Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Resource Spotlight: Purple Sorcerer Games

Time to boost the signal! This September I am planning on doing a roundup of some favourite resources for Table Top Role Playing Games. Most of which are free and online.

Purple Sorcerer Logo
©2020 Purple Sorcerer Games 
Purple Sorcerer Games 

Purple Sorcerer Games is an online resource site for Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG (and it's offshoot Mutant Crawl Classics RPG). It includes an incredible array of LAMP-based in-browser tools, as well as adventures and video tutorials about playing Dungeon Crawl Classics.


Anyone who has played DCC RPG for any length of time, probably uses Purple Sorcerer. It offers quick and easy ways to create 0 level characters, or even higher-level characters, using it range of rolling and build methods. It also has tools for generating demons, dragons, magic weapons, Mercurial magic effects, and more, scrolls, and unique monsters.


Cover, Nebin Peddlebrook's Perilous Pantry
© Purple Sorcerer Games

Beyond the random generators, Purple Sorcerer also offers a number of adventure modules for sale.  Several of their Adventures are legendary in the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Community. This includes the famous funnel Nebin Pendlebrook's Perilous Pantry, the Sunken City series, and Sullenlands series


Each of the modules offered by Purple Sorcerer includes templates for making paper craft miniatures. Purple Sorcerer itself offers tutorials on how to make attractive papercraft minis. I used them as my primary reference when I started making papercraft Minis this year.

They also have available, their own carefully structured quick reference charts for making learning DCC quick and easy.

Crawler's Companion

Screenshot of Crawler's Companion's 
Dice Rolling Screen

Perhaps, however, the most impressive tool in the Purple Sorcerer array is the Crawler's Companion, a mobile app available for Android, iOS, and Windows. Crawler's Companion includes a full reference for spells in Dungeon Crawl Classics, character generators, many of the random generators that can be found in their online site, a dice roller, and even a lightweight virtual desktop for playing Dungeon Crawl Classics. In my home, Crawler's Companion has become a common substitute for rolling dice when we are playing on the go. Especially as it includes all of the Zocchi dice as well as the regular polyhedral dice, weather playing DCC RPG, or something else.

Purple Sorcerer Games funds its tools by donation drive and the odd t-shirt. I think it is safe to say that they are a lynchpin in the DCC RPG experience. Thevresources here have helped to make Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG as popular as It is today by making easy to play. It is well woth the look if you are interested in DCC.

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