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DERPG has now been officially relaunched. All the official products are available from the new Pelgrane Press store!

Plus A NEW UP TO DATE DERPG INDEX PAGE, linking to refurbished description pages of all the DERPG products, has been created on the main Pelgrane Press site. You may wish to disregard the below and proceed straight there.

For all other Pelgrane Press non-DERPG publications, see the Pelgrane Press website


Tooth, Talon and Pinion: The Excellent Prismatic Spray 7/8

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A compilation of creatures, adventure material and other goodies for the Dying Earth RPG

Twenty creatures are detailed here by our most reliable commentators. The familiar deodand gets a new lick of paint in the Carnival of Grotesques; there are a choice of dangerous and docile pets; and you might learn the secrets of the Twk-Folk, or choose your words carefully with the Equivocal Leucomorph. Grashpotel's walking tour enlightens us on the culinary merits of beasts, although many of his students end up on the menu.

Beasts are offered with their Known Facts, reliable Scholary Conjectures(with game effects), and Adventure Hooks for unsuspecting PCs.

[Order now] Price £11.00 or $21.95

Fields of Silver

Fields of Silver

A campaign and sourcebook for Turjan-level adventurers.
by Lynne Hardy

The Dying Earth isn’t all rapier wits and dry humor. Fields of Silver gives somber warriors and potent magicians a chance to show their capabilities. Written for powerful, driven characters in the style of Turjan of Miir, you can solve mysteries, uncover secrets and deal with ancient evils.

[Order now] Price £11.00 or $21.95

The Compendium of Universal Knowledge

The complete encylopedia of the Dying Earth
By Peter Freeman, David Thomas, Ian Thomson, Jim Webster et al
This is the book we should have released second. It is a 296 page comprehensive guide to the Dying Earth.
It details all the major people, places, creatures and phenomena within the Dying Earth and also offer the expansions, speculations and comments of other contributors, as well as asides into the Vancean oeuvre.

[Order now] Price £21.95 or $39.95

The Lords of Cil

"Footsteps of Fools" DERPG adventure series: Part 3
By Ian Thomson
'Lords of Cil' has our dashing adventurers advancing out of Saskervoy and into the the ancient Empire of Cil. Explore the majesty of the airy Grand Palace, interact with refined and courteous nobles, and dine in the finest inns of the industrious and thriving town. Oh wait! That was last aeon. Coughs nervously: Pretenders to the crumbling throne, mutter, Political Intrigue, ahem, Demonic Infestation, blah, Murder, humph, Cobwebs, Flashing rapiers... Note that the fourth publication in this series 'Beyond the Mountains of Magnatz' is now also available! And will shortly (May 2011) be followed by the fifth & final publication "And Thence...to Almery.

[Order now] Price £4.50 or $8.95

Rhialto's Book of Marvels - The Rules of Archmagical Omnipotence

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By Robin D Laws

Too long have the Dying Earth’s arch-magicians labored without a sourcebook to call their own. Now you can fully immerse yourself in the impossibly powerful milieu of the world’s most notable denizens. With new rules for competitive play, you can finally prove to your fellow wizards that you are the most quick-witted, fashionable, seductive, and pedantically obstructive of them all ! Find out more>>

[Order now] Price £13.95 or $26.95

The Creep of Inaccuracy

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An Introductory Rhialto-Level adventure for the Dying Earth RPG
By Ian Thomson

Introductory, but not basic, this Rhialto-Level adventure - has new arch-magicians pit their wits against a terrible curse and a worthy and mysterious foe, in an effort to impress Ildefonse's Conclave sufficiently to gain Auxiliary Membership. Not just a chance to explore the new rules, but a full and dangerous escapade in its own right.

[Order now] Price £3.95 or $6.50


The Dying Earth RPG Quick Start Rules

In a gesture of unparalled generosity, we offer the famous DERPG Quick Start Rules free from our download page.


