The Dying Earth is generally considered the best place to start.
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The stories in the series are loosely connected and can be read in any order.
Cugel’s Saga is a direct sequel to Eyes of the Overworld.