"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

Saturday, December 17, 2011

AC7 Master Player Screen, Reaping


This is another item that needs little in the way of explanation.  Any GM is going to need or will want something to hide the  information he is describing to the players. This can be  accomplished by distance but eventually a screen is going to be  wanted.

This screen was designed with the then new Master edition in  mind. With the staggered approach on release the BECMI series  made it possible to re-market items that had previously been  released. Sort of like releasing new editions every few years but  in this case the players and DM do not need to learn new core  rules every time and work to convert characters.

The module that was included is not one that I ever ran. It  starts with an overland journey through a great desert and end  with the players learning the secret to immortality

Published: 1985
Pages: 8 (module)

From the Back Cover:

For the first time, all the important tables and information for  character classes has been gathered together in this easy-to-use  accessory. This screen collects all the crucial information for  player characters, from beginning to master level. This fabulous  product includes Level advancement, spells and weapons tables:  Saving Throws, Combat and Special Abilities.

Also featured is the Master level mini-adventure, The Spindle,  the beginning of a quest for the secret of immortality. This  adventure provides players and DMs alike, with a foundation from  which to create their own epic quests into legend and beyond.



User Summary: (taken from RPGGeek)

Master Player Screen

Internal tables:

    * Hit roll charts for all classes, versus armor class from 10  to -10.
    * Saving throws for all classes.
    * Thief special abilities and experience table.
    * Cleric turning undead table for all types of undead.
    * Spell lists for clerics, druids and magic-users for all  spell levels.

External tables:

    * Cleric experience and spells per level table.
    * Magic-user experience and spells per level table.
    * Fighter experience table.
    * Dwarf experience table.
    * Elf experience and spells per level table.
    * Halfling experience table.

All tables cover all levels of experience (1 to 36 as applicable,  and demihuman attack ranks).




Spell:

Reaping


Level: Fourth
Range: 9"
Duration: 2 Rounds/Level
Area of Effect: 1 Creature/Level
Components: V,S
Casting Time: 5 Segments
Saving Throw: None

When this spell is cast the magic user causes the selected  targets to "reap what they sow" as it phrase goes. This will  cause whatever they do for the duration of the spell to be  shared.

The victims of the spell will have any damage they do in combat  split evenly (rounded down) between the target of the attack and  themselves. So if they were to hit a target for 13 points of  damage then the target will take six and they will take six  points of damage. This will apply to damage done in melee combat  or through the use of spells.

If the target of the spell uses beneficial magic then the effect  is not halved bu instead fully copies. Any healing that the  target does will be copied to the person they are engaged in  combat with or if not actively engaged then the caster determines  the target of the effect.

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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