Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Been A While, Bookface!


Underworld Lore #1. Excellent zine from Gorgonmilk to keep us happy until Petty Gods gets wrapped up (last I heard, Greg was waiting for a few of the "big names" to finish up). Of course, I'm biased in my opinion as to the greatness of this issue, as I contributed a ton of stuff. Still, you need to go check it out.






The fantastic Simon Forster surprised me late last week with an envelope from England. Inside were these gorgeous hand-drawn maps (one on each side of a piece of parchment) and a lovely piece of flash fiction entitled "Countdown." I have to say that I haven't seen a sheet of A4 paper in a long time, and I think I like it better than the American standard letter size.

The maps are quite lovely and the cross-hatching is mesmerizing.






I picked up the D&D 4e version of Gamma World, plus both of its expansions, for less than $40 from one of Amazon's affiliate sellers as remaindered stock. The box set alone retailed for $39.99, so I consider this a steal. The boxes were in tip-top shape and nothing was punched or had their covers torn off, as sometimes happens with book remainders. All they had were red lines drawn in Sharpies crossed through their UPC bars. Will I play the game as is? No. But the resources and the counters and the maps are all pretty damn good.

Also, speaking of Amazon, did you know they upped their free shipping order minimum to $35? Yeah, that caught me by surprise, too. Guess they are trying to push folks to get an Amazon Prime membership.




Go get this. Now. Thank me later.




Picked up next year's Farmer's Almanac after reading John Stater's suggestions. Lots of inspiration for in-game weather, plus I've been riffing on the classifieds, too.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mongoose "Living" Campaigns + Other Goodies

Doing more digging in the Internet Wayback Machine, this time on the archive of Mongoose's site. I was able to find both the "Living Glorantha" and the "Living Traveller" campaigns from back in 2010; these are hard to find on Mongoose's current site.

I've tossed the files in a folder on my Dropbox. You can grab them here

The RuneQuest SRD is widely and freely available (grab it here in Microsoft Word format or here in a very nice PDF).

Back in 2001, they also made the Blood of Orlanth epic, fully updated for the RuneQuest 2 rules, for free. The blog post link with the announcement leads to a dead link, but Google is your friend.

Mongoose also makes two freebies for Legend (essentially a reskinned RuneQuest) available, too. Check out Beneath an Opal Moon and Spirit Magic for some extras to add to your game.

As far as Traveller goes, you can grab the original three black books of GDW Classic Traveller for free at RPGNow.com OR download the Traveller SRD in Microsoft Word format from Mongoose here. I haven't been able to find a version of the Travller SRD in pdf, so if anyone knows of a fan edit, let me know.

There's also a great fan site with more info on the "Foreven Sector," the Open Content, non-canon sector of the Traveller universe which is described in the Traveller Developer's Pack.

Also be sure to grab the Secrets of the Ancients campaign and the Pirates of Drinax campaign, both for Traveller. These are free, too, courtesy of Mongoose.

And, of course, there is the huge archive of Mongoose's house zine, Signs & Portents, which contain many add-ons and adventures for both systems.

Free gaming: hell yeah!


EDIT: Link & files removed on 2015-03-05. I figure if you haven't grabbed them by now, you aren't going to, and I need to clean up space in my Dropbox account.

Monday, October 28, 2013

More Free Old d20 Adventures

After some more Wayback Machine searching, I've added the following to my d20 Freebies Dropbox folder:

3am Games: The Lost Font of Frilyn Wir

Airweaver Games: A1 The Milk Run

Dark Portal Games: DF1 Dead Fire

Inner Circle: The Fool's Abbey

Roc Games:
  • Love Forlon 
  • Olduvai's Test

Second World Simulations:
  • Adventure Toolkit: Organization Book 1 - Black Fist Orcs
  • Adventure Toolkit: Organization Book 2 - Amethyst Legion
  • Small Worlds and Exiles

Silven Publishing: Hussle

Sovereign Stone: A Tangled Web

Tyranny Games: Good Intentions

Grab them here.


EDIT on 2013-10-28: Added A Tangled Web.

EDIT: Link & files removed on 2015-03-05. I figure if you haven't grabbed them by now, you aren't going to, and I need to clean up space in my Dropbox account.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Even More Classifieds for Gorgonmilk

FREE RATS! Domesticated pet rats. Available in many colors, mostly brown with black markings; I have a few white ones, too! Atrium bred and raised, 10 weeks old. Trainable and easy to handle. Guaranteed non-were. Come see Pete "Knuckles" Pfieffer at the Wizard's Tower.

