Stars Archive

  • Ashen Stars (GUMSHOE) This massive sourcebook clocks in at 304 massive pages, 1 page cover (though the front cover of the print edition is its separate pdf), 1 page editorial, 3 pages of ToC, 1 page blank, leaving us with no less than 298 pages of raw content – so let’s fire up the engines, shall we? Yes, we shall!   This was moved forward in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.   First of all, what *is* Ashen Stars? The unimaginative and not really helpful reply would be that it represents a variant of the brilliant GUMSHOE-rules-system for a Scifi-context. Since I already have covered plentiful GUMSHOE-systems in […]

    Ashen Stars (GUMSHOE)

    Ashen Stars (GUMSHOE) This massive sourcebook clocks in at 304 massive pages, 1 page cover (though the front cover of the print edition is its separate pdf), 1 page editorial, 3 pages of ToC, 1 page blank, leaving us with no less than 298 pages of raw content – so let’s fire up the engines, shall we? Yes, we shall!   This was moved forward in my review-queue due to me receiving a print copy in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.   First of all, what *is* Ashen Stars? The unimaginative and not really helpful reply would be that it represents a variant of the brilliant GUMSHOE-rules-system for a Scifi-context. Since I already have covered plentiful GUMSHOE-systems in […]

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  • Purple Mountain VI: The Well of Stars The sixth installment of Purple Duck Games superb Dungeon-module-series clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 42 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   As always, this module can be run as stand-alone or as a continuation from the continuously SUPERB last levels of Purple Mountain – also providing information for including this in PDG’s Porphyra-setting. The pdf kicks off with a conflict – the PCs may endeavor to save some undines from derro aggressors, which include kineticists. Yes, this module […]

    Purple Mountain VI: The Well of Stars

    Purple Mountain VI: The Well of Stars The sixth installment of Purple Duck Games superb Dungeon-module-series clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 42 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion.   As always, this module can be run as stand-alone or as a continuation from the continuously SUPERB last levels of Purple Mountain – also providing information for including this in PDG’s Porphyra-setting. The pdf kicks off with a conflict – the PCs may endeavor to save some undines from derro aggressors, which include kineticists. Yes, this module […]

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  • AL 5: Stars in the Darkness The fifth module/adventure location for the Dungeon Crawl Classics-system, now released by Purple Duck Games and penned by Daniel J. Bishop, is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages SRD, 1/2 a page advertisement, leaving us with 34 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of an adventure-sandbox-locale, this review contains SPOILERS. Potential players will wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The world is suffering – the pdf kicks off with a list of 30 different entries that align a lucky star to each birth augur – why? Because the skies are in turmoil. One by one, the lucky stars […]

    AL 5: Stars in the Darkness

    AL 5: Stars in the Darkness The fifth module/adventure location for the Dungeon Crawl Classics-system, now released by Purple Duck Games and penned by Daniel J. Bishop, is 38 pages long, 1 page front cover, 2 pages SRD, 1/2 a page advertisement, leaving us with 34 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This being a review of an adventure-sandbox-locale, this review contains SPOILERS. Potential players will wish to jump to the conclusion.   All right, still here? The world is suffering – the pdf kicks off with a list of 30 different entries that align a lucky star to each birth augur – why? Because the skies are in turmoil. One by one, the lucky stars […]

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