Strangers in Saskervoy

"Footsteps of Fools" DERPG adventure series: Part 2
By Ian Thomson

A bumper adventure pack advancing Cugel-Level adventuring in new directions. Ten or more gaming sessions - across five interlinked episodes - covering the PCs' experiences in the realm of Saskervoy after being rudely deposited on Shanglestone Strand at the end of "All's Fair At Azenomei".
Will they conquer unhappy circumstance and make a name for themselves through cunning and bold action, or will they once again end up fleeced and fleeing for their lives?
Fate will present them with ancient ruins, forgotten treasures, bizarre magic, peculiarly vicious half-men, urban escapades, and the chance to work for local notable Twango of Flutic on a number of almost insignificant errands. This publication contains maps, illustrations, appendices, tag-lines for all sessions, GMCs, location guides, and a pair of repulsive bibelots. Could any adventurous rogue ask for more?&
Part 3 is available and listed on this page. Also part 4 'Beyond the Mountains of Magnatz' is now available! And will shortly (May 2011) be followed by the fifth & final publication "And Thence...to Almery.

[Order now] Price £4.50 or $7.95

Gomoshan's Tomb

Gomoshan's Tomb

A mid-range Turjan-Level PDF adventure for the Dying Earth RPG
by Ian Thomson
Strap on your rapiers, snatch up your spell-books and hold onto your wide-brimmed hats! A renowned collector of antiquities has uncovered the location of an ancient tomb, and has hired a band of resourceful individuals to accompany him on a journey of plunder into Kaiin’s Old Town ruins. Fiendish traps, demons, and arcane magics will undoubtedly guard priceless magical relics and mountains of loot, and the Old Town itself presents the very real chance of an encounter with Chun the Unavoidable. A typical day out for a Turjan-Level adventurer.
This adventure is designed to fit into an ongoing campaign, or for use in isolation as an introduction to Turjan-style play. It contains maps, illustrations, a player’s rules summary, and full notes and character sheets for pre-generated PCs and GMCs.

[Order now] Price £3.95 or $6.95

The Day of the Quelo 

The Day of the Quelo

A Cugel-Level PDF adventure for the Dying Earth RPG
by Ian Thomson
The noble Twegg, merchant of Kaiin and breeder of fine (if somewhat freakish) beasts, needs an urgent delivery made. Thus he is seeking a few reliable fellows to deliver a 'quelo' - a sluggish and good-natured beast - to its new owner, only one day's walk along the tranquil Derna Road . What could be a simpler way to earn a purse of terces? A relaxing day in the country - money for nothing in fact. THINK AGAIN! And welcome to the nightmare that is: The Day of the Quelo! (Of middling difficulty, easily adaptable for novices. For those running it as an intro to DERPG, predesigned character sheets are included.)
Originally designed to be run within the adventure arc presented in Ian Thomson's Violet Cusps column, or can equally as well be incorporated into 'Strangers in Saskervoy'.


[Order now] Price £3.95 or $6.95

All's Fair at Azenomei

All's Fair at Azenomei

"Footsteps of Fools" DERPG adventure series: Part 1 (the journey begins!)
By Ian Thomson
A 47-page adventure set in Azenomei during the annual Great Fair. At this time of year the town is packed to bursting, and opportunities for the wily entrepreneur are almost innumerable. Encounter Iucounu the Laughing Magician, risk life and limb running the Bauk and experience all the fun of the fair, without the fairness. 
Not only that, but this is the introductory adventure in the grand 'Footsteps of Fools' series that will catapult Cugelesque adventurers to the distant north, and lead them through trials, wonders and adventures (via the further volumes in this series) eventually back to Almery and an epic confrontation with Iucounu! 
This can optionally be run as the finale of the other adventures  (Series '0') presented in the Violet Cusps column also by Ian Thomson. Or the transition between the two series. Note that parts 2 and 3 are available and advertised on this page. Part 4 'Beyond the Mountains of Magnatz' is also available. The fifth and final part 'And Thence...toAlmery' is complete and will be on sale from May 2011.

[Order now] Price £3.95 or $6.95

The Book of Unremitting Horror  (Available now

The Book of Unremitting Horror

New Times Demand New Nightmares
This book is a book of horrors, not a manual of monsters.  Each one has its own agenda, its own reason for existence and its own legend. We've made these creatures unusual, frightening and bizarre, yet sufficiently comprehensible that they players realize they are up against something intelligent, if inhuman.  

