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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Crawler 1.5 Introduction

Here’s a quick overview of what’s new in version 1.5 of the Crawler’s Companion.

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The Crawler’s Companion Versions

With the new version of the Crawler going out to the stores, I thought it might be helpful to shine some light on all the versions that are available.

Store Versions: The most current version is now up on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon App Store. These versions are built on SDK’s that generally require newer devices. (iOS 8 and Android 4.0 or better).

Android Sideload Versions: I also make the Crawler available as a download from my website in three versions. You can download the same version that is in the stores. You can also download a legacy version that has all the functionality of the new version, but is built on older SDK’s that should let it work on older devices. Finally there is an Old Legacy version that doesn’t have the latest features, but might work on the oldest of devices. 🙂

Web Version: This version can be access from your browser. Unfortunately, because of Flash restrictions, it can’t access the campaign data features. Other than that it works like any other version. (Also quickly added a compact version for smaller screens)

Windows Desktop Version: I’ve quickly whipped out a couple of windows executables on a whim. They use goofy Air installers, and Windows will squawk and try to keep you from installing them because the apps are unsigned. So you’ll have to trust me. On the plus side, the desktop version is super quick, and lets you access your campaign data, something the web version can’t do. The two version are ‘normal’ size, and a smaller version for folks on tiny laptops. 

Everything is available on my site. I hope folks find the various versions useful. Time to go to bed. 🙂

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The Frost Fang Expedition Proof

The first print proof of the Frost Fang Expedition is in the mail from the printers, and should likely be in my grubby mitts in a week or so. I’ve never had a print process that required less than 3 proofs… But I’ve got a good feeling about this one. If it takes two proofs the adventure should be available in about 2 weeks. 🙂

Guess I’d better get onto producing some battle maps!

The 68 page, digest-sized adventure is designed for 1st level PCs, challenging players 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!

Here is the adventure cover and some of the included paper miniatures:


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Crawler’s Companion Update

FYI, at long last I’ve submitted an updated version of The Crawler’s Companion to the Apple App Store. I hear rumors they are approving things much quicker of late, so hopefully it won’t be long until it’s available. (I’ll likely be updating the Android version on Google Play and the Amazon App Store Monday).

This version introduces a new encounter and party data management system, as well as a number of small additions (Mercurial Magic in the generators, some new dice colors, etc), along with some minor graphical fixes.

Because of a number of non-negotiable requirements from both Apple and Google, I was required to update the SDK that the app is built on. This shouldn’t effect most folks, but it does mean that some with older devices will not be able to use the new version. On the iOS side, iOS 8 or later is required. So if you have such a device (such as an iPad 1) don’t update. Also be sure to keep an iTunes backup of your .ipa just in case. (I don’t believe the updated version will even show up for you if your device doesn’t support iOS 8… and Apple should hang onto the older version for that reason. But I’m not sure. I seriously find it almost impossible to understand how anything Apple App Store related works from day to day…)

On the Android side, I know at the very least the original Kindle Fire won’t load the new version. I’m sure there are others. Happily, on Android, an old version of the install .apk file will always be available on my website for all who can side-load their apps.

As always, I do my best, but it’s impossible for me to guarantee (in the little spare time I have to work on the Crawler) that it will work on any particular device. I’m thrilled it’s worked well for thousands of users: fingers crossed it will continue working well for most! This process always makes me sick to my stomach with worry. 😉

I’ll let everyone know when it’s available.

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Some Great Battle Maps for Nebin Pendlebrook

Frank Turfler has been creating some fantastic tactical maps for Nebin Pendlebrook’s Perilous Pantry. Check them out at his Patreon site: he’s doing some great work!

http://www.patreon.com/FrankT

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