Sporadically I want to just plum the depths of the 450+ links now in the House Rule wiki, set up only a few short months ago.
Cue voice over:
Please remember and then follow in order the following four instructions.
Number 1, Click on the image below saying Links to Wisdom OSR House Rules Wiki (the one with a temple).
Number 2, In the Table of Contents click on Spells.
Number 3, Look toward the bottom to the Other heading and Click on Daddy Grognard: Curses!
Number 4, Enjoy.
This is a really great post. I discovered it through the wiki, and it's what to me the wiki is all about, stopping the continual dribble of good stuff into the the cybervoid.
If you read yesterdays post you'll know I am a fan of the Tolkien Professor.
He talks about the power of curses. Podcast 15th April 2010
Faramir curses Golem, 'May death find you swiftly... if you do not well serve him' And Sam invokes the curse when trapped in Shelob's lair. 'May the curse of Faramir bite that Golem and bite him quick'
And it does.
Not to mention Isildur curses a whole army into a state of undead until they fulfil a broken vow that Aragorn one day releases them from.
Curses area part of the fantasy mythology, indeed they are medieval history. Well done Daddy Grognard on opening their door.