Wednesday rolls around yet again, and naturally, so does a new Saving Throw. This week brings you a new hall of fame story from me and a prestige class from our Sound Test curator. In my story, I tell you about how we felt a enemy ship in a serious bind, and RedBeastMage gives you the ability to control the weather with his Stormlord prestige class.
Remember, readers, you can get yourself a golden caret by sending in a guide. I know you have good advice to share with your fellow gamers. Also, this week, I want to request your luckiest stories; tell me of the times the dice were just rolling your way or things just worked out great. I'll give you an golden caret in exchange for these stories as well.
With that done, it's time for the column.
Gaming Tip of the Week
"Expecting a sea battle between sailing ships? Having an enchanter aboard can be surprisingly helpful."
As if sailing on a ship called the Foul Wind wasn't bad enough, we also had to deal with rival pirates and a dragon turtle just after leaving port. Fortunately, the Foul Wind was blessed with a secret weapon.
Steve Jackson Games is looking for up to forty playtesters for the GURPS Thaumatology supplement, which explores variations on the rules on the magic system presented in GURPS Magic. The playtest is be conducted on a closed mailing list, and only Pyramid subscribers are eligible to apply. It is preferred that applicants have experience with all the magic systems of GURPS Third Edition and all current GURPS Fourth Edition material. The deadline for applications is April 21, and more details are available here.
Magic: The Gathering Prerelease Events for Dissension Coming This Weekend
Worldwide prerelease tournaments for the Dissension card set for Magic: The Gathering are being held on the weekend of April 22. Those interested have to check with their local organizer for entry fee information, but this fee provides them with a Ravinca: City of Guilds tournament pack and three Dissension booster packs. Some locations are also offering three-person team and two-person Two Headed Giant format tournaments. Three-person teams receives two tournament packs and six booster packs, while two-person teams receive one tournament pack and five booster packs. Some locations will also have random door prizes of three booster packs each hour and there will be special commemorative prelease foil cards while supplies last. The Dissension set is slated for release between May 5 to 7. More details on these prerelease events can be found here.
And so it ends. . .
That wraps it up for this week. Remember to send in your guides or lucky stories, or anything else you want to send in. I'll be back next Wednesday with another Saving Throw, so see you then.