In the past couple of months, I’ve had weird bits of synchronicity with heroic Greek myth. The new version Agon came out in print, Blood of Zeus dropped on Netflix, a new season of Great Greek Myths came to Prime, and Eldritch Fields started actual play posts of Mazes & Minotaurs.
So now I’m primed for some heroic Greek gaming! I know there are several “mythic Greece” RPGs out there, but I’ve never had a chance to play any of them. I read thru both Agon and Mazes & Minotaurs (again), but then I thought to myself “You know what would be an interesting system to use for some mytho-heroic gaming? Dungeon Crawl Classics!”
GORGON CRAWL CLASSICS!
Gorgon Crawl Classics is a DCC setting I’m low-key working on while I finish up other projects. I’m not sure what the final form will take: zine, full book, or just dead on the vine. My plan for now is to have fun writing stuff for it and run some test games at on-line conventions and for friends. Here’s the outline of things I have (thus far) planned.
High Concept: RPG adventuring in mythic Greece and the Mediterranean Sea. DCC-style “gonzo” flavored. Heavily inspired by peplum movies and Harryhausen monsters.
Cool Game Stuff > Movies > Mythology > History
|I actually liked this movie!|
Hubris: a mechanic much like Fleeting Luck or Mojo. You add bonuses to your roll but risk getting smote down by the fickle gods.
Heroic Origins: replacing both the 0-level funnel and birth augers.
Supernatural Patrons: Prometheus, Orpheus, and Circe
New Classes: Olympian (unarmed strong-man warrior), Nymph, Satyr, and Minotaur.
Modular Armor: Mix-and-match what your warrior is kitted out with.
Jason and the Argonauts
Hercules in the Haunted World
Hercules Against the Moon Men
Medusa Against the Son of Hercules
Lou Ferrigno’s Hercules
Clash of the Titans
Blood of Zeus
|Hell yeah, Herc! Crawl thru that dungeon... classically!|
I’m excited about this idea, and I’ll be sure to share content on the blog here!