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Scrasamax
December 28, 2016
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Matter    Items  (Materials)   (Campaign Defining)

Alternate forms of matter

Moonlake
October 22, 2014
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Votes: 8 / 3.687500
Spritestones    Items  (Materials)   (Sentient)

A little sentient material to spice up a fantasy setting

valadaar
July 17, 2014
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Lightning Steel & Sundries    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

Lightning steel is a miraculous metal formed from an alloy of iron, carbon, silver and pure captured lightning.

Nobody
October 3, 2013
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Votes: 3 / 3.666667
Dry Ice    Items  (Materials)   (Campaign Defining)

A mineral responsible for refrigeration, arctic landscapes, and hot springs across the world.

Part of my series on pseudo-magical world building

Scrasamax
April 13, 2013
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Commercial Armor    Items  (Materials)   (Combat)

Not all armor is created the same, some is made from sterner stuff, others, not so much.

Ted
February 9, 2013
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Votes: 9 / 3.777778
Devil's Spit    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A thankfully rare mineral that burn's one skin as if the Devil himself had spit on you

Scrasamax
September 21, 2012
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Cold Iron    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Myths and misunderstandings swirl around this mysterious metal

Moonlake
June 5, 2012
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Votes: 10 / 2.900000
Fools' gems    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

 

 “Beware those gems that adventurers try to sell you. Before you know, they turn to fools’ gems”

~ Master jeweller at The Shining Elegance talking to one of his apprentices 
 
Scrasamax
April 29, 2012
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Votes: 11 / 4.636364
Gems of the Underworld    Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)

Few things shine as bright as the jewels of Hell

Dozus
January 10, 2012
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Votes: 8 / 3.937500
Ve'laan    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

"Ve'laan rust!" - Sailor slang, meaning "nonsense"

A metal with unique properties, ve'laan is prized by seafaring folk and admired by jewelers.

Pieh
September 15, 2010
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Star Silver    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

The Essence of Light, mined from the body of a fallen Star-Child.

Moonlake
March 27, 2009
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Fantasy fabrics    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

Different types of fabrics in a fantasy setting

Moonlake
March 27, 2009
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Flamesilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A type of silk woven from tree saps

Moonlake
March 11, 2009
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Votes: 7 / 4.071429
Icesilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A material similar in texture to normal silk, but woven from strands of ice

Moonlake
February 12, 2009
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Votes: 6 / 3.666667
Moonsilk    Items  (Materials)   (Non-Magical)

A type of silk given by a special type of larvae, much finer than conventional silk. Gowns woven from Moonsilk are not more alluring but can also give off musical sounds as breezes rustle over them. 

Chaosmark
January 14, 2009
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Demonforged Ice    Items  (Materials)   (Villanous)

The Writer glimpsed it in his journeys through the various hells, but he paid no heed to it. His tale was about the afterlife and the punishments therein, not the arms and armor of the Darkness.

valadaar
January 13, 2009
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Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Lechiers Salt    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

A magical Salt, a dangerous bane against ice and snow…

Scrasamax
November 29, 2008
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Frost Shard    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

Crystals have long be heralded as recepticals of magic power. Ice too, is a crystal.

Elbin
November 23, 2008
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Votes: 8 / 3.062500
Water Silver    Items  (Materials)   (Magical)

A metal with the properties of ordinary gold, which has the properties of pure silver when covered with water.

Scrasamax
September 13, 2008
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Votes: 6 / 4.500000
Black Diamond    Items  (Materials)   (Cursed)

A rare and diseased jewel, a canker fallen from the heavens

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       By: hopfrog16

One thing you must realise is that there is no such thing as pure iron/steel these days. Iron/steel isn't nearly as strong now as it was in medieval times. However, with that said, iron in early medieval times was so soft you could hack right through a helm with a sword and leave a nice lil mark on the skull (depending on the grade of iron used on the sword and the helm, ofcaurse). After many hundreds of years of fine tuning, however, the only use the sword had was to puncture the plate. That was very difficult, however, since the grade of steel was so hard... only blunt instruments and weighted axes had any use against plate armor in later medieval times. Makes me wonder why rapiers were so popular then and why less people wore plate (Other than it's obsene costs... a nice suit of armor would cost as much as a nice lexus does now... and a kings suit would be as much as a rols royce).

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