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Purple Sorcerer Games: The Sunken City Starting Adventures

Post by tovokas » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:06 am

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Most find death in the crumbling ruins that stretch beyond sight into the mists south of the Great City; once rich districts now claimed by swamp and dark denizens. But for the desperate few, the ruins offer treasures the Great City denies them: fortune, glory, and a fighting chance!

Challenge your players with SC Series Adventures set in the massive crumbling ruins of the swamp-ravaged Sunken City. Easily introduce waves of beginning characters to your world, winnowing 0-level mobs down to bands of hardy explorers ready for even more dangerous fare!
  • Features of the Sunken City Adventures
  • Officially compatible with the DCC RPG
  • Designed for 0-level characters with conversion notes for 1-level explorers
  • Easily dropped into most campaigns
  • Travel to and from the dangers of the Sunken City using unpredictable demon-powered sending stones!
  • Every foe encountered is a new and unique creation - no standard baddies!
  • Deliciously deadly, but with enough levity to keep the fun-factor high
  • Available at the launch of the DCC RPG in early 2012!
Once your players move on to greater challenges, transition to the M Series of adventures, beginning with Against the Vortex Temple. The M Series will take your characters on a journey from local obscurity to legendary renown! [Beginning Spring 2012]

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Purple Sorcerer Games is the creation of Goodman-Games Forum regular Tovokas - designer of the popular 0-level Character Generator (over 75,000 DCC characters created!) and the 'Funky' dice roller. Needing additional adventures to test the creations of his character generator, the first Sunken City adventure was born, and the rest, as they say, is history!
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Re: Purple Sorcerer Games: The Sunken City Starting Adventur

Post by finarvyn » Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:30 am

Nice. I like the sound of a sunken city and "sending stones." 8)

Three things:
1. The pictures show up as red X's on my computer, so I can't see the artwork.
2. The link sent me nowhere.
3. Is the M-series of modules a set that you are still writing or are they out in another format other than DCC? The post makes it sound like I ought to have heard of them before.

EDIT: As to #3 above I see a "beginning Spring, 2112" so I guess they are still being written. I should read more closely. :oops:
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Re: Purple Sorcerer Games: The Sunken City Starting Adventur

Post by tovokas » Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:53 am

Thanks finarvyn!

Anyone else having problems seeing the images or visiting the site? (Can't seem to recreate the problem on my end...)
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Re: Purple Sorcerer Games: The Sunken City Starting Adventur

Post by smathis » Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:16 am

I really like your art direction. It's nice art and strikes a good tone. It's also very distinctive. I think it could turn out to be a very strong brand.

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Post by finarvyn » Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:54 pm

smathis wrote:I really like your art direction. It's nice art and strikes a good tone. It's also very distinctive. I think it could turn out to be a very strong brand.
I can see it now, and I agree with Smathis. Very cool having the shadows of people in the foreground. Kind of like we're looking over the shoulders of the guys ahead of us and we see what they see.

Love it! 8)
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Re: Purple Sorcerer Games: The Sunken City Starting Adventur

Post by RevTurkey » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:03 pm

I agree, cool covers, well done. Interested.
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Re: Purple Sorcerer Games: The Sunken City Starting Adventur

Post by goodmangames » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:33 pm

Jon, these are looking good...I'm eager to see the final results. :)

P.S. The images look okay on my computer (Mac using Safari).
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Post by tovokas » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:13 am

Thanks for the kind words everyone. It's been a pleasure to work on these, and I'm looking forward with great anticipation to the DCC RPG launch!
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Re: Purple Sorcerer Games: The Sunken City Starting Adventur

Post by finarvyn » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:09 am

tovokas wrote:Thanks finarvyn!

Anyone else having problems seeing the images or visiting the site? (Can't seem to recreate the problem on my end...)
Must be on my end. I can see them great from my computer at work, but here at home I'm still getting red x's. And I'm still getting an error message on the link from home. Very mysterious. :?

Anyway, they looked great yesterday!
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Post by finarvyn » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:17 am

After further investigation I'm wondering if it's an AOL brouser thing. When I try the link I keep getting a message that says "This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that this program was able to connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage."

That may tie into the fact that I can't see the pictures from home. If for some reason AOL won't let me view the page, it probably won't let me look at content linked to the page either.

Just a theory.
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Post by ThickSkullAdv » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:04 am

Hey I first have to thank you for the DCC character generator! When I play with new folks, I typically make them roll up 2 or 3 characters to get a feel for how it's done, and then we head to your generator. Thanks so much!

I think you've done a really good job with the art direction and i'm looking forward to the serial nature of the adventures. While standalone adventures are fun, I have a soft spot for larger campaigns that can be strung together over 3 or more modules. These look like they're going to be fun.

