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 "A Gathering of the Marked looks fabulous! I love the appendices and handouts!" - Stephen Newton, Thick Skull Adventures

Rich and poor, bond and free: every few months an unsuspecting few awake to find a ragged circle of midnight black scrawled on their foreheads; a dark summoning whispering on the edge of their consciousness. All who live in the shadow of the Great City know to ignore the call of the mark is to invite madness and a lingering and horrific death, so each will find his way to the sending stones, and the unspeakable peril that waits beyond.

Designed for 0-level adventurers, A Gathering of the Marked challenges a band of strangers to endure the mad games of a power who's motivations are as mysterious as its identity. Can the summoned survive to wrest control of their lives once more? Will they turn on those they struggle with, or band together to defeat a common enemy? Will they finally come face to face with the twisted power that has called them, and uncover its dark secrets? All will be revealed in A Gathering of the Marked!

A Gathering of the Marked

Features of A Gathering of the Mark
  • Horrifying fun compatible with the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG from Goodman Games (easily convertible to your favorite 'old school' system... and by easy, we mean easy easy!)
  • Explore the cursed village of Haven's Fall, battling shambling horrors, freakishly nimble puppets, cow-devouring tentacles and more!
  • Uncover the secrets of the Cult of Athax: foul minions of a Shadow Wizard with dark designs on not only the world, but you in particular!
  • Packed with adventuring possibilities: twice the length of Perils of the Sunken City, with full color artwork throughout all 24 adventure pages + 24 additional appendix pages.
  • Nearly 100 paper miniatures included for those who want to see the action unfold. (13 Free battlemaps available on the Purple Sorcerer Games website.)
  • Virtually every image is included in easily printable format in the appendix making creating handouts a breeze!
  • New: Comes with two streamlined tablet versions for both large and small tablets and mobile devices.
  • Each Sunken City Starting Adventure stands alone: you don't need either SC-1: Perils of the Sunken City, or SC-2: The Ooze Pits of Jonas Gralk to enjoy SC-3: A Gathering of the Marked. (Perils of the Sunken City does provide useful background on the Sending Stones that are mentioned in this adventure, and The Ooze Pits of Jonas Gralk just plain rocks, so we'd suggest getting them anyway!)
Paper miniatures from the adventure on one of the (almost hidden) battle maps:
Gathering of the Marked Paper Minis

About Purple Sorcerer Games

Creators of the Popular Electrum Pick: Perils of the Sunken Citythe 0-level party generator, and the Crawler's CompanionPurple Sorcerer Games is your source for exciting, affordable, fun-to-play adventures and free utilities compatible with the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. Find out more at

What is Dungeon Crawl Classics?

Return to the glory days of fantasy with the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. Adventure as 1974 intended you to, with modern rules grounded in the origins of sword & sorcery. Fast play, cryptic secrets, and a mysterious past await you. Learn more at Goodman Games.

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David J June 29, 2018 2:15 pm UTC
From Alexander's review:

"That sounds like it might be hard to roleplay, but DCC is more about the combat and roll-playing that character development and figuring out what makes your guy or girl tick."

That's 100% absurd. DCC is every bit about role-playing as any other RPG is. Even a zero-level peasant or gong farmer or tiller of fields can be role-played.
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David J June 29, 2018 1:55 pm UTC
"a power who's motivations"

That'd be "whose".
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