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Lost Worlds Fantasy Combat Books
Greci, Dennis (development)
Hamilton, Todd Cameron (interior)
0917037561 / 9780917037566
|Cover Text:||Bith, princess and daughter of the evil sorceress Morea, has rebelled from her mother's control. She has left the devastated lands beyond the Mistwall, an ominous cloud which marks the boundary between good and evil. With limited but growing magical powers, she seeks her own destiny among the peoples of the unconquered lands.|
|User Summary:||Statistics: Height - 4, Body Points - 10, Attacks - 1
Usable Cards: red or yellow magic (12 points)
This is the first of the four books based on the Runesword fantasy novels from Ace Books. These books are a bit larger than the rest of the series, and they feature tear-off flaps attached to the front and back covers. The back cover flap is the character sheet, while the front cover flap is a set of six square cards which can be cut apart. The cards included with this book are four red spells (33 - Blinding Flash, 34 - Wall of Flame, 35 - Enlarge and 36 - Magic Blast) plus two items (the Stones of Amber and a Silver Wand). There is also mention in the rules of role-playing books related to these fighters; this probably explains why the character sheet lists a skill (Linguistics: 7) that has no bearing on combat, but I don't think this role-playing system ever came to pass. As for Bith herself, she's not an especially notable character, and I can't comment on the accuracy of the adaptation from the Runesword books, since I haven't read any of them.
Notes: She is described as a 'Cleric' but actually acts more like a Junior Miss sorceress. Her only weapon is a dagger, which makes for poor damage modifiers; on the other hand, she has more 'Cast Magic' slots than anyone else, and one of her spells is capable (if it hits) of taking many opponents out in one pass.
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