Created by Adrian Bott and Dave Allsop (SLA Industries) and laid out beautifully by Sarah Wroot, it includes website, newspaper clippings forensic information and stats for each creature. An adventure introduces you to the world of unremitting horror.

[Order now] Price £19.95 or $29.95

The Dying Earth RPG (Available now)

The Dying Earth RPG

Enter a world where the sun is in its dotage, where a flashing sword is less important than nimble wits, persuasive words, and a fine sense of fashion.Choose from three levels of play, a lowly rogue such as Cugel the Clever, surviving by wits and cunning, an ambitious and deadly mage searching for lost lore, like Turjan of Miir or finally a supreme magician to rank with Rhialto the Marvellous, commanding the omnipotent but quarrelsome Sandestins. Based on master fantasist Jack Vance's seminal work, The Dying Earth features easy, fast-playing rules that encourage creativity and interaction.

If you order this from our webstore, you get the PDF, too.

[Order now] Price £19.95 or $29.95 (copies signed by Jack Vance are available at an additional price)


The Excellent Prismatic Spray Number 6


The latest issue of our splendid adventure supplement features an article on Vancean magic by Arcana Unearthed author Monte Cook; a d20 conversion of Dying Earth rules by Keith Baker, creator of the new Eberron campaign setting for Wizards of the Coast. Hogshead's Mark Ricketts gives sterling advice on adding horror into your Dying Earth games. XPS 6 also includes adventures, new weapons, cults of the Dying Earth and much more. With such well-known names and an attractive layout, XPS 6 is a must for any Dying Earth player, and others besides.

If you order this from our webstore, you get the PDF, too.

[Order now] Price £8.85 or $15.95

The Primer of Practical Magic (d20)

The Primer of Practical Magical

Experience the wonders and subtle magic of the Dying Earth in your d20 game! Created by the estimable Jeanry Chandler, it is packed with spells, items and new classes, the Primer opens up new tactics for your magician. Use the Excellent Prismatic Spray, become a Diabolist, or manufacture creatures in your vats. Provides a subtle but distinct advantage to any magician in a 3rd or 3,5 Edition game. Requires the use of the Player's Handbook by Wizards of the Coast. Read more about The Primer in this article by the author.

[Order now] Price £19.95 or $29.95


Turjan's Tome of Beauty and Horror

Turjans Tome

If you are more interested in dark fantasy than humorous escapades, or
collecting the last 100 Spells rather than conning a stall holder of his
terces, then this is the tome for you. The first volume of Jack Vance's Dying Earth has a very different tone to the later books. It has elements of horror, powerful sorcery, and even genuine heroics. This supplements lets you roleplay these puissant
magicians, questers and driven heroes.

Sample chapter from Turjan's Tome -  in PDF form

[Order now] Price £19.95 or $29.95


Cugels Compendium of Indispensable Advantages (Available now)

We have made this book indispensable for purely commercial reasons. It contains Arcane Items of Obvious Utility such as the Mutable Deck; Fashions, Fripperies, and Distracting Baubles and a new power, the Tweak. A Tweak lets you spend points in an ability and gain a distinct temporary advantage. Persuade your mount to eat a rival's hat using the Riding tweak, "There's Turnips In It For You" or negate another's social error with the Ettiquette tweak "Please Forgive My Companion, Who Was Dropped At Birth". GMs and players alike will find this book, well …indispensable.

If you order this from our webstore, you get the PDF, too.


[Order now] Price £10.95 or $14.95


Demons of the Dying Earth (Available now)


Sucked up from unspeakable subworlds, demon are fearsome and worthy opponents for Turjan-level magicians. Even Turjan's mentor Pandelume was given pause by such an otherworldy abomination. With witches, demonists, Valdaran's Green Legion and horrific magic in equal measure, the Demons of the Dying Earth will put your most blasé character in fear of their soul.

[Order now] Price £19.95 or $29.95

Ascolais and the Land of the Falling Wall (Available now)
The Excellent Prismatic Spray Double Issue 4/5

XPS 4/5

A double issue of the XPS, cunningly disguised as an advenuture supplement,this fine collection of adventure material includes the long-awaited speculative map of the Dying Earth. With contributors such as Robin D Laws, Ed Greenwood and Jeanry Chandler, and articles on vat creatures, mermelants and religion, it is the best XPS yet.

