Amber Inclusions

       By: Dragon Lord

The spirit of a creature trapped in amber cannot escape to it’s afterlife / next incarnation / whatever.

Such trapped spirits can be contacted by those who know the right rituals and magical power derived from them – typically the power to control one individual of that species.

Can by quite powerful if the creature is a colony insect (ant, bee, wasp, etc) – simply control the queen and you command the whole colony.

Ideas  ( Items ) | October 22, 2007 | View | UpVote 2xp

The Dust of Ages

       By: Wulfhere

The ancient Empire of the Golden Crystal fell so long ago that little is known of them besides their legendary magical power. Supposedly, in the Golden Age of the Crystal Empire, cities were filled with enchantment, spells far beyong the ability of modern magi.

A tomb robber has returned to civilization with something never seen before: Ceramic vials of reddish dust that supposedly enhance a magician's power tremendously when the dust is sprinkled upon the floor of his workroom. The rogue selling the vials claims that they were recovered from a ruin of the Crystal Empire, but can he be believed?

Ideas  ( Items ) | August 30, 2007 | View | UpVote 1xp

DustWood II

       By: MoonHunter

Dustwood is technically not a wood from a specific tree. It is an created fuel for fires.

Starting with the sawdust from a sawmill, adding a mixture of wax or pitch, and a few other things, the mixture is pounded or pressed toghether tightly. It is normally smashed into a round container, so when it is slipped out, it looks like a small perfectly round "log". (actually a lathed log, but you get the idea). It can either be used as a log or slices of a log can be used for a fire.

Ideas  ( Items ) | August 29, 2007 | View | UpVote 1xp

The Statues

       By: Wulfhere

A local sculptor of note has chosen to honor the adventurers by crafting lifelike statues of them. While he hopes to surprise them by setting the statues up in their home while they are off adventuring, he may have underestimated the paranoia of the typical adventurer. Provided that he can get in, is he likely to survive whatever precautions they have against intruders? Assuming he lives, what will they make of finding statues in their house?

Ideas  ( Items ) | June 19, 2007 | View | UpVote 1xp

The Necklace of Midas

       By: Wulfhere

is a lovely golden necklace that gradually transforms its wearer's skin into gold. Given enough time, this will prove fatal, but the wearer cannot remove the deadly jewelry without assistance. Some might be cruel and greedy enough to leave it on its victim...

Ideas  ( Items ) | May 15, 2007 | View | UpVote 4xp

Sword of long term deadlyness

       By: Cheka Man

Held in a lead sheath the blade of this sword is tipped with uranium and any wound from it, even a tiny one, will go cancerous, although the effects may not show up for months or even years.

Ideas  ( Items ) | May 7, 2007 | View | UpVote 1xp

A Prophecy: The Blasphemer's Rise

       By: Wulfhere

The ancient prophet Oijas Bek uttered a cryptic prediction:
In the time of the Floating Ships,
In the Capitol of the Shattered Empire,
The False God will draw the people to his banner,
The Blasphemer shall don robes of righteousness.

No one is sure what he meant, but the various sects each have their theories, which they often fight over.

Ideas  ( Items ) | April 10, 2007 | View | UpVote 2xp

Necromantic Vessels

       By: valadaar

Thrown enchanted skulls make great necromantic 'grenades' releasing blasts of negative energy, incorporeal undead, swarms of flesh-eating worms, etc.

Ideas  ( Items ) | April 3, 2007 | View | UpVote 3xp

Enchanted Alchemist's Tools

       By: Wulfhere

An alchemist enchanted his equipment to produce even more powerful alchemical compounds, potions and the like. Unfortunately, it is not well-known that he had different sets of equipment for different processes: If the wrong set of gear is used, the result will invariably fail to function. It's not a cursed item, just something that's hard to figure out.

Ideas  ( Items ) | March 10, 2007 | View | UpVote 0xp

Magical Syrup

       By: Wulfhere

Certain trees have sap that is filled with magical potential. Their sap is harvested and distilled down to produce various types of potions, much like maple syrup is collected in some areas. The magical effects of these syrupy potions are often fairly trivial; perhaps they simply cause the imbiber to grow hair more quickly, summon butterflies, or walk a few inches above the floor. People enjoy the syrup as a flavoring, instead of imbibing it for its magical powers.

Ideas  ( Items ) | March 9, 2007 | View | UpVote 3xp

Ring of Soul Binding

       By: valadaar

This ring keeps soul in the body even when the wearer is killed, making bringing life back to the wearer much easier. However, if it takes too long, the wearer will begin to rot and become undead. Removing the ring causes the spirit to pass on immediately.

Ideas  ( Items ) | February 22, 2007 | View | UpVote 2xp

Purse of Karma

       By: valadaar

An enhanted purse that provides money, but at the cost of luck..

Ideas  ( Items ) | February 22, 2007 | View | UpVote 1xp


       By: Scrasamax

A massive trebuchet constructed by the reigning tyrant, it can hurl the heaviest loads of any trebuchet to date and is the most destructive, non-magical weapon currently in existance. The Thought of Warwolf setting up on their lawn has quelled many a rebellion.

Ideas  ( Items ) | May 11, 2006 | View | UpVote 0xp


       By: Scrasamax

An alloy of iron and iridescent meteoric metal, also known as shadesteel. Weapons forged of this metal cause gangreneous infections almost instantly and sometimes the victims becomes a shambling zombie after death. The material is very vulnerable to fresh water which will cause it to corrode and eventually melt in a period of hours to days.

Ideas  ( Items ) | May 11, 2006 | View | UpVote 2xp

       By: MoonHunter

It looks like a cook's book. It is a cook's book. It is also where the cook, who happened to be a master spy, encoded all his secrets and contacts. The book has innocently fallen into your group's hands. Everyone wants it, and many are not subtle or peaceful in their attempts.

Ideas  ( Items ) | July 23, 2005 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: Scrasamax

A Cloak of Shadows that causes mushrooms to grow in its own shadow. A crouching theif might find himself in a ring of poisonous toadstools, an interesting thing for a sentry to find after the thief has left hiding place.

Ideas  ( Items ) | June 5, 2005 | View | UpVote 1xp

       By: Pieh

The spellbook of a long dead wizard that has gained the ability to read itself and cast spells from itself. If could be amazingly powerful as an ally, or use its magic to manipulate and rule a kingdom.

Ideas  ( Items ) | June 5, 2005 | View | UpVote 3xp

       By: CaptainMayday

When running a new party, get around the question of plot density by having the first discovery to be a deck of fate, or whatever you call it. If you use a real deck, you should definitely stack it to have the desired outcome, which is to curse the party to attract weird things to happen and involve them. This should not be told to the players at the time, so that they won't just up and try to get themselves 'decursed'. Though quite why they would want to is beyond me.

Ideas  ( Items ) | May 18, 2005 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Cheka Man

A magic speaking sword of great power-which is also a racist, obnoxious and unpleasent, so much so that those who carry it often *gag* the hilt of it, the taking part, with cloth to shut it up.

Ideas  ( Items ) | May 12, 2005 | View | UpVote 0xp

       By: Scrasamax

The blood of a dragon is vital in the creation of potions of longevity. The liver could used to cure any disease or ailment, while the heart could restore a PC to full and complete health, despite their age, or injury.

Ideas  ( Items ) | April 30, 2005 | View | UpVote 0xp

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Want to avoid fighter types focusing on swords? Make Longswords and Bastardswords the weapon of the Noble class, with a death penalty for other to carry. These weapons will be ornate and finally crafted. Adventurers will be stuck with cheaply made broad and shortswords, while professional fighters might use two handed swords.

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