So, TemplePlus exists.

Discussion in 'The Temple of Elemental Evil' started by Endarire, Feb 29, 2016.

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  1. StrontiumDog

    StrontiumDog Established Member

    Mar 8, 2006
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    I have noted that Mother Screng no longer sells the rod of resurrection. I also note that the golden skul in TOEE pc game never had the charisma-boosting function which, progressively, forced the goldenskull-owning character to become wholly subject to the will of Iuz and Zuggtmoy, every time the character used the ability. Can anyone explain? Thanks!
  2. Nightcanon

    Nightcanon Garrulous Halfling

    May 7, 2012
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    With regard to the second point, in the unmodified computer game, there's a fairly strong presumption that the Skull will be destroyed relatively soon after you start getting the elemental gems that boost its power (once you've collected all the gems, there's pretty much nothing left to fight apart from Zuggtmoy). It would be a pretty lame move to have some sort of counter that trips an 'oh, you used the Skull too many times, you lose' event; if you are playing the Evil path you can end up controlling the temple and ending the game even without entering the Nodes, iirc. I suspect they didn't bother putting it in because there was no mechanism for following it up, other than 'Game Over'.
    Tabletop role-playing lends itself much better* to this sort of thing. First edition AD&D was stuffed with artefacts and items that altered alignment and otherwise messed with player control of their characters, but at least it could be more nuanced that a CRPG.
    *or worse, depending on your point of view.
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