UROBORIALIS GUIDE US IN OUR TIME OF NEED. Provider of wisdom and understanding, open our minds to see the mysteries and obtain for us the grace of the Greater Gods.

LOST PACK MULE. Medium-sized gray mule with trimmed mane and tail. Last seen near Borderkeep Caverns. If found, please contact Brother Agnon of the Order of the Clenched Fist, Taverntoss.

BEAT THE LICH AND WIN FREE DRINKS! Come on down to the Toasty Harlot this Middlesday for another round of "Drink Down Danny!" By popular demand, Danny the Lich, undead bard of wide renown, will be on hand to inspire and disgust all comers. If you don't vomit during his rendition of "The Scourge of Al'mhet Ra" then you win FREE DRINKS for the rest of the night!

FOUND: Three-legged milk stool. Slight fire damage and smells like soot. Carved initials on underside: CPGBMM. Come see Luft at Goatshire's blacksmith shop to get it back.

A PRAYER TO YOUR GOD OF LIGHT. Pray these words to your God of Light and soon you will receive blessings in abundance: Grant O Gracious One upon me knowledge to understand You, sense to see Your wisdom in all things, reason to discern Your hand turning the works of the world, and a spirit to know You in all things.

IS YOUR SHOP READY FOR HARVESTMOON and cooler days? There is still time to fix leaky cellars, loose shingles, unhinged doors, unglassed windows, and unpatched walls. Make HANDY HARKEN the only man you trust to get the job done. You won't find better work anywhere in the three shires! I personally oversee all work and hire only the best journeymen in the trades. Homeowners, mention this ad and get a free re-thatching estimate. HANDY HARKEN REPAIR SERVICES, Walthamthorp. Guild-certified.

IS GRANDMA UTTERING NONSENSE AGAIN? Is Da's arrow-induced knee injuries hurting so much that he can't get out of bed? Contact Helga's Homesitter Service! We provide personal assistance, companionship, nursing aid, and the occasional slap upside the head to those in need. Helga's Homesitters, Taverntoss.

PILGRIMAGE to St. Unrik's birthplace in the Cerisian Empire leaves in a fortnight from Taverntoss. Cost: 400gp. Cost does not include meals. Must provide your own mount. Contact Father Ernie Andbert, Order of the Open Hand, Traverntoss.

BURIAL PLOTS FOR SALE. Exclusive rights for two burial crypts at Culledfist Cemetery at the Church of the Order of the Clenched Fist, Walthamthorp. These crypts are located in the mausoleum, corridor St. Flon of Wea, tier G, crypts 137 & 138. Today’s selling price at this level would be 9,000gp. We are offering this space for 6,000gp (or best offer). Contact Father Ambrose, Order of the Clenched Fist, Walthamthorp.

VACATION IN STYLE. Mountain cabin in Northern Kirlangen. Fully furnished; sleeps 6. 3 rooms, each with 2 windows, stout firepot, and stone chimney. Small outbuilding less than 20 steps out back door. View of Ice Faery Realm from front door. Close to many points of interest and activities. Must provide own firewood. 6gp/night. Contact Thule Yongaw, Hawkthorp.

A PRAYER TO YOUR DARK GOD: Deceive me, O Dark One; Let me not know Your machinations, but only use me as You desire to accomplish Your will. Let me be clay in Your hands: useless until formed and hardened in the fires of Your wrath.

WANTED: LIVE MARLAFIX. Will pay top dollar. Gunther Taxidermy, Walthamthorp.

More Classifieds for Gorgonmilk


SUPER REPLICAS! Non-magical magical weapon reproductions, Gag-bags of Holding, Glass Jewelry, Boots and Capes of Elviskind, inaccurate hourglasses of all shapes and sizes! Make your buddies laugh and cry at the most inopportune moments! Unbelievable pricing! Narwick Reproductions, Slant's Way, Brookshire.

TRY THE NEW ALL ALE DIET! St. Armitage used this diet to lose 5 stone a week! Amazing results with little effort! You won't believe your eyes! Come talk to Talia at the Slatternly Mermaid, back left booth on even days only.

