Wondrous Items Archive

  • Wondrous Items: Magic Mirrors This installment of the Wondrous Items-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   “Mirror, Mirror” – not only are those two words an utterly iconic component of Snow White, they also are the title of two of my favorite power metal songs (Halloween and Blind Guardian, for those so inclined…). Beyond this utterly useless factoid, I was always stumped by the relative lack of magical mirrors among the magical items for any d20-based supplement. A brief glance at real world mythology renders this oversight even more stupefying. Enter this supplement by Kobold Press – […]

    Wondrous Items: Magic Mirrors

    Wondrous Items: Magic Mirrors This installment of the Wondrous Items-series clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1/2 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 9 1/2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   “Mirror, Mirror” – not only are those two words an utterly iconic component of Snow White, they also are the title of two of my favorite power metal songs (Halloween and Blind Guardian, for those so inclined…). Beyond this utterly useless factoid, I was always stumped by the relative lack of magical mirrors among the magical items for any d20-based supplement. A brief glance at real world mythology renders this oversight even more stupefying. Enter this supplement by Kobold Press – […]

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  • Wondrous Items II – Helmets & Shields made from Monster Hides This pdf clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1/2 a page editorial, leaving us with 11.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a short introduction on harvesting items, we get 3 feats – one that enhances wild-shape as if you were wearing a toke or trophy of a vanquished foe, one that allows you to substitute Craft (Taxidermy) when making items from monsters as crafting skills and one that nets you a circumstance bonus to intimidate when displaying trophies. Got that? Great!   So let’s take a look at light helmets: Helms made from aranea chitin […]

    Wondrous Items II – Helmets & Shields made from Monster Hides

    Wondrous Items II – Helmets & Shields made from Monster Hides This pdf clocks in at 15 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1/2 a page editorial, leaving us with 11.5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   After a short introduction on harvesting items, we get 3 feats – one that enhances wild-shape as if you were wearing a toke or trophy of a vanquished foe, one that allows you to substitute Craft (Taxidermy) when making items from monsters as crafting skills and one that nets you a circumstance bonus to intimidate when displaying trophies. Got that? Great!   So let’s take a look at light helmets: Helms made from aranea chitin […]

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  • Wondrous Items: Armors made from Monster Hide This pdf is 7 pages long, 1 page front cover, ~1 page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So…items from dead monsters? Yes! No, seriously, this seems to be the series for me. Me? Because my players get next to no readymade treasure. They want a magic item, to craft magic items? Here’s the formula – go hunting those wyverns, collect those plants etc. And yes, that works and makes the PCs VERY protective of their favorite pieces of gear!   These now would be armor-pieces that aren’t magical per se – pricing-wise, light armors cost +400 GP, medium +700 GP and heavy […]

    Wondrous Items: Armors made from Monster Hide

    Wondrous Items: Armors made from Monster Hide This pdf is 7 pages long, 1 page front cover, ~1 page SRD/editorial, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   So…items from dead monsters? Yes! No, seriously, this seems to be the series for me. Me? Because my players get next to no readymade treasure. They want a magic item, to craft magic items? Here’s the formula – go hunting those wyverns, collect those plants etc. And yes, that works and makes the PCs VERY protective of their favorite pieces of gear!   These now would be armor-pieces that aren’t magical per se – pricing-wise, light armors cost +400 GP, medium +700 GP and heavy […]

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