Saturday, December 3, 2011
Different Worlds #38, Transmute Potion
The Magazine for Adventure Role-Players
Cover price: $3
Cover: Steve Purcell
* "Sword Of Hollywood" by Larry DiTillio
* "RuneQuest Preview: From the upcoming Gods Of Glorantha - The Cult of Uleria the Love Goddess" by Sandy Petersen and Greg Stafford
* "V.W.P.B.N.L.: How to Really Do unto Others" by Quentin Long
* Books & Gaming
The Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Ballantine)
The Forest Of Doom by Ian Livingstone (Dell)
The Man Of Gold by M.A.R. Baker (DAW)
* "Secret Societies Part 2: The Rosicrucians" by E.S. Erkes
* "Traveller Variant: Genetic Engineering" by Dave Bryant
* "Commentary: Women & Gaming" by Lewis Pulsipher
* "Call Of Cthulhu Adventure: San Francisco - The Eye Of Sitar" by Darren Tschida
* Game Reviews
Toon (Steve Jackson Games)
Tekumel Sourcebook (Gamescience)
Tekumel Player's Handbook (Gamescience)
Justice Inc. (Hero Games)
Powers & Perils (Avalon Hill)
To Challenge Tomorrow (Ragnarok)
Marvel Super Heroes (TSR)
FTL: 2448 (Tri Tac)
The Drenslaar Quest (Gamelords)
Prusuit To Kadath (TOME)
Denial Of Destiny (FASA)
* Film Reviews
* "A Letter from Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Chaosium Inc.
48 pages + 8-page module stapled to center of issue.
Area of Effect: One Potion
Casting Time: 1 Segment
Saving Throw: None
This spell will allow the magic user to alter the nature of a magic potion. The change that is caused is random in nature and the caster will in now way be able to directly specify the change though they will in some cases be presented with choices.
The casting of the spell will require that the potion have multiple doses to begin with. The casting will cause one dose of the potion to be used up during the transformation. When this occurs the DM will need to re-roll on their potion table to see what the new potion is. As a result of the casting of this spell the magic user will know what the potion is (if a cursed potion is called for the standard deception will still occur).
If the potion has three or more doses then the caster has the option of causing the spell to consume two doses and then the DM will need to roll three times and the caster will then have the option to pick from what was rolled. The caster can not sue more than two doses to increase their options. The maximum number of dosages that can be affected in any one casting of the spell will be limited to four normal doses.
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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