Sunday, December 16, 2018

Praise the Fallen

There were those demented powers that wanted to return all to naught, to become one with the Ever Slumbering Void.  Pantheons collided and the heavens shattered with war.  Untold cosmic powers were lost without their names ever spoken by mortal tongues.  Countless legions fell.  Defeated in their gambit of annihilation, they scattered across the universe.  Several of the Fallen, fell to this world, forever imprisoned at their point of impact...

Praise the Fallen is a one-shot dungeon where the players explore the lair of a Fallen Angel Cult.    It is designed to challenge low to mid-level characters.  It is a place where alignment matters and foolish decisions have consequences.  It is also a place where the players may find strange bed-fellows as they ultimately try to thwart the cult from resurrecting an angel of destruction.

Praise the Fallen is an OSR styled module compatible with most versions of the world's most popular role-playing game.  16 page PDF, (including cover and title page.)

 The main map.

A High Priest of the Cult.

Now available as Pay-What-You-Want at DriveThruRPG

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Photographic Interlude...

Getting too cluttered to actually draw there.

Avant Garde.  Want your OSR gaming mind blown?   Pic one.  

More mind-blowing books.  Medieval authentic?  You bet.

 It's shameful that I only now bought this game.   A few blogs have peaked my interest and the non-traditional dice aren't so bad, except the d5 and d7..... those are dumb.

 Love Palladium, don't care what you say.

 Having a great cover artist is a good way to make people buy books they will never use.  Will I buy Pathfinder 2?.......Yep.

 Just because.

 Been a backer from the beginning.  Gorgeous books.  Latest book, Yndaros the Darkest Star, arrives in about a week.

 Again, when you like a game, go big.  You can do anything with Mongoose Traveller and the 1st Edition Core Rulebook is perfect. The 2nd Edition books are sitting on a table next to that shelf, the rule tweaks within are great, but the interior color art is not.  Don't go full color unless you're getting the best, otherwise keep it simple.

 Dictionary-Sized Dungeon.  Hard to imagine actually running this behemoth, but the mere fact this book exists makes me smile.

Artesia.  Think, Conan meets Joan of Arc, Lingerie meets Plate Mail.  What could possibly go wrong?  Nothing, it's amazing.

 Other than Larry Elmore's BECMI paintings, this was my favorite D&D cover.

 Speaking of...this just arrived.

Not bad.  But here's hoping for an edgier 6th Edition.

 Dragonlance anyone?  It's a spear, I know.  If things got medieval, what weapon would you want? Most characters don't use spears, but in real life, I think it'd be a good choice.

Ending on a tangent.  Best comic cover ever.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Praise the Fallen: Preview

"There were those demented powers that wanted to return all to naught, to become one with the Ever Slumbering Void.  Pantheons collided and the heavens shattered with war...."  

Up until now, the adventures that I've posted here have consisted of experimental methods for running games, but thanks to the cool dungeon map drawings of one, Samwise Seven, (and others) over on MeWe, I decided to do a straight up dungeon crawl.  I've been working on Praise the Fallen for a couple of weeks and should be ready to post it in the next few weeks (there's more to it than I first intended; this always happens.)  I've thought about putting it up for sale on DriveThruRPG, but how much can you really make doing that?  Maybe next time.  I think I'll just post the PDF here for whoever might be interested.  It is about the cult of a fallen angel.

Here are some map studies I've done.  I sampled various hatching styles, water color, dots, solid black; I think I like the semi-solid black in the bottom sample.  Also, my plan is to put all of the relevant information directly on the map for ease of use.

Here is some of the art...

Back to work...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

New OSR Logo

I did not want to touch this topic with a 10' pole, but new OSR logos are all the rage these days.

This one came to me while driving around.  I don't know where it came from, maybe I was stuck in traffic just long enough for my mind to wander in that direction.  With I-75 and I-696 both under reconstruction, driving around Metro-Detroit has become a serious pain.  Anyhow, when I thought of this configuration I knew it was a winner and couldn't wait to work on it.

The OSR seems to be experiencing a schism right now.  I am not a major player in the OSR and I speak for no one.  RPGs for me are like Holy Ground, and thus, Neutral Ground.  I don't care who you are, what you believe, who you love or hate or vote for, you're welcome at my table.  I follow blogs by people who I know see the world differently than I do.  I buy products designed by people who's lifestyles are on the other side of the universe than mine.  Some of these products are mindbogglingly good, and I don't want their creators to change one bit, even if that means we are worlds apart.

