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  • The RPGA Network proudly presents an AD&D® 2nd Edition Official Game Accessory

    INSIDE RAVENS BLUFF, THE LIVING CITY

    The Mooney & Sons Circus Welcome to the Circus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

    Circus Personalities by Jean Rabe & Skip Williams Jack Mooney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Lockwood & Edan Mooney. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Silva Elkwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

    Midway Games Collar the Beast by Larry Mac Macabee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Dangars Dunk Tank by Jim Lowder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Pick A Prize by David Carl Argall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Arthurs Archery by Roger Anderson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    Midway Rides For the Byrdds by Rob Nicholls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Tumble Tower by Tim Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Whitewater by Tim Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Flight Into the Dragons Jaws by Roger Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Leaping Lizards by Larry Mac Macabee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Jaws of Death by Tim Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Tarrontuttles Merry-Go-Round by Wes Nicholson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

    Vendors Fortunes Lady by Michael Tracey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Terrific Ts by Tim Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Caricatures by Tim Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Glitz & Klaxs Potions & Elixers by Joe Littrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Portrait Balls by Tim Beach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Starbright the Knight by Roger Anderson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Living Tattoos by Holly Riggenbach & Thayathas Schwartz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Pipers Song Pest Control by Ben Pierce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 The Sandmen by Joe Littrel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

    The Big Top Isbeau Navarone by John Kroech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Doagar the Beholder Tamer by Tim Beach, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Bjorn the Bear Wrestler by Sean Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 The Talking and Singing Owlbear by Ralph Manson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Clowns by Jay Tummelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 The Flying Ringken by Harold Johnson & Bob Bigalow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

    Using the Circus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Inside Ravens Bluff

    Ravens Bluff and Environs by Ed Greenwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Party on Embassy Row by Wes Nicholson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 The Vulture by Skip Williams &Jean Rabe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Leaf In Root by Allen J. Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

    Living City Writers Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

    Credits

    Compiled by: Jean Rabe Editors: Skip Williams & Jean Rabe

    Interior Art: Jim Holloway Cartography: Dave Conant

    Cover Art: Kevin Ward Keylining: Paul Hanchette

    Dedication: To present and future members of the RPGA Network; and to their creativity and enthusiasm, which make this and future Living City products possible.

    ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, AD&D, FORGOTTEN RELAMS, and RAVENS BLUFF are trademarks owned by TSR, Inc.

    POLYHEDRON, ROLE-PLAYING GAME ASSOCIATION, and RPGA are service marks owned by TSR, inc. ©1990 TSR, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  • The Jack Mooney & Sons Circus

    Hurry, hurry, step right up to the grandest, most glorious circus in Faerun!

    The Jack Mooney & Sons Circus, which winters in Ravens Bluff, The Living City, travels throughout the Realms, bringing excitement, thrills, and fun to all races and all ages.

    Meet Jack Mooney, the circus propri- etor and ringmaster. The dashing ranger promises a circus unlike any other and guarantees a Big Top show that will be enjoyed by all.

    Stroll down the midway and test your characters luck at one of the dozens of games of chance. Try Pick A Prize, where a tug on a string could yield a treasure. Take a toss at Collar the Beast, where the most dextrous succeed.

    Stop at various vendor wagons where your character can have his portrait painted on a tunic, acquire a moving tat- too, test his skill at archery, or attempt to dunk an insulting half-orc.

    And theres more, because the fun never stops at the circus. Ride on the Whitewater, where the watery turns spell danger. Jump on The Leaping Lizard, and see if youre man or woman enough to hang on. Take a Flight Into The Dragon’s Jaws. Or relax on Tarontuttle’s Merry-Go- Round.

    When the sun begins to set head over to the Big Top where the action is just begin- ning. Decked out in his ringmaster garb, Jack Mooney introduces The Talking And Singing Owlbear, Doagar The Beholder Tamer, a cavorting clown duo, and more.

    The characters who populate the circus will serve as colorful NPCs in any FORGOTTEN REALMS campaign world. They and the great circus itself can provide many adventures.

    The circus, like the Living City, is ever- changing and will continue to grow. More circus acts, games, vendors, personalities, and adventures will appear in the pages of the POLYHEDRON Newszine. If you want to add to the circus follow the writers guidelines at the end of this module.

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    There is no admission fee to enter the circus grounds. Prices at games, rides, and vendor wagons range from one cop- per piece to many gold pieces.

    Admission into the Big Top show is one copper piece for children and three cop- per pieces for adults. Family passes for one silver piece can be purchased in many cities. Sometimes the circus puts on spe- cial shows, spotlighting unusual acts that are only with the circus temporarily. These acts bring up the price of admis- sion.

    The Jack Mooney & Sons Circus could charge much more for its Big Top show, but the ranger and his circus family want to keep the price down so almost every- one can attend. They even look the other way when urchins in tattered clothes wrig- gle under the circus tent flaps to sneak a peak at the acts inside. Some believe Jack Mooney makes sure the tent isnt staked too tightly to the ground to prevent this sort of activity.

    So join us now, the shows about to start.

  • Jack Mooney

    12th Level Male Human Ranger

    STR: 17 INT: 17 WIS: 15 DEX: 12 CON: 16 CHR: 17 COM: 14 AC Normal: -2 AC Rear: -2 Hit Points: 91 Alignment: Chaotic Good Languages: Common, Elvish, Gnomish, Halfling, Dwarvish, Brownie, Centaur, Circus Jargon

    Weapon Proficiencies: Long sword, lasso, dagger, long bow, spear, javelin Nonweapon Proficiencies: Animal lore (17), animal handling (14), animal train- ing, horses (15), animal training, great cats (15), animal training, elephants (15), riding, land-based (18), gaming (17), tracking (19) Ranger Abilities: Hide in shadows, 77%; Move silently, 94% Spells Memorized: Jack carries the fol- lowing spells daily: Animal friendship, locate animals or plants, charm person or mammal, speak with animals, and hold animal Magic Items: Bracers of defense AC 0, cloak of protection +2, dagger +3, dagger +1, long sword of dancing, boots of elvenkind, ring of sustenance, ring of warmth, pouch of acces- sibility, stone of good luck Followers: Raynock, a tiger: AL N; AC 6; MV 12; HD 5+5; hp 33; THAC0 15; #AT 3; D 2-5/2-5/1-10; SA Rear claws for 2d4 each; SD Surprised only on a 1; S L (7 long). Stray, a leopard: AL N; AC 6; MV 15; HD 3+2; hp 18; THAC0 17; #AT 3; D 1-3/1-3/1-6; SA Rear claws for 1-4 each; SD Surprised only on a 1; S M (4 long). Calliope, a cheetah: AL N; AC 5; MV 15, sprint 45; HD 3; hp 20; #AT 3; 1-2/1-2/1-8; SA Rear claws 1-2 each; SD Surprised only on a 1; S M (4 long)

    Appearance: The renowned circus owner is 6 tall, has a well-muscled frame, and keeps his dark brown hair, which is gray- ing at the temples, short and always styled. Jack is physically 45 years old, although he actually has lived 60 years. Potions of longevity he drank more than a