Wednesday, May 20, 2020

House Rules - New Wondrous Items

This is a listing of wondrous items that may appear in my campaigns.

This list may use abbreviations to show what sourcebook the entries were drawn from. For guidance as to what sourcebooks these abbreviations reference, see my key to Sourcebook Abbreviations.

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Anklet of Translocation: (Magic Item Compendium) An anklet of translocation allows you to make short dimensional hops. When it is activated, you ca instantly teleport (with no chance of error) up to 10 feet. The new space must be within line of sight and line of effect. You can't use the anklet to move into a space occupied by another creature, nor can you teleport into a solid object; if you attempt to do so, the anklet;s activation of wasted. You can bring along objects weighing up to your maximum load, but you can't bring another creature with you. An anklet of translocation functions two times per day. Activating the anklet is a swift action.

  Aura: Moderate conjuration; Caster Level: 7th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, dimension door; Cost: 1,400 shillings; Cost to Create: 700 shillings + 56 experience points. Weight: -.

Arcanist's Gloves: (Magic Item Compendium) When you activate arcanist's gloves, you add 2 to the caster level of the next 1st level arcane spell you cast before the end of your turn. Arcanist's gloves require a swift action to use and function two times per day.

  Aura: Faint transmutation; Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, fox's cunning; Cost: 500 shillings; Cost to Create: 250 shillings + 20 experience points. Weight: -.

Belt of One Mighty Blow: (Magic Item Compendium) Activating a belt of one mighty blow is a swift action and grants extra damage on your next melee attack made before the end of your turn. A light weapon deals an extra 1d8 points of damage, a on-ehanded weapon deals an extra 2d6 points of damage, and a two-handed weapon deals an extra 3d6 points of damage. A belt of one mighty blow functions once per day.

  Aura: Faint transmutation; Caster Level: 5th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, bull's strength; Cost: 1,500 shillings; Cost to Create: 750 shillings + 60 experience points. Weight: 1 lb.

Boots of Agile Leaping: (Magic Item Compendium) While wearing boots of agile leaping, you can add your Dexterity modifier (instead of your Strength modifier) to Jump checks. If you have at least 5 ranks in Balance, you can stand from prone as a swift action. When standing from prone, you do not provoke attacks of opportunity.

  Aura: Faint transmutation; Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, cat's grace; Cost: 600 shillings; Cost to Create: 300 shillings + 24 experience points. Weight: 2 lbs.

Boots of Landing: (Magic Item Compendium) While wearing boots of landing, you land on your feet, no matter how far you fall, and you take 2 fewer dice of damage from the fall than normal (thus, a fall of 20 feet or less deals you no damage).

  Aura: Faint transmutation; Caster Level: 3th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, feather fall or catfall; Cost: 500 shillings; Cost to Create: 250 shillings + 20 experience points. Weight: 1 lb.

Bracers of Quick Strike: (Magic Item Compendium) When you activate bracers of quick strike, you can make one extra attack with any weapon you are holding if you already made a full attack action on this turn. This attack is made at your full base attack bonus plus any modifiers appropriate to the situation. This effect is not cumulative with any other effect that grants you an extra attack when making a full attack such as the Rapid Shot feat, a speed weapon, or the haste spell. Bracers of quick strike function once per day and are activated as a swift action. You must wear bracers of quick strike for 24 hours before you can access their abilities. if you take them off, they become inactive until worn for an additional 24 hours.

  Aura: Moderate transmutation; Caster Level: 5th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, haste; Cost: 1,400 shillings; Cost to Create: 700 shillings + 56 experience points. Weight: 1 lb.

Brooch of Stability: (Magic Item Compendium) This brooch is dangerous in dangerous battles. When your hit points are reduced to -1 or lower, you automatically become stable (assuming the damage was not enough to kill you). A brooch of stability functions once per day.

  Aura: Faint conjuration; Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, cure light wounds; Cost: 1,000 shillings; Cost to Create: 275 shillings + 22 experience points. Weight: -.

Brute Gauntlets: (Magic Item Compendium) Brute gauntlets allow you to temporarily increase your physical might. These gauntlets have 3 charges, which are renewed each day at dawn. Spending 1 or more charges grants you a morale bonus on Strength checks, Strength-based skill checks, and melee weapon damage for 1 round.
  • 1 charge: +2 morale bonus.
  • 2 charges: +3 morale bonus.
  • 3 charges: +4 morale bonus.

  Aura: Faint transmutation; Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, bull's strength; Cost: 500 shillings; Cost to Create: 250 shillings + 20 experience points. Weight: -.

Cloak of Predatory Vigor: (Magic Item Compendium) A cloak of predatory vigor helps you channel the power of your combat frenzy into rejuvenating energy. While in a rage or frenzy, you can activate this cloak as a swift action to heal damage to yourself equal to your Hit Dice. This effect functions two times per day.

  Aura: Faint conjuration; Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, cure moderate wounds; Cost: 1,400 shillings; Cost to Create: 700 shillings + 56 experience points. Weight: 2 lbs.

