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Christmas comes early again for the hard-working Gongfarmers: the 2018 Gongfarmer's Almanac pdfs are now uploaded and available on Lulu.com, under the publisher of Gongfarmer's Local #282. Links and ISBNs provided below to make it easy to find them. These 2018 GFA files will also be made available on the OBS sites (DriveThruRPG and RPGNow) in a couple days, after I've had a chance to catch up on some day job work.

2018 Gongfarmer's Almanacs Availability

On Lulu.com

Vol 1 -
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gongfarmers-local-282/2018-gongfarmers-almanac-volume-1/ebook/product-23760667.html
ISBN: 978-0-359-02510-7

Vol 2 -
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gongfarmers-local-282/2018-gongfarmers-almanac-volume-2/ebook/product-23761428.html
ISBN: 978-0-359-02518-3

Vol 3 -
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gongfarmers-local-282/2018-gongfarmers-almanac-volume-3/ebook/product-23761447.html
ISBN: 978-0-359-02569-5

Vol 4 -
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gongfarmers-local-282/2018-gongfarmers-almanac-volume-4/ebook/product-23761076.html
ISBN: 978-0-359-02576-3

Vol 5 -
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gongfarmers-local-282/2018-gongfarmers-almanac-volume-5/ebook/product-23761109.html
ISBN: 978-0-359-02581-7

Vol 6 -
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gongfarmers-local-282/2018-gongfarmers-almanac-volume-6/ebook/product-23761451.html
ISBN: 978-0-359-02585-5

Vol 7 -
http://www.lulu.com/shop/gongfarmers-local-282/2018-gongfarmers-almanac-volume-7/ebook/product-23761397.html
ISBN: 978-0-359-02624-1

One of the main contributions I make to the annual Gongfarmer's Almanac project is the updated 'zine index. It takes time, like any other contribution of articles or illustrations. But it also has to come together after most of the rest of the GFA is complete, since the GFA itself is incorporated into the new index.

For the 2018 update, these are the new DCC 'zines that I know of; are there others that I've missed somehow? (Generally, I like to stick with in-print 'zines.)

Night Soil
Working Class Alphabet
Cyber Sprawl Classics (is this in-print, or pdf only?)
Meanderings

Thanks!

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Christmas is coming early to gongfarmers everywhere!!

The separate 2017 Gongfarmer's Almanac pdfs and compiled 2017 Gongfarmer's Almanac pdf have been set up on both Lulu.com and the One Book Shelf sites ("OBS" = DriveThru RPG and RPGNow).

These are all free downloads, so grab them up if you don't have them already!


http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/10454/Gongfarmer-039s-Local-282

https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Gongfarmer%27s+Local+%23282+&type=

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Christmas is coming early to gongfarmers everywhere!!

The separate 2017 GFA pdfs and compiled 2017 GFA pdf have been set up on both Lulu.com and the One Book Shelf sites ("OBS" = DriveThru RPG and RPGNow).

These are all free downloads, so grab them up if you don't have them already!


http://www.rpgnow.com/browse/pub/10454/Gongfarmer-039s-Local-282

https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=Gongfarmer%27s+Local+%23282+&type=

Gongfarmer's Almanacs, 2017 Edition - for those not able to attend Gen Con

I'm mostly caught up on backlogged Black Blade Publishing orders and post-Gen Con follow-up stuff, so I can start cranking on sets of the 2017 Gongfarmer's Almanacs this week.

To order a set of the 2017 Almanacs, please drop a PayPal payment for $7.00 US (to cover only the shipping; the GFAs themselves are free) to me at: tacojohndm@yahoo.com.

I'll need a mailing address, so if that doesn't pull in from your PayPal payment, I'll have to get that from you before I can ship. You can shortcut that by dropping me an email with your mailing address, to the same email as above (tacojohndm@yahoo.com).

Order turnaround generally runs about 24-48 hours, holidays and weekends excepted.

Also, if you are missing volumes from prior years (2015 - 2016) and would like copies, please drop me a note and we can sort the details.

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Gongfarmers - Hear ye, hear ye!!

The 2017 Gongfarmer's Almanac project is nearing completion, even as GenCon looms on the horizon just a week and a half out. Feast yer eyes on this year's cover spread and prepare to sink yer teeth into the Plane of Pandemonium!!

with +Marc Bruner, +Harley Stroh, +Matt Hildebrand, +Michael Jones, +Shyloh Wideman, and countless others!!

