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Dungeons & Dragons: Ye Olde Shoppe of Magicks, June 2009

I make no bones about it.  I’m fascinated with magical items in any setting.  I like making up curses to place on magical items.  Once a month, Ye Olde Shoppe of Magick is going to gather together ten of the best magic items we can find on the blogsphere and offer them to you.

From All Geek Out: The Twitter Bird – an enchanted avian that allows you to keep tabs on people.

From Gentian over At Will: An assortment of magical rings, my favorite is the Memory Loop.

From Mike’s Mind: The Resurrection Gauntlet – a gauntlet that allows you to speak with or raise the dead.

From A Hamsterish Hoard of Dungeons and Dragons: Blind Reflection – A Fey enchanted spear

From right here at the Database: The Infinity Rings – They sound good but were made by a wizard with a sense of humour.

From RPG Dumping Ground: The Shrieking Helm – An enchanted helmet that provides protection against magic.

From A Character for Every Game: The Black Swords of Kale – A family of enchanted swords, Blackrazor being the most famous of the lot.

Not really a magical item but useful none-the-less
From Inkwell Ideas: The Random Inventory Generator for your Magical Shop – just what it says.

From Troll and Flame: Three Magical Locks – Locks designed to foil Magic users

From Chgowiz’s Old Guy RPG: Three More Magical Locks  – More magical locks.

There you go ten magical items.  Ye Olde Shoppe of Magicks will gather together another ten in July.

June 29, 2009 Posted by | Fluff/Inspiration, Legacy D&D, RPG | , , , , | Leave a comment

RPGBN Shared World Invitation: Unique Magic Items.

bloggeriaThe first in the series of open invitations for the RPGB Network Shared World(Blogeria?) project.  Please note this is for the land of Ayuhwa only and not the world as a whole.

This first invitation is for unique Magical items to be sold in Ye Olde Shoppe of Magicks, a retail chain store found in all major Ayuhwa cities and border posts.  Ye Olde Shoppe of Magicks sends it’s buyers across the width and breadth of Blogeria (I’m really liking this name more and more) searching for unique items of magic.  Are you the Lord of a Kingdom of Blogeria and wanting your unique magical items for sale through a reputable retailer?  Are you a wandering Wizard seeking to supplement your income by providing your goods to someone willing to buy in large quantities?  Submit your items of magic for our review and one of our buyers will contact you shortly.

OK that’s the in character pitch.  Here’s what I’m looking for.  Do you have a unique magical item you’ve written and posted at your site?  provide the link and I’ll include it fully credited in the write up for the land of Ayuhwa.  If you are one of the world builders I’ll include the ‘fact’ that it comes from your land.   Again leave the link in a comment.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | Fluff/Inspiration, Gaming Notes, RPG | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Cloak of Canineability: a Magical Item.

cloakSunday 3-29-09 we were playing our 2e D&D game The Quest for the Genesis Staff.  We had just finished defeating Moloch the Demon and were dividing up the treasure when the player to my left excused herself momentarily.  My attention was focused on the player to my right.  I turned to look at Jazz and discovered not my friend but the DM’s dog sitting in her chair.  I immediately quipped that Rayne, our Kender (Jazz’s character), had found a Cloak of Canineability.  Bill our DM, who is fond of taking cues from the ad-libs at the table, told me to write it up and we’d give it to her.

I liked the idea so much I wrote it up systemless for dropping into your campaign.

The Cloak of Canineability:  Made from an enchanted cloth covering a fur undercloak this cloak provides the wearer with the ability to speak with all creatures in the Canidae Family; understanding and being understood by all species in the Canis genus including dogs, wolves, foxes and jackals.  The cloak allows the wearer to channel the abilities (similar to DC Comics Animal Man) of whatever canine the DM determines to be closest to the wearer.  This channeling ability extends for a radius of 1000 yards centered on the PC (ie if you’re on a boat and there’s no canines aboard the boat you’re not going to be able to channel any abilities).  Once the ability is channeled it lasts for 15 minutes.  

There is also a limited ability of transformation when wearing the cloak.  You can assume the form of one different canine/per level of magic user (4th level has four forms to choose from).  However this is limited by a duration and each form can only be used once per day.  When in the canine form you are for all intents and purposes that animal and have only those animals stats and abilities though you retain your memories and intellect before and after.

Price: 50,000 GP (or equivalent)  Weight: 4 lbs

April 9, 2009 Posted by | Fluff/Inspiration, Gaming Notes, Legacy D&D, Other Systems, RPG, Savage Worlds | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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