Advanced Search

Knock! - Issue #1

Knock! - Issue #1


We gathered some of the most respected, most creative, and possibly weirdest minds of the old school roleplaying scene and compiled some of their best work to make this thick magazine. We made KNOCK! the messy, stuffed to the gills bric-à-brac we wanted. The book that earns its place on the easy-to-reach part of your gaming shelves.
It has everything you’d want from an old school slash adventure gaming publication: articles about the history of Dungeons & Dragons, reflections about genre and gameplay, some clever rules, a bunch of maps, tons of random tables and lists, 7 new classes, 7 new monsters, and 3 complete adventures. 212 pages.

Physical copies can be purchased on our site: themerrymushmen

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (1)
Discussions (7)
Customer avatar
Vincent A March 09, 2022 1:30 am UTC
So, hopefully I've waited long enough for frustration to subside. I'm really eager to read you offerings as I am experimenting with OSR RPG offerings. In particular, I was eager to print out my purchase of Knock#1 but I have run into difficulties that I hope you might help with. When I print the "pages" version (using "fit" to page to accommodate my eyesight) it turns out a copy with a hand full of the pages reversed. This also happens with the "spread" version where double-page pages are reversed. Is this a flaw in the PDF? Can it be corrected? Am I doing something wrong in the settings? (I tried to find settings that would force same orientation for all pages but I cannot locate such in Adobe.) Additionally frustrating is the fact that the preview window shows the pages in the proper orientation! As I said, I'm really looking forward to reading your material. Can you help me out?
Customer avatar
David J February 26, 2022 1:19 pm UTC
Is anyone interested in selling your hard-copy Issue 1?
Customer avatar
Raymond D February 04, 2022 2:39 pm UTC
Will this be offered in print on demand?
Customer avatar
HD A April 10, 2021 6:17 pm UTC
I have the hard copy from Kickstarter, and am unable to leave a review in that section unless I buy the pdf. So here it is: Knock! #1 is a fine-looking artifact, but ultimately not much more than that. The layout, print quality, artwork and colours are tremendous but it is closer to an art piece or small coffee-table book than a game document.

All the work from the top-shelf writers (the ones who made this zine an auto-buy for me, incidentally) is existing material from their gaming blogs. Reading this gave me an intense feeling of having been hoodwinked, as I flipped through page after page of material I was already familiar with. More than that, the material is presented with aesthetics in mind, not usability - especially the tables!

I strongly suspect that most buyers will read this, think "nice," and put it on the shelf where it will rest, pretty but unread. Certainly what's happening with mine.
Customer avatar
Roger S May 26, 2021 4:35 pm UTC
would you be interested in selling your copy?
Customer avatar
HD A September 20, 2021 6:41 pm UTC
Sure man. Sorry, I haven't been on DTRPG in a while and did not see this comment until now!
Customer avatar
David J February 26, 2022 1:19 pm UTC
HD A - I am interested in purchasing your hard-copy if you still have it
Customer avatar
Eugene S March 16, 2021 2:08 am UTC
Way too expensive. Even if I could get a tree copy it's over 50 dollars. Pass.
Customer avatar
Zulkhairee S April 02, 2021 4:58 pm UTC
It's quality content. Well worth the price if you ask me.
Customer avatar
Adrian M March 09, 2021 1:50 pm UTC
Got a physical copy from the Kickstarter campaign. This artifact is a must have!
Customer avatar
Lasse B February 20, 2021 5:10 pm UTC
One of the best reads I have had in a long time and presented beautifully! Top marks.
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Electrum seller
Rule System(s)
File Size:
218.28 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
February 09, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on February 05, 2021.
The Merry Mushmen
Publisher Average Rating