My players found this book last week and yesterday they used it but it didn’t feel right to GM fiat it. So I made a move instead.
THE LITTLE BOOK OF HARM When you leaf through the sentient book , looking for an out-of-the-ordinary help on a situation, roll+int.
12+: You find a solution that not only works but is also free of side effects.
10-11: You find something that will help your situation but at a cost. Pick one side effect.
7-9: You find something that will help or change the situation at hand, but it will have side effects. Choose three side effects.
6-: I think the phrase is “may you live in interesting times.”
+ It’s unstable and causes issues you may have to deal with.
+ Whatever it is, you will take some direct damage.
+ The people around you take damage from the solution you find.
+ It draws immediate, unwelcome attention.
+ You have to do something terrible in return. Maybe now, maybe tomorrow, or the coming season but there will be a price to pay.
A small pocket book, it’s red cover worn from use and abuse. The title is no unreadable, even if the proper language could be deciphered. Inside the pages are filled with weird symbols and paragraphs that are not helpful or understandable as they seem to change when the page is not open. Here and there though, among the changing pages there are notes in the margins.