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Thanks again to +Gus Badnell for sweet the WEG Star Wars Darkstryder Campaign boxed set. I hadn't realized just how expansive the Star Wars Darkstryder Campaign was until I started digging into the Kathol Outback, the Kathol Drift, and Endgame supplemental adventures. There's a LOT to this Star Wars d6 campaign!!

What say you, +Michael Gross? Darkstryder looks like it could fill more than a couple of gaming trips to Jersey!

Thanks for the shopping tip, +Harley Stroh!
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Gongfarmers Unite! - Call for Donations 2017

It is time to call for contributions for this year's production run of the almanac to support the free distribution at Gen Con. Last year we hand-carried and hand-stapled 100 copies of the complete 8-volume set with us and had an outstanding response from the DCC community who stopped by the Goodman Games booth. We would like to take as many copies as we can again this year, and that is where your help is needed!

Goal: Raise enough money to offset the printing cost of the almanac. The printing cost for the 2016 almanac came out to exactly $625.72, which actually was a fantastic deal made possible by being able to negotiate such a large print run (over 10,000 printed sheets!) that it took us into the next bracket of production with the FedEx group managing our order. So we are asking folks that can swing it to donate whatever amount ($1, $5, $10, $20, etc.) to help cover this year's estimated costs.

Based on the results of the fundraising, the number of copies we bring to Gen Con will depend on how much we end up raising as follows:

Raise $200: CLEARED! Take a limited run of copies of the almanac to Gen Con (20-30) for a first-come, first-served release. The almanac will still be made available digitally for free and via print-on-demand services at cost as always.

Raise $400: Take a limited run of copies to Gen Con (40-50) for a first-come, first-served release. The almanac will still be made available digitally for free and via print-on-demand services at cost as always.

Raise $600: Take the entire 100 copy run to Gen Con for free distribution!

That's it! Any excess amount collected will go towards either increasing the print run even further or offsetting costs of future almanacs.

How to Donate: We have set up a paypal me account to handle donations at paypal.me/GongfarmersAlmanac. Payments go directly to Chief Wrangler Marc Bruner, who will be coordinating the release again this year. Please let us know if you do not want to be recognized for making a donation - like last year, we plan to list anyone who contributes any amount in the credits section.

Thank you!

+Marc Bruner, +Harley Stroh, Jon Hershberger


+Dan Domme -
"Will there be any Age of Cthulhu stuff for sale at GaryCon?"

Yes Sir! If Goodman Games delivers on my restock order, we should have copies of all Age of Cthulhu releases available at our GaryCon booth.

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As mentioned in another thread here on G+, the DCC Adventure Index that I've been working on for a while is shipping to Goodman Games this week (it's already listed on the Goodman retail page as available for pre-order), and will also be available directly thru Black Blade Publishing by emailing us at tacojohndm@yahoo.com. We'll also have these available at the Black Blade booth at GaryCon.

The Adventure Index is a topical index that lists all instances of new adventure elements (in the categories listed below), in which adventures and/or publications the elements appeared, and the page number where the elements can be found. The adventure elements are broadly grouped in the following categories:

Animals, Creatures & Monsters (along with HD)
New Magic Items
New Patrons
New Rituals & Spells
Notable NPCs (with Level and Class, as appropriate)
Other Miscellany

The Adventure Index includes a complete listing of all official Goodman Games DCC Adventures, in numerical order, along with the publications in which the adventures appeared if different from the adventure title, thru December 2016.

The price when purchased thru Goodman Games is $5.00 US and does not include shipping. The price when purchased thru Black Blade is $5.00 US and includes domestic US shipping. The booth price for the Index at GaryCon will be $5.00 US. Digest sized, 56 pages plus a cardstock cover featuring a +Todd McGowan illustration!

Here are pics of a couple of pages of the finished Index. This two-page spread shows the end of the Animals, Creatures & Monsters section and the beginning of the New Magic Items section; the adventure elements are listed on the left, alphabetically by topic, with the adventure or publication reference & page number to the right.

Tagging +Harley Stroh, +Julian Bernick, +Cory Gahsman and +Marc Bruner as they each have seen bits and pieces of this Index.
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