Monday 17 February 2020

The Stars are Falling

AL 1-5 The Stars are Falling is a series of adventures taking PCs from level 1 to 3, written by Daniel J. Bishop, Paul Wolfe, and David Pryzbyla. Art is by Gary Dupuis (including cover), Tamas Baranya, Jacob Blackmon, Luigi Castellani, Christopher Heilmann, Marc Radle, and Kristian Richards (cartography). The publisher is Purple Duck Games.

Disclosure: I have credits as a writer, editor, and playtester in this product.

Cast your mind back to 2013. People were in love with Dungeon Crawl Classics, but the question of how to make a campaign out of it kept cropping up on blogs and on the long-lamented G+ DCC group. Mark Gedak, the publisher at Purple Duck Games, had five adventures in the AL (Adventure Location) series at that time, and asked if I could write some text that bridged them into a cohesive whole.

In addition to that bridging text, The Stars are Falling collects AL 2: Sepulcher of the Mountain God by Paul Wolfe, AL 1: Bone Hoard of the Dancing Horror by Daniel J. Bishop, AL 3: Through the Cotillion of Hours by Daniel J. Bishop, AL 4: The Way Station by Dave Przbyla, and AL 5: Stars in the Darkness by Daniel J. Bishop.

The bridging text gives some thought to adding a funnel to the mix to start your adventurers on their way, and then offers specific changes to the adventures so that one leads into the next. In short, this compilation allows you to purchase five adventures at a good price, and gives the prospective judge an example of how minor changes in DCC adventures can help to weave them into a cohesive whole.

Destiny calls, Adventurers! 

Forgotten tombs, ancient laboratories, the decadent palace of the God of Dreams, plundered and dusty dwarven holdfasts, and the ferociously defended territories of the Herders and Hounds of the Stars themselves!

There are mysteries to be solved within these pages, crafty and horrific enemies to defeat, and treasures both monetary and magical to claim for your own.  Pray to your gods, strap on your shield, and sharpen your knives: The Stars are Falling, and it is up to you to stop them-and make a little coin on the way...

Purple Duck Games' Adventure Locales One through Five for Dungeon Crawl Classics are here packaged with an intriguing framework story to take you on a story arc of wonder and fun for characters levels 1 to 3.

Dare you stop the stars from falling?

Get It Here!

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