Category Archives: Dying Earth

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Remembering Jack Vance

Jack Vance, master-story teller, is dead. He died aged 96, with a huge body of work and a wide but subtle influence as part of his legacy. In his eponymous story, Mazirian the Magician encompasses spells, forcing them with great effort into his cerebellum then releasing them at moments of narrative convenience. They are gone […]

The Dying Earth Revivification Folio

In DERF, like Skulduggery, characters are created by the random assignment of attitudes and abilities. To this end, Hilary Wade has created six male and six female portraits which will fit any of the descriptions. Here are the womenfolk. She has reached a new level of drollery with these efforts.    

Deceit and DramaSystem

Commenter Carl, over at my See P. XX intro to DramaSystem, asks about the role deceit plays in the game. Is there a mechanism to ensure that characters who are deceived act accordingly? It depends on whether the interaction is procedural or dramatic. In the first instance, it occurs in pursuit of a pragmatic goal, […]

Tooth, Talon & Pinion

TOOTH, TALON & PINION: Excellent Prismatic Spray Double Issue #7/8 The second double-issue of the Excellent Prismatic Spray magazine to be so voluminous as to (in this case literally) claw its way into being a DERPG sourcebook in its own right! Stranger, stay your hand a while… Wonder at the pets of the Dying Earth, […]

Footsteps of Fools 1: All’s Fair At Azenomei

ALL’S FAIR AT AZENOMEI (Footsteps of Fools: Part 1) Once every year, at the start of summer, Azenomei holds its annual ‘Great Fair’, under the shadow of Pergolo: the manse of Iucounu the Laughing Magician. This event attracts not only traders of great renown, but also royalty and other notables from as far as Kaiin. […]

Footsteps of Fools 2: Strangers in Saskervoy

STRANGERS IN SASKERVOY (Footsteps of Fools: Part 2) Strangers in Saskervoy follows on from All’s Fair At Azenomei, and leads into The Lords of Cil. A bumper adventure pack, advancing Cugel-Level adventuring in new directions. Ten or more gaming sessions – across five interlinked episodes – covering the PCs’ experiences in the realm of Saskervoy […]

Ascolais and the Land of the Falling Wall

Double Book-Size Issue of ‘The Excellent Prismatic Spray’ (Volume 1, Number 4/5) A source book for the Dying Earth RPG To Ascolais, the Falling Wall and Beyond! This first double volume of the XPS is so vast in scope that it has graduated to its own page as a sourcebook in its own right. Once […]

The Primer of Practical Magic

THE PRIMER OF PRACTICAL MAGIC: Give your D20 magician a taste of the Dying Earth Designed to assist exploring the Dying Earth milieu using the D20 system, there is also nonetheless a vast array of material herein that a GM could use equally as well to instead enhance any D20 fantasy game towards a more […]

The Scaum Valley Gazetteer

A source book for the Dying Earth RPG Welcome to the finest river valley in gaming! From the Maurenron Mountains to Sanreale Bay, the valley is thick with ancient forests, picturesque ruins and somber tombs. It is alive with vibrant towns and glittering palaces. It teems with eerie creatures, exhilarating predators and glittering palaces. Complete […]

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