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Songs with Twist Endings - It's always cool to listen to the lyrics of a song and discover that it's not at all what it seemed to be. For most of the song, you are led to believe t...
What will concern us is if Army Builder (or any other product) shows up regularly on the Loot website as that will permanently devalue the price of the software (or any other product) in the mind of the consumer and if customers sign up for email delivery of the daily Loot! item., thus putting it right in their inbox, rather than them having to visit the website.
"Step three: it has to make sense. There can be areas of total funhouse if it seems suitable, but let me tell you why, after initially falling in love with Castle of the Mad Archmage, I quickly found myself frustrated by it: what are these human berserkers doing in a previously sealed complex, full of hostiles, a great many stories underground? "I've got to say, I think that misses the entire point of something like Castle of the Mad Archmage.
|Die roll (d%)||Book type|
|99||Mixed (roll twice again, re-rolling duplicates and 99-00)|
|Die roll (d12)||Book size||Base X.P. Value|
|Spell Level||Illusionist||Mage||Savant||X.P. Value|
|Die roll (d%)||Protection/trap|
|51-60||Lock (no key available).|
|61-70||Lock w/poison needle trap.|
|71-73||Explosive runes on first page.|
|74-78||Permanent blank book cantrip has been cast on the book.|
|79-81||2d4 bookworms hidden in binding.|
|82-84||Book is itself intelligent (treat as intelligent weapon in all respects).|
|85-88||Anyone other than the author who opens the book is cursed.|
|89-92||Pages are treated with contact poison. For every page flipped through, there is a 1% cumulative chance that enough poison will be absorbed through the fingertips to kill, unless precautions are taken (gloves, stylus used to flip pages, etc.).|
|93-94||When opened when the temperature is above 80° F, glue used in the binding gives off an invisible hallucinogenic gas; all within 10’ must make a saving throw vs. poison or each believes himself to be a 20th level Archmage and will become violent if anyone either contradicts him or attempts to take the book from him. The effect will last 2d12 hours, but could occur again the next time the book is opened in the proper temperature.|
|95-96||Blades spring out of the cover when the book is opened. Make a dexterity check or take 1d6 h.p. of damage. If the first check fails, make a second; if that fails, a finger has been sliced off.|
|97||Book is possessed by a demon. Prolonged contact with it will result in the owner of the book himself becoming possessed.|
|98-00||The first time the book is opened, a blinding flash of light will blind anyone looking at it within 10’ unless they make a successful saving throw vs. paralyzation.|
Yes, I did intend to have schools of magic based on the types of spells as you note above. The m-u would begin with one specialization, but at various points along the level progression ladder he could opt to add a new field or intensify his capacity in the original one. This was meant to make m-us interesting beyond the point where they could use 9th level spells, any diversion from specialization delaying the advanced spell level possession but adding new lower level spells of a new school.
"Often, the player-characters involved in a role-playing campaign are not in command of the entire army. It should also be noted that the number and type of counters present in this game are insufficient to represent an entire feudal or fantasy army. Future game releases will represent these additional troops and followers with counters of their own [ed. note: if only!]. The following charts should be consulted by the campaign Judge prior to each battle in which a player-character becomes involved if the player-character is not the leader of the fielded unit."What follows are charts to determine why the battle is happening in the first place, what the PC's unit's orders are, what (if anything) he is supposed to be defending or capturing, etc. Wonderful stuff.
"I whip out my trusty type XII-A sword and chop off the orc's head!" - nobody, in any game, ever, and for good reason
Combine intelligence has determined that the PanEuropean Space Authority is about to launch an experimental new space plane from their facility at Frederikshavn, Denmark. A fast strike force of GEVs has been sent across the North Sea, with coordinated support from a MK III sent along the sea floor, to destroy the spacecraft on the launch pad. Can the PanEuropean garrison hold off the attackers long enough for reinforcements to arrive?