[Order now] Price £15.95 or $24.95


The Scaum Valley Gazetteer (Available now)

The Scaum Valley Gazetteer

Explore the finest river valley in gaming! This sourcebook has been in playtesting since the Dying Earth RPG was first conceived. It's chock full of adventures, background material, fearsome curses and gut-wrenching taverns. Superbly illustrated, with atmospheric maps it's a joy to use.

If you order this from our webstore, you get the PDF, too.

[Order now] Price £19.95 or $29.95


The Player's Guide to Kaiin (Available now)


Explore the most decadent city in a world of decadence. 100,000 words by Robin D Laws describe 100,000 inhabitants in this innovative and highly play-tested source book. PCs are assumed to be knowledgeable veterans of the White-Walled City, not ignorant mooncalves. No longer will the GM be the sole arbiter of adventures; players are encouraged to choose from hundreds of plot hooks and contacts to create sublime gaming sessions. From the self-indulgent aristocrats of Odkin Prospect to Prince Khandive's pleasure barge, the whole city is mapped out using fine words, pictures and maps. The ideal supplement for long-term adventuring in the Dying Earth.

If you order this from our webstore, you get the PDF, too.

Sample chapters: Chapter 1 "How To Use This Book"
Chapter 3 "Canal Town and The Mud Flats"

[Order now] Price £19.95 or $29.95


The Kaiin Map (Available now)

The Kaiin Map

The Kaiin map is a limited edition full color map of the white-walled city, signed by the arist and shipped to you in a sturdy card tube. It was based on the original map Robin D Laws used for his excellent Kaiin Player's Guide The printed area 11.5 inches x 12 inches, 32 x 27.5cm. tube.

Available as part of the Map Collection


The Map Collection (Available now)

The Map Collection

Attractive maps of the Scaum Valley Gazetteer, Kaiin and the Dying Earth, created by Sarah Wroot and supplied rolled in a sturdy tube. See the map descriptions and images below for more details.

[Order now] Price £17 or $25


The Scaum Map (Available now)

The Map Collection

An attractive map of the Scaum Valley Gazetteer, created by Sarah Wroot. An invaluable companion for the Scaum Valley Gazetteer and a piece of art in its own right.

Available as part of the Map Collection


The Dying Earth map (Available now)

The Dying Earth Map

The Dying Earth map is a full color map of the the known world, shipped to you in a sturdy card tube. Based on an original map by the estimable Steve Dempsey, it underwent mutliple revisions by our dedicated staff until it reached its current state of perfection. The printed area is 34.5cm x 23cm. tube.

Available as part of the Map Collection


Dying Earth Magazine "The Excellent Prismatic Spray III" (Available now)

The Dying Earth RPG

We continue our proud tradition of superior adventure material with this volume, which includes The Gold and Amber Cabal, an adventure for aspiring mages; The Valley of the Graven Tombs, laden with ghosts and curses; and The Laughing Magician, part one of a three-part adventure series in which the characters must race up the Scaum river against stiff opposition. This volume will no doubt be the source of yet more praise for XPS, ladening its already-broadened shoulders. Make it yours, before the sun expires!

If you order this from our webstore, you get the PDF, too.

[Order now] Price £8.95 or $12.95


Dying Earth Magazine - "The Excellent Prismatic Spray II"TM

An Adventure Supplement for the Dying Earth RPG

The XPS 2 is a beautifully presented compendium of erudite articles, adventures and background material for the Dying Earth RPG. Robin D. Laws presents "Phasms", an adventure for powerful arch-magicians; Gary Gygax details the influence of Jack Vance on the D&D game. Phil Masters, Steven Long, and many other stellar names present material of comparable interest.

Buy this indispensable supplement now! You grandchildren will thank you for it.

If you order this from our webstore, you get the PDF, too.

[Order Now] Price £7.50 or $9.95


The Dying Earth Magazine- "The Excellent Prismatic Spray"TM  (Available now as a download.)

A quarterly magazine devoted to the Dying Earth Roleplaying game and Jack Vance. Expect to see bizarre spells, eye-opening creatures, adventures, reviews, ideas on how to use other Vance books in your games, mouth watering menus and other treats. Subscription and single issues are available for purchase.

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