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Spell Options 8 – Prismatic Spray and the RPG Round Up

Spell Options 8 – Prismatic Spray

For many a seasoned adventurer and explorer, magic can become, whilst still a useful tool, boring. You know what a certain spell is effective for, or how potent you need to be to use the spell found on a scroll.

The Spell Options series is a way of tweaking existing spells without using feats. You can change the colour, make the spell weaker and thus easier to cast or make them more powerful but unstable.

This volume focuses on Blade Barrier, a mid- range spell that can harm any who try to pass through it.

Inside you’ll find:-

Basic and simple core rules or tweaking spells
Optional rules for when you want to use this system, but feel it is a bit overpowered

The Spell Options system tweaks your spells, but at a cost in spell levels. Assuming you know the spell in the first place you can then customise it in one of three ways: Cosmetic, Beneficial, and Penalties.

Cosmetic Changes change the way a spell looks. These options do not cost SL(spell levels).
Benefits increase the potency of the spell in some way but make it harder to cast.
Penalties reduce the potency of the spell in some way but make it easier or less draining to cast.

These can be combined in various ways to turn an “ordinary” spell into something that makes your opponent go “Wait..just what spell is it they are casting?”

Example options include…

Cosmetic – The PS is cast from another location
Benefit – New Colours for the Spray – 5 new colours and effects that can be used alongside or replace the orginal
Penalty – Missing Colour – One of the colours in the spray randomly turns off
and more!

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Star and Planet Name Maker & the RPG Round Up

Star and Planet Name Maker

It has been said by some that the universe contains a billion galaxies. Each galaxy is meant to house a billion stars. That is close to a billion, billion stars, many of them with planets of some kind.

Most celestial catalogs use a hard to remember designation system like PX9-32 etc. A name is easier to remember and this will help you to create some names for your planets and stars.

Contents:

  • 2 x d1000 tables a prefix and suffix, divided up into 20 handy d100 sub-tables for the Star/Planet name
  • 1 x d100 designators to tell you what position in the system the planet belongs, such as Alpha, IV, Six and a few more
  • 1 x d100 table of pre-made examples, ready for you to use, such as…
    • Astrozevo Prime
    • Fephedro VIII
    • Solarformica IX

100,000,000 possible combinations can be generated, some more suitable to your needs than others – The ones that seem weird and odd to us would be perfect for the translation from an alien language or miscommunications.

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Helpful List  Arbitrary Collection 4 and the RPG Round Up

Helpful List  Arbitrary Collection 4

Every week on the Ennead Games blog, normally on a Friday, a helpful list of 20 items is posted. These normally follow no set pattern or theme, unless there has been a request for a particular list, but many are based off real-world subjects. Some tables are expanded further into full lists or generators, and others work well just on their own.
The subjects range from names from faraway lands, to what you might call your coins, to weapon names and more. They have been brought together into a handy and eclectic collection, a mixture of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and other genres.

The lists are presented “as is”. No details, no long or boring explanations, just a collection of quick and handy tables to help or inspire you.
Inside this volume, you’ll find 10 d20 tables that cover…

  • Chemical Names (fake)
  • Corporation Names
  • Corporate Slogan
  • Good Luck Charms
  • Hated & Horrible Insects
  • Important archaeological discoveries
  • Invasive Creatures
  • Scary/ Unpleasant Creatures
  • Starship names
  • Spell Names

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Equipment Maker 4 – Armour and the RPG Round Up

Equipment Maker 4 – Armour

Everyone who goes on an adventure uses equipment. Without it, their adventuring days would come to a halt quite quickly.

This generator doesn’t give you the details of any powers or abilities that are named or generated, that part is left up to you. It could be used as a simple description or the names could have real abilities tied to them.

This edition of Equipment Maker deals with armour, covering all pieces of armour you might find, from helmets for the head to sabatons for the feet.

Inside you’ll find…

A master description table to help you decide on the description format
2 examples of an item made with this system
a d100 table for the descriptor of the armour
a d100 table for the prefix power of armour
a d100 table for the suffix power of armour
Several tables that give you more details about the individual bit of armor
Plus two d100 tables for the material and type of armor, both with duplications to help reflect the more common types and flesh out the tables

 

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A Chunk of Fantasy Volume 1 and the RPG Round Up

 

A Chunk of Fantasy Volume 1

When the Ennead Games blog first started, one of the regular features was a weekly post for fantasy or medieval style games and stores. The base format was tweaked over the years, with regular updates and re-launches to keep it fresh.

Presented here are 10 compiled entries from the blog, tidied up, formatted and where needed, expanded.

For flavour, a few of these items are set in Easthalen, the authors own game world, but this can easily be ignored or replaced with something of your own.

Inside this volume you’ll find…

Aerons [Race/Species] – A humanoid species with insect ancestry.
Arcane Archiver [Class/professon] – The protectors and guardians of magical items.
Chain Mail Helmet of the Druid [Armour] – A metal based helmet for druids.
Explorers Guild [Organisation] – A club for all those who like to seek fame and fortune.
FNV Fortunes’ Fury [Vehicle] – This privateer vessel has a little something extra to make it go fast.
Pit of Destruction [Dungeon] – What do you do with an almost immortal being?
Potion of Crystal Intellect [Potion] – A dose of this potion can give you a mental boost.
Starfall [Event] – Where a star was believed to have fallen to earth.
Shocking Door [Trap] – A simple trap sometimes used to entertain.
Wild Steel [Material] – If you partake of the chaotic arts, stay away from this metal.

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