"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

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

BattleDragons, Poison Bane

BattleDragons is another entry in the ever growing list of how  did this find it's way into my collection entries. Sometimes I can remember buying the game and it not being what I thought it  would. Then at times like this I can not recall when, why or how  it got here. I will admit to never even cracking the pages on the  book. The cover does look nice though.

In doing some research online it is a game released in 2002 by  Spartacus Publishing. They have another game that I see often in  their product lines but this is not related to that. The book is  130 pages long and retails for $25. It is an RPG that deals with  Dragons battling each other, and mankind, but also seems like it may play as a  war game. It gets a fair review on rpg.net which you can find here.

Spartacus Publishing has a website that you can find here. The  information on the game from their web site is below:

Behold the terrible power of the Dragon.
Hear the cries of those who face the Dragon.
Know the carnage left in the wake of the Dragon.
Feel the strength running throughout the Dragon.
Exalt, for you are now the Dragon.

Field the most awesome engine of destruction ever crafted by the  gods, The Dragon. BattleDragons allows you to design and bring  onto the battlefield one of the most awesome beings in any  fantasy world. Let nothing stand in your way as you strive for  your own world order.

Destroy the evil that abounds. Lay waste to the cities of man.  Eradicate thoae who would rise up against you. Gather the  treasures of a thousand lands. Unlock the secrets of the cosmos.  Assume the power of the gods.

BattleDragons contains construction rules for the eight Dragon  races. Hundreds of Powers and abilities. Construction guidelines  for the humanoid armies. Easy to master combat. And most  importantly of all, the thrill and excitement of the greatest  battles in the universe.


Poison Bane

Level: Fourth
Range: None
Duration: 2 Turns/Level
Ares of Effect: Caster
Components: V,S,M
Casting Time: 4 Segments
Saving Throw: None

When this spell is cast the magic user is granted immunity to all  forms of poison and venom that is naturally occurring. This will  mean anything that is made from materials native to the plane of  the caster and from creatures, even magical ones, that are native to the plane of the caster.

For poisons or venoms that are magical or extra planer in nature  the caster is bestowed an enhanced immunity as well. If the  poison or venom has no minus to the save them the caster is  entitled to a +4 to their save. The plus to the save is decreased  by one for every minus they would normally incur but while under  the spell they will never suffer any minus to a save versus  poison or venom no matter how strong.

The material component of this spell is a mixture of poisons and  venoms that will cost no less than 50 gp to make. The caster  takes but a small drop with the casting of the spell. The mixture  made will remain viable one month for every 50 gp the caster spends on it.

Disclaimer: The spells that you will see, for how ever long the  write ups last, were all written up or conceived of back in the  80's so the terminology may not appropriate for anything other  than 1e and depending on how well I did back then it may be  slightly off for that as well. If there is any duplication of  spells that exist now it is most likely I wrote mine first :)  Please feel free to comment on them but try not to be too hard on  me. If anyone wishes to use these in anything they print please  let me know in advance and all I ask is proper credit. 

1 comment:

Dangerous Brian said...

Hmmmm. Sounds suspiciously like Battle Cattle for Dragons.

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