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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 three to a dozen (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. This generates a distinctive ‘thump’ and 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. When processed by folks skilled in Sylvan magics or Alchemy, 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 also trigger its effects.

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

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November 6, 2013, 21:27

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, 22:41
Quick, readily usable and a whole lotta fun! Did you draw those mushies yourself?
November 7, 2013, 5:54
November 7, 2013, 17:12
That's cool :D
Voted Scrasamax
November 7, 2013, 9:05
Fun but still completely usable in a serious dungeon setting. Nice work
Voted Cheka Man
November 7, 2013, 12:16
Mushrooms that fight back.
Voted Gossamer
November 7, 2013, 15:24
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, 21:49

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, 22:53
Short and sweet. I also like the monster attraction part, adds a kind of realism for me.
November 13, 2013, 12:49
Seems like something fun to throw at the PCs in a forest and see what happens.
Voted CrazyF1r3f0x
November 13, 2013, 21:06
Only voted
Voted custos
June 16, 2014, 10:14
Only voted

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