Thursday, April 14, 2016
Action Comics #9 - Part 2
Of Jerbel's lieutenants, Lalla Gor can conjure phantasmal armies (Phantasmal Force? Some stronger version?), but Monsieur Henri's spell that tricks people into thinking their choking on poison gas is a little odder -- like maybe an illusionary version of Stinking Cloud.
To beat Jerbel, Zatara has to penetrate a magic force field -- Wall of Force? Zatara apparently cannot dispel it, though; he has to join hands with another Magic-User (Tigress) so they have more combined levels in Magic-User than Jerbel to pass through. Then Zatara and Jerbel engage in a contest of wills (as was originally detailed in The Trophy Case, but a revised version appeared in Supplement V: Big Bang). Whether "contest of wills" makes it into 2nd ed. or not is up in the air; maybe I'll include an appendix of optional, but recommended rules.
(Summary read here)