Saturday, December 8, 2018

Possible Mid Winter Mini Campaign On Dungeon Crawl Classics #84: Peril On The Purple Planet But With An OSR Twist

"The Purple Planet: Where tribes of man-beasts wage an endless war beneath a dying sun. Where mighty death orms rule the wastes, befouled winds whistle through ancient crypts, and forests of fungi flourish in the weirdling light. Where ancient technologies offer life … or a quick death.
Bereft of patron, friend or god, your survival depends on quick wits and a strong blade. Will you and your companions stand as conquerers atop this alien land? Or will you fall beneath the blast of an ink-black death rays, just another corpse left to litter the wastes of the Purple Planet?"

Over last twenty four hours I've had my back to the wall with work quite literally & I've been trying to deal to deal with a small but vocal group of players. Over the last couple of months I've had friends want me to run a Dungeon Crawl Classics set of adventures but not with the DCC rpg. So I've had time to think long & hard about it. Earlier this year I was given a gift of Dungeon Crawl Classics #84 also known as Dungeon Crawl Classics #84: Peril On The Purple Planet (box set).

But how does one go about running a gonzo Sword & Planet adventure with a traditional Dungeons & Dragons style game or retro clone?
The answer is Troll Lord Games Castles & Crusades & I've already been running a supers game using Amazing Adventures! Rpg by Jason Vey. Its not that much of a stretch to take the Siege engine that much further & conversion is a snap. But these days I'm much more inclined to create my own fantasy world for a C&C campaign.
In my local area its a lot easier to get folks to play a retroclone of Dungeons & Dragons then it is to get them to play Dungeon Crawl Classics.

Dungeon Crawl Classics #84: Peril On The Purple Planet (box set)
has quite a bit to offer but its going to really depend on the route that the players want to go. I'm going to have my work cut out for me. There are more then a few people who have experience with my style of gaming & the fact that their are rumbles of adding in super heroes & pulp adventurers into the mix. So there may be more DYI Dungeons & Dragons & OSR elements on my part.

Another option to get the players into the bowels of this campaign is to go the route of adding in the PC's to the Purple Planet via  a doorway via  Jason Sholtis's Operation Unfathomable mega campaign dungeon. For months now Jason Sholtis has teased Unfathomable artwork & concepts via G+ & Me We.
The science fantasy gonzo aspect fits the bill for adding in the right fictional elements to the back end of a campaign.

Operation Unfathomable isn't the only possibility to play the long card of DCC mix & match OSR goodness. Mike Evens also had a lovely little world of hellish violence & possible weirdness to add to the mix. Hubris dives right over the edge into the pulp, sword and sorcery roots of the fantasy genre with an ultra violent twist on things.

I have a meeting in the afternoon tomorrow & we'll see what happens but these are not the only OSR titles I have up my sleeves. There are several other options on the table so to speak that may be used.

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