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This is not exactly an RPG-in-and-RPG, but you might have read about Three Dragon Ante, a sadly out of print card game published by Wizards of the Coast in 2005. The gimmick that accompanied it when it came out is that it's not only a card game you can play with your friends, it's the sort of card game you can reasonably expect adventurers to play in a ...


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You might also be thinking of the 1st edition DMG cartoon where, if I recall correctly, a fighter is explaining that the individuals sitting at the table with him with visually obvious AD&D character classes are all playing a table top RPG where they are characters in an advanced technological society. Not sure if this is the same as the other answer.


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You're probably thinking of "Papers and Paychecks" -- derived from a Dragon magazine cartoon in which characters take on the roles of workers and students in an industrialized society.


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The first monster sounds like an aboleth. "An aboleth attacks by flailing with its long, slimy tentacles, though it prefers to fight from a distance using its illusion powers." They do speak Common, and they have mind-control abilities as well as illusion. I can't specifically explain the piping sound, but it might be the native aboleth language, which is ...


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The first one strongly hints at a merging of Yog-Sothoth and Azathoth from Lovecraftian Myth or a cunning Yog-Sothoth posing as Azathoth. Reasons to suggest Azathoth: Its presence accompanied by "the thin monotonous piping of a demoniac flute". Tentacled form. Causes insanity by its mere presence. The reason it is not Azathoth is when you write "was ...


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That's a beholder globe The Dragon #331 article "Fast, Furious, and Fantastical" by Frank Brunner includes the beholder globe, a 120,000-gp vehicle made from a hollowed-out preserved beholder corpse, with some of the less powerful eye rays continuing to function under the pilot's control. The illustration by either Marc Sasso or Chris Trevas or both in ...


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This description fits to the Blood Ghoul template, Ghostwalk web enhancement p. 1-3. To create a blood ghoul, a vampire must get the target creature to ingest some of his undead blood. The template confers a rage-like ability: Ghoul Rage (Ex): By drawing upon the corrupt power within its body, a blood ghoul can choose to enter a limited sort of ...



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