D&D unites us.

So I'm making this logo available for anyone to use, unconditionally.

This logo is Neutral Ground.

Even the Kurgan behaved himself in church.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Quick Rules For Incarceration

So, your character was arrested and thrown in the dungeon.  Now what?

Being locked up in a dungeon is a common trope of fantasy fiction that usually leads to some clever escape followed by suitable revenge.  Entire stories can be built around the concept of incarceration.

But not many D&D stories.

When characters get captured they're expected to escape pretty quickly and rolls are often fudged to make that happen. fudging.  But those rolls can fail.  Then it's time for the Deus Ex Machina and here comes that faithful NPC to save the day....

D&D really isn't set up for PCs to be prisoners.  But if you want that kind of grit somewhere in your campaign, my suggestion is to handle it...between...adventures.  How exactly the PC's find themselves imprisoned is largely up to your campaign.  It's also a great way to start a campaign...

The tables below assume that the PC was in a captive state and recently gained freedom.  Follow the tables as needed and as makes sense to your campaign.  Some results may be contradictory, so use common sense.


Reason for capture/arrest: (roll 1d12)  All include a sentencing modifier to be used a few steps below (modify these as you see fit.)
  1. Theft:  You were caught stealing. (-3)
  2. Murder:  You killed someone(s). (+3)
  3. Heresy/Witchcraft:  You were spreading heretical views, worshiping the wrong deity, or blaspheming. (+1)
  4. Debt:  You owe large sums and time is up. (-3)
  5. Prisoner of War:  Doesn't necessarily have to happen during a war, but enemy combatants captured you. (+2)
  6. Arson:  This has always been frowned upon. (+1)
  7. High Treason:  You betrayed your King. (+4)
  8. Disorderly Conduct:  Covers anything from drunken behavior to brawling to vandalism.  (-3)
  9. Vagrancy:  Apparently homeless, unproductive people weren't treated so well in the Middle Ages. (-3)
  10. Assault:  This includes attempted murder / rape. (+2)
  11. Espionage:  You were captured in enemy territory and are considered a spy.  (+4)
  12. Debauchery:  Strict times; use your imagination. (+0)
Were you innocent or guilty?  You could simply roll 1d6 (1-3 guilty, 4-6 innocent) or you could roll 1d6 with the listed adjustments for alignment.  If you a roll a 6 or higher, you were innocent.
  • Lawful (good): +3
  • Neutral: +2
  • Chaotic (evil): +0

Were you captured near civilization or in the wild?  Roll 1d6 (1-4 civilization, 5-6 wilderness)

Did you have a trial? Roll 1d6 (+2 if captured near civilization) 1-3 no trial, 4-6 yes you had a trial.

What type of trial?  Roll 1d4.
  1. Trial by Manorial Court or Inquisition.  (some sort of jury or counsel)
  2. Trial by King's Court.  (I am the law!)
  3. Trial by Combat.  (in this case the PC loses the fight)
  4. Trial by Ordeal.  (usually some form of torture searching for a confession and for the sake of this exercise the PC survived)

Whether they were innocent or not, the PC was found guilty.

What was the sentence? Roll 1d8.
  1. Comfortable Confinement. (access to friends and family)
  2. Public Humiliation. (such as the Pillory, often you would sleep in a cell at night)
  3. Hard Labor. (crushing rocks, digging, etc.)
  4. Confinement. (a dungeon full of prisoners)
  5. Slavery. (roll 1d6, if you roll a 5-6 you were sold to a gladiatorial arena)
  6. Solitary Confinement. (your own dark dungeon cell)
  7. Mutilation. (such as losing a hand)
  8. Death. (hanging, beheading, etc.)
Other than Death and maybe Mutilation, how long was your sentence to be? (roll 1d8)  Add the sentencing modifier from above, no result can be less than 1.
  1. 1d4 weeks.
  2. 1d4 months.
  3. 2d6 months.
  4. 1 year.
  5. 1d4 years.
  6. 2d6 years.
  7. 2d6+6 years.
  8. Life.

