This installment of Purple Duck games’ Purple Storeroom-series clocks in at 25 pages, 1 page front cover, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 22 pages of content, though these are 6” by 9”-sized (A5) – so what do we get here?
Well, it’s pretty evident, right? Basically, this pdf provides a massive array of different tables of treasure – and yes, they do include a ton of gems and pieces of art…but at the same time, a ton of mechanically relevant magical items – whether it’s potions of reduce person, spellbooks with a couple of spells, feather tokens, robes of needles -you get the idea. This is not just dressing, it is also mechanically relevant.
How much do we get? Well, a gigantic amount. From CR 1/4 to CR 20, we get a table at each CR – this means that this pdf contains no less than 230 entries for monster treasure. The respective header suggests a sample creature to have the treasure…but I honestly haven’t properly depicted the detail this offers – there even are entries of e.g. boxes with TRAPS. Aye, full rules. In a dressing table. That’s some pretty impressive detail and shows a willingness to go above the requirements. There also is the level of imagination that you can find in this to be considered: What e.g. about the high-CR entry that may cause you to find a bottled soul of a king’s son? Yeah, that is pretty amazing indeed!
The pdf ends with a new item, the abacus of inventory, which streamlines the looting process and should be of particular use for groups starved on time.
Editing and formatting are very good – I noticed no significant glitches. Layout adheres to Purple Duck Games’ one-column standard and is pretty printer-friendly – due to the size, I could fit 4 pages on one A4-page when printing this out. The pdf has no artworks apart from the cover, but comes fully bookmarked for your convenience.
Perry Fehr’s monster hoards are an amazing assortment – creative, diverse, mechanically-relevant and we also get quite a lot of them for the more than fair asking price. What more can you ask of such a book? Not much! That’s why I’ll settle on a final verdict of 5 stars + seal of approval. Neat indeed!
You can get this neat dressing-file here on OBS!