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Adventures On the Purple Planet...and Beyond!

Adventures On the Purple Planet...and Beyond!

An epic swords & planet hex crawl for DCC RPG! Your characters are cast across the cosmos to a foreign world. Left to die beneath a weirdling sun and its sickening rays, their survival depends as much upon a quick wit as a quick blade...
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Purple Planet DCC Horde

This project is part of Purple Planet DCC Horde, which runs from February 6th - March 5th 2024. Learn more →


A Sword-and-Planet Fantasy Epic!

Prepare for Harley Stroh’s sword-and-planet fantasy epic! Your characters are cast across the cosmos to a foreign world. Left to die beneath a weirdling sun and its sickening rays, their survival depends as much upon a quick wit as a quick blade. Even the finest chain hauberk must fail beneath the crush of an alien horde.
This level 4 exploration-style adventure spans scores of leagues. On the Purple Planet, your characters cross hundreds of miles of alien wasteland, where they face predatory creatures, deadly mushroom jungles, and thousands of factious savage man-beasts locked in an endless war.
In the course of the sprawling hex-crawl, characters have the opportunity to assume mastery of their own warbands, pit faction against faction, plumb ancient burial mounds, respect the age-old taboos, and experiment with deadly artifacts – the remnants of the Last War.
How characters meet each challenge determines whether they discover the secrets to returning home, or slip beneath the sands of the wastes, succumbing to the perils of the Purple Planet.
For those few with the courage to remain, we offer a world for the conquering.

The Purple Planet Horde

Eight publishers are simultaneously crowdfunding in the Purple Planet setting! Pledge for all of them!


Campaign Preview

An extraordinary collection of adventure awaits you with this project! All campaign pledge levels include savings of at least 10% from MSRP. Save 20% from MSRP with multi-product pledges!


The Purple Planet Hardcover

This project compiles all the (known) adventures of the Purple Planet into a handsome hardcover edition! The hardcover includes:
  • All the material from the long out-of-print DCC #84 boxed set, with the core adventure Peril on the Purple Planet, as well as Tombs of the Ancients, The Purple Planet Companion (with lost tech, bestiary, and more), Escape From the Purple Planet, and everything else.
  • The stand-alone adventures originally published as DCC #84.1: The Rock Awakens, #84.2: Synthetic Swordsmen of the Purple Planet, and #84.3: Sky Masters of the Purple Planet.
  • Chessmen of the Purple Planet, an all-new adventure by Harley Stroh
  • The complete Glossography of the Ythoth, finally compiled into one document
  • Invasion of the Purple Planet, an adventure originally published in the German edition and now available in English for the first time ever


Four New Purple Planet Themed Dice Sets

Bring the alien wastes to life with four new dice sets that capture the arcane mystery of the Purple Planet!
  • Greenstone Shard dice glitter faintly in a translucent emerald polyhedron, ready to lend their eldritch energy to your Ascended Master.
  • Rusted Death Hulk dice are like the lost tech of the ancients, slowly corroding in the desert winds.
  • Wyrdling Sunbleached Bone polyhedrons were once great heroes, now reduced to bleached skeleton shards under the alien sun.
  • Bloody Kith Horde are the blood-spattered gear of a rampaging kith warhorde.


New Tomes of Adventure + DCC #107

In addition, this project crowdfunds new hardcover compilations of DCC “skinny modules” - plus DCC #107: Forgotten Dangers!
  • Tome of Adventure #1 returns for a second printing with a collection of DCC adventures originally published as #66.5 through #72.
  • Tome of Adventure #2 collects the run of DCC adventures from #73 to #79.
  • Tome of Adventure #3 collects the initial run of DCC Lankhmar adventures, plus rare material from the the long-out-of-print Patrons of Lankhmar.
  • Tome of Adventure #4 is the official name of the Purple Planet compilation.
  • And a slipcase! Dedicated fans can get all four volumes collected together in a custom slipcase that holds all four titles! The slipcase is adorned with new art by Doug Kovacs!
  • DCC #107: Forgotten Dangers collects six short DCC adventures for levels 1-3! Originally published in long-out-of-print early printings of the core rulebook or rare Free RPG Day releases, these adventures are finally back in print!

