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Ten-Fold Pouch

The Ever Shifting Pouch In what may be a record since I gave up on daily updates several years ago, three entries in one month — and it’s only the ninth! Continuing the Blog Carnival theme of Gunpowder, Treason, and … Continue reading

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Dagger Of Silent Slaying

The RPG Blog Carnival for November has a theme of “Gunpowder, Treason, and Plots”. This is my second item inspired by the theme; the first is here. You know how it is. You’re skulking through dark passageways to commit an … Continue reading

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Shield of Fearsome Mien

Shield Of Fearsome Mien Ah, thank you, Mr. Gygax, for the massive expansion to my vocabulary. It is not entirely known who first crafted the shield of fearsome mien. There are references to items of this nature dating back a … Continue reading

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Igilvar’s Fang

Igilvar’s Fang Aura moderate necromancy CL 8th; Weight 1 lb.; Price 12,000 gp Igilvar’s Fang (many imitations of the original have been made, but they are called “Igilvar’s Fang” in honor of the originator), is usually a thin, long-bladed, dagger, … Continue reading

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Magical Descriptions

Magical Descriptions So, in my post on magic, or somewhere else, who can keep track of this anymore, I sure can’t, I posited that there should be good guidelines and idea pools to help DMs describe magical items in ways … Continue reading

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The Magic Of Magic

The Magic Of Magic Once again, this a is reply to, and expansion of, some of the WOTC articles on 5e. Here’s the original article, and here’s my (two) original replies, and after this, we’ll get even more ways to … Continue reading

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Making Magic Magical

A common complaint I see on RPG boards is that “magic should be more magical”. The lack of “magicalness” is often cited as a reason to dislike some new version of a game, or otherwise waved around as a generic … Continue reading

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Bestial Helms

Just a bunch of magic helmets for Fourth Edition Dungeons & Dragons along the basic theme of “Dude, they look like animal heads”. Because my campaign is set in a world where the only mammalian life forms are the major … Continue reading

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Candles

Candles (Now (6/23/2011) updated with Inferno Candle!) Every so often, I just get some random idea and need to work on it. By “every so often”, I mean, “Ten or twelve times a day”, and by “work on it”, I … Continue reading

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The Marketplace Of The Macabre

See, there was this old Dragon article called “Bazaar of the Bizarre”, so… Yeah. Anyway… Magic has become too darn functional lately. By this I mean, magic items are carefully designed to provide bonuses in adventuring situations, and that’s pretty … Continue reading

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