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Friday, 25th January, 2002, 03:02 PM #11
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On the subject of the Vorpal Sword - the description that it went "snicker-snack" always made me think it was more of a giant scissor. . .and that is how I desribe the sword in Aquerra setting. . . it can ONLY be a great sword and it two snapping blades. .. Because the method to make them is lost to history.
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Friday, 25th January, 2002, 03:34 PM #12
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The Jabberwock was immune to all weapons except vorpal ones, I seem to remember some fairly high MR and the dreaded Burble attack (no I'm not being sarcastic, it really was a pretty awesome attack). Unfortunately I don't have that MC so my memory may be a bit spotty.
Amber: Shadow Knight has some small blurbs on both Jabberwock and Bandersnatch...making them out to be mortal enemies, short descriptions of the Shadow they live in...but no stats for 'em.
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Friday, 25th January, 2002, 03:39 PM #13
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How the @#$% did he get the second paragraph from the first?From TSD:
For example, Wallace starts with this famous verse from "Jabberwocky":
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
And transmutes it into:
Bet I beat my glands til,
With hand-sword I slay the evil gender.
A slimey theme; borrow gloves,
And masturbate the hog more!
Friday, 25th January, 2002, 03:53 PM #14
All the below stats come from the first edition D&D module, Written by Gary Gygax, EX2 Land beyond the magic mirror:
Of course, this conclusively proves that in the 1980's Gary was secretly a member of the cult of Jack the Ripper!Jub-jub Bird (AC 4; MV 6”/12”; HD 12; hp 72; #AT 3; D 2-8/2-
8/4-16; SA sharp beak delivers double damage on a “to hit”
score of 19 or 20, command spell use every other round; SD
feign death ability, 25% magic resistance).
The Jabberwocky (AC -6; MV 15”; HD 15; hp 95; #AT 1 or 2; D
5-20 or 2-12/2-12; SA charge of 30’ or more doubles speed,
allows all 3 attacks, and causes +1/die rolled for damage; SD
25% magic resistance).
Bandersnatch (AC -1; MV 36”; HD 9; hp 63; #AT 2, 4, or 6 and 1;
D 1-6 x 2, 4, or 6 and 3-12; SA any pair of attacks that hit the
same opponent indicates “snatch” and “banding” with web-Iike
material which is too elastic to be broken [must be severed
by edge], while victim suffers maximum claw damage [12
points]; SD speed of movement allows escape, 25% magic
P.S. This is still available from the Free Downloads on WotC's web site.
Last edited by Henry; Friday, 25th January, 2002 at 03:56 PM.