LOST: Angry dwarf. Usually drunk. Regular dwarf height, greyish-brown beard, beady eyes. Has no clan name, but will respond to "Vlaaran" or "Vlark". Last seen in Dolmvay. If found or sighted, please report to Filchard Fallagen at Guard House 2, Walthamthorp.

WHERE OH WHERE HAS MY LITTLE DOG GONE? Will pay top coin for return of my little poochie-woochie. Wolfhound/hellhound mixed breed answers to the name "Norris"--but not always. Beware his nip! If found, return to Reginald Falkenberry, Hawkthorp.

MIRACLES PERFORMED WHILE YOU WAIT! Tent 16, Fairground Circle. Ask for Sister Aleenea of the White Crescent.

RESURRECTION SPECIAL! Half-price resurrections now through Wintertide. Brother Olaf of the Clenched Fist will raise your fallen friend, no strings attached, now through Wintertide for half the normal donation. Harmstone Gaol, cell 8.

SPELLBOOKS, SCROLLS, GLYPHS, WARDS, TATTOOS. Visit Blivner's Magical Scrivener Shoppe for all your magical inks! From Black Dragon Essence to Domquil's Purple Folly, we stock over 700 essential pigments, dyes, and infusions for your written incantations. Bring this notice for a free sample of Doctor Stürck's Iron Golem Black! Market Way, Taverntoss, three doors down from the Spurned Wife Inn.

LOVELORN? Want to find easy local wenches for FREE? Come to Stall 69, Marketsquare. Ask for Alice. She can get you anything you want!

GOBLINS FOR HIRE! I've got 100 housebroken goblins ready and willing to do your bidding. 1 cp per day plus daily rations. Windsnap Belvert Hireling Services, Courtside Square, Hawkthorp.

WANTED: 300gp reward for information leading to the capture or corpse of Grum Walsk, tokeweed merchant, Taverntoss. See Captain Grumm of the Keep Guard, Walthamthorp, to claim the reward.

WHAT DOES YOUR FUTURE HOLD? Madame Sczyzyky knows! Palms, tea leaves, tarot, and crystal balls — you choose the method of scrying and she'll do the future spying! 3sp per reading; prophecies guaranteed to come to pass within one year or your coinage back!

WILL PAY TOP PRICE FOR RARE DUNGEON FRUITS! Dolwich Apothecary, Dorswitchshire.

BEWARE THE POX OF GLIBSUTH! Avoid the running trots and stinkfoot that accompany this dreaded malady by drinking two bottles of PROFESSOR CREAM'S ANTI-POX SOLUTION twice a day for three days. Only 10sp wherever top-shelf medicinals are sold.

KEEP YOUR PLATE IN TIP-TOP SHAPE! Grinder's Metal Polishing & Repair services all styles of full plate armor. We're the only shop in town with a friar and a mage on call to help with all cursed or magically-enhanced armor needs! Official Metal Polishers of Baron Walthamthorp's Guard. Come see Barney at Inner Keep Circle, Walthamthorp, today!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Check It: UNDERWORLD LORE #1

Gorgonmilk has done it again! Check out Underworld Lore #1, a new OSR zine. He's got 24 pages chock-full of underdark goodness ready for download, including several contributions from this here blog.

Grab it here!

FOUND: Gamma World d20 Free Adventure

Back in the d20 days, White Wolf had the Gamma World license and produced a series of hardbacks that utilized the d20 Modern SRD to produce a Gamma World campaign setting. The hardbacks were released right around the time the d20 license was rescinded (not the OGL -- the license to use the little d20 logo to indicate product compatibility). The Gamma World books fizzled.

They didn't release a free demo or quick start or fast-play, but White Wolf did release a single free d20 Gamma World PDF. Here it is:

Gamma World d20 - Midnight in the Mystery Garden.pdf




Spycraft d20 for FREEEEEEE!

Check it out! Crafty Games has a ton of free Spycraft d20 stuff for download:

Classic Spycraft Downloads

This is essentially everything you need to play a spy & espionage version of the Modern d20 rules.

And speaking of Modern d20, there are a ton of free adventures over at WotC still available. And a few Web Enhancements.

Combine these with the Modern d20 SRD and the Future d20 SRD and you'll have enough gaming material to play a modern espionage based game for many years to come. And it's all FREE.

