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The Purifiers

September 05, 2015

demoIn the Millennium of Purification, a group of Elves and Dwarves join forces to purge the world of the dark magicks they themselves once helped unleash. Is there a chance to make up for their sins of the past and restore order to the world? Find out in the serial fan fic: The Purifiers.

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May 05, 2015

demoSome of the most viewed pages on this site are the O.C.C. List, Race List, and Skills List, all for Palladium Fantasy. This includes material from the various books, along with which book they're located in. This is an invaluable resource for new and experienced gamers alike.

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September 05, 2015

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Living the Fantasy is a fan site dedicated to Role-Playing Games (RPG), in particular Palladium Books and the Palladium Fantasy setting. Even if you're not a fan of Palladium Fantasy, or Palladium Books in general, this site may still provide a useful resource for new information and ideas. I've tried to include basic material, short stories, artwork, and ideas which can apply to many systems and different types of writing. If you don't know what a RPG is or who Palladium Books are, then feel free to check out their website here.

Note: Previously known as World Book: Prysus and Prysus' Homepage. The name tends to change when I do a major overhaul to the site, but some of the same content is here and still run by me.

 

Recent Changes

March 31, 2018

Greetings and Salutations. I would normally make my update tomorrow at the start of the month, but that would be on both Easter and April Fools' Day. As a result I decided either today or next week, but why make you wait a week? One of the Updates is a simple new NPC to the Characters/NPC page, Valla the Witch. This was in part for one of my games, as well as trying out a few things for my other update this month (continue reading for details).

The other update is an Excel based Palladium Fantasy NPC Sheet to the Downloads page. Well, what's the difference between the Character Sheet and the other NPC I make? A lot. This NPC Sheet will effectively be multiple quick NPC all-in-one. What I did was select a race to start. For my first sample, I decided on a Goblin. Then I decided on three O.C.C. In this case: Soldier, Thief, and Witch. Though I could've made more O.C.C. options, I decided upon three as a good variety while keeping the workload on me to a reasonable level. I also included some special abilities such as Minor Psionics, Cobbler abilities, and the Witch powers. This sheet will let you select a Goblin NPC that's any of the three above classes, with any of the powers, and then make that character anywhere from Level 1 all the way through Level 15. Skills and stats were selected by me, but will automatically level up for you. To further customize the character, you can upgrade the Hand to Hand, as well as changing Weapon and Armor types. Skills and bonuses will automatically adjust for you. While lacking some of the detail of my full character sheet, this should be a valuable asset to a Game Master short on time.

I've tested the NPC Sheet, and I believe it runs smoothly. I recently just added a few modifications to make it more user friendly (such as highlighting dropdown menus to make them easier to spot, and relocating some of the fields to make them easier to find for editing). Next month I intend to focus on the Orc with Mercenary, Assassin, and Priest of Darkness (Black Priest). Things may change as needed or upon strong feedback. Also, I'm not sure if this NPC Sheet may cross a line with Palladium. I feel the sheet should be acceptable and will be a useful tool for many Game Masters and Megaversal Ambassadors. Still, though not a Character Generator, there's always the possibility Palladium will feel I went too far, and ask me to take it down. If so, I will honor their wishes.

That's all for now. Thank you for your continued time and interest, and hope to see all of you next month. Farewell and safe journeys.

 

March 04, 2018

Last year was a rather slow year with only two updates. I won't bore you with the personal details, but let's just say I wasn't feeling very creative. Things are starting to get better though, and I've been working on new content recently and I hope the trend continues. This update includes a few notable additions.

To start, the Site Resources menu now has a Downloads page (can be found via the left side menu). The page only has two files right now, both Excel, but are designed to help assist you during your PF games. One is an Excel file called PF Master List. This includes a compilation of the O.C.C., Races, and Skill lists found on this site, now included so you can download it and review it without internet connection. The next major inclusion is the PF Character Sheet. Over the last couple of months, I've been creating and modifying an Excel file to work as a Character Sheet. There are plenty of other character sheets out there, so why make a new one and why should you use this one? Well, personal preference for one. I had wanted something useful to make standardized NPC on that I could easily upload to this site. More importantly than that though, I've worked on making it an aid in character creation. The Excel sheet can auto-calculate Exceptional Attribute bonuses, Lift/Carry (for Normal and Supernatural Strengths), Run Speeds and Fatigue rates, and more. While parts will require a bit more initial work, the sheet is designed to also auto-level up your character by recognizing when you've reached enough Experience Points to level up, and can auto-level up your skills at the same time. However, I've only tested this with a small group of people so far. As I release it to a larger audience, I may discover additional issues or improvements I hadn't realized or thought of before. I'm far from perfect, so if I can made any mistakes or can make any improvements let me know. Thanks.

Additional content includes 3 new NPC on the Characters/NPC page: C'Bien the 'Porter (a psychic O.C.C. from this site), Kaya the Conjurer, and Manan the Warrior Monk. These three were experiments to test out the new Character Sheet, as well as to flesh out some NPC for one of my campaigns. I've also included Hand to Hand: Chevalier (a.k.a. Knight Combat) to the Training Grounds page. This is a fighting style for the Knight O.C.C. to get more out of their equipment and skills. While I still have ideas for more Hand to Hand styles, I might put those on hold for a while as a rethink my approach to them. I've been thinking over some feedback about magic hand to hand styles, and I may have a new way to handle them. If it works, I'm likely to implement a similar method to the men at arms styles as well. So I'm not sure I want to make a bunch of new style only to change them a few months later. I'll continue to give this thought and will post an update when I make a decision.

Thank you for your time and continued support. I hope to be posting another update next month. Farewell and safe journeys for now.

 

August 07, 2017

Greetings and Salutations. I haven't added any new content this month, but a friend asked me to help spread the word that he's writing a "comedy sci-fi novella" titled: Alien Fiction. He is currently on Chapter 3 (the previous link will take you to the most recent chapter, so click here if you'd like to start at Chapter 1), and is being hosted over at Tapas. While the story isn't directly Palladium related, the author is a former Rifter contributer, having his Beyond the Supernatural article Court of the Tarot printed in Rifter #45 (same issue as my Of Bows & Arrows article). He also helped contribute and, at one point took over as editor, for the now cancelled Rifter 0.1 project. While he doesn't contribute much to Palladium directly these days, he still runs the Beyond the Supernatural RPG: Inspiration & Discussion page on Facebook. So if you think you might be interested, a fan of his work, want some more inspiration for Beyond the Supernatural, or any other reasons, head over and check out his story: Alien Fiction (repeated again since I rambled on a bit). Farewell and safe journeys for now.

 

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