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In June of 2015, Purple Duck Games published Drow of Porphyra - Karza, Children of the Loomqueen by Patricia Willenborg without the Pathfinder Compatibility License. This products explore some mature themes that were appropriate for the content of the product and for our Lands of Porphyra Campaign Setting but not for the compatibility license.

As 2015 progressed, we released more supplements using open game content from the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game but abandoned our claims of official compatibility as we actively worked to change some minor aspects of the game both in our products and at my gaming table. Now with the recent announcement of what is generally being referred to as Pathfinder 2.0, we have decided to formalize our work as the Porphyra Roleplaying Game.

March 25/2018 - Initial definitions posted.

July 15/2019 - The penultimate version of the document is now posted. I need a few more pieces of art but the book is basically done.

- Mark Gedak, Purple Duck Games


 
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Paul L September 20, 2019 1:21 am UTC
Would be nice to see a proper preview file.
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Tammy G September 20, 2019 2:04 am UTC
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I agree. However, I have no idea why the preview is not rendering. It is set-up to render like all my other files.
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Soluman B August 30, 2019 2:55 am UTC
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Can you update the preview, it only shows the cover of the book.

I'm mostly curious as to how it differs from the Classic campaign setting guide.
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Tammy G August 30, 2019 6:54 pm UTC
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According to the setting it should be able to show you a quick preview of all 1-605 pages. But I agree it is not working.

This book is not designed to update the Class Campaign Setting Guide.

It is designed to update the first edition Pathfinder engine to a revised version. Since Pathfinder has moved one to version 2. We still want to play something like Pathfinder 1 when we are in Porphyra. So this book (and the ever expanding wiki) is designed to by our version of the original Pathfinder rules.

The Campaign Setting is largely unchanged except where we excised concepts like alignment.
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Matthias H August 11, 2019 12:38 pm UTC
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but as written, the Eldritch Knight's captstone(lvl 20) class feature(Armored Spellcaster) does nothing.

It says it negates the ACP from armor to caster checks...but since the EK is proficient with all types of armor he doesn't take the ACP to caster checks in the first place.

Caster checks in general seem to be somewhat weird, since they cover so many different activities now(casting defensively, maintaining concentration, hitting with spells, beating spell resistance etc.), but feats/features often grant blanket bonuses to all caster checks(instead of specific ones to certain activities involving caster checks) even when this would make no sense(Shielded Caster gives you +4 to hit with spells when a teammate covers you, but it's obviously intended to aid defensive casting) or contradict the description(like Combat Casting).
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Tammy G August 11, 2019 12:49 pm UTC
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You are not in error. I have an error on p.184; proficiency never removes the armor check penalty from caster checks.

Caster checks are meant to be our catch-all. If you are casting a spell you make a caster check instead of an attack roll. This streamlines things a bit because you can roll once and apply it to multiple things (like AC, SR, and concentration checks if need be).

We have also tried to remove some of the "conditionality" of some abilities. So we hope to see like of the +2 bonus when fighting under a full month on the 3rd week of the month type abilities.

That said, as always, the game is your game and The Most Important Rule (p.3) always applies.

I'm going to add the ACP question to my errata document. Thanks.

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John S July 23, 2019 8:32 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Hey there, just recently ran across this! I assume there will be a POD or hardcover version on the horizon?
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Tammy G July 23, 2019 8:40 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
My hope is soon John.

- I am waiting for a couple pieces of art.
- I just made a number of edits for Perry.

Hopefully, a POD version (softcover and hardcover) will be available sometime in August.
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John S July 25, 2019 2:20 am UTC
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Excellent, very excited to start utilizing this at my gaming table. Keep up the great work!
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Chris N March 14, 2019 2:33 am UTC
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Can you provide a summary of what you have changed compared to Pathfinder? I'm interested in Porphyra, and would like to know how it's different, and how it's incompatible with 3.PF.
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Tammy G March 14, 2019 2:40 am UTC
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I am talking about our changes to the game over at: https://www.porphyraroleplayinggame.com/

I am adding bits of updates on an ongoing basis. We are still in playtest so not all the changes are final right now.
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Chris N March 14, 2019 2:42 am UTC
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Hi Tammy!

I've seen that site, yes, but I was hoping for something condensed, something like the Pathfinder conversion guide that you're probably familiar with. Or are you more focusing on making changes rather than making a nice tidy changelog?

Thanks,
Chris
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Tammy G March 14, 2019 2:43 am UTC
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I don't think we do anything in a "tidy" fashion but I can put up a changelist on the site. Give me 20 minutes.
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Chris N March 14, 2019 2:44 am UTC
PURCHASER
That is wonderful, thank you! If you could respond here so others can find it, that would be lovely. :)
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Tammy G March 14, 2019 3:04 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Draft Changelist.

https://www.porphyraroleplayinggame.com/2019/03/changelist.html
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Chris N March 14, 2019 3:06 am UTC
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That is lovely! I also found an older list of changes at https://www.porphyraroleplayinggame.com/2019/02/porphyra-roleplaying-game-v16.html. These two docs will keep me busy.

Thanks again, especially for your quick turnaround at what is, for me, a very late hour. :)

Chris
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Steven S January 03, 2019 6:08 pm UTC
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Time to add another 3.x to my collection!
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Timothy B September 17, 2018 9:34 am UTC
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I received a notification that there was an update, but I already have version 13. Should there be a version 14? Or did version 13 get updated to a new version 13 (effectively making it version 13.1)?
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Tammy G September 17, 2018 12:47 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Timothy, it should be v14 but I forgot to number it right. So let's say this is 13.1.
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Timothy B September 19, 2018 5:02 am UTC
PURCHASER
Sounds good. Thanks!
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john S July 17, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
PURCHASER
No Barbarian ???
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Tammy G July 17, 2018 3:02 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Not a this time. Currently, the damage dealing is handled by the Fighter and the tanking is handled by the Stalwart Defender.

The unchained barbarian is my favorite version of the barbarian so far and will probably be directly uploaded to the Porphyra Rpg wiki.
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Tammy G July 16, 2019 2:01 am UTC
PUBLISHER
I have updated the unchained barbarian and posted it to the wiki (http://porphyrarpg.wikidot.com/barbarian)
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Robert G March 26, 2018 9:17 am UTC
PURCHASER
I'm in, this looks like a great project.
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Tammy G March 26, 2018 1:00 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Welcome aboard Robert. I look forward to seeing your comments.
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Dani J March 26, 2018 3:34 am UTC
PURCHASER
So basically you guys are making a new 3e ruleboook?
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Tammy G March 26, 2018 3:56 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Essentially, my pathfinder-based player's handbook. So a variant core rulebook is absolutely fair.
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