A courier has raced halfway across the galaxy to send a holographic message to an old hermit living in a mountain cave infested by shadow shoggoths - it's time-sensitive, for his eyes only, and concerns the fate of the entire universe. Upon landing on the purple islands, the messenger was captured by militant talking apes. He managed to escape, but then fell into the hands of a cannibal tribe at the base of the mountain.The Dark Lord of the old school, Venger As'Nas Satanis, returns to Kickstarter and his Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence with a new adventure module that needs crowdfunding: Battle For The Purple Islands.
A mere $5 will get you the PDF of the adventure, while $13 will get you the PDFs of both this new yarn and the original Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence.
Venger, working with Glynn Seal of MonkeyBlood Design, explains that his current eldritch science-fantasy setting with gonzo sword & sorcery offering will be:
"...a 12 - 15 page PDF adventure that uses the purple islands as a backdrop. While the original book was a hex-crawl full of encounters, scenario seeds, random tables, magic (items), and helpful advice, this will be a specific, focused adventure involving various warring factions competing for dominance in a purple world gone mad... or is that a mad world gone purple?The Lovecraftian insanity of this project is heightened by the fact that the player-characters may even get to meet the man himself: HP Lovecraft!
"You see, much of the dark forces reigning supreme over the purple islands were vanquished by adventuring heroes. They came, they saw, they slaughtered. A few years went by without incident. Everyone started coming to the islands after things quieted down - colonists, anthropologists, big game hunters, sightseeing tourists, etc. But then obscene purple blasphemies deep within the islands began to resurface."
Adventure statistics in the book will provided in a variety of old school flavours (including 5th Edition) and the quasi-OSR system of Venger's own Crimson Dragon Slayer, The Outer Presence, and Alpha Blue.
To learn more about the campaign, which runs until August 11, visit the book's Kickstarter page, and make sure you read all the updates as well for further insights.