Also, be sure to grab this free d20 Modern bundle from RPGNow, too.

Last Post on the Whole 1PDC Softcover Book Thing

1. I've been getting a lot of emails about my "tone"--from people calling me a tool to people saying I was too harsh to people telling me I was justifiably indignant. Tone is hard to read without verbal inflection. Suffice to say, my use of "what the fuck is going on," "WTF," "dick move," and "seriously pissed" might sound angry, might sound annoyed, might sound juvenile. Imagine The Dude saying these things. Then imagine Pee Wee Herman saying these things. Then imagine Krusty the Clown saying these things. Different tone each time, right? Right. Even if they were all angry or shocked or indignant, the tone you are hearing in your head is different.

What people are objecting to is not my tone but my word choice and the accusations I leveled. As George Carlin says, words are just words and it's the context that counts—and in this case the words were justified as I *was* shocked and indignant.

Bitching about "tone" was also a nice attempt to avoid dealing with the issues I raised. And notice that eventually Alex was kind enough to provide a detailed response.


2. Why didn't I email Alex privately? I didn't want a private conversation. This needs to be aired publicly as it was never discussed publicly before the book was printed, at least as far as I can tell. And to claim that he would have liked to have been contacted privately about it is a bit ironic, considering he never contacted me (and the other contributors) about the book being planned or in production.


3. I have never had a problem with the legality of someone paying to print the book. The CC license required for submissions to the 1PDC allows for commercial reproduction. It has been repeatedly explained by Alex himself (read the comments at the link) that this was done to allow anyone the ability to take a PDF to a local copy shop or upload it to a print-on-demand service (like Lulu.com) and have a copy of the PDF bound in hard copy form. Because money changes hands in these instances—-you would be paying for the service of having the PDF printed, and thus the printers make a small profit--the commercial clauses of the license seemed reasonable.

But a single individual paying to make a one-off copy of the book is not what happened here. We have a small press publisher working with the contest coordinator to print and sell a book for a profit for at least several companies -- in this case, the publisher (Precis Intermedia), Ingram (the book distribtor), and booksellers (Amazon.com, your FLGS, etc.) all make a tiny profit. Meanwhile, those of us who created the work -- and really, there were some top-notch writers and artists who contributed (just look at Jobe Bittman's "Into the Demon Idol" for example) -- get nothing. And of course, this is legal.

But it isn't right.

Yes, I supposedly should have known that when I slapped that required CC license on my work. And I guess I did, but now I realize I was an idiot to trust Alex's explanation that the only reason for using that particular version of the CC license was because it allows someone to have their own copy printed off at a copy shop.

And I guess I'm an even bigger idiot to not know that Alex was working with Brett (the publisher) -- either before the contest or after the contest -- to bring a print version for sale to the general public. Because they clearly made it known far and wide that they were doing so, didn't they? Wait a minute--they didn't?

Yeah. See why I was a bit perturbed?

I have consistently claimed that selling this work in a printed format WITHOUT telling the contributors is a breach of ethical behavior. In no way does what Alex and Brett have done demonstrate respect for the moral principals of honesty and fairness. In fact, they didn't even offer an explanation about it until I posted my "angry rant," as Alex called it. The silence until pressed doesn't seem very fair or honest to me.

Fair and honest would be to contact those whose work is being sold and telling them that it is. Alex has every contributor's email address, as folks sent their submissions to him via email. How hard would it have been to write a quick note and say they were planning to do this, does anyone object? Or even better, why didn't he openly discuss it on his blog? Or better yet, why not mention on the 1PDC announcment page that printing the book for sale might be a possibility?

Brett can't claim that Precis Intermedia is printing the book "as a service to the community" if the community doesn't know about it. And he's not doing it as a service--he's doing it for a profit, however slim that might be. If this was being done for the community, the community would have known about it long before it was a done deal.

We might not have a legal right to object, but we sure do have a moral one. I don't like that this was done without my knowledge.

All someone had to do was ask. They weren't required to ask. But it would have been the ethical thing to do.

So, yeah, it wasn't fair or honest.


4. At the end of the day, here's the deal: Beware the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. That link, by the way, is to the full legal code, not the softly worded summary. By using this particular CC license, you give up commercial control of your work.


