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November 7, 2013, 8:09 am

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Shrinkstools are a powerfully enchanted toadstool, typically found in enchanted forests or other secluded magical locations. Watch your step.

Shrinkstools appear as large pale mushrooms with a stem flecked with specks of various colors. If watched carefully, the flecks will shift colors gradually. At night, the mushrooms give a faint bluish glow. Shrinkstools typically occur in patches of 3d4.

The Shrinkstools have a powerful magic as described by their name. If stepped on or otherwise seriously damaged, they release a blast of magic that will shrink any animal life within 10’ to 1/6 its original size, and 1/12 the weight. The blast generates a distinctive ‘thump’ and this tends to attract nearby carnivores or intelligent species aware of the Shrinkstools effects.

The effects duration range greatly as follows

Die Roll

Second Roll


1d6 Minutes


2d6 Minutes


3d10 Minutes


1d6 hours


2d6 Hours


3d6 Hours

Shrinkstools can be carefully harvested without setting them off, and will retain their ability for four hours without treatment. When processed by folks skilled in Sylvan magics, they will remain potent for several months. In this form they can be used, carefully, as missile weapons, booby traps, or even as entertainment.

Biting into a potent Shrinkstool will trigger its effects.

*Inspired subliminally by Lewis Carroll's work Alice in Wonderland

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November 6, 2013, 20:27

Update: Something quick to try and get the ball rolling...

A bit of a close homage to Alice in Wonderland, but I think it may still have some value.

Voted Shadoweagle
November 6, 2013, 21:41
Quick, readily usable and a whole lotta fun! Did you draw those mushies yourself?
November 7, 2013, 4:54
November 7, 2013, 16:12
That's cool :D
Voted Scrasamax
November 7, 2013, 8:05
Fun but still completely usable in a serious dungeon setting. Nice work
Voted Cheka Man
November 7, 2013, 11:16
Mushrooms that fight back.
Voted Gossamer
November 7, 2013, 14:24
This is just way too short, no mention of it being a work in progress though. Could just as easily have been an idea instead.
Voted Murometz
November 7, 2013, 20:49

Nice. These just appeared in my world, but rather than as 'stools' they will become...'shrinking violets'!! I like the monsters attracted part, reminiscent of 'shriekers'. I'd also make a secondary die-roll (with a secondary table) to determine the size one shrinks to.

Voted Moonlake
November 8, 2013, 21:53
Short and sweet. I also like the monster attraction part, adds a kind of realism for me.
November 13, 2013, 11:49
Seems like something fun to throw at the PCs in a forest and see what happens.
Voted CrazyF1r3f0x
November 13, 2013, 20:06
Only voted
Voted custos
June 16, 2014, 9:14
Only voted

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       By: Yokima.van.zephrill

Tämbourine is firmly placed on my back ,to unsheathe this sword I simply have to say "re clouse" meaning come to me or i can just reach over and unsheathe it the old fashioned way. This sword was created to my liking tambourine is made of raw-like metals I found in different regions as I begun to forge the metals together, I’ve noticed that the raw metal materials were different pieces to a wide variety of swords that were used the past and present, being so most blades have a sheer grey texture Tambourine’s blade became black as the depths of the oceans. The blade expands to 6” which weighs 426lbs the sapphire jewel placed on the tip of hilt (upper middle center of the base) it emits a aura texture of purple which weighs 24lbs the jewel is un-breakable it negates magic for tambourine has a mind of its own only belonging to me it finds a worthy opponents who doesn’t use magic or any type of power to their liking which I can agree with(who would want an opponent that abuses their powers to kill for no reason or to avoid dying by honor tambourine fights with honor and accepts its glory or defeat) I’ve named the sapphire Sophia because not only that its rare and radiant it resembles my burning passion for my love Sophia. I made the hilt to be a length of 15 inches its frame is created with fine katchin (very thick and heavy metal) it alone weighs 50 pounds its texture is black like mixture of, I made it to be a cruciform hilt so it has room for two hands. I I made the blades hilt aprox. 2”, the blade is double-edged but the left side of the swords frame can block and or negate ones attack if needed, it weights 500lbs making it nearly unmovable. To go up against this sword is to quickly find your own death. Tambourine is a twin sword to Terra.

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