How did you gain your freedom? Roll 1d6.
  1. Served your full sentence.  (Obviously serving 10 years (or death) could upend your campaign, so feel free to re-roll this result.)  Also, if your sentence was death and you want to be radical, you could make the character come back as undead. 
  2. You were granted mercy.
  3. Someone paid a ransom for your freedom.  (Perhaps an organization, church, or kingdom you are loyal too and they expect devotion for this...)
  4. You escaped.  (Once per session from now on, there is a 35% chance that hunters will track you down and try to recapture you.  This drops by 5% every session as they will eventually forget about you.)
  5. You were offered a shady deal in exchange for freedom.  (You are now tasked with something nefarious such as assassination.  If you don't complete this task, they will know...)
  6. Divine Intervention.   (Something crazy happened, earthquake, flood, your cell door just opened, or you simply woke up one day somewhere else and perhaps later received a divine mission.) 
Price paid for incarceration.  (Whatever ill effects you suffered will remain in affect until you gain a level, at which point you will be back to your regular self.) Roll 1d6.
  1. You contracted a Disease that has so weakened you that your maximum Hit Points are lowered by 15%.
  2. Malnourished.  You have lost 1d2 points of Strength and 1d2 points of Dexterity.
  3. Broken mind.  You lose 1d4 points of Intelligence.
  4. Physically scarred, lose 1d4 points of Charisma.  When you gain a level the scars remain, but you have learned to use them to your benefit.
  5. Infected.  You are plagued by a chronic cough.  Lose 1d4 points of Constitution.
  6. Defeated.  Lose 1d4 points of Wisdom.
Due to fines, legal fees, confiscation, bribery, or just plain old corruption, whatever wealth the PC had accumulated up until their incarceration is reduced by a % roll (eg., if you roll 27, you have lost 27% of all your wealth.)

Unexpected benefits from incarceration. Roll 1d6.
  1. After multiple escape attempts, you learned a little something about lock-picking.  Gain lock-picking abilities equivalent to a 1st level thief, or 1 level higher if you are a thief.
  2. You found faith.  Gain the ability to cast a 1st level cleric spell as a 1st level caster 1/day.
  3. You thought that you'd entered a state of insanity, but in fact, you have been communing with an outer intelligence.  Gain one randomly determined 1st level wizard spell that you can cast 1/day.
  4. You became used to grimy living conditions and now have a +2 bonus vs. poison/disease.
  5. After regular scraps with other inmates/guards your fighting prowess has improved by +1.
  6. Pain fazes you no more.  Gain 1d4 permanent Hit Points. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Ever Changing Rynath World Map and a Lesson

One of these days I'll settle on a map....

Seriously, I'm beginning to radically rethink my approach to drawing maps and world building.  All of the maps above are different versions of the same place.  And that's only half of them.  My last attempt at a redesign stalled out.  It's time to try something different, perhaps something less careful.  Not sure what that will look like...

The maps above are mostly mountains and names.  Ansagarus, Arbalon, Dawasar, Partusium, Myanthia, Makaria, Sepulvena, etc., cool names for sure, but only ever a vague notion of what they were.  Some areas were fleshed out; most were not.  And I could never decide on the exact shape of the world.  A shape that those who occupy it would never see.  Now, it's just a list of names for me to draw from and use from time to time.  Which is fine.  I'm far more creative now than any time before.

I see it now as too much map up front and all at once.  The unnecessary need to make sense of everything.  Having a "God's Eye" view of the world takes away the mystery for you.  And that is not solved simply by having your map disappear of the edge of the paper.

Start small.  Just one kingdom, wilderness, or wasteland.  Forget about the global politics and grand histories.  Build it as you go.  For those of you who enjoy a good hex-crawl, you already know this.  I'm leaning toward something in this direction.

I hearken back to the more pulpy days of high adventure.  One session our characters would discover a pyramid after being lost in a sandstorm only to find themselves, the following session, exploring some frigid wasteland.  Didn't matter how we got there.  It was simply the latest episode.  And it wasn't always with the same characters.  When all was said and done, an episodic story of a nebulous world was told.

It doesn't have to make sense.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Mazes: The Monotony or How to Run an Actual Maze

Mazes: The Monotony.   Sounds like a White Wolf role-playing game.

I love dungeons.  Lord knows how many I've drawn.  But I never draw "actual" mazes.  And any time I see a maze in a published module I kinda cringe.  Navigating the players through an actual maze is a monotonous, fun-killing, pain-in-the-ass.

Too bad.  Mazes go all the way back to Theseus and the Minotaur.  The fear of being lost ...primal ...powerful.   Of course, dungeons are mazes too.  But dungeons are filled with so many unique structures, getting lost would actually be pretty hard.  The whole point of a maze is getting completely lost.  So how do you do that mechanically?

Here's an idea...

