New Magic Item – New Year’s Coin

31 December, 2014

Good luck for the New YearAs was the custom, the Royal Family moved among their people as the bells and horns sounded out the arrival of the New Year.  I had heard of such but not being a subject of this small kingdom I had never before witnesses it first hand.

The Royal Family seemed quite beloved by their people and they mingled freely, though armed guardians were kept close by as a wise precaution.  As I watched the spectacle, one of the young princes approached and handed me a bright new coin.  “May this serve to protect you and your friendships in the coming year,” he said formally but with warmth.

“Thank you,” I replied and holding the coin, I did suddenly feel more hopeful for the New Year.

New Year’s Coin

These coins are minted only for use in New Year’s celebrations and for their magic to be active they must be given freely.  They are usually the same size coin as the base currency of the realm and have a symbol of the land on one face and a symbol of hope or success on the other.

The recipient of freely given New Year’s Coin can give it as a gift to apologize for any social mistake, which allows a reroll of that social check, or it can be lost to allow for the rerolling of a failed save.

A person may only use the magic of a New Year’s coin in the year for which it was given and may only use their magic a maximum number of times in a year equal to their Charisma modified (minimum one).

Notes: This was suppose to be the Tuesday magic item for yesterday by I got distracted by getting the last bits of the Sea of Stars Kickstarter lined up.

Photo trimmed from one taken by Casey Fleser and used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

One comment

  1. Nicely quotidian, low key item.

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