"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

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

30 Sided Adventure and Other Tales, Blood Sacrifice

I am normally a sucker for random tables and I am sure there are some in here i  would like. I can't speak to it directly as I recall getting this while I was in  the inventory scanning phase (not sure if it was one, two or three though) and I  scanned it and packed it away with nothing more than a cursory flip through.

It was a little over a year ago that I posted on one of the other in the line  and I will post the last of three I have in next day or two. I am not sure I  recall any more about that one though.

On a final note when I posted about this books sibling last March there was a  project going on around the OSR to have people submit their own random tables  and then it would be compiled into a PDF and released out into the wild or maybe  it was sold. Either way does anyone remember anything ever coming of that  project?

Published: 1990
Pages: 52

Summary from rpg.net

Contains a set of tables to generate adventure ideas for fantasy roleplaying  games. It gives a seed and then the resulting die roll expands upon it. Also  includes the micro-module "The Search for Fezenclop's Treasure" and the short  story "Stopover at the Crying Lion".

From tomeoftreasures.com

The 30 Sided Adventure and Other Tales is a bit later entry into the 30 sided  series. The publisher is listed as the Bob Liddil Publishing Group, printed by  The Armory under license.

This book has the usual assortment of 30 sided generator tables that range from  the general to bizarre. The end of the book contains an adventure called The  Search for Fezenclop's Treasure' into which the tables set up the adventure.


Blood Sacrifice

Level: Fifth
Range: Sight
Duration: Special
Area of Effect: 1 Target / 2 Levels
Components: V,S,M
Casting Time: 3 Segments
Saving Throw: Special

With the casting of this spell the magic user will sacrifice a number of their  hit points in order to cause damage to others. The blood letting is part of the  spell casting but is strictly ceremonial in nature.

The casting of the spell will allow the magic user to sacrifice up to one half  of their hit points in order to cause damage. The caster will then cause damage  equal to that number to the targets selected in the casting of the spell. The  caster will cause this amount of damage each round for as long as they maintain  concentration on the spell. The hit points sacrificed can not, even with magic,  be healed until the caster has spent at least one full night resting.

The targets of this spell are entitled to a saving throw and if made then they  will not suffer any damage and if they have suffered any damage prior to the  saving trow from any source they will instead be healed for the amount they  would have taken. Each time such as save is made the amount of damage the caster  does is then reduced by 1d3 points.

The material components for this spell, other than the caster's blood, will be a  small ceremonial knife and bowl. The knife and bowl may be reused but the blood  is used up in 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.

1 comment:

velaran said...

R. I. P. Bob Liddil. His short stories set in The World(for which, see below) were very entertaining and his RPG stuff was awesome, especially his T&T supplements like Demons and Notmen and the three D30 books he authored. The newest and last of the D20 Adventure Books is available off his Rider Fantasy site, for those interested.

Man, I loved this book! All those quirky d30 charts, a small adventure, and a short story imparting the flavor of Liddil's Fantasy setting: the World, where only Werewolves could safely sail the seas thanx to a mysterious curse. Making the deal all the sweeter, my book came in a plastic bag with a d30 included!

The combined D30 chart compendium created by the OSR is found here, on the RPG Corner.

Great post!

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