Monday, December 7, 2015

(Dungeon) Stocking Stuffers - Twenty assorted Magic Items from my campaign

1. Runic Cube; 4 inch stone, each face can project a Symbol; Discord, Fear, Insanity, Hopelessness, Pain, Sleep, once each

2. Chalice of Endless Water; can only drink from, not pour from

3. Flask of Unending Vacuum (Eversucking Bottle); sucks in gasses, smoke, etc

4. Gloves of Far Reach; creates ghostly but substantial ‘remote hands’, which mimic actions at up to 50’

5. Barrel o’ Monkeys; contains 12 one foot tall furry red monkeys, obey, and perform/mimic simple tasks for 1hr ea, then disappear in a puff of smoke, pull ‘em one at a time, or all at once!  (AC 5, HD ½) 

6. Jar o’ the Swarm; mundane-looking glass jar, metal lid pierced with air holes, filled with creepy black insects.  If opened, stinging bug swarm does 1d10HP/rnd w/in 10’ rad for 1d4+2r, then dissolves into a lingering mist.

7. Taper of Peaceful Rest, candle burns for eight hrs, 0% chance of Random Encounter

8. Glyphic Scribe, inscribes Glyph of Warding on any surface, each use erases previous use, 1d6+4 charges

9. Idol of Gom; allows substitution of d30 for any one d20 roll, 1/day, small but bulky stone statuette, requires sacrifice of minor treasure to recharge, but no sacrifice may ever be repeated (copper piece(s) once, one ruby, one necklace, etc – keep a list!)

10. GGPC; when filled with liquids or potions, the Great Golden Pimp Cup negates poisons and contaminants, improves flavor, adds +1HP/die to Healing Potions, and extends Potion duration by 1d6 rnds

11. Holocaust Cloak; bright red lining, Fire Protection, immolates 1/day for 1T, doing 1d8 dam/r, 5’ radius 

12. Most Useful Keyring; holds up to 20 assorted ‘blank’ keys.  When a lock is encountered, roll d20.  If roll is under the number of blank keys, one key permanently shapes itself to fit this lock, if roll is over, no key will fit this particular lock

13. 'Ice 9'; a crystal of an ice from another dimension, suspended in a jar of clear fluid, it will instantly freeze solid up to 100 cubic feet of water on contact

14. Holy Hand Grenade; gold-plated Chambord bottle, explodes in a blinding flash to the sound of an angelic choir, 30’ radius, auto destroys any mindless Undead, other Undead gain Save, if made, take 1d10 +10 dmg

15. Missile Crystals; act as Magic Missiles when thrown like darts, # 3d4

16. Arrow of Seeking; +1, may be fired normally at any targets w/in range, even those not in line of sight, circumventing cover, turning corners, etc. #2d6

17. Roddenberries, dried; each heals 1 HP, 1-100 berries per pouch

18. Living Wig; attaches to scalp, grows out in any color &/or style desired

19. Rewriting Scroll; changes to a random spell each day until cast

20. Extending Ladder; wooden ‘toy’ ladder, size of a ruler, grows to full size, up to 20’ long on command

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Time and Relative Dimension in Space Existence Remover

I was mining this Wikipedia of 'Doctor Who Items' for super-science artifacts and/or magical item ideas, came across the entry for the 'President's Gauntlet', which states that "if a person is destroyed by it, their timeline vanishes as well, leaving no memory of them".

This could be pretty cool... Maybe the victim must be touched by the gauntlet, gets a Save, but a Fail causes the target to completely disappear, leaving the Party confused about what they are doing, standing around with weapons in hand, with no apparent foe present.  Might be a way for a particularly generous - or difficult! - DM to give the Party an 'out' when confronted by an overwhelming foe.  Of course, if the foe never existed... it's not worth any XP, and never accumulated any treasure.  Beats Total Party Kill, don't it?  No memory of ever encountering the target remains.
"When did I use my Invisibility Potion?"  "Why am I down to half HP?" 

Would definitely require some limitation, possibly a very small number of charges, or use only once/year, or even a one-shot.  Could possibly take different forms: a lidded box which contains a mystery which cannot be viewed, or has a big red button on top, or a crystal dagger which emits a prismatic cone, maybe a weapon which changes form every day...