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Steven Bean
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Hopefully everyone who ordered a print copy of ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE has received it. If you haven't, please let me know. I want to hear those dueling electric guitars turned up to ELEVEN!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!
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I have the 1ST PRINT RUN of ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE in my hot little hands as of 30 minutes ago. If you'd like a copy, PayPal $12+$3 S&H (US and Canadian addresses) to steve@stevebeangames.com. I can ship one addtl SBG product in the same envelope for the same $3 so treat yourself to NULL SINGULARITY or World-Quest of the Winter Calendar. I ran out of exciting RGD-F art so, since it's "Xmas," I thought I'd find a metal-approriate holiday image. Turns out there's NO shortage of them. In fact, I learned that Iron Maiden has been running a Xmas card art competition for years. I've posted my fave of the ones I looked at. Good ole Eddie. He kinda looks like the Grinch...
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The printer proof! You can now pre-order ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE by emailing steve@stevebeangames.com confident that your copy will mail early next week. Price will be $12+$3 S&H. I also just learned that I can pretty much ship 2 and maybe 3 products for the same $3, so if you don't own copies of NULL SINGULARITY and World-Quest of the Winter Calendar yet, treat yourself for Xmas!
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The ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE "ebook" (PDF) is now live on RPG Now. http://www.rpgnow.com/product/200207/Rock-Goddeath-Fugue?term=Rock+God&test_epoch=0.
Email steve@stevebeangames.com to pre-order print copies ($12+$3 S&H in the US). I should have the first run printed by the end of next week to mail out on the weekend. 
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This is my last preview before I go to print, so it's fitting that it be about "the end." With 1-shots/convention games, players don't weigh achieving their goal in the adventure with survival so how's a designer to deal with this? Make the character's end the actual goal of the adventure. ROCK GOD DEATH- FUGUE does this with what I call the Three Dark Destinies.
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Here's the draft of the credits page with the playtesters (some copy edits have since been made to correct typos). Any of these DCCers can tell you the story of the rise and fall of their Rock Gods! Personally I love the names people came up with for their characters and their bands, but Bloodbath and Beyond is my absolute favorite (IIRC Mark Malone came up with that for the group at Big, Bad Con)
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Here's the mock-up of the character sheet for ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE. All the PCs are 3rd level Wizards. They all know the same two spells: Aura of the Dark Muse (Mass Charm Person) and The Dark Muse Provides (essentially "Summon Object"). Your PC's spell check is modified by two Ability Scores that are determined by your role in the band. Catch is, you have to decide your role in the band BEFORE you roll your Ability Scores
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Dice and Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll! If all continues to go well, I'll hit my target release date of 12/8 for ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE! If you've ever dreamed of living out your fantasies of being a heavy metal superstar using DCC RPG rules, this one-shot is for you! You and your band mates travel Germany on your first international tour, alternating between (gross mis)adventures on the road, living "the lifestyle" and vying with each other for The Limelight in musical duels that erupt during your concerts. ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE is the NC-17, DCC RPG version of Metalocalypse or This is Spinal Tap! Look for the e-book in a few days on RPG Now (Price will be $10) and I'm happy to accept your pre-order of the print product via steve@stevebeangames.com. (Price will be $12 + S&H) 
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The doomed band mates of Bloodbath and Beyond at ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE's 4th and final playtest at Big, Bad Con in Walnut Creek, CA. Bloodbath and Beyond's line-up for their tour of the Low Countries and Germany included (from left to right): Mark "Spider" Malone on Drums, God Todd "God Todd" Evans on vocals, Peter "Helmut" Ciccolo on bass, Jim "Mercurio" Dovey on guitar and Thom "Gorgar" Hall on gong and triangle. 
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I'll be running my third playtest of ROCK GOD DEATH-FUGUE at Pacificon Game Expo in Santa Clara, CA on Sunday, Sep 4. Some as yet unnamed band will follow in the footsteps of Unfettered Science (umlaut over the u) and Stauph Infekzion (again, umlaut) and encounter sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll across Germany and the Low Countries!
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