Monday, August 2, 2010

The Magic Eight Ball

Adrienne collects magic eight balls, so this one is for her. Hi Adrienne!

And now, an insidious magic item for your campaign:

That Accursed Eight Ball

The Magic Eight Ball is an item with a storied history, associated with great successes and mishaps throughout history.

When you consult the Magic Eight Ball about some action, roll 1d8.
  1. "Outlook Bad" Receive -1 to your next dice roll

  2. "Yes" Character receives +1 to dice rolls as though under the effect of a bless spell

  3. "No" The next significant action the PCs attempt will fail if it is at all reasonable for failure to occur.

  4. "Absolutely" The next time the PCs attempt something dangerous, their attempt will fail in an unreasonable and apparently random fashion, as though someone had cast a wish spell to bring the failure about.

  5. "Death" The consulting character immediately drops to 0 HP.

  6. "Kaboom" The Eight Ball explodes, causing 3d6 to anyone close. The Eight Ball will appear again in another dungeon 1d100 miles away soon after.

  7. "Answer unclear" Nothing happens. For the next 1d20 hours, this is the only answer that can be obtained from the Eight Ball

  8. "Ask again" Character receives -1 (cumulative) to next dice roll, plus effects of any future Eight Ball rolls.

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Blogger Brendan said...

This is one of my favorite dungeons you've ever done.

August 2, 2010 at 11:33 AM

Blogger John Evans said...

Oh yeah. The 8-ball magic item isn't too innovative, but the dungeon is awesome!

August 2, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Blogger Timrod said...

Piece of trivia I recently learned: the thing inside the 8-ball on which all the fortunes are written is actually nothing but a big ol' d20!

August 10, 2010 at 1:32 PM


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