"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, November 25, 2011

Different Worlds #30, Level the Field

Different Worlds #30
The Magazine for Adventure Role-Players
Special Superhero Issue

September 1983

Cover price: $3.00

Cover: Alan Okamoto

    * "Superhero Special Feature: Subplots & Supervillains - Role-playing in the world of comic book superheroes" by John Carnahan
    * "Metal Marvels: Call Of Cthulhu Miniatures" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
    * "Superhero Special Feature: The New Teen Titans - Stats for Champions" by Steve Peterson
    * "Superhero Special Feature: The New Teen Titans - Stats for Superworld" by Steve Perrin
    * "Superhero Special Feature: The New Teen Titans - Stats for Villains & Vigilantes" by Jack Herman
    * My Life & Role-Playing
      "Confessions of a Role-Playing Junkie" by Herbie Brennan
    * "Call Of Cthulhu Adventure: The Wail of the Witch" by Keith Herber
    * Books & Gaming
      A Distant Mirror (Ballantine)
      Shadow Magic (Ace)
    * "Adventure by Design: Plotting the Adventure" by Ken Rolston
    * Game Reviews
      Champions II (Hero Games)
      Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game (FASA)
      Heroes Of Olympus (Task Force)
      The Forest Lords of Dihad (Gamelords)
      The Warrior Lords of Darok (Metagaming)
      Library Data (N-Z) (GDW)
    * "Sword of Hollywood" by Larry DiTillio
    * "Special Report: A Game Forever - Avalon Hill to publish new edition of Chaosium's RuneQuest" by Tadashi Ehara
    * Film Review
      Blue Thunder
    * "A Letter from Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn

Published by Chaosium, Inc.
48 pages + 8-page module stapled to center of issue.



Spell:

Level the Field


Level: Third
Range: None
Duration: Instantaneous
Area of Effect: 1 Creature/Level
Components: V,S,M
Casting Time: 2 Segments
Saving Throw: None

When this spell is cast the magic user will cause the hit points of the selected members in their party and that of another to be equaled out. This will be done on a percentage basis and not on the actual number of hit points that are possessed.

The caster will be able to select the exact party members this will work for but they must always be included in the selected group. The caster will also be able to select what creatures will be affected on the other side. The limitation on this is that they must be in line of sight of the caster.

The DM will need to note that this spell can be used in different ways. The caster can use this to boost the hit points of the party or lower that of the opposing force. The creatures affected will notice that something has happened but will not know the source unless the caster is obviously visible to them.

The material component of this spell will be a small set of silver scales. The scales will not be consumed with the casting of the spell and may be reused. The cost of the scales should be no less than 50 gp.

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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