Don't even draw the maze.  If the maze is part of a larger dungeon, just draw a false maze in that spot or simply write the word "maze."  Don't even try to navigate it in a traditional way except for maybe the first 3 or 4 passage turns. Make sure to describe how labyrinthine the place is. Then inform the players that they are in danger of getting lost, and from now on they will have to roll to find their way.  How they roll will differ from system to system.  5th Edition would probably be an Investigation roll DC:12-15.  For OSR I would use a save vs. spells allowing for an Intelligence bonus to the roll. Some DMs may think Wisdom is the better choice; up to you.

Basically you require x amount of consecutive success rolls to navigate successfully through the maze.  The number of successful rolls needed increases depending on the complexity and size of the maze.  Only one player can roll per attempt and each attempt represents x amount of time.  To keep things interesting, have the players take turns rolling--this represents everyone having input, "I think we should go this way," "No, that way!" and prevents the character with the best chances of success dominating the event.

Every x amount of time roll for a random encounter.  Random encounters should vary in what they are, from wandering monsters to pit traps to puzzles or NPCs.  Pay attention to corridor width when stocking your random encounter chart, not everything will fit.  Also, take heed of how corridor width affects combat.  You may also include on the encounter chart, specific entries like "the center of the maze" or "the Minotaur's lair" or the "captured Princess" or a "secret door."  The more encounters you put on your encounter list the better, and Navigation rolls aside, a larger encounter list equals a larger maze--you don't want to run out of encounters.

You could also include variations of the same encounter so that the maze is different every time you run it.  For example, if the goal was to rescue a princess, one of the results may be that the party finds what's left of the princess (who wants to report that to the Baron?), or they discover that the princess is in league with the Minotaur, or they find her chained to a wall, or wandering lost and hungry.  Whatever result is rolled becomes the story and the other possibilities must then be ignored and re-rolled if they come up later.

Secret Doors  Can you imagine running a maze the traditional way and having the players search every 10' for secret doors?  Mind numbing....

If the players find a secret door it has to be meaningful, such as finding a secret door lowers by one the number of consecutive success rolls now needed to navigate the maze.  Or it could hide treasure and/or serve as a safe room.

Splitting the Party is very dangerous in a maze, but circumstances can make it happen.  Any time the party is losing a fight and decides to retreat from combat they could get separated in the chaos.  Every player must make a Navigation roll, if at least half of the party succeeds, then they all stick together.  If more than half fail then the party is split with those who failed going one way and those who succeeded going another.  Any navigation success the party had is lost after a retreat.  How do they find each other?  Yelling out each others names should call for an immediate encounter roll (use common sense with the result here.)  Put at least one entry on the random encounter chart which states that they have bumped into a lost party member.  Until then, take turns running the two groups separately.  Don't fuss too much over whether the exact same amount of time has passed between groups, mazes are mysterious places.

Resting  At some point the party might be beat up and choose to take a "long rest."  Unless they've found a hidden safe room, they'll be resting in a corridor.  A random encounter will be rolled at some point during the rest.  Rolling for a random encounter doesn't guarantee one will occur.  Assuming the party members will take turns on watch, randomly roll whose watch an encounter occurs on if an encounter occurs, e.g., if its a party of 4 assign an order and roll 1d4.  If it was a party of 5 roll a 1d6 and re-roll a result of 6.  Determine surprise by whatever "perception" method you are using. If they fail their roll it basically means that they were nodding off during their watch.

It's possible the players will find their way through the maze without accomplishing their goal, unless finding their way out was their goal.  They may have to go back in.

Mazes are potentially very dangerous places as the players could literally be trapped inside for quite some time....if the maze is large enough.  But, the players could get lucky and waltz right through.  Also, high level characters usually have a bag of tricks that can wisp them away to safety in an instant.  You could put a magical barrier around the maze, but that seems arbitrary.  My advice is to keep mazes for lower level groups, but with a little thought they can be used for any level.  Something else to consider, does the maze have a ceiling?  It probably should.  Is it multi-leveled?  Doesn't really matter, that's simply window dressing. It could have stairs or not.  It could also have strange gravity, like being able to walk on any surface.

So, here is a sample maze.........

