Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG

I love all kinds of games, and over the years I have been fortunate enough to contribute work to Goodman Games‘ awesome old-school Role-Playing Game, Dungeon Crawl Classics. Most recently I created a series of cartoons for the DCC RPG Core Rulebook.

This MASSIVE, hard-backed tome clocks in at over 470 pages and is a brand new set of role-playing game rules, that hark back to the early days of D&D. It’s not a clone, though, it’s a whole new set of rules, inspired by where the game might have gone if it has stayed true to its original roots.

Goodman Games have been publishing their ‘Dungeon Crawl Classics’ d20 supplements for a number of years (some of which I contributed art to, see below), and in the past have put out other luminous works such as original D&D co-creator Dave Arenson’s “Blackmoor” campaign setting. Now they’ve taken the logical next step and come up with the ruleset you always wished you had. Yes, these are the rules to kick your imagination into high gear and re-ignite your love of fantasy RPGs!

The icing on the cake, for me, is that it’s chock-full of gorgeous old-school black & white RPG art, much of it new works by artist whose pieces appeared in the first edition TSR D&D books such as Jeff Easley, Jim Holloway, Diesel LaForce, Russ Nicholson, Jim Roslof, Jeff Dee, Erol Otus, Doug Kovacs, Stefan Poag & Peter Mullen. Seriously, it’s worth buying just for this amazing art… oh and of course it also includes a dozen or-so cartoons by yours-truly. Man, I am so honored to be included in this illustrious company.

Just for posterity, here are some of the color cover and interior black & white illustrations I did as covers for some of Goodman Game’s original series of Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Modules:

Goodman Games DCC Module Covers
by Chuck Whelon
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A Video Review of the DCC RPG Core Rulebook:
“It’s almost worth buying for the art alone.”

About the author

I am an internationally published author and cartoonist. I am the creator, artist and writer of "Pewfell", a semi-autobiographical, epic fantasy sit-com that began it’s life on the interweb back in the early 2000’s.

I have created a large number of children's puzzle and activity books for various publishers, I also designed and illustrated the comic boardgame "Legitimacy" published by Minion Games, and have illustrated a number of other boardgames for Minion.

I am also known as the cartoonist for Goodman Game's 'Dungeon Crawl Classics' Role Playing Game. I am also the author of a puzzle book for kids called 'Wizard Pickles'--if you would like to publish it, let me know!

In my previous life, Chuck worked as an art director in the advertising world but I promises that I won’t do it again.

I was born and raised near the Basingstoke roundabout, but now live in San Francisco, CA.