New DCC RPG Core Rulebook Limited Editions

A hallmark of the DCC RPG core rulebook is that the rules never change, even across a decade of reprints – but the evocative art on the cover constantly evolves. With this project, the roster of extraordinary artists invited to contribute to the DCC core rulebook canvas adds one more very important name: legendary TSR artist Erol Otus. Erol playtested DCC RPG at DunDraCon 2011 and you can find a photo of that game in the front of the core rulebook. Now Erol contributes a beautiful new illustration for a custom cover variant offered through this crowdfunding.
In addition, the classic DCC Demon Skull by Doug Kovacs returns in a new printing, this time on rainbow-reflective gold foil debossed onto a simulated devil-hide textured cover! (No devils were harmed in the production of this rulebook.) The demon skull is an icon and its presence grows even more impactful with this new printed edition.

Purple Planet Accessories

Four accessories for exploring the Purple Planet are also offered with this project:
  • The Judge’s Screen, printed on extra-thick durable card stock, with all the pertinent tables opposite Doug Kovacs’ amazing art work.
  • The Player’s Guide, designed as a working document that players annotate as they explore the world.
  • The Purple Plant flexi-disc, featuring an all-new Purple Planet song by Loot the Body.
  • The Seventh Doom Quest of Denial Krroom, a Visual Atlas of the Purple Planet, by Harley Stroh and Doug Kovacs.

Stretch Goals

The Purple Planet is a multi-campaign, cooperative Dungeon Crawl Classics crowdfunding event by Goodman Games and friends — and you!

Check the Achievements tab for stretch goals for just this project. Additional stretch goals apply if you pledge for more than one project - see graphic below!


Upcoming Livestreams

Join us on the Goodman Games Twitch channel to see the creators and learn more about The Purple Planet!

Schedule of Purple Planet Related Shows:
  • The Scrivenery: Friday February 9, 4:30pm Pacific / 7:30pm Eastern
  • Honor Among Thieves: Sunday February 11, 3:30pm Pacific / 6:30pm Eastern
  • Goodman Games Art Reveal Show: Friday February 16, 4pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern. First reveal of Doug Kovacs' completed art for the slipcase, LE foil cover, and more!
  • Honor Among Thieves: Sunday February 25, 3:30pm Pacific / 6:30pm Eastern.
  • Goodman Games Purple Planet Q&A: Tuesday February 27, Time TBD
  • Purple Planet Countdown Party: Tuesday March 5, 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern

More Videos & Information

Return To The Purple Planet! Learn about the origins of the Purple Planet project with DCC developer Michael Curtis and author Harley Stroh.

Who Are The Kith? Harley Stroh tells us the history of the warhordes and their Ascended Masters who war constantly for domination of the Purple Planet.

Monsters of the Purple Planet: Learn about the colossal death orms, mushroom forests, and other denizens of the Purple Planet!

Travel Guide of the Purple Planet: Learn about a special Purple Planet accessory created by Doug Kovacs and Harley Stroh! (And available as an add-on in this campaign!)

Adventure on the Purple Planet! What is it like to adventure on the Purple Planet? Find out!

Dice, Tomes, and Third Party Products: Learn about the amazing wealth of supporting material for the Purple Planet project!

Interview with Michael Curtis and Harley Stroh on Really Dicey. Learn more about The Purple Planet!

Purple Planet Art Reveal. Join Doug Kovacs, Matt Hildebrand and Michael Curtis to discuss the art of the Purple Planet and see the LE cover!


What is DCC RPG?

Dungeon Crawl Classics, or DCC RPG, is a fast-paced, open-feeling rules set allowing for epic game experiences without unnecessary tethers. It uses modern game-play while paying homage to the origins of role-playing and the fun that it inspired.

Goodman Games supports DCC RPG with adventures, settings, yearbooks, and sourcebooks based on Appendix N authors. Goodman Games has released over 100 adventures for DCC RPG, and many more are in the pipeline.

Free Quick Start Rules. The DCC Quick Start Rules are FREE. You can download the PDF now from For only $1, you can add on a printed copy when you pledge for this project.

The First Time Fan Kit is a terrific value for new players. It gives you a softcover rulebook, set of dice, and introductory adventure module of our choice for only $35 – more than half off the retail price. Add it to your pledge now! (Note: choice of dice or adventure subject to availability and may vary from that shown.)

New DCC fans, add the First Time Fan Kit to your pledge now!


Shipping is not included in the pledge value. Shipping will be assessed via pledge manager closer to the fulfillment stage. 

Shipments will originate as follows, by region:
  • US orders will originate from a US shipping location.
  • UK/EU orders will originate from a UK shipping location.
  • Canada orders will originate from a Canadian shipping location.
  • AUS/NZ/SEA orders will originate from an Australian shipping location.

This project has a wide variety of components, so it's hard to estimate exact postage. In general, US orders that consist solely of books are eligible to ship via media mail. Other regions will ship via the most economical method.

There is additional information on common shipping questions in the FAQ.
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