Posts Tagged ‘D&D5’


Tuesday Magic Item – Self-heating Frying Pan

29 November, 2022

A lovely fry up.Voddick tossed in some bacon and smiled in happiness as it sizzled.

Gollaon handed over some fresh eggs.  “I must say, cooking on the road has become so much easier since you acquired that pan.”

“I told you it was a good investment,” said Voddick, deftly cracking the eggs.  “And no smoke to give us away.”

“Though the smell of frying bacon might.”

Self-Heating Frying Pan

These frying pans are usually made of iron but sometimes of copper, sometimes decorated, sometimes not, depending on who it is being made for.  But there are always solidly constructed to survive hard use.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Cook’s Cornucopia

22 November, 2022

Gollaon accepted the bag from the baker.  “We will make sure it makes it safe to the orphanage, Madam Sugarfoot.”

“See that you do,” she said with a wink.  “They need it more than scruffy rogues like you.

“You wound me!” said Gollaon with an exaggerated gesture.

Voddick shook his head and smiled.  “Thank you again for your kindness.”

“We were all children once,” said the baker.

Cook’s Cornucopia

These cornucopias are woven from straw with great care and often with decorations honoring the harvest and powers thereof.  They are quite large but still moveable by a single person.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Warrior Band Tattoos

15 November, 2022

One of manyGollaon watched as the young warrior was inducted into the war band by receiving an intricate tattoo.  “I find such things both fascinating and disturbing.  To permanently mark one’s flesh in such a way . . . beautiful in its own way but not for me.”

Voddick nodded.  “If it was not vital to membership in the war band, they might not have done it either.  But those tattoo are far from just symbols, they contain magic to allow the warriors to work as a whole.”

Gollaon pondered.  That does make them more intriguing but still, I think, not for me.”

Warrior Band Tattoos

These tattoos are intricate works of craftsmanship showing membership in a particular warrior (or occasionally criminal) band.  Those who are from the same culture are likely to be able to glean some knowledge about the nature of the group through the imagery incorporated into the tattoos. Read the rest of this entry ?


New Monster – War Band of the Undying Lament (for D&D 5E)

13 November, 2022

War Band of the Undying Lament

How they looked in life.Emerging from the mist as they climb up the rise are a set of once people, their skin white and bloodless contrasting with the blue glow of the tattoos that wreath their bodies. Their hair is spiked and their eyes share the same blue glow as their tattoos. They carry rectangular shields and spears or swords, a few have javelins as well. They start to spread out in a loose line, the lament never wavering in their dead voices.

A thrown axe takes one square in the forehead, it starts to topple and the tattoo snakes up to cast out the axe and reknit the dead flesh, which is now tattooed as well.  Its head snaps down and it continues to advance.

War Band of the Undying Lament
Medium unliving (undead), usually evil

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Tuesday Magic Item – Shaping Garment

8 November, 2022

It will fit!Gollaon sipped their tea.  “The fashions certainly change quickly around this court.”

Voddick nodded.  “We go away for a season and everything is different.  I am glad we, as uncouth mercenaries, only need to nod in the direction of fashion.”

“Agreed, those wigs look dashedly uncomfortable.”

“Not to mention the high heels.”

Shaping Garment

People in all ages see vulnerable to the whims of fashion.  These garments are designed to make keeping up with such much easier.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Talent Testing Kit

1 November, 2022

Gollaon and Voddick made their way through the fair, Voddick sipping at a mug of local ale.  “Entirely competent,” he remarked as his friend drew to a stop.

“Look, the local academy is seeking those with the ability to work magic,” Gollaon said.  Under a multicolored tent, a set of richly robed men and women were instructing older children in various tasks to see if they could create minor magical effects. Glass cylinder held various elements: water, earth. a candle which -when lit- provided fire, and some that seemed empty, but obviously contained air as well.

Only a very few of the children were able to cause anything beyond the most minor of effects, though they did see one snuff and relight a candle while simply toughing the glass cylinder it was surrounded by.  “That one will get into the academy,” said Gollaon with a nod.

Talent Testing Kit

These kits are usually quite bulky, as they must carry breakable things without letting them break.  Glass cylinders, collections of crystals, complexly shaped bottles, or any of dozens of other designs.  Usually, each of the items contains a sample of the elements or other pieces of potential magic.

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New Monster – Grinning Ghost (for D&D 5E)

26 October, 2022

Grinning Ghost

What a winning smileThe old mill was said to be haunted but those who ventured there only reported odd things happening, if they talked about it at all, but no one ever seemed harmed directly by the spirits.  Perhaps by their reaction to them if they ran away in a panic and crashed into, or through, something.  They seemed more to enjoy scaring people and watching the comedy that was created by terrified people at least, that was my analysis of the situation.

Grinning Ghost
Medium unbound (undead), usually chaotic

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Tuesday Magic Item – Rapnos Bell

25 October, 2022

You rang?Gollaon wrapped the silver chain around their offhand.  “Ready?”

Voddick checked the wards on his shield.  “As I am likely to be.  Hunting the unliving is not my favorite thing.”

“But it has to be done, they are like a plague, consuming and destroying, nothing good comes from it.”

“Aye, I agree,” nodded Voddick.  “Still a nasty job.”

“Wich is why it is paying so well.”

Rapnos Bell

These bells are handheld though a little large for easy carrying but not impossible.  They always seem ancient, even newly made ones acquire the appearance of decades of existence within days of being made.  They are often decorated with symbols of protection and a restful death.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Bone Shield

18 October, 2022

Made of theseVoddick turned away soon followed by Gollaon.  “I know dead is dead, but still it seems . . . disrespectful,” said Voddick once they were well away.

“For some people survival and winning are the most important things,” replied Gollaon.

Voddick shooks his head sadly.  “Some prices may be too much.”

Bone Shield

These shields look, are, made of woven bones and sinew any attempts to disguise that fact is doomed to failure, paint flakes away, covering and torn and tattered within hours, even magic fails to fully disguise the true nature of the shield.

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Tuesday Magic Item – Spiritdrinker

11 October, 2022

Choose your weaponGollaon slowly sipped at a glass of wine as they watched the swordsman practice.

Voddick joined his friend and took a drink of ale.  “That is a uniquely decorated sword he has,” he said.  “But did it not have a different pattern when we were here last month?”

“I was just pondering the same thing,” Gollaon took another sip.


It is thought (perhaps hoped) that there is only one of these blades, its maker is thought to have been the God of Smiths at the request of Lady-Lord of Mischief.  The weapon is quite plain at first, though it is perfectly balanced and whoever picks it up finds it fits their hand perfectly.  As it is used, it shapes itself to its wielder and, perhaps, the reverse is true as well.

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