If you ever wanted to adventure in the world of Thundarr the Barbarian, or if after checking out the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG thought "Man, I wish someone would make this rule system work with a Gamma World type setting", then the Crawling Under A Broken Moon fanzine is just want you've been looking for. Don't let the word 'fanzine' discourage you, as Reid San Filippo has created some top-notch content here.
A Look Inside
The neon orange cover offers an excellent logo, with so-so artwork, but don't judge this book by its cover.
Page 1 offers an Introduction, explaining the background and purpose of the fanzine - to bring the post-apocalypse to Dungeon Crawl Classics.
Page 2 provides a Table of Contents, Credits and Submission Guidelines.
Pages 3 to 5 gives tips on running DCC in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy setting, along with a useful table to determine the condition of items found.
Pages 6 to 13 offers a new DCC character class, The Technologist, which will fill a necessary role in any post-apocalyptic adventuring party.
Pages 14 to 16 provides statistics for guns in DCC. This is another essential article, as what would a post-apocalypse setting be without firearms?
Pages 17 to 22 contains four new monsters. The best one of these is the Lobstrosity, which reminded me of a Lovecraftian monster, the Mi-go, yet gave a refreshingly humorous take on the monster which fits in with a DCC post-apocalyptic setting perfectly. I hope to see more Lovecraftian monsters given same treatment in future issues.
Pages 23 and 24 describes a new location, which could be in one of the stores of a mall. I like the idea of locations in future issues fleshing out a "Mall of America" type area.
Summary and Conclusions
This fanzine is chock full of content, with much of it being very essential in order to run a post-apocalyptic campaign with the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. For what this issue does, getting both a hard copy and PDF for $4.00 is a steal. I haven't felt this thrilled by getting a magazine in the mail since Autoduel Quarterly, especially since it states next issue will have the Mutant Character Class. The bottom line is purchasing extremely useful content such as this is a very easy decision to make.