Sunday, April 22, 2012

PLAYER'S HANDBOOK THE MOVIE

Yesterday at the LA Festival of Books I came across this!

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You can get the print here, or $25 at the Book Fest. I know how some people feel about the "cutsy-fying" of D&D and Cthulhu, but I really like his stuff. Yes, he also does Cthulhu, so he's obviously a gamer. When I was looking at his art, he was explaining to someone what an Owlbear was. I wish I stuck around to see what he was drawing. Any way, good stuff.

http://www.steamcrow.com/

I also met Zak S and Mandy Morbid of DnD with Porn Stars. They signed my copy of Vornheim and I was talked into buying one of his books. I decided with Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow. (Now I feel obligated to read the book.) He's as nutty as he is online, but just as well spoken and funny-looking, and totally not a douche.  He's super cool. It was rad to meet them both.

 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

AN OSR ZINE MEME

This guy started it: http://fightingfantasist.blogspot.com/2012/04/your-blog-is-your-eighties-fanzine.html. I decided to take on the challenge and not just stop at a cover, but make a full on zine using the last several posts from my D&D Blog (which is found here: http://dakdm.straycouches.com. All articles appeared there first.)

Some of the posts were plugs for Crawl!, so I thought I'd get clever and make them ads. I also took a plug for the DCC RPG PDF and made that an ad too. It took me few hours, most of it spent formatting text and re-doing some art so it matches a style that I like. I highly recommend comparing the original posts with the ones found in the zine. No way was I perfect, but the analog version was fun to figure out. As a special bonus, it features new art from Crawl! fanzine and an early version of an article that will be appearing in Crawl! No.2! Best of all, I'm making this available free as a PDF, in both a readable and printable format. I might also release it as an epub ebook, we'll see. 

Any way, I present to you REV. DAK D.M., zine no. 8: 

PDF for reading

PDF for printing The "for printing" version is formatted (impossed) for double-sided (duplex) printing on Letter sized paper (A4 should work fine, too.) Just print double-sided, fold & staple!

If someone wants me to send them a printed version, I can do that! Dwolla, Paypal or Google Wallet $2 ($3 if you're in Canada, and $3.50 overseas) to rev.dak@straycouches.com or just email me. Make sure you let me know what you're buying (DAK, D.M. No.8). Keep in mind that this won't be the highest quality paper (Crawl! will be printed on premium paper.) This will be cheap, but cool. Also note that there aren't any back issues. Issues 1 through 7 don't exist!

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Sorry for that last post. My phone was borkd, and it only sent now!

My phone was locked sometime after I took that pic, and it only sent now after I fixed it. I locked my phone recently because of paranoia, and I somehow butt-locked the SIM card, so I couldn't use it this whole weekend. I only unlocked it now. And I guess it was in the middle of an out-going message.

Alt/Anti-Coachella Shows in the desert are the new SXSW!

I went to Burger Records's show at Dillon's Roadhouse, Desert Hot Springs, on Friday, and Experimental Noise Fest at The Palms, Wonder Valley, on Saturday.

Desert Daze is happening ALL WEEK. moonblockparty.org

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Dillan's Roadhouse, now playing...

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... in Desert Hot Springs.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Help @lastbookstorela expand their $1 book section!

The Last Bookstore is an awesome New & Used bookstore in Downtown Los Angeles. I find tons of Appendix N books there for $1 and I can't help but come out of that store buying something. They have access to the 2nd floor of this ancient building in the old bank district, and they want to expand and create more shelves so they can show and sell even more used books. Over 100,000 of them, and they're calling it the Labyrinth above the Last Bookstore! 

They're funding this on Indiegogo, and the "rewards" are things like $30 credit for $20 donation! Whut?! Riight?! So a $20 donation can get you $30 of books (or CDs or Records?)

Do it: http://www.indiegogo.com/lastbookstore?c=home

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Friday, April 6, 2012

DCC RPG PDF for Pre-Orders is out!

If you pre-ordered a copy of DCC RPG before April 1st, you would have recieved an email to download the full copy of DCC RPG PDF!

I have to say, it is beautiful. Full color covers and end papers are included, and they're amazing.

This also means the game has been approved for PRINT! Can you smell it? I can't wait to lay my hands on this Mighty Tome.

The general release of the PDF should be soon. Unfortunately I still can't send Crawl! No.1 until the book gets released.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New Zine! From StrayCouches, on sale now!

Sorry, not DCC or D&D related.
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Karaoke Hell by Joe Borfo

This is the unauthorized publication of a story from the future-tomorrow, April 4, to be exact. This story, told by Joe Borfo, takes place in the early days of the Karaoke Champion of the World.

We’re in perpetual war. Korea has taken over the North West, while every-day people try to make the best of the world around them. This is the story of a distraught man who discovers Karaoke.


To order, visit http://www.straycouches.com/documents/karaoke-hell

Monday, April 2, 2012

Reverend's Show live Now! http://www.killradio.org

Crawl! fanzine, pre-order now!

Straycouches Press's first zine is now available for pre-order. This is a zine dedicated to the DCC RPG, and it's what I'll refer to as a "D&D" zine. 

The next zine, which isn't a D&D zine, will be announced today or tomorrow. It's a top secret production, totally un-authorized, and you'll love it. Well, some one might not... hehe. It'll be ready to ship ASAP.

Happy Birthday Borfo!

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