Sunday, November 20, 2011
Different Worlds #20, Siren's Song
Magazine of Adventure Role-Playing Games
Cover price: $2.50
Cover: Luise Perenne
* "General-Cover Story: Zarzeena's World" by Steve Perrin
* "Designer's Notebook: Heraldry" by Robin Wood
* "D&D Variant: Giving Birth" by Roby Ward
* "Traveller Scenario: Race for the Specter" by Doug Houseman
* "How to Design Mythology" by David P. Joiner
The Free City of Haven (Gamelords)
The Iron Wind (Iron Crown Enterprises)
Against The Giants (TSR)
Port O' Call: Tarlkin's Landing (Judges Guild)
Glimmerdrift Reaches (Judges Guild)
Crucis Margin (Judges Guild)
The Sinister Secrets of Saltmarsh (TSR)
* Books & Role-Playing
The Ice Is Coming (Del Rey)
Othergates No. 3, 1982: A Market Guide (Unique Graphics)
* "Source Article: The Mimi" by Ernest Hogan
* "A Letter From Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Chaosium, Inc.
Duration: 1 Turn + 2 Rounds/Level
Area of Effect: One Creature/Round
Casting Time: 7 Segments
Saving Throw: Negates
When this spell is cast the magic user causes one creature they target to become entranced by haunting music. In addition to their becoming entranced by the music the target will become invisible to all others save the caster for a period of five rounds the round after they wander off.
While entranced the target will wander off in the direction they perceive the music to be coming from. This should be randomly determined by the DM. While wandering the victim will do anything they can to get to the music but will not do anything that would cause immediate direct harm to themselves.
The caster will be able to affect one target per round up to a number of targets equal to their level of experience. The DM will need to make perception rolls for any others in the area of effect to see if they notice the others wandering off. This roll will be modified based on how discreet the caster has tried to be in picking targets off.
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.
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