Purple Duck Storeroom: Fantasy Divinations (system neutral)
This installment of the Purple Duck Storeroom-series clocks in at 11 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 pages of content, laid out in 6’’ by 9’’, which means you can fit up to 4 of them on a sheet of paper when printing this.
We begin this installment of the series, which is btw. system neutral this time around, with a 2.5 page piece of fun introductory prose before providing 100 answers. For what?
Know when your players are stumped? Or when they use a divination and you have nothing prepared? Well, this humble pdf endeavors to provide no less than 100 suitably cryptic answers that should buy you some time to figure out a smooth way to get things back in order.
“Where is the Place we are looking for?” may be answered, for example, with “ The Desert Calls/The Sand Awaits/Backs to the Sun/For Three Long Days.” – and there you go, you’ll have them in the desert in no time. There are different levels of vagueness to be found, and “How do we get to the place?” is similarly covered – both get 12 responses. So does the answer to the question of what evil needs to be overcome or what treasure awaits. Similarly, if you want to know where the sought after person is, you’ll get 12 responses. “Kidnap. Bounds. Snarling whispers. Journey to the hole in the hill, covered in vines. Questions… questions… “ Yep, the standard cryptic/insane rambling is all here.
There are 10 answers provided for how the PCs may succeed in their mission, how the impending doom may be stopped. Similarly, the question on how to defeat the evil before the PCs gets 10 answers, as does the question for traps.
In a nice bit of comedy, a general purpose divination answer and “Reply hazy, ask again later…” are noted as a bit of fun at the end.
Editing and formatting are very good, I noticed no glitches. Layout adheres to a no-frills, printer-friendly 1-column standard and the pdf has no interior artwork, apart from the cover. The pdf comes fully bookmarked, in spite of its brevity – kudos!
Perry Fehr’s divination replies make for a fun little pdf that’s worth the humble asking price of a single buck. It won’t change your game, but it may provide some time or angle for you to get your PCs where you want them. All in all, a nice, unpretentious file – 3.5 stars, rounded up due to the fair price point.
You can get these nice, inexpensive divinations here on OBS!
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