John "Omega" Williams
Last set of variant options found in my Dragon Magazine collection. This was by Jon Pickens for issue 17.
Needs 10000 gold in treasures.
Fights as Elf. but gets 2 unarmed attacks before the monster can respond (only 1 attack if using a sword).
Treats Serious Wounds as "drop one prize, retreat one square, lose one turn". He cannot otherwise be wounded or lose turns, but he does lose prizes and can be killed.
Ignores all traps except the Slide.
Cannot ambush other players.
May not pick up Magic Armor or any prize worth more than 3000 gold.
Needs 20000 gold in treasures.
Fights as Hero. Is immune to cleric Hold and only hit by FB/LB attacks on an 8+.
Gets 4 Song cards choosen from the following.
Entrancement Song: Played instead of attacking. Opponent cannot attack back. But the Bard cannot pick up any treasures.
Combat Song: Bard fights as Superhero that turn.
Regains songs 1 per turn anywhere the bard is stationary and performing no actions. Songs may be lost to the anti-magic trap though.