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If you're a fan of the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG you've likely benefited from some of the insanely awesome tools that +Jon Marr has put up on www.purplesorcerer.com.

If you are in a position to do so, please consider donating to this pledge drive. I did!
 
Hello friends of the Purple Sorcerer!

It's time for the annual Free Tools Pledge Drive to help offset the server costs and App Store publishing fees for tools like the 0-Level Party Generator and The Crawler's Companion. Because folks were so generous in 2014, we were able to skip the 2015 drive entirely: I hope to experience the same sort of success this year so the pledge drive can officially become a biennial affair!

It means a great deal to me that folks continue to find value in the free tools, and I'm humbled by the continuing generosity of members of the DCC community. For this year's drive, a veritable galaxy of DCC luminaries (including Michael Curtis, Harley Stroh, Daniel Bishop, Dak Ultimak, Stephen Newton, and Terry Olsen) have donated some wondrous items to encourage generous donations, including one-of-a-kind hand-drawn pre-production maps (including two from Harley Stroh for an adventure that hasn't even been published yet!), signed hard copies of adventures, rare zines, and adventure drafts and playtest notes!

You can review the complete list of treaures on the pledge page. There are rewards for all levels of giving, including random prizes and free PDF's from the Purple Sorcerer library of adventures.

The Pledge Drive runs through midnight next Saturday: as always, thanks to one and all for your kindness and generosity!
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My NTRPG Con loot! This pile of awesomeness will keep me busy reading for a while. The greeting cards & postcards are by Lloyd Metcalf. I thought they would make great NPC/monster inspiration and face cards. The two +Doug Kovacs prints make me very happy. That guy is an amazing artist.

My first NTRPG Con experience was an amazing one and I can't wait to do it again next year.

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I had a blast. See you at the next one, Michael!
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The #NTRPG awesomeness continues. +Jim Wampler ran a kickass session of Synthetic Swordsmen of the Purple Planet today. 
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Black Powder Black Magic - Townies vs Outlaws! This is happening right now at #NTRPG

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+Michael Bolam so it would appear that my entire weekend will be filled with pictures of you (taken by other people) gaming at NTRPG; haha — awesome!

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NTRPG Con, I am finally in you!
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At 3pm on Free RPG Day I'm going to run Flaming Deathpits of the Minotaur Mage: Descent Into Doomfire! at Mini War Game in Fairhope, Alabama. Proudly billed as The Worlds Worst Dungeon Crawl, this adventure was written by Bill Cavalier, the Dungeon Bastard.


Panic has gripped the Halfling kingdom of Turnipton! Beloved Princess Bumblebottom has been kidnapped by the ruthless minotaur Maxwell B'Dassitude. Imprisoned beneath the ruins of Castle Skullhammer, her life and the future of the kingdom hang in peril. King Orono Bumblebottom has given a 24-hour reprieve to you, the lowly prisoners of his dungeon, to rescue the princess from the FLAMING DEATH PITS OF THE MINOTAUR MAGE.

If you are interested in playing, please let me know. (This event has been cross posted to Facebook. I can take up to 6 players. First come, first served. I will post a comment here when all seats are taken.)


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+Kevin Heuer Cool, thanks for the feedback. I've been wanting to run this for quite a while. The Shame and Epic mechanics look fun.
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Barrowduel was awesome. Thanks for running this +Eric Hoffman and +Edgar Johnson!

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Absolutely! We only used about a third of the content we wrote so that's a no brainer. Two mulit-table events was pretty draining though. I will separate them by a day of recovery next time!
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Yesterday was all about DCC in the Old West. I started the day by playing in a session of +David Baity's Dark Trails and then jumped into a game of Stormlord Publishing's Black Powder Black Magic. Both systems are loads of fun and offer their own unique spin on the genre. It would be difficult to pick a favorite...so I won't. It's a great time to be a DCC RPG fan!

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After reading Carnival the idea is actually a bit scary. ;)
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+Ryan Moore running Thundarr DCC for me, +Frank Brooks, and +Paul Wolfe at #NTRPG! An excellent start to the con. Thanks, Ryan!
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Beach day! 
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Good choice!
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This right here makes me happy. I had a lot of fun with RIFTS back in the early 90s and Savage Worlds is a great rules system. The Kickstarter just started today and pledges are already close to $140K!
The gonzo Megaversal adventure of Rifts® teams up with the genre-spanning easy-prep award-winning Savage Worlds system!
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I'm interesting in the following topics:

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I dined at the restaurant a couple of times a few years back and we recently had Brick Pit BBQ brought in for lunch at work and it was fantastic. Best BBQ I've had in a long time. Pulled pork, ribs, beans, and potato salad. All of it was excellent.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 3 years ago
Unfortunately, this place was closed last week. I'm sad to see it go. The locations in Pensacola, FL are still open.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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reviewed 3 years ago
First visit. I had the Cheesesteak with sautéed onions & mushrooms and jalapeños as recommend by the owner. This is the best Cheesesteak I have had outside of Philidelphia. The owner is from Philly and has his bread and cheese shipped in from there. Super nice guy. I will most certainly go back. Next time I want to try a Gyro.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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I took my Mom here for brunch today as I've been eager to try this place. I've been drooling over the menus on their website for a couple of weeks now. First things first...the service was excellent. Our server, Anna, was so sweet and very attentive to our needs. That girl "gets" customer service in a way that many her age in that line of work just don't. Anyway, about the food...cornbread muffins were brought to our table with a homemade maple syrup butter. The muffins were so light and tasty and the butter was fantastic. I ordered a bowl of Truffled Crab and Corn Bisque for an appetizer and was very impressed. It's not overly rich, as some crab bisques are, but it's chock full of flavors and I loved every spoonful. Mom ordered the Pecan Praline Belgium Waffle, served with praline sauce, candied pecans, whipped cream and powdered sugar. It's very sweet, too sweet for me in fact, but it is very tasty. Kids would love this dish and I bet it would be a great dessert shared with another person. Mom loved it though so that's what counts. I ordered the Shrimp & Grits (Gulf shrimp sautéed with leeks, andouille, and wild mushrooms, served over Anson Mills yellow corn grits). All I can say is WOW! This dish was amazing. I found myself slowly savoring each bite, with my eyes closed, not wanting it to come to an end. There are so many subtle flavors in each bite. Each spoonful was like a little piece of heaven. The bill came in just shy of $40. For the quality of food you are getting I feel that this is a bargain. The menu is fine dining but the atmosphere is casual. I will most certainly be going back. They have only been open a month. I hope the word gets out and they succeed because with one meal RBS Chicken Shack just made the short list of my favorite restaurants.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Heroes is my favorite place for pub food in Mobile. I've eaten here many times over the years. The first time I had The Funky Philly...a very tasty sandwich. Every other time I've been here I've had The Club, which is delicious! The Spinach and Crawfish Dip, served with hot pita bread is outstanding. They have a pretty good beer selection and enough TVs to cover whatever sporting event you might want to watch.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Cobb Salad = AWESOME! The 5 cheese pizza is incredible too but just a little too greasy. But hey, some folks like that way.
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reviewed 4 years ago