Monday, November 28, 2011
Different Worlds #33, Death's Darkness
The Magazine for Adventure Role-Players
Special Post-Holocaust Issue
Cover price: $3
Cover: Steve Purcell
* "Playtesting The Morrow Project: An Anecdotal Report from Timeline" by Bill Worzel
* "Playing Hints for The Morrow Project: Advice for Players from Timeline" by Bill Worzel
* "Review of Firebreaks: War/Peace Game" by Kevin J. Anderson
* "RQ/Questworld: Juvenile Non-Fiction Sourcebooks - Children's Books on Foreign Cultures" by Ken Rolston
* "Traveller Variant: The Underworld - Some Shadier Interstellar Services" by Jon Mattson
* "Shields and Weapon Parrying: Variant for Villains And Vigilantes" by Jeff Dee
* "Magic: Metaphor Made Manifest" by Greg Costikyan
* My Life & Role-Playing
"Ex-Wargamer Reveals All" by H.N. Voss
"From Khazan to Melnibone ... and Back Again" by Ken St. Andre
* "Operation Link-Up: A Morrow Project Scenario For Post- Holocaust Earth" by Barron Barnett and William A. Barton
* Game Reviews
The Morrow Project (Timeline)
Monster Manual (TSR)
Privateers And Gentlemen (FGU)
Nomads of the World-Ocean (GDW)
Heart of the Sunken Land (Midkemia)
* "Adventure by Design: Tragedy Or Melodrama" by Ken Rolston
* "Designer's Notes: Man, Myth & Magic" by Herbie Brennan
* "Sword Of Hollywood" by Larry DiTillio
* Film Reviews
Fire And Ice
* "A Letter from Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Chaosium Inc.
48 pages + 8-page module stapled to center of issue.
Duration: 1 Round + 1 Round/level
Area of Effect: 6" Sphere
Casting Time: 5 Segments
Saving Throw: Special
When this spell is cast the magic user causes a globe of darkness to come into being. Those inside who have not been selected by the caster as being immune will not be able to see. Those affected will also suffer damage each round they are in the globe.
Those affected by the globe will be affected as if they were in a Darkness spell. This version will not be countered by a Light or Continual Light spell. Use of either of those spells will allow the individual who cast it only to see for one round. It will also prevent or heal any damage for the round it was cast.
Those in the area of affect and not marked for exemption by the caster will also suffer damage from the darkness. The damage is from a link to the Negative Material Plane. Those suffering the effects of the globe will take 1d4 damage per round. They are entitled to a saving throw and will only suffer half damage rounded up if made. A new saving throw must be made each round they are in the area of effect.
The material component of this spell is a dust made from the remains of a slain vampire, the cremated remains of a blind man and a mixture of powdered black gemstones. The mixture is thrown into the air in the direction of the desired area of effect when the spell is cast.
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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