Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kickstarter - The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence (an OSR module)

Where does one start? +Venger Satanis is the one running this Kickstarter, and his first adventure, Liberation of the Demon Slayer was a Hot Item at the RPGNow site after it's release. I never reviewed LotDS even though I have the PDF, mostly because the number of house rules at the beginning of the product would have been better suited as either their own system or a separate product IMHO. Or heck, put them at the end. At the beginning, they seem much less optional. FYI, I also dislike Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. The mix of house rules with adventure made the expectation that you would run said adventure with the optional rules presented pretty much a default.

So yeah, I really should go back to it and JUST read the adventure part this time and pretend the optional rules don't exist. Layout was nice, art was slamming and I suspect the dungeon was a good one.

What about the current Kickstarter, The Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence? It appears to be an enclosed sandbox / small wilderness setting spanning three islands:
Rather than another dungeon crawl, this is a wilderness crawl.  Specifically, adventurers will explore three islands in close proximity that have been visited by a wyrm-riding empire, extra-dimensional invaders, space aliens, Elves, Dwarves, Humans, and more. They'll find black pylons enabling time/space travel, an evil temple, a shattered dome city, and most importantly, The Thing That Rots From The Sky!
I'd say that looks to be pretty damn awesome, all wrapped up in 23 32 pages and $20 for the print version. Which seems on the low middle-ish for page count. Unless the stretch goals are hit, which have the potential to gradually increase the page count to over 100 pages, which would make this a bargain.

Am I in? I'll let you know next payday, which is a week from Friday. Just leased a new car today and my discretionary spending is gonna take a hit. Otherwise, I'd be in for $20 today. Just keep and houserules in a separate product ;)

edit: maps by +Dyson Logos . It's now a "must buy"


  1. Just want to confirm that Venger has already contacted me (and I've accepted) to do maps for this project.

  2. Coolness. Didn't know you knew of my existence, let alone skimmed through Liberation of the Demon Slayer. Nice.

    Thanks for the shout-out! 23 pages was just an arbitrary amount. If the original goal gets funded, it'll be at least 32.

    1. the Grumpy Dwarf knows all, sees all.

      at least, so says the spam i get ;)

  3. Ok, just updated the 23 pages to 32!

  4. I hate puppies, ice cream, and Eric telling me about Kickstarters.

  5. I really like Liberation, so I'm in!

  6. New video uploaded. It's much better than the first and touches on a few more things.


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