Escape from the Shrouded Fen Available Now!

I’m thrilled to announce that Terry Olson’s Escape from the Shrouded Fen is available now at RPGNow in print and PDF!

This 112-page digest-sized DCC adventure features:

  • Both a 0-level funnel and a deadly 1st-level sandbox adventure!
  • Incredible artwork from Benjamin Marra, and maps from Dyson Logos!
  • A host of random encounters and events to keep things interesting
  • Notes to run the funnel and first level sections as stand-alone adventures

An additional 61 page letter-sized PDF appendix featuring:

  • Full-sized handouts
  • Author’s notes
  • All the statblocks from the adventure for easy reference
  • A complete patron write-up with spell sheets
  • All the tables from the adventure to use as judge’s screen inserts
  • The usual horde of Purple Sorcerer paper miniatures
  • All the maps from the adventure, both keyed and unkeyed
  • Every image from the adventure, many in both color and BW

As always, we appreciate the incredible support of the DCC community!

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Big Sale at RPGNow

Taking a cue from our friends at Goodman Games, all Purple Sorcerer Games PDF adventures are 40% off at RPGNow through Cyber Monday!

These are the lowest prices ever offered on our titles, so if you’ve been waiting to try one out, or want to fill out your collection, now is the time. πŸ™‚
Black Friday Sale at RPGNow

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Escape from the Shrouded Fen Print Proof

The first print proof of Escape from the Shrouded Fen has been submitted to RPGNow. If we have two proofs like last time, the adventure should be available for everyone in 2-3 weeks. Huzzah!

Early release copies have also been sent to super generous supporters of the last Free Tools Pledge Drive. If you are a member of ‘Nardgrog’s Secret Circle’ and don’t see the email in your inbox, check your spam folder. If you still don’t see it, just shoot me an email at info (at) purplesorcerer (dot) com, and I’ll get you sorted out. πŸ™‚

Attached is the cover featuring Benjamin Marra’s awesome art.

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Escape from the Shrouded Fen Status

Progress on Terry Olson‘s combo funnel/1st level sandbox adventure has been excellent! Writing and the primary edit are complete, and I’m well into the layout process. Escape from the Shrouded Fen is really a cracker-jack adventure set in a dangerous and unique locale, featuring very cool art from Benjamin Marra, and maps from Dyson Logos.

I think the setting will serve well as a place to kick off a campaign: It’s packed with content, at last count coming in at over 100 digest-sized pages. But Terry’s also made it easy to break things out into either a stand alone funnel or a quick-play 1st level adventure. He’s really focused on supporting flexibility in player styles, and it doesn’t sound like any of his playtest groups have tackled things in remotely the same way!

I can’t wait for everyone to see it: happily it’s coming along far faster than I would have guessed, and there’s a good chance it will be in everyone’s hands in print and PDF before December. (Members of Nardgrog’s Secret Circle will see the PDF even sooner). πŸ™‚

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Uncovering a Treasure

While digging through the garage trying to find old pc2-6400 memory for my wife’s computer (no joy), I stumbled upon this: I believe it is the first ‘production’ character sheet ever generated by the 0-Level Party Generator. (Pre-background image, pre-info line across the top). I have this bizarre motivation to frame it. πŸ˜‰

I was going to do something fun when we passed 1 million characters created, but as I did some deeper digging inside our web analytics I realized we are likely closer to 10 million characters created. (Especially since folks can now create 50 sheets with a single click). I like to imagine there’s one hoarder somewhere with ceiling-high stacks of sheets filling his house, but things are actually spread about pretty well: in the last year over 8000 unique users visited the page over 50,000 times. I still can’t quite wrap my mind around that! 

I’ve got some code in the script tracking sheets created exactly now… And something fun will happen for some lucky user at some outrageous count in the future. πŸ™‚ 

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Goodman Games 3rd-Party Storefront

It’s just so cool how The Dark Master and Goodman Games support their DCC third-party publishers with the new 3rd party category on their site! Very soon the complete lineup of Purple Sorcerer adventures will be available on the site, but the selection is already awesome. Go! Buy! Support Goodman Games for the way they invest in, support, and cultivate this incredibly creative Dungeon Crawl Classics community. 

(Also, the new site looks great).

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The Frost Fang Expedition Now Available!

I’m thrilled to announce that Mark Bishop’s The Frost Fang Expedition, the latest Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure from Purple Sorcerer Games is now available in PDF and print from RPGNow!

The adventure challenges PCs to reach the top of a frozen and treacherous peak on a mission of discovery: why have huge chunks of a mysterious sorcerer’s floating castle begun raining down on the once quiet village of Neverthawes? The quest for answers will uncover hidden motives, fearsome foes, and deadly environments galore.

Features include:

  • 72 digest-sized pages of level one Dungeon Crawl Classics carnage!
  • Easily adaptable to any old school system.
  • An ‘instant action’ adventure with tips to play in a single 4-hour session (perfect for cons or demos), but with enough backstory for extended campaign play.
  • Includes a 40 page appendix PDF containing judging tips, patron sheets, a host of paper miniatures, and easily printable versions of every map and image in the adventure (to be used as handouts or judge’s aids).
  • From the author of the best-selling Nebin Pendlebrook’s Perilous Pantry (including tips on how to link the two adventures).

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