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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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    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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    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!
    How the @#$% did he get the second paragraph from the first?

    --Baffled Spikey

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    All the below stats come from the first edition D&D module, Written by Gary Gygax, EX2 Land beyond the magic mirror:

    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
    Of course, this conclusively proves that in the 1980's Gary was secretly a member of the cult of Jack the Ripper!

    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.

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