The Crawler in HTML getting close…

I know it’s Crawler’s Companion crazy dev time when my energy bill goes up. 😉

Here’s the new HTML version working very well on a Raspberry Pi, an old as dirt underpowered Windows flash drive machine, and a Chromebook! It’s ready for testing now, the only missing part is the battle manager conversion. Still trying to decide if I want to wait for that before going beta. 🙂

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2021 Pledge Drive Winners!

This has been such an amazing pledge drive. We shattered the record for most funds raised, and most supporters participating! (169)

I can’t thank everyone enough: as always I wish that everyone could win a cool prize, but I hope you understand that your generosity keeps the free tools going… and this coming year is going to be better than ever!

OK: On to the prizes…

Special Treasures
Dying Earth Kickstarter Credit: (from Goodman Games) Jeff Scifert
Lankhmar Box Sets: (from Goodman Games) Jesse Withrow, Matt Couch
Greatest Thieves Box Set: (from Goodman Games) Keith Nelson, Bruce Cunnington
Brad McDevitt Weird Frontiers Art and Swag: (from Keith Nelson) James Chodes
Brad McDevitt Isle of Dread Art: (from Keith Nelson) Jim Kitchen
Conspiracy of Ravens Foil: (from Matt Robertson/STP Games) Marc Plourde
Greatest Thieves Print Proofs: (from Harley Stroh) Richard Paladino
Chained Coffin Hardcover: (from Richard Paladino) Trevor Bramble
3D printed Miniatures: (from Bruce Cunnington) Becket Warren (Weird Realms)
Star Crawl Destination Starter Pack: (From Jonathan Snodgrass) Benjamin Longman
Forgotten Rites of the Mouldering Dead and The Lesser Key to the Celestial Legion Books: (from Donn Stroud) Ian Wilcox
Scientific Barbarian Set: (from Jim Wampler/Mudpuppy Games) Ross Miesem
Purple Tickets: Matthew Thompson, David LaMacccia

Random Prizes
Purple Tickets: Matthias Esch, David York
All Purple Sorcerer Adventures: Sandor Silverman, Robert Nemeth, Florian Hoheneder, Brian McKay, Rick Hull
Weird Frontiers Webster Maps: (from Maphatter) Timothy Sattley, Sean Finnegan, Harley Stroh, Michael Tapia, Peter Martino
50 Fantastic Functions + Dice: (from Kevin Olmstead): Glenn Bokay
A Conspiracy of Ravens: (from Matt Robertson/STP Games) William Walters, Gerald Pipkins
Merchants of the Multiverse: (from Stefan Surratt) Brendan LaSalle, Charles Griffith, Craig Gates, Inner Ham, Jim Lewis
Last Will and Testament of Obadiah Felkner: (from Stephen Newton/Thick Skull Adventures) John Cornyn, Silver Bulette
Weird Frontiers PDFs: (from David Baity) Chase Reinhart, Stefan Surratt
Weird Frontiers Dice: (from David Baity) Timothy White, Eric J Young

Again, thanks to one and all! Your support continues to amaze me.

The adventure codes will be going out shortly. If you don’t see them in your inbox, be sure to check your spam folder. If they haven’t shown up in a day or two, please let me know.

I’ll be contacting the various winners of physical products to confirm addresses, as well as those providing prizes over the coming days. 🙂

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Thank You

As we’re coming to the last few hours of this year’s Free Tools Pledge Drive, I just wanted to say thanks. The response has been incredible, and we’ve broken the record for the highest total raised of any of our drives. I’ll never not be amazed by the generosity of this community.

We’ll begin tabulating everything tomorrow, and I’ll be sending out codes and announcing the lucky winners of prizes on Monday. (At the latest Tuesday if it takes a bit for me to get hold of folks!) Again: thanks to one and all! Indeed, DCC Rocks.

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Record Breaking Day

We just broke the record folks for the highest total in Free Tools Pledge Drive history! Thank you everyone!

In previous years I would likely have said “enough!”, but because the tools, our adventures, and interacting with the community are now my professional focus, pushing the total up is helping me in so many ways to stay locked onto tools development. This year is going to be unlike any before it: I’m so excited!

One Happy Sorcerer 🙂
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Small Upgrades…

I’ve had some great “small upgrade” suggestions so far during the drive. This evening I implemented two of them:

Demon Generator: Jesse Withrow suggested modifying the demon stat line so that it was more like the Dragon Generator, including damage dice along with the bonus, and rolling up hit points based on the demon’s HD. Added! (I’ve also increased the maximum number to create from 20 to 50).

Mercurial Magic Generator: Stefan Surratt suggested adding the Purple Planet Mercurial list to the generator… sadly a list that I had forgotten even existed! Added! (I’ll be working to add the list to the Sorcerer’s Grimoire shortly).

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End of Day 2 Update

Thanks so much everyone! At the end of our second day we’re doing wonderfully. Every dollar from here on out will allow me to spend more and more time working on new tools, and refining old ones. (As well as making some additional hardware purchases possible).

This year in tools dev IS going to rock: the possibilities are positively swirling in my head! 🙂

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Thank You for a great first day!

Thanks to everyone that has given on day one! We’ve mowed down the first goal, and are well on the way to number 2!

Also thanks to Keith Nelson (original Brad McDevitt art) and Matt Robertson (STP Games: A Conspiracy of Ravens), who have added such new amazing prizes to the Free Tools Pledge Drive!

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The Free Tools Pledge Drive is Underway!

Support the free tools and get cool prizes. The next year is going to be incredible in terms of tools development: thanks to one and all who makes it possible!

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Server Update

I’ve recently rebuilt the main Purple Sorcerer server since the software version had reached the end of long term support. I believe everything should be performing exactly as before, but if you notice anything strange, please let me know!

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Purple Sorcerer Newsletter…

Somewhat embarrassingly, and hilariously, after a seven year break, I finally sent out another newsletter email to our subscribers today. There’s so much going on that I’ve decided the messages will now be semi-regular thing to keep everyone informed of Purple Sorcerer doings, as well as a way to provide fun benefits like subscriber-only adventure discount codes, etc.

If you’d like to join the fun you can sign up here. Thanks! 🙂

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