Monday, October 21, 2013

New Use License

Effective immediately, I have changed the acceptable use policies of this blog. Please see the updated Use License page for details.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Precis Intermedia Selling Softcover Compilation of 2013 One Page Dungeon Contest on Amazon.com

WTF!?!

As a submitter and a winner in the 2013 contest, I was startled this evening to find this:

The One Page Dungeon Contest 2013 Softcover

and this:

The One Page Dungeon Contest 2012 Softcover

What the fuck is going on here Alex Schroder Schroeder (listed as "author") and Brett M. Bernstein (listed as "compiler")?

Both are listed as being published by Precis Intermedia.

Yes, it's perfectly legal to do this, as the entries were submitted under a Creative Common Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. But it still would have been nice to be notified.

This is seriously a dick move. If Alex is making money off of the community efforts, I'm going to be seriously pissed.

So, Alex--what is going on here?

EDIT:

As you can read in the comments below, Alex finally responded to my queries:

http://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2013-10-21_1PDC_in_print

Saturday, October 19, 2013

d12 Table of Underdark Fungi

For Gorgonmilk's zine:


d12 Table of Underdark Fungi

Ancient lore tells of sundry adventurers who survived their delves into the underdark by subsisting on various fungi foraged from beneath the depths. Why and how these spores spread and sprout is matter for further speculation; suffice to say that only mere whispers of these unusual edibles have been handed down through the ages. Descriptions of these fungi is scant and they are often compared to their more widely known above-ground cousins.

1. Gardak's Brain
Fist-sized mushroom with an irregular, brain-shaped cap, blood red in color. Fatal if eaten raw. Edible only after roasted over open flame for two minutes. Grants the ability to see in complete darkness for 1d4 days.

2. Henry's Bleeding Tooth
Colorless, bulbous fungus with large conical cap. When harvested, seeps a black, mild-smelling, vinegar-like liquid that dissolves tooth enamel upon contact. Must be swallowed whole or take 1d4 chewing damage.

3. Giant's Dingleball
Roughly the size of an orc's head and more or less round, sometimes larger and more blobish. Ranges from grey to dark brown in color. Grants giant's strength for 1d4 days, with 50% chance of Dungeon Funk (link to pdf).

4. Demon's Pipeweed
Pentagram-shaped fungus; considered rarest of underground delicacies. Dark green in color, harvested it fades to dull brown. Fatal if eaten raw. Must be sliced and dried for 1d4 days before consumption, at which point emits smoke and fumes as if aflame until eaten. Grants permanent +7 to CON in exchange for a permanent –1 to STR.

5. Pig's Tail
Stringy, purple fungus, found in small clumps. Often grows in Purple Pig fecal matter. Tastes like soured mead. Heightens hearing and provides +2 to find traps for 1d6 days.

6. Yellow Firelight
Small mushroom with distinctive, flame-like coloration. Poisonous except to elves. Allows eater to recover spells with half-rest for 1d4 days.

7. Dwarf's Beard
Distinctive, gray, beard-like stringy fungus. Grows up to five feet long. Poisonous to dwarves. Provides ability to detect magic for 1d4 days with temporary penalty of –6 INT.

8. Owlbear Beak
Small, phallus-shaped fungus with dark, curved tip. Found growing in moderately-fresh corpses. Not generally considered edible once tip turns dark. Spores grant non-clerics ability to turn lesser undead for 1d6 days.

9. Glowstink
Bright pink glowing mushrooms. Emits false magical aura and smells like rotting corpse. Eating more than 1d6 makes PC bioluminescent for 1d4 days.

10. Flying Amanda
Thin white stalk supports large maroon cap. Grows upside-down from cavern ceilings. Highly toxic to demi-humans. Grants ability to fly at will for 1d4 days with –7 DEX penalty.

11. Garlic Funk
Crusty yellow fungal balls. Roughly hand-sized, occurs in clusters of six or more. Smells and tastes like garlic. Grants ability to bodily repel vampires and attract ghouls for 1d30 days.

12. Gnome Bread
Breadloaf-like white fungal mass. Tastes like buttered sourdough bread. Grants +2 to Saves vs. Spells for 1d6 days.

