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Elemental Candle for D&D 5E

14 September, 2017

Light the darknessVoddick set the lit match to the yellow flame and both went out.  “That is hard to get used to.”

“True,” agreed Gollaon, blinking after images from his sight.  “But useful.  How often are you going to drop a candle into a fire?”

“And even then you would still have light,” noted Voddick with a grin.

“Good point,” Gollaon grinned back.  “I think we should see about getting some of the others too.”

“Agreed, a candle that burns underwater seems most useful.”

Elemental Candle

Wondrous item, uncommon

These candles are made of purest materials imbued with raw elemental essence giving them unique properties.  Making them is tricky and requires considerable skill either as a alchemist or chandler as well as the ability to manipulate the elements.

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New Magic Item – Elemental Candle

13 September, 2017

Let it light the wayVoddick watched the casting of the candles with intense focus.

Gollaon leaned in.  “It is interesting but not that interesting.”

“You are wrong, my friend, this is a brilliant use of elementalism.”

“Well, that is true,” nodded Gollaon slowly.  “I have not seen it applied in this fashion before.”

Elemental Candle

These candles are made of purest materials imbued with raw elemental essence giving them unique properties.  Making them is tricky and requires considerable skill either as a alchemist or chandler as well as the ability to manipulate the elements.

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New Magic Item – Cookbook of Counterspells

6 September, 2017

Baked Goods“I have never worked for a wizard who was also a baker before,” said Voddick.

“I cannot say that I have either, but it is an interesting time,” replied Gollaon weighing a small loaf of bread in his hand.

“Are you going to eat that?”

“Oh, no, I am good.”  Gollaon handed over the loaf.  “Enjoy.”

“I will.  Though I fear this job will lead to me getting fat.”

“Never.”

Cookbook of Counterspells

These books are of moderate size and often filled with notes and marginalia from various owners.  They usually have a strap or ties to keep it closed.  The scents of spices, herbs and cooking blend with the paper of the book.

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August leaves and September arrives

31 August, 2017

We move into September which is seventh month of the Roman calendar.  September does not seem to have any particular ties to myth, man or magic among the Romans, however,  as Seven is usually viewed as a magical number, magic and spells will be our theme for this month.  As usual, please let me know if there is anything you would like to see.

August, 2017, saw the following posts here:

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Looking Back at GenCon 50 (2017)

30 August, 2017

Well, I am mostly recovered from my experience at GenCon 50 and the trip back, so thought it was time to write things up before it all falls from my head.

Days -2 and -1 were travel towards Indianapolis, early morning arrival and working setup on the AEG booth in the exhibit hall.  Busy but not very exciting but we did get most of the setup done on Tuesday which was a great achievement.

Learning to play

Cat Lady in progress

Day 0, Wednesday, is the real beginning of the convention in many ways these days.  Had a few moments to wonder the halls, found  some of the Goodman Games crew bagging old Appendix N paperbacks for sale and we had a good discussion about Poul Anderson.  Also ran across and talked with author Marion G. Harmon, author of Wearing the Cape, a novel about superheroes (which I am currently reading and enjoying), and the FATE-Based RPG of the same title, which was fun.  We finished up setup and I had a chance to learn many, many AEG games such as Oath of the Brotherhood, Custom Heroes (from the designer himself), the Captain is Dead, 60 Seconds to Save the World and Cat Lady (better than it sounds, I promises).  Howard and I had our traditional Tuesday night meal in the Ram, which was good but not as good as previous years, which I blame on eating in the lounge rather than the restaurant proper but lesson learned.  Daniel Griego of Inner Kingdom Games dropped by my Shadowfist kickstarter rewards which are much appreciated.

Day 1, Thursday, works begins after some Bee Coffee.  Dashed through the exhibitors’ hall to grab a GenCon dice set for one of the other demo team members. then teaching Istanbul (not Constantinople), oddly, even though They Might Be Giants were performing at GenCon, no one made that comment all con.  During my break, off the get lost in the exhibitors’ hall and try to catch up with some people I know who might be there.  Visited Drew Baker‘s booth and checked out his new art, ended up buying a playmat which I cannot find a picture of at his site but L5Rish in theme.  Honestly, all a bit of a blur, but I did hit up the Catalyst booth for a Maria Mercurial Tour (an iconic rocker from the Shadowrun setting) t-shirt.  Then back to work, general helping then session 2 of Istanbul, yes, expect to see that game mentioned a lot over this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tuesday Magic Item – Sceptre of Feudal Oaths

29 August, 2017

Kingly Sceptre“I am glad we are just mercenaries,” whispered Gollaon to his friend as they stood in the back of the grand hall, surrounded by the assembled nobles of the realm.

“Yes?  What am I missing?” Voddick stretched up trying to get a look at what was going on at the heart of the chamber.

“Oaths to the ruler, ones that will be enforced by an ancient magic,” answered Gollaon.

“Ah, best to avoid those entanglements, especially in war,” nodded Voddick.  “At least the feast should be spectacular.”

Sceptre of Feudal Oaths

These items are usually ancient having acquired their authority from decades or centuries of use and tradition.  The sceptres are usually old and often appear outdated when compared to modern regalia, but are sturdily built and often richly decorated.  They come from an era of fierce war leaders who demanded personal loyalty and we willing to enforce their dictates with violence as needed.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Arrow of the Eclipse

22 August, 2017

TotalityThe arrow narrowly missed Voddick’s ear.  Behind him, the wall was bathed in night and when it faded, covered in frost.  “Bullocks!”

“Arrows of the Eclipse!  I thought their secret had been lost,” said Gollaon, launching an arrow in return.

Voddick recocked his crossbow.  “I am so pleased that it has been found again,” he said bitterly.

“Truth, not the best time to appreciate our enemies’ weapons.”

Arrow of the Eclipse

The arrow heads of these weapons are a pure darkness, not reflecting any light, whatever they may have been originally made of, the shafts are dim, as if always in shadow, only the fletchings react to the ambient light.  The final crafting of these arrows must be made during an eclipse making them rare in most worlds.

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