Server Upgrade Complete…

… mostly. 🙂

I’m still getting the email configured, but everything else seems to be working. If you noticed any of the pages acting strangely, let me know!

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Server Upgrade

Approach #2 of my Purple Sorcerer Server upgrade will be going down tomorrow evening. Last time the upgrade in place ran into issues, so I’ll just be blowing the thing away and rebuilding from scratch. (I’ve gotten very good at that with my two testing servers and data server).

If shouldn’t take more than an hour or so, but you’ll be able to access (more or less current) mirrors of the site at 3 different addresses while its down, so hopefully no one will be inconvenienced. The only features that will be unavailable are the data tools inside the Crawler’s Companion. The server addresses are:

Take care everyone.

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OSR Extravaganza Sale at RPGNow!

Everything is 15% off.

The sale runs through June 11.

Purple Sorcerer Games at RPGNow

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The Fen at Sanctum Secorum

The wonderful folks at the Sanctum Secorum podcast have some kind words for Escape from the Shrouded Fen!

Here’s a teaser…

Welcome to the Sanctum Secorum podcast. Tonight we discuss Poul Anderson’s seminal work Three Hearts and Three Lions as well as Terry Olson’s new adventure Escape from the Shrouded Fen. We like one of these far more than the other…can you guess which?

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Something New…

The Purple Sorcerer Loathes AdsMailbird

Me ‘ates ’em with an abiding passion, and the thought of adding a banner of indescriminate links served from who-knows-where would be gut churning to the Sorcerer on the level of the aftermath of a 20 point spellburn!

Recently, however, the Windows email client that I use and enjoy started an affilliate program, and it occurred to me that experimenting with a simple site-specific link to an app that I enjoy might be a transparent way to help maintain our free tools. How it works is simple: if you decide that Mailbird is a good fit for your emailing needs, and you sign up for one of their affordable plans, the Sorcerer receives a percentage. I use the funds to purchase new equipment and software to both test and develop the array of free tools we provide on our site. Your support makes it happen!

If this system works well, it would eliminate the need to run pledge drives in the future. And over time, I’d likely look to add additional affiliations with other tools I personally use and enjoy. But there will never be more than the one simple image and link on any individual tools pages. Again, I hate ads, and I love supporting the DCC community: I’d never wish to do anything to make the process of accessing our tools uncomfortable or onerous.

As always, thanks to one and all for supporting Purple Sorcerer Games!

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Quick Hits 4: The Little Generators

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Our YouTube Videos…

Over the years I’ve created YouTube videos that have somehow been uploaded to 4 different accounts(!). So it’s well past time to consolidate all the videos in one place: my info@purplesorcerer channel. So I’m sprucing up the channel, transferring all the videos, and generally making it a more pleasant place to visit. I think these videos can be a really effective way to demonstrate the tools, as well as show off the print versions of our adventures, etc. Links have been added across the site to the correct channel, and with luck I’ll get a bit more energized about adding to the available videos regularly!

Also, if enough of you kind folks subscribe to the channel, we can apply for a direct link:, which will be a lot easier to memorize than the string of gibberish we’re stuck with now. 🙂

The videos can be found here.

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