Archive for December, 2012

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Review – Grimtooth’s Traps Fore

7 December, 2012

Grimtooth’s Traps Fore is another sourcebook of traps absurd and marvelous and a delightful look back at a different era of adventure gaming, when dungeon crawling was partly a competition of cleverness between players and GMs.  Confront the dangers of dungeon designs past.

Grimtooth’s Traps provides traps amazing, dangerous and unusual, mostly designed for a classic dungeon-type setting.  The book was originally published in 1986, for those who are among the grognards of the hobby, it can be a very nostalgic read.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Manticora Box

4 December, 2012

This side towards enemy“Set up the manticora boxes covering the most likely approaches,” order Ordinance Sargent Goxe.

“Yes, sir,” replied the squad.  They hated working with the boxes but they hated the idea of facing an army of Lorex Tribal Warriors without having something to reduce their numbers.

“Make sure they have clear lines to scythe through,” called out Goxe after them.  “And you, crossbowmen, take up positions, we cannot afford to be surprised.”

Manticora Box

These items blend the alchemical and magical arts, they are not much to look at, a rather unpleasant metal box about the size of a loaf of bread, one side of with is stamped with an image of a manticore.  The bottom has a pad of cork aggregate or similar material attached to keep it from sliding once it has been set down.  Some have cords attached, while others use a magical disc reader and still others use a control word.

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