Saturday, March 24, 2012
30 Sided Character and Other Tales, Freezing Flames
This is the last of the 30 sided books that I have. I think there is one more that may have been a self published effort but I am not sure. These are books that I bought and probably did not give enough attention to when I bought them. They are all packed away now and I am struggling with the idea of digging through all the boxes just to find them. In the end I fear inertia will (has?) won out! The information from Waynes Books apparently listed all the tables in the book which in an of itself is a boon.
More 30 sided charts devoted mostly to character development and situation within a gaming campaign. More of the same Liddil humor that amongst many others includes dice generating charts called To Weird Classify and Childhood Drama Affecting You.
30 Sided Character and Other Tales
"THE 30 SIDED CHARACTER
singing the p.r. blues
species with embellishment
the way you are
family and kinsmen who influenced you
what the gypsy read in the cards
how tall, how heavy and how unusual you are
things that make you different
childhood trauma affecting you
things you love and hate
the profession of your choice
things packed in your knapsack by your mother
combat wounds and traumas
THE 30 SIDED NON-PLAYER CHARACTER
people you meet out and around
people you meet in a bazaar
people you would find in a tavern
more people in a tavern
conversations with tavern owners
more conversations with tavern owners
conversations and encounters with gate cards
men, nearmen and notmen who can spoil your day
groups of men and notmen looking for trouble
encounter with a wizard
people you meet in a village
animals domestic or otherwise
the undead, near dead, never alive & very, very bad
THE 30 SIDED LAND
swampland and jungle trails
specialized terrain (mountains)
other alternate worlds
magic spells you never heard of on scrolls
mondo magic spells
cryptic clues and signs of the times
more signs of the times
close encounters of the indoor kind
too weird to classify"
Area of Effect: One Fire
Casting Time: 6 Segments
Saving Throw: Special
With the casting of this spell the magic user will cause a normal fire to become something very dangerous to a weary traveler. The fire will seem to be generating heat but in reality it will be feeding off of the warmth from those around it. One unusual side effect of this spell is that the fuel for the fire is never consumed so a fire could potentially burn forever if not disturbed.
The fire will be normal for a period of one turn after the spell is cast on it. After that point in time anyone who spends more than two turns resting in the area it would generate heat for will begin to suffer the effect of the flames. Those up and about and moving in and out of the sphere of warmth will not be affected.
For each round a potential victim is in the area of effect they will suffer the effect of having their constitution lowered by one point. This will continue until the victim leaves the area of effect of the spell. If a victim is in the area of effect and their constitution drops below three they will lapse into a coma and if their constitution drops below zero they will die.
Each round a victim is in the area and suffer the effect they are entitled to roll to detect the effect though for every four rounds they are in the effect the saving throw has a -1 applied to it up to a maximum of -4. If they detect the effect and leave then the loose will stop. At this time they will need to make another saving throw and if failed they will suffer one point of damage for every point of constitution lost. If the save is made then they suffer no damage.
Victims of this spell will need to spend time resting to recover the points of constitution after leaving the area of effect. Points will be regained at a rate of one per hour except for those below three. Points between three and zero will require one full day of rest to recover. Being near an active warming fire will reduce the time by half.
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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