Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Conversion Crawl Classes 0: What It Is & What It Is Not

Dungeon Crawl Classics is a fantastic game. If you are anything like me, though, you have a ton of RPG material from earlier games, and you keep buying stuff for other games because it looks cool. Well, if you are like me, you’re in luck. This series of blog posts will be teaching my method of converting materials. If I get lucky, I might even be able to wrangle a few guest posts from folks in the community!

What It Is: The series of posts will provide examples of conversion using specific products. This will include various incarnations of Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Lamentations of the Flame Princess, Labyrinth Lord, and so on – the games you would expect to convert. It will also include games like MERP and Hawkmoon, because games built off of Appendix N materials are of obvious interest to Dungeon Crawl Classics judges.

Going a bit further afield, we will discuss converting materials from Gamma World, Mutant Future, Twilight 2000, and even Traveller. Basically, this series of posts doesn’t have an expiry date, so I will be looking at additional products as the mood and available time allow.

What It Is Not: No product is going to be fully converted here. I will be looking at overall procedures, things to consider, and selected areas of a product. If you are hoping for a full conversion, the best thing I can suggest is to contact the publisher and ask them to hire someone to do it. That could be me; it could be someone else. Unless there is an overwhelming demand, though, I imagine that you will be doing your own conversion.

Hopefully, this series of posts will help.

Final Note: I have made this post into a magnetic post (see the box on upper right of this blog), and I will try to keep it updated with links to every Conversion Crawl Classes post I do.

Conversion Crawl Classes Posts:

Conversion Crawl Classes 1: Basic D&D: The Keep on the Borderlands (1)

Conversion Crawl Classes 2: Basic D&D: The Keep on the Borderlands (2)

Conversion Crawl Classes 3: Basic D&D: The Keep on the Borderlands (3)




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