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Scrasamax
January 20, 2016
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Epstein Drive    Items  (Tools)   (Campaign Defining)

Also known as a magnetic fusion drive, or a mega-ion drive.

Scrasamax
December 20, 2015
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Polyforge    Items  (Tools)   (Campaign Defining)

A staple of high end sci-fi is the replicator or the nano-assembler. There is a much more practical and less technomagical way to achieve the same goal. The exciting thing is that this technology exists now, and we're getting much better at it.

valadaar
November 10, 2014
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Hammer Of Spirit Binding    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

Just the thing for making your demon-infested two-handed sword from Hell!

mrcelophane
January 25, 2014
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Bird Brains    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

Need to get a messenger bird to someone? Give 'em a Bird Brain

Pariah
November 17, 2013
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Votes: 4 / 2.500000
Subdermal Monitor    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

At the annual tech show in Dubai this week, IDC has announced its entry into the subdermal monitor wars. Sources in the company say that they believe that their Dermal Screen is more than capable of competing with the iSkin. Here's their official press release:

Scrasamax
September 8, 2013
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Dimensional Tap Reactor    Items  (Tools)   (Cursed)

Just as the Dimensional Engine supplanted the fission reactor, the DTR will eventually replace the D-Engine. Once they iron out the little bugs.

Scrasamax
June 20, 2013
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Mecha in the Cosmic Era    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

The reasons that mecha are not reliable as weapons of war are manifold, but the world changed more than many people expected and the way wars are fought have changed greatly since the middle of the Petroleum Era.

Dozus
November 25, 2012
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Duty Shrines    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Guardian stones, mission pillars - the relics of past skill and obligation that make their finders into unexpected heirs.
Shadoweagle
November 22, 2012
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Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Lillett's Needle    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
An unassuming sewing needle, five to six inches long. Certainly nothing out of the ordinary.


Kassy
July 3, 2012
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A Tap of Luck    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

This was it? A small ornamental hammer the size of his palm. Where was this "fabled treasure" this man possessed?

The young rogue left the manor by the same smelly route he'd came by, disappointment showing plainly on his face.

<span italic;"="">In the study, the case sat open, empty.

OmegaDraco
June 20, 2012
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Mobile Ground    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

A basketball sized can that can diffuse up to a typical lightning bolt's worth of energy into gamma rays. In 100 words.

Agar
June 17, 2012
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Kevlar Thread    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

Why aren't gamers using this already? This stuff is real. No really, this stuff is REAL. Google it. Cheap too. Feel free to reply with your own ideas on how to use it.

Agar
April 19, 2012
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Bucket of Waterbreathing    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

"Got this here from a wizard on a bargin. Just the thing to survive the salvaging of treasure from the deep when you don't have a lot of start up cash. Not everyone can tame sea turtles mate, you know what I'm saying? This here is an item with it's own character, a real unique item, so beware of imitators! The surest way to spot a fake is have a friend try it, if he dies, all you have is a ordinary bucket and a funeral to pay for, this here is the one real deal you've been looking for and it's still available for a steal!"

- Street hawker outside the Affordable Arch-Mage

MysticMoon
March 3, 2012
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Altar of Grilling    Items  (Tools)   (Villanous)

Once the source of power for a cult now scattered, this item acts as both sacrificial altar and food grill.

Agar
February 8, 2012
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Hanetta's Millstone    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

A small millstone, as far as millstones go, made by a wizard for his clerical friend to ensure he was always able to make fresh bread, wherever his travels took him.

Ted
February 7, 2012
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Votes: 5 / 4.500000
Corran's Scribe    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

If you had writing as bad as Corran's, you'd look for a way around it too.

OmegaDraco
February 3, 2012
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Ruby Heart    Items  (Tools)   (Magical)

100 word magic item

Chaosmark
December 31, 2011
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Levy Sys Mk III Thaumaflare    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

With bright light and 5 minutes burn time, this is required equipment for any cave-diver worth his salt.

Agar
December 9, 2011
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Everlasting Chalk    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

Need to know which way you took in the maze? Mark your path with chalk.

Leaving a message on the wall for your sleeping lover? Write it in chalk.

Got a virginal sacrifice, a lunar eclipse, but nothing to to inscribe your floor with? No, not chalk; YOU need to get some help. Expensive, professional help.

Chaosmark
December 4, 2011
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Cogtorch    Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)

Fire is best kept in the boiler; it's much too dangerous to be using for something as simple as lumination.

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Castoria, Land of Shattered Stars

       By: Veretrix

Castoria was once a thriving and prosperous nation, a rich trade center for the surrounding lands. This all changed when, on one fateful night nearly a century ago, the Mist of Eternity rolled in and surrounded the land, obscuring more of the outside world as days and nights passed.

By the time the Mist blocked out the sun, a new light shone during what was assumed to be daytime: The Starpoint Spire, a mysterious place atop Castoria's highest peak in the northern-central region. Some say that there is some sort of building atop the mountain shining the dim "sunlight" onto the land, but it is only ever too bright or too dark to fully make out any structure, not to mention the mountain's immense height.

Not a month after the Spire's light lit up, the stars fell. Flaming rocks and debris from far-flung edges of space plummeted downward onto the eastern region of Castoria. Once the shower subsided, a strange energy from within the fallen stars transformed the eastern lands in what are now known as The Voidwastes, a barren gray land littered with craters and strange alien creatures (these can vary, but I had Pathfinder's Akatas in mind).

To the south, strange mechanism of eldritch origin are again at work after aeons of rest in the Ruins of Kchuthngnl, an ancient city of non-human creation that is estimated by scholars to be no less that five millennia old.

To the west, the once peaceful and serene forest, now known as The Plagued Woods, has been experiencing corruptions of the wildlife and humanoids living there. Some humans have reported creatures that appear not unlike a halfling, except that they can open their mouths to massive proportions to swallow creatures the size of an ogre.

When adventurers and citizens alike try to make an escape from Castoria, they are never seen again, and it is utterly unknown whether they found hopeful sanctuary or agonizing death withing the Mist's depths.

What is unknown to all residents of Castoria is that all of these events occurred because of the actions of a secret but powerful cult loyal to the Elder Gods who call the space between the planes their abhorrent home. The cult still lives on, larger than ever, and their plan is for the alien horrors to incubate and thrive within the dome of mist that now envelops Castoria, so that when the Elder Gods return as the cult's prophecy foretells, they will have an army of blasphemous creation at their disposal that they will use to make war with and enslave the denizens of the Material Plane.

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