Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Saga of the Witch Queen

I did not get to go to North Texas RPG con this year.  It is a shame really since there is always something really cool happening.   In the past I have been able to pick up copies of things that were sold there after the fact; Palace of the Vampire Queen comes to mind.  But this year had something really special.  This year +Goodman Games was reprinting +Harley Stroh's "Saga of the Witch Queen" and I had to have a copy.

Thankfully, a good friend and co-worker of 10 years was going.  And look what he brought back for me!

He even got it signed by +Jon Hershberger!

Yeah...that is the kind of friend I have!
Still though, thanks Scot! This is great.

You can read my review of the PDF here, or here,

Now I want to talk about the physical book.

The book is 80 pages and printed on very heavy paper.  It is softcover, but the binding looks good. With the heavy paper and glossy cover I expect this to hold up to wear and tear.  The cover is bound on, so no taking it off to use as a GM screen with maps.  I am glad I have this as a PDF too to print out the maps and the handouts.  I am really, really happy with this module.

NOTE:  I can't get to while I am at work (we have a lot of sites blocked) but I bet there are some things that you can download for free for this adventure.

But for my own use, here is a conversion of Kyleth, the Witch Queen using the "Advanced Options" from The Witch.

Lady Kyleth, The Witch Queen
"A slender half-elf with sharp features, midnight hair and icy blue eyes." - Saga of the Witch Queen, p. 19

8th Level Witch (Malefic Tradition)
Female Half-elf, Chaotic Evil

AC Base: 3* (will typically have Death Armor, Elemental Armor and Intangible Cloak of Shadows cast)
Movement 12”
HD 8d6, HP 35
No. of Attacks 1
Damage per Attack 1-6+1/1-8+1 (+1 spear)
Special Attacks spell use,
Special Defenses Infravision, MR 30% resistance to charm and sleep, Regenerate 1 hp extra per day.

STR 7, DEX 16, CON 13, INT 17, WIS 10, CHA 17,

Possessions: bracers of defense AC 5, ring of protection +1, spear +1, nigh hag’s heartstone, Crown
of Sett (see p. 65), Ars Maleficus (her Book of Shadows) (see p. 71).

Occult Powers: 
1st Level: Familiar ("Loki", Imp)
7th Level: Evil's Touch

Witch Spells Known (spells per day: 5/5/3/3 [includes CHA spell bonuses equivalent to
WIS spell bonuses]):
Cantrips: Alarm Ward, Black Flame, Blur, Flare, Inflict Minor Wounds
1st Level: Charm Person, Darkness, Detect Magic, Blindness, Magical Circle Against Evil
2nd Level: Burning Gaze, Death Armor, Identify, Minor Image, Scare
3rd Level: Arctic Grasp, Dispel Magic, Fly
4th Level: Elemental Armor, Emotion, Intangible Cloak of Shadows

Not quite as powerful as her magic-user counterpart in terms of spells.  But that is easily fixed with some scrolls or raise her to 9th level.   In any case this will be fun.

1 comment:

imredave said...

Actually picked this one up at Origins in Columbus, OH along with some Black Blade Robert Kuntz as well (although Dark Druids had sold out). However, NTRPG still sounds like a lot of fun (Columbus is just easier for me to get to).