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  • One Bling to Rule Them All: Glyphed Weapon Wrappings This pdf clocks in at 4 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We all know the Christmas-tree syndrome – high-level characters come decked out in magical gear, but at higher levels, this syndrome becomes problematic – essentially, most groups utilizing vanilla rules tend to sooner or later carry around an arsenal of different weapons for different foes: Immune versus fire? Just change the weapon. I’m not a fan of this and never was – my insistence on magic quirks (see 13th Age) and scaling magic items in my non-playtest main campaign represent this predilections.   But […]

    One Bling to Rule Them All: Glyphed Weapon Wrappings

    One Bling to Rule Them All: Glyphed Weapon Wrappings This pdf clocks in at 4 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   We all know the Christmas-tree syndrome – high-level characters come decked out in magical gear, but at higher levels, this syndrome becomes problematic – essentially, most groups utilizing vanilla rules tend to sooner or later carry around an arsenal of different weapons for different foes: Immune versus fire? Just change the weapon. I’m not a fan of this and never was – my insistence on magic quirks (see 13th Age) and scaling magic items in my non-playtest main campaign represent this predilections.   But […]

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  • One Bling to Rule Them All: Scaling Magical Items This pdf clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So what is this pdf all about? well, first of all, it’s about being against the magic item Christmas tree-syndrome – and about making magic items feel more magical. These items actually increase in power over the levels of the wielder. Scalars detect as all schools of magic at once and, if required, treat their CL as = HD of the wielder. Each scalar uses a body slot -close proximity is required for the peculiar attunement these items require. Scalars attune […]

    One Bling to Rule Them All: Scaling Magical Items

    One Bling to Rule Them All: Scaling Magical Items This pdf clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 15 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   So what is this pdf all about? well, first of all, it’s about being against the magic item Christmas tree-syndrome – and about making magic items feel more magical. These items actually increase in power over the levels of the wielder. Scalars detect as all schools of magic at once and, if required, treat their CL as = HD of the wielder. Each scalar uses a body slot -close proximity is required for the peculiar attunement these items require. Scalars attune […]

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  •   Today I’m taking a look at Michael McCarthy’s second module of AaW’s B-series,   It All Falls Down   This module is 31 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion!   Still here? All right! In the tunnels under the city of Silverlight Hollow, madness reigns – the estate of the Iroth family (depicted with a  full family tree in a side-box) was wrecked by explosions, the vault emptied to the underworld and their priceless Saatman Emerald stolen. Luckily, they managed to capture and […]

    It all Falls Down

      Today I’m taking a look at Michael McCarthy’s second module of AaW’s B-series,   It All Falls Down   This module is 31 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion!   Still here? All right! In the tunnels under the city of Silverlight Hollow, madness reigns – the estate of the Iroth family (depicted with a  full family tree in a side-box) was wrecked by explosions, the vault emptied to the underworld and their priceless Saatman Emerald stolen. Luckily, they managed to capture and […]

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