Scenario:  It seems that a Minotaur (who has bad blood with the local Baron) has captured a princess (not THE princess, A princess, just one of the daughters of one of the nobles.) and is vowing that she will be eaten within the fortnight if the Baron doesn't enter his maze....alone.  Of course the Baron is not going to do that as the maze is rumored to be full of all manner of foul things, but he has sent knights to the rescue.  Naturally, none returned.  There is one week left and  now there's a reward of  500 GP and a small estate in the hills for the person(s) that safely rescues the princess and another 500 GP for the Minotaur's head.  The entrance to the maze is not common knowledge, but it is known and is located in a gorge 10 miles outside of town.  Guards are stationed at the mouth of the gorge 2 miles from the maze.  Finding the maze should be automatic.

Lacramoira's Fate

Navigation Mechanic:  OSR (Save vs. Spells with Intelligence bonus), 5th Edition (Investigation DC:14).

Navigation Turn Time:  10 minutes.

Consecutive Successes Needed to Find the Exit:  4 (see encounter roll 41-43).

Random Encounter Rolls:  1 Every 30 minutes (that's every 3 Navigation rolls).

Random Encounter Rolls When Resting: Roll 1d12.
  1. A friendly knight who is still sane. (4 HD Fighter).
  2. A gelatinous cube.
  3. No encounter.
  4. 1d6 horned skeletons. (see 9-12)
  5. A maddened knight. (see 36-40)
  6. No encounter.
  7. A lost villager.
  8. A rat swarm. (see 20-22)
  9. No encounter.
  10. The Bull attacks. (see 73-76)
  11. A wandering princess (doppleganger). (see 66-68)
  12. A shadow-thief. (see 28-32)
Corridor Width:  10'.

Complexity:  The average corridor goes for around 60' before an intersection or a turn.

Visibility:  20' on average though some areas are better lit than others.  Dimly lit with a gold color.  The source of light isn't discernible; seems mystical in nature and shadows flicker as if from flames.

Description:  The maze is carved directly out of the rock.  The uniformly sized passages are all on the same level with a classic maze layout and a 10' ceiling.  There are no stairs and only a handful of chambers. The entrance in the gorge is nothing more than a large crack in the rock behind a small waterfall. 

Purpose:  Rescue princess ( as far as they PCs know, they have 7 days to find the princess) / slay Minotaur / find exit.

Random Encounters ( Roll % )
(To keep things simple, stats will be OSR style)

1-4.  A 10' x 10' pit trap triggered after at least 2 people have stepped on it ( save vs. wand/device, damage: 2d6.)  It takes up the whole corridor so will most likely be triggered by the first 2 party members if they are walking 2 abreast.  It's a 10' fall down onto spikes.  The trap resets itself after 1 minute.  There are plenty of bones and rusted metal among the spikes including the fresh corpse of a knight.  If the pit is searched 1d6 x 10 GP worth of treasure is found in a combination of coins and gems.  Searching takes up 1 Navigation Turn.

5-8.  Sitting in the corridor, starved, delirious, and more than half dead is a local peasant.  He first begs for water and food and then for the party to take him with them.  He claims he knows the way out and/or the location of the princess, but is too weak to continue.  In fact, he knows nothing.  If they take him with them, they need one extra successful Navigation roll so long as he is with them.  If they leave him behind, he creates such a ruckus screaming after them that there is a 75% chance attracting 1d6 horned skeletons.

9-12.  2d6 battle-axe wielding, horned skeletons are coming toward the party, eyes glowing red...(2 HD, AC:13, damage: 1d8.)

13-16.  The party stumbles on a secret room hidden behind a passage wall.  The room is 10' x 10' and completely empty except for some small rocks.  The door opens inward toward the room, but has no latch or lock.

17-19.  The party is ambushed by a Chain Wreck.

20-22.  Lacramoira's Fate # 1.  In a small pit at the dead end of a corridor, a swarm of rats is feasting on the corpse of a once beautiful girl clearly of noble birth.  One of the girl's wrists is tethered to the wall by a chain.  Within moments, the swarm attacks the party.  Rat Swarm ( 4 HD, AC: 12, damage 1d2 + disease, attacks everybody each round.)

23-27.  The party hears the fearsome horn-like bellows of a large angry bull (google this sound if you haven't heard it before).  They must all save vs. paralysis.  If more than half of them fail, any successful Navigation rolls they have are lost.

28-32.  A shadow-thief stalks the party stealing supplies from them.  Treat the shadow-thief as having the same stats as a shade (or shadow) but instead of draining strength or life on a hit, it steals a random item from the target.   The stolen items now exist only as shadows and the shadow-thief discards them throughout the maze.  The shadow-thief disappears after stealing 1d4+1 items.  If this happens undetected during a rest period, the PCs will wake up to 1d4+1 items missing and should occasionally spot shadows of their stolen items throughout the maze.

