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Spell Options 4 – Bestow Curse & RPG Round Up

Spell Options 4 – Bestow Curse

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 color, make the spell weaker and thus easier to cast or make them more powerful but unstable.

Each volume of the Spell Options series gives you ways of tweaking spells to make them more varied.
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 spells, but at a cost in spell levels. Assuming you know the spell in the first place you can then customize it in one of three ways: Cosmetic, Beneficial, and Penalties.

Cosmetic Changes change the way a spell looks. These options do not cost SL.
Benefits make increases the spells potency, 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?”

Plus in this volume, you’ll get a d20 table with simple options for the effects of the curse

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Helpful List Arbitrary Collection 3 & the RPG Round Up

Helpful List Arbitrary Collection 3

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 name and more. They have been brought together into a handy and eclectic collection, a mixture of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and other genres.

Inside this volume, you will find lists for…
Crops
Crimes
Fake Compound Names
Famous Hoaxes
Legendary Mythical Weapons
Punishments
Saint Names
Sci-Fi Material Names
Uncommon Ancient Egypt Deities
Warrior Groups

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Character Connections and RPG Round Up

Character Connections

A character connection is something that allows players and GMs alike to come up with ways of linking characters together for a story or adventure.

A d200 or 2 d100 tables are provided here to help you flesh out the connections between two characters. It can be two members of the same party, or an NPC and a player character, or even two NPCs that you need to figure out just how they know each other.

The genre has been kept as generic as possible so this system can be used in a fantasy setting, a sci-fi, modern or maybe even a horror.

Inside you find…
1 d200/2x d100 tables filled with suggestions and ideas on how your various characters know each other or are linked to character or NPC you are currently focusing on
a simple d20 table for determining how long ago this event occurred

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Quick Generator – Crimes & Punishments and the RPG Round Up

Quick Generator – Crimes & Punishments

A quick generator is two tables that can be combined to produce an interesting result. It might be a story prompt, concept or something that can be summed up in one or two sentences.

This particular Quick Generator covers Crimes and Punishments. It works a little differently compared to the others. You have a crime table and a punishment table. You can use both together or roll on the one you need.

But what would you use this Quick Generator for…?

  • You need to decide what each inmate of a prison has been charged with
  • Someone has done a crime but the punishment has yet to be decided
  • You need to have a crime to accuse someone of, such as a PC
  • Someone has been convicted of a crime and the law allows for fate to decide their punishment
  • You encounter someone who has been punished, but what were they accused of?

This features 2 d100 tables, one for crimes and another for punishment, with a few punishments duplicated to reflect the more common ones and to help fill out the table. These crimes and punishments are themed around a fantasy/medievil genre.

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R.I.G.S. Sci-Fi Volume 1 & RPG Round Up

R.I.G.S. Sci-Fi Volume 1

The Ennead Games blog has a regular feature on it called R.I.G.S. (Random Item Generation System), in which an item is randomly created each week and the result is published and expanded on.

System generic, these items are designed with a sci-fi or modern setting, although some could, with only a minor amount of tweaking, be used in a horror or fantasy like setting or story.

Inside this volume, you will find…

Biological Glass – A type of glass that can be grown and molded
Corrosive Projector – A motar looking weapon designed to fire corrosive acid projectiles
Generational Crystal – The perfect method of storing lifeforms for long distance space travel
Glarati Organic Interface – A biological way of controlling your technology
Infusion Shower – Cleans and regenerates
Microscopic Drone – A spy drone so small you cant see it unaided
Phasing Grenade – A powerful explosive, capable of going through walls
Programable Hip Flask – A portable way of transporting multiple liquids at once
Singularity Teleporter – Send objects a great distance in an instant
Temporal Communicator – Communicate across time

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