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Tuesday Magic Item – Huckster’s Hat

27 September, 2022

The price of this fine cane?Gollaon looked over the traveling dealer’s wears.  “How much for this scarf?”

Voddick watched the two debate price, quality, dyes, and other things, it was an intricate dance and finally, Gollaon paid for the scarf.

“You are quite good at that,” said Voddick.

“He was a good opponent, it was fun, and I have a new scarf,” smiled Gollaon.

Huckster’s Hat

These hats are usually fashionable or at least started out that way but they are immensely hard-wearing and remain a jaunty accessory even after years of hard use.

The hat serves its basic function well, of keeping the weather of the wearer’s head however, the hat’s protection is extended, magically to what the person is carrying.  Allowing the traveling merchant to keep their stock, at least what they carry themselves, safe and dry.

The wearer has greater confidence in their ability to sell things, gaining a +5 competence bonus to any Charisma check involved in selling things.

Lastly, the hat can generate a cloud of dust from within as an action (treat as a fog cloud spell) with a duration of 1d4+1 minutes.  This is useful for escaping a bad situation and can be used once a day.

Aura faint transmutation; CL 5th
Slot head; Price 3,700; Weight 1/2 lb
Construction Requirements
Craft Wondrous Items, eagle’s splendor, fog cloud, mending, shield; Cost 1,850

For D&D 5E:

Wondrous item (hat), uncommon (requires attunement)

First two paragraphs as above.

The wearer has greater confidence in their ability to sell things, gaining advantage to any Charisma test (usually Persuasion or Deception) involved in selling things.

Lastly, the hat can generate a cloud of dust from within as an action (treat as a fog cloud spell cast as though using a 2nd level spell slot) requiring no concentration with a duration of 1d4+1 minutes.  This is useful for escaping a bad situation and can be used once and then cannot be used again until the wearer has had a long rest.

Notes: The term Huckster has become associated with conmen and bilkers but it was originally used just to refer to traveling peddlers, this item can be used by either.

Image Man met een hoge hoedRijksmuseum, Netherlands – Public Domain.

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