Why Did It Have To Be Snake Eyes?

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Why Did It Have To Be Snake Eyes?
Why Did It Have To Be Snake Eyes?

While exploring the Hidden Temple, a paving-stone sinks under your foot as you put your weight on it. Your muscles tense as you prepare to dodge the inevitable poison darts, collapsing ceiling, or giant rolling boulder, but fortunately none of that happens. Instead a panel in the stone wall of the corridor slides slowly into the ceiling with a harsh grating noise, revealing a small hidden tunnel.

You carefully make your way down the tunnel, brushing away cobwebs and scrutinizing every stone for booby-traps, until you reach a small round chamber at the end. A pedestal stands in the middle of it, lit by a ray of sunlight that streams in from a hole in the ceiling, piercing the gloom and illuminating what appears to be a pair of ancient dice carved from the ivory of some long-extinct animal.

You glance around the floor and find a pair of small stones that appear to be approximately the same weight as the dice, and carefully, carefully make the switch.

Nothing happens.

Satisfied at your success, you closely inspect the dice. They feel sort of strange in your hand, as though their weight is unevenly distributed...

At this point, you get riddled by poison darts, crushed by the collapsing ceiling, and flattened by a giant rolling boulder. Like I said, inevitable.

Dice.gifYou acquire an item: loaded dice
HPYou lose some hit points.

Occurs at The Hidden Temple (Bad Moon only).


  • It appears that you lose between 50% and 75% of your total hit points.


  • The adventure (in particular the swap of the dice for the rocks, as well as the trap trifecta that results) is a reference to the opening scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  • In addition, the adventure name has to do with a scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, where Indiana Jones says, "Snakes... why'd it have to be snakes?"