Showing posts from November, 2012

New Developments in the Purple Duck Offices...

Not that there really are offices but still this is what has been happening:

Legendary Classes: Medium is out to playtesters right now. We should be getting some feedback, next week or the week after.Perry is hard at work developing the Lands of Porphyra and harmonizing all the work that was put in by our authors.Joshua just turned in Heroes of the Siwathi Desert today and I've handed it off to Perry to edit.I'm currently doing layout on a magic item book by Sean Holland that I am calling "The Armory" but that name is just a place holder for now.Art is being worked on by Gary, Carlos, Tamas, and Ryan for a variety of projects. Monsters Unleashed/Monsters of Porphyra will be released next year. The art is still coming in for it and there is writing that needs to be done on it when I am not doing layout. We have had a few setbacks on some of the Purple Mountains but Purple Mountain III is out to subscribers right now and should be on sale to the general public in PDF an…

Lands of Porphyra - The Northlands

THE NORTHLANDS “I done all four a’ the Red King’s gulags, and it never hurt me none.  Well, except maybe the fingers…” – ‘Thumbs’ Johansson, thief for hire
Capital:  The Red Tower Settlements:  The Breakers (3,700), The Deeps (4,050), Irontown (5,500), The Red Tower (850), Salttown (2,800) The Gulags (100-300 each) Ruler: The Red King Government:Dictatorship Races:Dragonbloods, Half-orcs, Half-ogres, Humans, other slave races Faiths:  Ferrakus, Ithreia, Myketa Resources: Basalt, dried fish, iron, marble, salt, silver, timber, zinc Languages: Common, Giant
Border Conditions: Porphyrite borders with the Jheriak Continuance, and the Wyrm’s Yard, which is technically part of The Northlands.  The central North Polar Region is rarely sought, and thought to be lifeless.
HISTORY The Northlands have always been a harsh and unforgiving place.  The NewGod War did not change that in any positive way.  The driving away of the Elemental Tyrants may have only destabilized what passed for civilization there, lea…

Happy Birthday Hidden in Plain Sight!

Hidden in Plain Sight has been out on the market for a full year now.  The free trial has been downloaded 9162 times, and there have been 7248 purchases.  The purchase-to-trial ratio is 79.11%.

Here's that weird sales graph again, for the official full year numbers.  Click to embiggen.

Needless to say, the sales of HIPS, and the feedback that I've received, has far exceeded my expectations.  In fact, I admit that it's made it a little more difficult for me to get motivated to start a new project.

Guess what landed on my doorstep!

Here is a look at some of the sprues and an assembled trooper. It’s a bit dark out so I needed to use my desk magnifier lamp to get some shots. I will try to get some larger clearer images when I can get some decent lighting.
I am quite frankly amazed at the level of crisp detail they were able to reproduce while dealing with the direction of pull from the mold halves. WGF did an amazing job…. My hat is off to them.

A few spru shots before I tore into them ;)

Octospine or not

This was originally called an octospine. I think it needs a better name for Monsters Unleashed and I am opening the floor to suggestions.

In the Pipeline

At Purple Duck Games we have quite a few things on the go but currently nothing that is absolutely ready for release, but I thought I would take some time to discuss the various things that we have on the go.

If I have missed talking about anything please ask away.

Pathfinder Compatible (By Series)
Assortment Products
- I have two separate magic items books that need some art before I can finish them.
- I would like to do another feat and trap book but haven't had any ideas lately and no writers interested in this sort of work.

Encounter Pages
Perry wrote another release in this series. I have never put it into layout out. I have no idea why. Its just gathering dust.

Fehr's Ethnology
There are two of these left in the series - Qatar and Ursik. They are written and just need to go into layout. Once they are done, Perry and I will go back and revise them for a compilation release and Print-On-Demand Version.

Legendary Classes
[Medium] Legendary Classes: Medium is currently in playtest from…

Sneak peek of the Feral Shadokesh and Handler


Some shots of the Kickstarter sprues

Here we have some sprues for the Stormtroopers

And here are some Leviathan sprues... Enjoy!

What to Discuss

I am terrible at thinking of things to write about on this page. I have no idea what kinds of information people are looking for. Coupled to that problem is that the 1st and 2nd terms of my school year have been very busy so I haven't had much time to post anything. I'm going to try to rectify that starting later this week but I could use a bit of help on what you would like to see.

In the meantime here is a piece of art that Gary created for the upcoming compilation of Monsters Unleashed (Monster Update Project/Monsters of Porphyra).

Do you want to hear about:
1) Upcoming Pathfinder compatible releases?
2) Upcoming DCC compatible releases?
3) Upcoming ICONS or 4C compatible releases?
4) New content?
5) Previews?

or something else entirely.

IndieCade pictures


We still have 70 backers of the Kickstarter that have not completed the pledge manager. We are at the point that the manufacturer needs the total from all of the backers to identify how many of each product will need to be produced in order to satisfy the outstanding orders.

If you have not completed the pledge manager, we have no idea what to send you.

If you still need to complete the pledge manager, do so now.
If you do not have your login information to complete the pledge manager please follow these instructions, posted in update #66 ‘Ten day warning’

“The pledge manager will be taken off line November 1st, you will need to complete your pledge manager information before November 1st so that we can get your orders finalized.

You should have received an email with the link and sign on information for your account.
If you have not received the email, please contact and ask them to re-send.”

Wargames Factory will try one more round of emails to contact the backers …