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Post by finarvyn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:36 pm

ThickSkullAdv wrote:Hey I first have to thank you for the DCC character generator!
I agree. The character geneator is a huge time-saver! 8)
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Post by smathis » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:02 pm

finarvyn wrote:After further investigation I'm wondering if it's an AOL brouser thing. When I try the link I keep getting a message that says "This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that this program was able to connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage."

That may tie into the fact that I can't see the pictures from home. If for some reason AOL won't let me view the page, it probably won't let me look at content linked to the page either.

Just a theory.
Who uses AOL anymore?

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Post by finarvyn » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:10 pm

smathis wrote:
finarvyn wrote:After further investigation I'm wondering if it's an AOL brouser thing. When I try the link I keep getting a message that says "This error (HTTP 403 Forbidden) means that this program was able to connect to the website, but it does not have permission to view the webpage."

That may tie into the fact that I can't see the pictures from home. If for some reason AOL won't let me view the page, it probably won't let me look at content linked to the page either.

Just a theory.
Who uses AOL anymore? :wink:
Me. :oops: I was so happy to have finally gotten away from dial-up and into broadband, but AOL still sometimes gives me fits. I have some computer geek buddies who make fun of me for using AOL, but I'm familar with it and I hate change.
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Post by smathis » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:43 am

finarvyn wrote:Me. :oops: I was so happy to have finally gotten away from dial-up and into broadband, but AOL still sometimes gives me fits. I have some computer geek buddies who make fun of me for using AOL, but I'm familar with it and I hate change.
I guess I fit in that "computer geek buddy" category. That's a result of 32-39 on the Urban Encounters table. I just got my mom off AOL. She was still using dial-up. She doesn't use the computer any more or less than she used to. But I can work from her house now which makes frequent visits more of a possibility.

Don't mean to razz you too hard. I'm change-resistant myself.

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Post by finarvyn » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:11 am

smathis wrote:Don't mean to razz you too hard. I'm change-resistant myself.
Oh, I like to think that I take it well. I probably deserve it. :P
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Post by Ogrepuppy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:54 pm

I'm going to be buying these adventures.

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Post by tovokas » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:07 pm

Thanks for the support OgrePuppy!

The first two Sunken City Adventures (Perils of the Sunken City, and The Ooze Pits of Jonas Gralk) are on schedule to be released when the print version of the DCCRPG hits game stores. The third adventure, A Gathering of the Marked, will follow in a couple of months.

In preparation for the launch, I've updated the 0-level party generator with all the current occupation and character info. Also, while playtesting the Sunken City Adventures, I found it useful to create a single page chart sheet containing most of the tables necessary for new players to get going, to be printed out in tandem with the player's 0-level party sheet. Hopefully you'll find it I useful as I do!

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Post by Harley Stroh » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:41 am

tovokas wrote:Also, while playtesting the Sunken City Adventures, I found it useful to create a single page chart sheet containing most of the tables necessary for new players to get going, to be printed out in tandem with the player's 0-level party sheet.
Yoink!

Those are awesome! I'll be using them for my next Wombat game day.

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Post by DCCfan » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:16 pm

Harley Stroh wrote:
tovokas wrote:Also, while playtesting the Sunken City Adventures, I found it useful to create a single page chart sheet containing most of the tables necessary for new players to get going, to be printed out in tandem with the player's 0-level party sheet.
Yoink!

Those are awesome! I'll be using them for my next Wombat game day.

//H

Thanks for sharing this chart. It looks great.
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Post by Blood Axe » Mon May 14, 2012 7:07 pm

When will these see print? Im not a big fan of PDF.
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Post by tovokas » Mon May 14, 2012 10:06 pm

Perils of the Sunken City will initially by available as a PDF through RPGNow, with a print-on-demand softcover option to follow soon after.

Depending on response we'll look into other print options for future releases. :)
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Post by Karaptis » Tue May 15, 2012 5:32 am

I'm totally on these adventures! Your 0 lvl sheet is awesome thanks for making it.

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Post by Colin » Tue May 15, 2012 6:54 am

A bit cheeky perhaps, but is there any chance of getting a downloadable version of the 0-level generator, please? I'd love to be able to use it off-line, and I'd happily pay for such a utility.

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Post by Karaptis » Tue May 15, 2012 5:55 pm

RAD Colin wrote:A bit cheeky perhaps, but is there any chance of getting a downloadable version of the 0-level generator, please? I'd love to be able to use it off-line, and I'd happily pay for such a utility.

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Or an ipad app would be good for me anyways.

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