Monday, December 5, 2011
Different Worlds #40, Tracking
The Magazine For Adventurers
Cover price: $3
Cover: David Browne Dixon
* "Metal Marvels: RuneQuest Miniatures by Ral Partha and Trollkin Forge" by John T. Sapienza, Jr.
* "Secret Societies Part 4: The Chinese Secret Societies" by E.S. Erkes
* "Adventuring in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft - Part I: The Cthulhu Mythos" by Keith Herber
* "Adventure Game Campaigns: How to Start Easily & Quickly" by George Emery
* Book Reviews
Sepher Ha-Razim: The Book of the Mysteries (Scholars Press)
Doctors, Diviners, and Magicians of Ancient China: Biographies of Fang-Shih (Columbia University Pres)
Engineering in the Ancient World (UC Press)
Courtship Rite (Timescape)
* "More Mythos Madness: For Chaosium's Call Of Cthulhu" by Michael Szymanski
* "Super Map 2: Business District" by Michael Gray
* Game Reviews
Twilight: 2000 (GDW)
Time & Time Again (Timeline)
Heroes Unlimited (Palladium)
Knight Hawks (TSR)
Lost Worlds (Nova)
The Mountain Environment (Gamelords)
Ascent To Anekthor (Gamelords)
The Horrible Secret of Monhegan Island (Grenadier)
Organization Book 1: The Circle And M.E.T.E. (Hero Games)
The Snow King's Bride (Chaosium)
Casino Galactica (FGU)
The Vanished (FASA)
Telengard (Avalon Hill)
* "A Letter from Gigi" by Gigi D'Arn
Published by Sleuth Publications, Ltd.
48 pages + 11"x17" map stapled to center of issue.
Duration: 1 Turn/Level
Area of Effect: One Creature
Casting Time: 1 Segment
Saving Throw: None
When this spell is cast the magic user makes it possible for themselves and any in their party to track the path of the target creature. This will allow tracking even if there is some other magic in place that would make tracking impossible.
The spell will cause the target creature to leave glowing footprints on whatever surface they come in contact with. If they use a mount then the mount will leave footprints as well. In cases where the target flies or even teleports a solid glowing line will trace their path. Only the caster and their party can see these footprints or lines.
The material component of this spell is a lightning bug. The bug must be crushed and smeared on the ground at the feet of the caster during the casting of the spell.
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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