Critical Hit Parader Newsletter

The Critical Hit Parader substack newsletter provides unique weekly content on the intersection of rock music and tabletop roleplaying games. 




Appendix LP Podcast

The Appendix LP Podcast is focused on the intersection of music and tabletop roleplaying games. Where Gary Gygax’s Appendix N listed the fantasy and sci-fi authors who most influenced him and the development of Dungeons and Dragons, the idea of Appendix LP is to explore the bands and songs that influence and enhance tabletop roleplaying. The podcast features game designers talking about the music that has inspired their games and writing, along with deep dives into classic Appendix LP artists.


Critical Hit Parader Zine

“America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Role Playing Magazine” provides tabletop roleplaying game content in the spirit of vintage rock magazines like Creem, Hit Parader, and Circus, including the following:

  • Adventures, settings, monsters, and loot inspired by gamer-loved classic rock bands like Blue Öyster Cult, Rush, and Black Sabbath.
  • Articles on the intersection of rock music and RPGs.
  • Profiles of newer bands directly influenced by Appendix N source material and the musicians’ gaming experience.

The first issue of the Critical Hit Parader zine was successfully crowdfunded February 2023. If you missed out on the Kickstarter, printed and PDF copies are available at the Goodman Games online store