Porphyra RPG Archive

  • Genie Riders of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This supplement clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 12 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   The genie rider class gets d10 HD, 4 + Int skills per level, full BAB-progression, good Fort-saves, and proficiency with simple and martial weapons as well as all armors and shields, excluding tower shields.   The class also comes with a so-called genie mount, which begins play with 1 bonus trick and increases these to up to 7 over the course of the class progression. Nitpick here – the write-up of bonus tricks erroneously references the druid class instead […]

    Genie Riders of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG)

    Genie Riders of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This supplement clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 12 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let’s take a look!   The genie rider class gets d10 HD, 4 + Int skills per level, full BAB-progression, good Fort-saves, and proficiency with simple and martial weapons as well as all armors and shields, excluding tower shields.   The class also comes with a so-called genie mount, which begins play with 1 bonus trick and increases these to up to 7 over the course of the class progression. Nitpick here – the write-up of bonus tricks erroneously references the druid class instead […]

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  • Great Old Ones of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD…and that’s it – the rest are 36 pages of content so let’s take a look!   Now, in case you were wondering: Porphyra RPG is basically an evolution of first edition Pathfinder. While the system has a couple of differences when compared to PF1, it is close enough to it to allow for pretty seamless use of PF1-content. The Porphyra RPG has finally left beta-status behind, so expect to see me take a look at it in detail very soon.   Okay, so, that out of the way, why should you care about yet another […]

    Great Old Ones of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG)

    Great Old Ones of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 38 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD…and that’s it – the rest are 36 pages of content so let’s take a look!   Now, in case you were wondering: Porphyra RPG is basically an evolution of first edition Pathfinder. While the system has a couple of differences when compared to PF1, it is close enough to it to allow for pretty seamless use of PF1-content. The Porphyra RPG has finally left beta-status behind, so expect to see me take a look at it in detail very soon.   Okay, so, that out of the way, why should you care about yet another […]

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  • Nagaji of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 33 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, though it should be noted that one of the SRD-pages also contains a bit of information taken from a magic item update. The pdf is laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a given sheet of paper.   As always: While this is intended for the Porphyra RPG currently being playtested and streamlined, the book as a whole is properly compatible with PFRPG 1e with minimum fuss. This was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   After a brief […]

    Nagaji of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG)

    Nagaji of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 33 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, though it should be noted that one of the SRD-pages also contains a bit of information taken from a magic item update. The pdf is laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a given sheet of paper.   As always: While this is intended for the Porphyra RPG currently being playtested and streamlined, the book as a whole is properly compatible with PFRPG 1e with minimum fuss. This was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreon supporters.   After a brief […]

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  • Cavers of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This class clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper.   If you buy this class, you’ll notice a little comment bubble in the cover page – this is very helpful for folks new to Porphyra RPG, as the game does have a couple of differences from PFRPG. This bubble explains a couple of them, which is really helpful and something I hope the final book of Porphyra RPG will do. Porphyra RPG, as per the writing of this review, has not yet been […]

    Cavers of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG)

    Cavers of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This class clocks in at 13 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 10 pages, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you can fit up to 4 pages on a sheet of paper.   If you buy this class, you’ll notice a little comment bubble in the cover page – this is very helpful for folks new to Porphyra RPG, as the game does have a couple of differences from PFRPG. This bubble explains a couple of them, which is really helpful and something I hope the final book of Porphyra RPG will do. Porphyra RPG, as per the writing of this review, has not yet been […]

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  • Vexers of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let#s take a look!   Vexers get d8 HD, 8 + Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons, hand crossbow, rapier, sap, short sword, shortbow, sword cane and an additional martial or exotic weapon proficiency as well as light armor. The class gets ¾ BAB-progression, and good Reflex-saves. The saving throw column for Will saves has a glitch, which erroneously notes the bonus for levels 18 – 20 as +0/+1 – it should be +6.   A […]

    Vexers of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG)

    Vexers of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 11 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), so let#s take a look!   Vexers get d8 HD, 8 + Int skills per level, proficiency with simple weapons, hand crossbow, rapier, sap, short sword, shortbow, sword cane and an additional martial or exotic weapon proficiency as well as light armor. The class gets ¾ BAB-progression, and good Reflex-saves. The saving throw column for Will saves has a glitch, which erroneously notes the bonus for levels 18 – 20 as +0/+1 – it should be +6.   A […]

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  • Animal Lords of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 37 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content. These pages have been laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you could theoretically fit up to 4 on a given sheet of paper, provided your eyesight’s good enough.   As always for Porphyra RPG-supplements, this one is fully compatible with PF 1e; the Porphyra RPG is currently still in playtest, but power-level wise seems to aim a bit higher than core PF 1e, aiming more for the level of power we associate with the newer iterations of the game, i.e. including the […]

    Animal Lords of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG)

    Animal Lords of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This installment of the „…of Porphyra“-series clocks in at 37 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 33 pages of content. These pages have been laid out in 6’’ by 9’’ (A5), which means you could theoretically fit up to 4 on a given sheet of paper, provided your eyesight’s good enough.   As always for Porphyra RPG-supplements, this one is fully compatible with PF 1e; the Porphyra RPG is currently still in playtest, but power-level wise seems to aim a bit higher than core PF 1e, aiming more for the level of power we associate with the newer iterations of the game, i.e. including the […]

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  • Anpur of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This supplement clocks in at 33 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, in case you didn’t know: Porphyra RPG is a continuation of Pathfinder’s first edition, with slight tweaks to formatting conventions, some rules-stream-lining and the like. As per the writing of this review, the RPG is still in the playtest phase, so how/whether formal criteria change is still up in the air – as such, I will de-emphasize these aspects in my discussion of Porphyra’s Anpur. That being said, rules-wise, this is pretty much 100% compatible with Pathfinder 1e.   As for the […]

    Anpur of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG)

    Anpur of Porphyra (Porphyra RPG) This supplement clocks in at 33 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   All right, in case you didn’t know: Porphyra RPG is a continuation of Pathfinder’s first edition, with slight tweaks to formatting conventions, some rules-stream-lining and the like. As per the writing of this review, the RPG is still in the playtest phase, so how/whether formal criteria change is still up in the air – as such, I will de-emphasize these aspects in my discussion of Porphyra’s Anpur. That being said, rules-wise, this is pretty much 100% compatible with Pathfinder 1e.   As for the […]

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  • Lands of Adventure (Porphyra RPG) This supplement clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, first things first: This is a supplement for the Porphyra RPG, the currently continuation of Pathfinder 1’s rules that is currently being designed by Purple Duck games. The Porphyra RPG seeks to streamline a few aspects, but otherwise has the ambition of being 100% PFRPG 1 compatible. Thus, while I will designate Porphyra RPG books as such, you should have no problems whatsoever using them in conjunction with PFRPG. That being said, a couple of formatting conventions are different. As per the writing of this review, […]

    Lands of Adventure (Porphyra RPG)

    Lands of Adventure (Porphyra RPG) This supplement clocks in at 24 pages, 1 page front cover, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 20 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So, first things first: This is a supplement for the Porphyra RPG, the currently continuation of Pathfinder 1’s rules that is currently being designed by Purple Duck games. The Porphyra RPG seeks to streamline a few aspects, but otherwise has the ambition of being 100% PFRPG 1 compatible. Thus, while I will designate Porphyra RPG books as such, you should have no problems whatsoever using them in conjunction with PFRPG. That being said, a couple of formatting conventions are different. As per the writing of this review, […]

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