Bling Archive

  • 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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  • One Bling to Rule them All – Socketed Magic Items for PFRPG This massive pdf is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with an introduction, and one that mirrors my own sentiments – magic in PFRPG feels codified -distinctly un-magical even at times, and magic items have become a staple that can identified easily and without great effort. This system seeks to remedy that – but how does it work?   Basically, there are crystals and gems that have a school’s aura and a caster level – these can be identified via the eponymous spell. But […]

    One Bling to Rule them All – Socketed Magic Items for PFRPG

    One Bling to Rule them All – Socketed Magic Items for PFRPG This massive pdf is 40 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   The pdf kicks off with an introduction, and one that mirrors my own sentiments – magic in PFRPG feels codified -distinctly un-magical even at times, and magic items have become a staple that can identified easily and without great effort. This system seeks to remedy that – but how does it work?   Basically, there are crystals and gems that have a school’s aura and a caster level – these can be identified via the eponymous spell. But […]

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