For those of us playing the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, Luck offers a great incentive for any type of play the judge might wish to encourage. Luck bonuses or penalties need not be permanent; temporary changes based upon circumstances are absolutely appropriate. The judge can, for example, grant a temporary +1 (or even +1d3) bonus to Luck for all characters on the day following a camp with fire, fresh food, and good cheer. Because Luck is important when rolling over the fallen to determine whether or not they survived (as well as being used to modify rolls), this is potentially a bonus worth accepting a little risk for.
This can also be used to make joining the inn's company more attractive (rather than staying in one's room), with the added bonus being based upon what one contributes. Similarly, events like marriages, births, religious ceremonies, etc., can modify the Luck of those who attend them...and those who refuse.
While we are gathered around the campfire talking, here is some other news or bits to ponder. I would be happy to hear feedback on any of these items:
- FT 1: Creeping Beauties of the Wood is written, formatted, illustrated, and (as far as I know) just waiting for approval. Hopefully, that will be available soon.
- I had been considering writing a countdown of published DCC adventures, excluding my own, from the least to the greatest, but that would require putting someone in the "least" position, the "second least" etc. The DCC adventures are, overall, quite good. Joseph Goodman sets a reasonable bar for approving adventures, and I don't feel good about suggesting that any are less than worthy. I am considering just making a list of my personal "Top Ten", though, if there is any interest.
- I have never even seen a pdf version of Pesh Joomang, the Ultimate Patron, which was written as an exclusive stretch goal on the Angels, Daemons, & Beings Between Indiegogo project. Emails to Sean Connors have never been returned. So far as I know, no one has received this. I am interested in hearing if you have, as well as your thoughts about including Pesh as a blog post here. After all, it seems unlikely that Pesh will see the light of day otherwise, and the in-jokes in the write-up are becoming dated.
- I am strongly considering running the DCC Free RPG Day adventure, Elzemon and the Blood-Drinking Box, at a store in Toronto for Free RPG Day. It would make a good start to running World Tour 2014 games, which I have yet to do this year.