33-35.  They find a secret passage in one of the walls that leads them to a different section of the maze much closer to the exit.  Reduce the number of consecutive Navigation success rolls needed by 1 for the next sequence of rolls.

36-40.  They first hear the sounds of clanking armor. Then, walking toward them is a fully armored knight who has completely lost his mind to the maze.  He attacks maniacally.  The knight wears plate-mail, has a sword and is a 4 HD Fighter.

41-43.  The light at the end of the tunnel is the real deal as the party stumbles out of the maze and into the moonlit gorge.

44-48.  The walls start shifting and coming apart as this section of the maze rewrites itself.  Within moments the layout of the maze has changed.  Everybody must save vs. wands/device to avoid being separated from each other.  Those who make the save will be together in one area of the maze and those who fail the save will be together in another part of the maze.  All success rolls are lost.

49-52.  The party wanders into a part of the maze they have already encountered (choose something).  They have made a complete circle and lose all progress.  Increase the number of consecutive Navigation success rolls needed by 1 for the next sequence of rolls.

53-57.  No encounter.

58-61.  A large scythe swings out of the wall attacking the person(s) in the front of the party. (Save vs. wand/device +2 bonus, damage: 1d10.)

62-65.  Corridor after corridor, turn after turn, the PCs wander and find nothing.  Their minds and bodies grow exhausted, in fact, it's time to rest.  The PCs have lost entire day.  Any Navigation successes are lost.

66-68.  Lacramoira's Fate # 2.  A high-ceilinged 60' x 60' chamber.  Standing in the center of the room is a 100' high pillar.  Standing on the pillar, shackled, is the princess.  She looks healthy and well, if not scared out of her mind.  She immediately breaks down and pleads for rescue.  If the PCs try to rescue her, 2d6 +2 battle-axe wielding, horned skeletons (2 HD, AC:13, damage: 1d8.) rise out of the ground and attack.  She is not the real princess, but a doppleganger who will eventually attempt to assassinate the Baron.

69-72.  Corridor after corridor, turn after turn, the PCs wander and find nothing.  This maze is not a normal place and their minds are at the brink of sanity.  The madness of the maze might cost them mental coherence.  The PCs have to save vs. spells or permanently lose 1 point of (roll 1d6):  Intelligence (1-2), Wisdom (3-4), or Charisma (5-6).

73-76.  The Bull attacks.  The Minotaur suddenly comes charging at the PCs.  They all have to save vs.wands/device with a -2 penalty or take 1d8 damage.  The Minotaur disappears down the hallway and can not be tracked.

77-80.  You stumble across your missing party member(s), otherwise no encounter.

81-84.  The PCs enter a section of the maze under the effects of a permanent darkness spell.  All Navigation rolls in the darkness are made with disadvantage.  The darkness lasts for 1d6+2 turns.

85-88.  The PCs come across the corpse of a gored wizard.  Searching him reveals a staff, a dagger, a pouch containing 2d6 x 10 GP, and 1d4 scrolls.

89-92.  In an alcove there is a fountain in the form of a bull's head.  The liquid could be clear but seems gold in the glow of the maze.  The fountain is magical.  If the PCs drink from it the results are as random as this maze.  Roll 1d6:
  1. Save vs. poison.  If you fail you die.  If you succeed you regain all lost hit points.
  2. You are granted a vision of the maze.  You may re-roll a failed Navigation roll.
  3. The essence of the bull.  You sprout tiny bull horns from your head.  Lose 1 point of charisma.
  4. Save vs spells.  If you fail you fall into a magical slumber for 1d4 days.  If you succeed, you can now cast sleep once/day. 
  5. It is water.  It tasted really good.  Gain 1 hit point.
  6. Now you have brain fog.  You have disadvantage on all your Navigation rolls.
93-97.  A gelatinous cube is sliming it's way down the corridor.  It surprises on 1-4.

98-100.  Lacramoira's Fate # 3.  The center of the maze.  Steps go up to a thrown currently occupied by the princess who has a large Minotaur on a leash.  She is a 10th level sorceress and the Minotaur has twice the hit dice as normal.  She unleashes him while muttering something like "How pathetic..."  Once per this encounter, she can summon 2d6 + 2 Horned skeletons (see 9-12).  If the PCs retreat they are not pursued............the maze will take care of them.


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