Tueday Magic Item – Charm: Paper Weapon

8 May, 2012

The sage unrolled the paper her had smuggled in under his hat into short lengths and smoothed them out.  Then he traced the characters written on them and the paper folded itself into weapons, swords, spears, even a mace.  “These will not last long, but long enough for us to take weapons from the usurper’s men,” he said.  “Now, let us free our Queen.”

Charm: Paper Weapon

These paper charm are thin and long and marked with the symbols for combat and the characters for one or more weapons.  When the command words (or prayers) are spoken and the character for the weapon wanted is traced, it folds into that weapon for a short time.

Activating the Paper Weapon Charm is a standard action, the weapon created is treated as a masterwork for the first two rounds it is used in combat, and edged weapons are treated as if they had the keen enhancement for the first round they are used, after that it is treated as a normal weapon. However, any damage to the Paper Weapon Charm gives it the broken condition (hardness 0, 5 hit points) and fire damage destroys them instantly.  The created weapon lasts for one hour and then dissolves into a handful of shredded paper.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 3rd
Slot none; Price 75; Weight
Construction Requirements
Scribe Scroll, Wondrous Item, magic weapon, mending; Cost 37.5

Notes: I wanted to get back to small magical charms, this is the complimentary item to the Paper Armor Charm.  Just a simple, useful one shot item.  Especially useful for prisoners and assassins.


  1. I love this. Could you use it to make a deadly paper airplane?

    • Why not?

      Or as they call them in England, paper darts!

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