David Pryzbyla Archive

  • Lands of Porphyra Campaign Setting This massive campaign setting clocks in at 214 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with a massive 219 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Porphyra…Purple Duck Games’ in-house setting is massive, it’s regional (and extremely crunchy) player’s guide clocking in regularly at 60+ pages…and unlike most campaign settings, this world was not crowdfunded…it just slowly, steadily, came to be…which is an impressive feat in my book. Anyways, Porphyra’s details and unique components are many and have been suffusing Purple Duck Games-supplements for years: Whether it’s the unique mini-game arabakmpsi, the lovecraft gaming toolkit or other offerings – never obtrusive, but the […]

    Lands of Porphyra Campaign Setting

    Lands of Porphyra Campaign Setting This massive campaign setting clocks in at 214 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with a massive 219 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Porphyra…Purple Duck Games’ in-house setting is massive, it’s regional (and extremely crunchy) player’s guide clocking in regularly at 60+ pages…and unlike most campaign settings, this world was not crowdfunded…it just slowly, steadily, came to be…which is an impressive feat in my book. Anyways, Porphyra’s details and unique components are many and have been suffusing Purple Duck Games-supplements for years: Whether it’s the unique mini-game arabakmpsi, the lovecraft gaming toolkit or other offerings – never obtrusive, but the […]

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  • Lovecraft Fantasy Gaming Toolkit This pdf clocks in at 70 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC,2 pages of SRD, 1 page blank, leaving us with a massive 65 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so lovecraftian horror =/= lovecraftian fantasy. We need to get that out of the way right from the bat. When I’m playing CoC and ToC, I lean towards a more purist bent and tend to prefer investigation-heavy, deadly scenarios, where, more often than not, everyone dies or becomes insane, even if they win. This is not for everyone, though; most of my players prefer a less bleak perspective.   The pulpy side of those aforementioned systems never was really something […]

    Lovecraft Fantasy Gaming Toolkit

    Lovecraft Fantasy Gaming Toolkit This pdf clocks in at 70 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC,2 pages of SRD, 1 page blank, leaving us with a massive 65 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so lovecraftian horror =/= lovecraftian fantasy. We need to get that out of the way right from the bat. When I’m playing CoC and ToC, I lean towards a more purist bent and tend to prefer investigation-heavy, deadly scenarios, where, more often than not, everyone dies or becomes insane, even if they win. This is not for everyone, though; most of my players prefer a less bleak perspective.   The pulpy side of those aforementioned systems never was really something […]

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  • Purple Mountain IV: The Magmadome The fourth installment of PDG’s old-school dungeon Purple Mountain is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 34 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! Level 4 of Purple Mountain is a hostile environment – but unlike any fire-level you’d expect. Yes, there is magma. There are efreets and magma elementals (with class levels and archetypes!) – but the level has a massive catch that immediately stands out among comparable fire-themed dungeons: As soon as the PCs enter the level, they’ll […]

    Purple Mountain IV: The Magmadome

    Purple Mountain IV: The Magmadome The fourth installment of PDG’s old-school dungeon Purple Mountain is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 34 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! Level 4 of Purple Mountain is a hostile environment – but unlike any fire-level you’d expect. Yes, there is magma. There are efreets and magma elementals (with class levels and archetypes!) – but the level has a massive catch that immediately stands out among comparable fire-themed dungeons: As soon as the PCs enter the level, they’ll […]

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  • AL4 – The Way Station This pdf is 19 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! Many a world features massive remains of underground dwarven subterranean city complexes and this pdf details one such complex or at least a part of it – the titular waystation, which features hammer-handed, old dwarven guardian-beings as well as an infestation of fungous, acidic ambush predators. PCs may also find an ancient, powerful magic hammer (with deeds to unlock the powers) or find multiple […]

    AL4 – The Way Station

    AL4 – The Way Station This pdf is 19 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion.   Still here? All right! Many a world features massive remains of underground dwarven subterranean city complexes and this pdf details one such complex or at least a part of it – the titular waystation, which features hammer-handed, old dwarven guardian-beings as well as an infestation of fungous, acidic ambush predators. PCs may also find an ancient, powerful magic hammer (with deeds to unlock the powers) or find multiple […]

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