"Go to the sign of Harvel's Axe, a dubious inn on the edge of the Thieves Quarter, in the City of Greyhawk, and look to your own wrist. If you perceive a bracelet and dangling dice, watch for the next throw in the war between Law and Chaos and be prepared to follow the compelling geas." -Signal

Friday, April 8, 2011

G - Game of Thrones, Gladiator, Gorgeous, Globe

This is one of the better written D20 products i have ever has a chance to pick u[. The subject matter makes much of this possible but their adaptation of it is very well done and true to the source material in most ways. If you have not had a chance to read Game of Thrones I would do so. HBO has made this into a series as well and the trailers I have seen look good. It is a race between this and their Borgias series as to which I want to see more....probably Game of Thrones.

Movie:

Gladiator is a good story with great actors and and amazing director. Add to that is was a summer movie so the budget was bigger than it should have been and you have a sure fire recipe for either cataclysmic failure (Mars Attacks) or a classic that other than the fact that a good portion is CGI will most likely stand the test of time. The story of a man on the brink of great success is done in by the plotting of his lessor and has his life ruined. The story is about revenge and it is done well. Most everyone has seen this but if you haven't this is sure to give you some good plot and gaming ideas.

Plot:

Gorgeous strangers have been seen about town in the various local meeting places late at night. This is not unusual but the steadiness of the stream had been drawing attention. There has also been an increase in the number of people who have been ill. The illness has some unusual side effects the most notable are weakness and in some cases changes in hair color and there has been at least one death from this. The group is asked by a local order to investigate as they fear Succubi or Incubi. Is this the case or is it just that the location is on route to a major hub where the nobility are recruiting young attractive people for some purpose. Maybe a local young illusionist is using a polymorph spell to make themselves attractive as a way to 'meet" people.

Magic:

Globe of Obscurity in its normal form will appear to be an overly large pearl or opal which are its base components. In reality it is a defensive magic item that can be used in the dungeon, the wilderness or on the battlefield. They were originally designed for the battlefield. The Globe creates a dome of invisibility that allows others to observe the surroundings without being noticed. It will also prevent others from wandering in by jumping any who would break the dome to the other side of the dome. The dome is only 20' in diameter so it is not large enough to hold more than a few people. The dome will move with the wielder as well though there is a 10% chance for each round of movement that the dome will drop. The Globe can only be used once per day. It should be noted that the dome does not obscure sound or odors.

2 comments:

Deirdra Eden-Coppel said...

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~Deirdra

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

I loved Gladiator!

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