By Jordan Mechner
In 1982 -- the period of Apple II and Commodore sixty four -- 17-year-old collage freshman and aspiring video game clothier Jordan Mechner begun protecting a personal magazine. this primary quantity is a candid account of the private, inventive and technical struggles that resulted in his step forward good fortune with Karateka, which crowned bestseller charts in 1985, and planted the seeds of his subsequent online game, Prince of Persia.
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These additional bodies merely provide the shredskins with additional hit points and do not act on their own or contribute to the encounter’s CR. CHAPTER 1: FIREBRAND’S REDOUBT CHAPTER 2: WINDING INTO DARKNESS CHAPTER 3: THE TOWER SPITE BUILT APPENDIX 1: DAVARN APPENDIX 2: MONSTERS APPENDIX 3: MAGIC ITEMS OFFENSE Speed fly 40 ft. ; Reach 0 ft. LIVING TOPIARY hp 42 (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 4 181) SHREDSKINS (2) STATISTICS XP 600 each Str 15, Dex 19, Con —, Int —, Wis 15, Cha 14 Base Atk +0; CMB +2; CMD 14 (can’t be tripped) Skills Fly +16 hp 22 each (Pathfinder RPG Bestiary 4 243) SPECIAL ABILITIES Belching (Ex) A lazurite beheaded can spew a stream of acid once per round as a ranged touch attack.
A widened middle portion serves as a guard room. Creatures: Two of Zohir’s bone legion soldiers remain on guard here to stop intruders. BONE LEGION SOLDIERS (2) CR 3 XP 800 each hp 35 each (see page 10) Q7. KITCHEN (CR 7) The overwhelming scent of spices fills this large and well- DOWN THE BLIGHTED PATH INTRODUCTION appointed kitchen. Niches and shelves molded from the stone walls hold jars and satchels in every color, while barrels and crates along the west wall occasionally grunt or squeak. The tower kitchen is far larger than it needs to be for Zohir and her staff, and could easily be used to prepare a banquet if required.
This living topiary is not immediately under its creator’s command, though its attitude is considered friendly toward its master. The shape of the living topiary can be modified by rebuilding the statuette with a successful DC 25 Craft ( jewelry) or Craft (sculptures) check. Failure by 5 or more destroys the statuette and its agricultural properties, leaving only 500 gp worth of platinum. Q3. SITTING ROOM The interior of the tower looks like it has grown into its current shape over the years, rather than having been carved out of the stone.
The Making of Karateka: Journals 1982-1985 by Jordan Mechner