Mythic Mini: Mythic Curses
All right, you know the deal – 3 pages – 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content, let’s go!
First of all – these curses can be inflicted by mythic bestow curse or mythic major curse (in the case of major curses and spellblights) and cannot be removed via anything other than a wish or miracle (or limited wish for non-major curses/spellblights) -got that? So let’s take a look!
-Anoris Curse: Knit the mouth of the creature together! Ouch! Better yet, from feeding tubes to Glasgow-smile solutions, temporarily granting respite is covered…but beware, the curse reasserts itself…Cool!
-Cruciatic Sympathy: Target suffers from nonlethal damage when attacking other creatures as well as from negative conditions due to pain. This sympathy also extends to fear and pain-effects – great roleplaying tool to punish bloodthirsty characters or NPCs!
-Polypollex Curse: All fingers become thumbs. This not only looks disturbing, it also cripples manual dexterity andmakes holding on to objects VERY hard. Two thumbs up!
-Regressive Rejuvenation: Lesser age resistance, but sans keeping the bonuses, up to gaining the young simple template. Breaking this curse can have pretty fatal consequences, too – OUCH!
-Skinscription (found on the SRD-page!): Spells prepared (or available) show up as glowing runes on the caster, glowing whenever the caster casts a spell, clearly pointing towards him and making identification of the spells easy. Mythic spells daylight and faerie fire the caster – nasty when subtlety is required and even worse when there’s a lynchmob around the corner…
-Sectum Sanguinum: Like skinscription on speed, this one causes the wearer to BLEED, not interfering with the casting of the spell, but then counting as ongoing damage. Very nasty and iconic!
Editing and formatting are very good, I noticed no significant glitches. Layout adheres to Legendary Games’ 2-column full color standard and the pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length.
Jason Nelson’s mythic curses rock big time – all killer, no filler curses to put the fear of them back into the players – I LOVED this mythic mini and sincerely hope we’ll see more curses and hazards of this quality. Final verdict? 5 stars + seal of approval, given without even a fraction of a doubt!