Derek Blakely Archive

  • Whispers of the Dark Mother #6: Beasts of Bright Mountain The finale for the roller-coaster-ride that is the „Whispers of the Dark Mother“-series clocks in at 35 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always in the series, we get a fully detailed deity-write-up: The Creator, the neutral nature-deity of Celmae, is depicted – 6 domains…and no subdomains? Weird.   Cartography-wise, we get 2 player-friendly encounter-maps, which is pretty nice – though there are no full-page versions, which makes their use a bit annoying. Similar things hold true for the dungeon maps, though it should be noted […]

    Whispers of the Dark Mother #6: Beasts of Bright Mountain

    Whispers of the Dark Mother #6: Beasts of Bright Mountain The finale for the roller-coaster-ride that is the „Whispers of the Dark Mother“-series clocks in at 35 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As always in the series, we get a fully detailed deity-write-up: The Creator, the neutral nature-deity of Celmae, is depicted – 6 domains…and no subdomains? Weird.   Cartography-wise, we get 2 player-friendly encounter-maps, which is pretty nice – though there are no full-page versions, which makes their use a bit annoying. Similar things hold true for the dungeon maps, though it should be noted […]

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  • 8-Bit Adventures: Vampire Slayer Gear This installment of the 8-Bit adventures-series clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so this time around we take a look at items that are designed to, bingo, duplicate the experience pertaining one of my most beloved video-game franchises, namely Castlevania. No, not the less than impressive 3D-games. I’m talking ‘bout old-school, baby. No save states, no continues. The clock tower was FEARED.   So, first, we take a look at the names of the in-game items and correlate them to PFRPG-items in a handy table: Keys from the Castlevania […]

    8-Bit Adventures: Vampire Slayer Gear

    8-Bit Adventures: Vampire Slayer Gear This installment of the 8-Bit adventures-series clocks in at 14 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Okay, so this time around we take a look at items that are designed to, bingo, duplicate the experience pertaining one of my most beloved video-game franchises, namely Castlevania. No, not the less than impressive 3D-games. I’m talking ‘bout old-school, baby. No save states, no continues. The clock tower was FEARED.   So, first, we take a look at the names of the in-game items and correlate them to PFRPG-items in a handy table: Keys from the Castlevania […]

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  • The Red King This supplement clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 8.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The red king is the dictator of the North in the amazing patchwork planet of Porphyra, an ogre-mage half-dragon with a single, purple eye that seems to be too large for his head – and yes, there is an amazing hand-out-style 1-page version of the glorious artwork depicting him within this pdf.   Ahem. Sorry. I can’t do that neutral routine. LOOK AT THOSE STATS! I am drooling here!! CR 22. AC 48 almost 450 hit points. Yes, please! His class-line reads “Male unique half-dragon ogre mage cavalier (longshanks/warlord) […]

    The Red King

    The Red King This supplement clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1.5 pages of SRD, leaving us with 8.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The red king is the dictator of the North in the amazing patchwork planet of Porphyra, an ogre-mage half-dragon with a single, purple eye that seems to be too large for his head – and yes, there is an amazing hand-out-style 1-page version of the glorious artwork depicting him within this pdf.   Ahem. Sorry. I can’t do that neutral routine. LOOK AT THOSE STATS! I am drooling here!! CR 22. AC 48 almost 450 hit points. Yes, please! His class-line reads “Male unique half-dragon ogre mage cavalier (longshanks/warlord) […]

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  • 10 Monsters – A Basic Bestiary Volume I This little bestiary clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/monsters by type/CR, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with the blessed ring at CR 6 – an immobile ring of Large mushrooms that may not move…but it *can* spray devastating bursts of acid at foes. After entering the ring, it generates a dome to rest in, so yeah, sniping into camp is impeded as well. Sounds like your average adventuring nightmare? Nope, for there is a twist: These plants are actually good, can detect alignments and only assault evil creatures – they represent […]

    10 Monsters – A Basic Bestiary Volume I

    10 Monsters – A Basic Bestiary Volume I This little bestiary clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/monsters by type/CR, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We begin this pdf with the blessed ring at CR 6 – an immobile ring of Large mushrooms that may not move…but it *can* spray devastating bursts of acid at foes. After entering the ring, it generates a dome to rest in, so yeah, sniping into camp is impeded as well. Sounds like your average adventuring nightmare? Nope, for there is a twist: These plants are actually good, can detect alignments and only assault evil creatures – they represent […]

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  • Orcam of Porphyra This installment of Purple Duck Games’ “…of Porphyra”-series clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with a massive 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief piece of introductory fluff, we are introduced to the Orcam’s racial stats: The race receives +2 Con and Cha, -2 Int, are medium, have a land speed of 30 ft, a swim speed of 40 ft, low-light vision, cold resistance 5, gain hold breath, are proficient with spears, tridents and nets, gain a +2 racial bonus to Ride checks when riding whales/dolphins and underwater, they may, as a move action, emit an echolocation pulse to […]

    Orcam of Porphyra

    Orcam of Porphyra This installment of Purple Duck Games’ “…of Porphyra”-series clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with a massive 31 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a brief piece of introductory fluff, we are introduced to the Orcam’s racial stats: The race receives +2 Con and Cha, -2 Int, are medium, have a land speed of 30 ft, a swim speed of 40 ft, low-light vision, cold resistance 5, gain hold breath, are proficient with spears, tridents and nets, gain a +2 racial bonus to Ride checks when riding whales/dolphins and underwater, they may, as a move action, emit an echolocation pulse to […]

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