Julian Bernick Archive

  • Dungeon Lord – The Cruel Issue (DCC) The third installment of the Dungeon lord-zine clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page b/w con-photo, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, laid out, as always in the approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5) size, which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this.   This review was requested by one of my patreons – and provided the impetus for me to check out the other offerings by Death Machine Press.   It should be noted that the back cover contains a rudimentary one-page dungeon […]

    Dungeon Lord – The Cruel Issue (DCC)

    Dungeon Lord – The Cruel Issue (DCC) The third installment of the Dungeon lord-zine clocks in at 32 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page editorial, 1 page b/w con-photo, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 25 pages of content, laid out, as always in the approximately 6’’ by 9’’ (A5) size, which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this.   This review was requested by one of my patreons – and provided the impetus for me to check out the other offerings by Death Machine Press.   It should be noted that the back cover contains a rudimentary one-page dungeon […]

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  • Dungeon Lord – The Wayne Con Issue (DCC) The second installment of the Dungeon Lord-‘zine clocks in at 36 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank for autographs, 1 page b/w-photograph of Wayne Con attendees, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 5 pages of Con-program, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of relevant content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can theoretically fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this.   We once more begin the pdf with a nice poem crafted by Julian Bernick – though this one, to me, reads almost like a song and might be ranked better as […]

    Dungeon Lord – The Wayne Con Issue (DCC)

    Dungeon Lord – The Wayne Con Issue (DCC) The second installment of the Dungeon Lord-‘zine clocks in at 36 pages of content, 1 page front cover, 1 page blank for autographs, 1 page b/w-photograph of Wayne Con attendees, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 5 pages of Con-program, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 24 pages of relevant content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can theoretically fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper when printing this.   We once more begin the pdf with a nice poem crafted by Julian Bernick – though this one, to me, reads almost like a song and might be ranked better as […]

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  • Dungeon Lord – The First Issue (DCC) The first installment of the Dungeon Lord-‘zine clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so the pdf contains a one page basic generator that allows you to randomly determine inclines in your dungeon, with a d3 to determine incline or lack thereof, and the gradient of the slope. Basic, but potentially useful, if you really needed such a super basic table. I couldn’t help but feel that a finer differentiation and nuance would have helped there. We also get a nice […]

    Dungeon Lord – The First Issue (DCC)

    Dungeon Lord – The First Issue (DCC) The first installment of the Dungeon Lord-‘zine clocks in at 28 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page introduction, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 22 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so the pdf contains a one page basic generator that allows you to randomly determine inclines in your dungeon, with a d3 to determine incline or lack thereof, and the gradient of the slope. Basic, but potentially useful, if you really needed such a super basic table. I couldn’t help but feel that a finer differentiation and nuance would have helped there. We also get a nice […]

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  • World-Quest of the Winter Calender (DCC) This massive adventure clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 52 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review is part of a request of one of my patreon supporters.   Now, first of all: This adventure is unlike any other I’ve reviewed so far; it genuinely managed to evoke a sense of jamais-vu, which is a rare thing for me these days. It should be noted that a portion of the proceeds from selling this adventure will be donated to a charity focusing on technology education for rural, Latino youth. Formally, this is […]

    World-Quest of the Winter Calender (DCC)

    World-Quest of the Winter Calender (DCC) This massive adventure clocks in at 56 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with an impressive 52 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review is part of a request of one of my patreon supporters.   Now, first of all: This adventure is unlike any other I’ve reviewed so far; it genuinely managed to evoke a sense of jamais-vu, which is a rare thing for me these days. It should be noted that a portion of the proceeds from selling this adventure will be donated to a charity focusing on technology education for rural, Latino youth. Formally, this is […]

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