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Tuesday Magic Item – the Luck of Rognan Gosh

15 November, 2011

Tapping the worn coin hanging from a cord around his neck.  “For luck,” he whispered and slide his picks into the lock of the baron’s bedroom.  A few moments later he was rewarded with a soft click and the door swung open . . .

A few minutes, and a full bag of ‘liberated’ valuables, later, the rogue found himself skittering pellmell across rooftops and over alleyway cased by a variety of the baron’s staff, including some of his personal guards.  Luckily, they had few chances to get a clear view of him and even fewer clear shots, though one bolt had cut a shallow wound across his upper right arm.  Suddenly, the roofs stopped at the river, with a deep breath and a tight grip of his lucky coin, the rogues leap into the river . . . and

Worn Coin

Worn Coin

escaped?

Luck of Rognan Gosh

A simple copper coin on an old leather cord, the coin has been handled so much that whatever was originally on its faces have been worn into obscurity.  Yet, somehow, it rests with a reassuring weight when worn.

The Luck of Rognan Gosh does three things for its wearer:

  • First, it casts virtue on it wearer at the end of each round, this insures the wearer always has 1 temporary hit point each and every round.
  • Second, the wearer gains a +1 resistance bonus to the first save they make each day.
  • Thirdly, three times by touching the amulet (a move action) the wear gains a +1 competence bonus on their next attack roll or skill check

Aura faint abjuration; CL 3rd
Slot neck; Price 2,777; Weight
Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, guidance, resistance, virtue; Cost 1,388.5 (+111 xp for D&D)

Notes: Just an experiment to see how far one could go in making the 0-level spells really useful.  It is really the 1 temporary hit point every round that makes this item incredible useful for a character.  It is not a lot, but the first damage they take every round is partly blunted and that adds up.  The saving throw bonus and skill bonuses are just for fun really.

Photo by Jerry “Woody” and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

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