Essence Crystal: (Vigil Watch: Secrets of the Asaatthi) This platinum chain is set with a blue-white crystal, used in the life transfer spell to store the souls of sentient creatures. The stone grows darker in color the more souls are placed into the crystal, and drains in color as each soul's life force is drained to ignore the natural effects of aging in the wearer. An essence crystal is usually found uncharged. When the wearer casts life transfer, the crystal gains a number of charges equal to the Hit Dice of the victim of the spell. By expending a charge, the wearer is immune to the effects of natural aging for a full year. The wearer resumes aging as normal if the essence crystal is removed. The crystal has hardness 5 and 25 hit points.

  Aura:; Strong necromancy; Caster Level: 13th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, life transfer; Cost: 91,000 shillings; Cost to Create: 45,500 shillings + 3,640 experience points; Weight: -.

Horn of Khil: (Fury in the Wastelands: The Orcs of Tellene) Carved from the horn of a fell beast, this standard size signal horn is crudely engraved with scenes of violence and death. Sacred ot Khil, the horn instills frenzy into all orcs that hear its deep, booming call. When blown, all orcs within 50 feet immediately rage, with the sole exception of the horn blower. This is identical to the 1st level barbarian brutal strikes class ability except that the rage lasts for 5 rounds. This rage counts against the daily uses of the rage ability for a barbarian character. The horn can be blown as many times per day as the owner wishes, but any given orc can be affected no more than once in a 24-hour period.

  Aura: Moderate transmutation; Caster Level: 9th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, bear's endurance, bull's strength; Cost: 29,000 shillings.; Cost to Create: 14,500 shillings + 1,160 experience points; Weight: -.

Raptor's Mask: (Magic Item Compendium) A raptor's mask grants you a +5 bonus on Spot checks and renders you immune to effects that would leave you blinded or dazzled. A raptor's mask is part of the Regalia of the Phoenix.

  Aura: Faint divination; Caster Level: 5th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, clairaudience/clairvoyance, glitterdust, possession of a piece of the Regalia of the Phoenix; Cost: 3,500 shillings; Cost to Create: 1,750 shillings + 140 experience points. Weight: -.

Robe of Retaliation: (Magic Item Compendium) A robe of retaliation allows you to react to attacks with a burst of magical power. If you are struck by a creature wielding a melee weapon or a natural weapon, you can activate the robe as an immediate action and sacrifice an arcane spell of 1st level or higher to deal damage to your attacker equal to 1d6 points per level of the spell sacrificed. This ability functions three times per day.

  Aura: Moderate evocation; Caster Level: 7th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, fire shield; Cost: 6,500 shillings; Cost to Create: 3,250 shillings + 260 experience points. Weight: 2 lbs.

Slave Bore: (Vigil Watch: Warrens of the Ratmen) The slave bore resembles a small corkscrew, crafted of silver and iron and dipped in the blood of the victim's potential master. The target of this device's foul magic usually is trussed up with a scarlet cord and made to wear a black velvet hood with a small forehead opening. A gag prevents the victim from biting his tongue during the painful ritual to come. The wielder then screws the bore into the victim's head.

When the bore is put into place, the victim immediately loses 2d4 Intelligence and 2d4 Wisdom and will lose 1d6 Constitution if he fails a DC 12 Fortitude save. While the bore is in place, the victim must make a Will save each day. The first day, the DC is 15, and it increases by +1 every day thereafter. Each day the victim resists successfully, his Constitution score drops by 1. If this score reaches 0, the victim dies. Should the victim fail his Will save, he becomes the slave of the individual whose blood is on the bore; the victim must obey his master's every command without question. These verbal commands may be delivered only by the slave's master, and must be comprehensible to the victim. The unfortunate slave has no chance to resist, remaining a slave until rescued or slain. So complete is the master's control, the slave will not even eat or drink unless commanded to do so. The Intelligence, Wisdom, and Constitution losses are permanent as long as the bore remains in place.

Another individual can remove the bore with a heal, limited wish, miracle, or wish spell, or someone can physically remove it from the victim's head. This latter procedure is extremely hazardous and requires a DC 25 Heal check. If the Heal check fails, the victim loses 1d6 points of Constitution and the healer may try again. If the bore is removed without killing the victim, his abilities slowly return to normal per the normal rules for ability damage. If the victim dies, the bore may be removed and the victim brought back to life with resurrection or similar spells.

  Aura: Moderate enchantment; Caster Level: 12th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, dominate person; Cost: 3,500 shillings.; Cost to Create: 1,750 shillings + 140 experience points; Weight: -.

Wink Brooch: (Magic Item Compendium) Many a diplomat wears a wink brooch to court to gain an edge in conversation. When activated, this brooch grants you a +2 competence bonus on a single Bluff or Diplomacy check attempted before the end of your turn. This ability requires a swift action to use and functions three times per day.

  Aura: Faint enchantment; Caster Level: 3rd; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, charm person; Cost: 600 shillings; Cost to Create: 300 shillings + 24 experience points. Weight: -.

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