Time to play Caverns of the Snow Witch! I’ve never played this one before, despite it being fairly early in the series.
I rolled myself a 12 skill, 11 luck, and 20 stamina. Aww hell yes! I’m unstoppable!
So apparently I’m a security guard, protecting a caravan up in the Great White North. The trading village has been destroyed by some abominable man-creature native to snow, and I figure I can make some money if I kill this beast.
Turns out that it really is easy money. Aside from a brief encounter with near frostbite, and ransacking some furtrapper’s home to steal his weapons, I run into the yeti and kill it without taking a scratch.
High on my success, I decide to skip on the 50 gold piece reward waiting for me back at the camp, and go after the Snow Witch, whom the trapper says lives nearby! She’s probably evil, and there’s probably loot, and I’m not on paragraph 400 yet, so why the hell not?
This doesn’t go well. I immediately fall into a trap, find my way into a temple with too many creatures to fight, continue running, and meet a wizard who has the mirror image spell.
By this time there have been five Test Your Luck rolls, so my once fortunate 11 is down to 5. The wizard battle consists of testing my luck, losing an extra luck point every time in addition to 1 skill and 2 stamina. Needless to say, this has me dead in no time flat.
What an ignominious and unfortunate end. Next time, I’ll bring a luck potion!