Friday, October 18, 2013

All The Pretty Quick-Starts

I've been delving again. I've managed to find copies of many of the free RPG quick-starts that companies have posted for free to their websites. These might be the same versions that you can download from Drivethrurpg.com or RPGNow.com, or they might be an older rule set. At any rate, rather than link to individual PDFs in the Internet Archive, I've gathered them in a Dropbox folder. Here you go:

Free Quick Starts


If you have links to some I'm missing, let me know.

I'll keep these up for a few months and then remove them -- there is a bout half a gigabyte of files here.


EDIT: Link & files removed on 2015-03-05. I figure if you haven't grabbed them by now, you aren't going to, and I need to clean up space in my Dropbox account.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Archive.org Dumpster Diving

I've been doing some delving into the Internet Archive's Internet Wayback Machine again. I've dug up a handful of d20 stuff that was posted for free on many gaming companies' websites.

d20 isn't old school, of course. But these freebies have good content that is easy to adapt to most OSR rulesets.

Rather than point you to each archive.org link, I've thrown them all in a folder on my DropBox account. Feel free to download to your heart's content. I'll probably be yanking these in a few months to free up the space.

d20 Freebies DropBox folder

If anyone has any other non-WotC freebies from the d20 era that I should throw in the folder, let me know.


EDIT: Link & files removed on 2015-03-05. I figure if you haven't grabbed them by now, you aren't going to, and I need to clean up space in my Dropbox account. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Two Last Ones for Gorgonmilk's Table of Magical Gems Found in the Eye Sockets of Animated Skeletons

Gorgonmilk's latest community project is located here. Here are my last entries.

Eye of the Beholder
This large white pearl has a hypnotic blue-black swirl radiating from its center to the outside of the stone. The gem is rumored to be a fossilized Beholder eye, but this rumor is only partly true; it is a fossilized tear duct from a Beholder’s eye stalk.

Anyone who stares at the pearl for more than 15 seconds will find themselves at the mercy of one of two effects.

Roll 1d6:

On any result other than a 1, the PC finds himself open to a Suggestion spell that lasts up to 1d6 turns (no Save).

Anyone under the Suggestion spell will immediately carry out any off-hand remark or suggestion as if it was a command; anything from “I wouldn’t do that if I were you” to “Go stick your head up your arse” to “Cover me!” will result in the PC attempting to carry out the literal meaning of the remark. This effect cannot be dispelled by magical means.

On a roll of 1, the pearl emits a Finger of Death; the PC must make a Save vs. Death Ray. If the PC fails the save, he dies and is immediately reduced to a pile of ash and bone fragments. If the PC succeeds the Save, he takes 3d6+13 points of damage.

Both of these effects are possible during combat with the animated skeleton in which the gem is housed.



Ovum of Ner'ak
This sparking agate cabochon is engraved with a cameo of Ner'ak, Reemhik goddess of desire. An ancient stone, created before craftsmen developed the ability to facet-cut precious gems, the Ovum is a supreme example of relief carving, featuring a voluptuous and seductively posed nude Ner'ak glancing backward over her shoulder.

If a character rubs the cameo thirteen times, there is a 1 in 6 chance that Ner'ak will manifest and demand one of three things from that PC (roll 1d3):

1. The PC must make love to her. There is a 25% chance that this results in PC death (no save).

2. The PC must pick another character to make love to Ner'ak. There is a 30% chance this results in PC death (Save vs. Death Ray; if successful, take 2d12 damage).

3. The PC must immediately leave the party and become the concubine of Ner'ak's high priest/priestess. After serving 1d4 days in this role, the PC will be returned to the party, taking 2d12 damage upon return.

Submitting to any of these demands results in a permanent +7 to Charisma.

On the un-engraved side of the stone is a message written in ancient Reemhik runes. Translated, it says "I am not worthy to kiss Her hem." This is a Reemhik euphemism for a particular sexual act. If the PC making love to Ner'ak performs this act, Ner'ak will grant the PC a reasonable boon.

Finally, if the Ovum is placed in a bowl of goat's milk, it will imbue the milk with a powerful aphrodisiac; anyone who drinks this "liquid lust" will be immediately attracted to the person who gave them the drink and will act as if Charmed by that person—but will still make any and every attempt to seduce the target of their affection, too. A Cure Disease spell cast by at least a 11th level caster can remove this effect.

Note: if Ner'ak coupled with a male, there is a 10% chance that she becomes pregnant. She will raise this child as a demigod who will eventually come hunting for his/her father—–to what end is up to the DM.