Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The tale of two Codex's

 Watched a good documentary to about the Codex Gigas. A tome made in the 12th century. Some have called it the devils bible. Now what if their was not just one powerful Codex but two. Every one know about the Codex of the Infinite Planes. But what if their was another powerful Codex made by a powerful demon or devil.
 Made by the powerful Orcus himself, this grim tome would be made from unicorn velum and written in the blood of angels. The Codex Gigas stands twenty feet tall and weighs over 1,000 pounds. Inside this horrific tome are pictures of the abyss itself. Written in a long forgotten tongue, the Codex tell tells of how the abyss itself was created. The true names of all demons are inside. Stories of how the demon lords came to power and of those who fell. Powerful spells and enchantments are contained inside. Over 1,000 pages are inside this massive Codex.
 Any person who reads one page from this tome, must make a save vs. death magic or die instantly. The Codex will instantly destroy any character under 12th level. Those who save can use the Codex for one day. Then the player must make another save vs. death again if touched again.

4xI     ____________     _____________    _____________   _____________
3xII    ____________     _____________    _____________
3xIII   ____________     _____________    _____________
2xIV   ____________     _____________
2xV    ____________     _____________
2XVI  ____________     _____________

Thursday, September 9, 2010

1st edtion PHB cover

Just wondering if anyone has played in or run a adventure based on the cover artwork? It's a staple of AD&D. I had played in one some 15 years-ish ago. Had fun trying to sell those big gems. Had every thief around looking for our group. Lots of fun.

Does anyone else have a story about this cover or any other cover that you encountered in your game?

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The real ghost busters.

Was watching ghost busters today and got me thinking. Who are the original ghost busters? Kicking butt when the undead lurked around every Corner? I was 15 when ghost busters came to the movie screen and they played the song on the radio all the time. I love this movie. I think my next cleric might have the name of Dr. Peter Venkman or Dr. Raymond Stantz. Something along that line.