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Bookwyrm
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Posted - 24 Nov 2003 :  22:02:33  Show Profile  Visit Bookwyrm's Homepage  Click to see Bookwyrm's MSN Messenger address Send Bookwyrm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It doesn't seem to me that there are enough of us to carry on a "theme week" for very long.

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The Cardinal
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Nay I disagree as long as there is one then there is enough. More than that is a bonus. Anyways, we need only to slip away from the chores and scrolls Alaundo put on us for a minute, a bit of mischief with some enchanments here and there, then back to work.
*A great grin appears on Cardinal Deimos' face*
Alaundo would never know we were gone... *ahem* Anyways I gotta get back to mopping the floors...
* Grabs his mop and bucket and slinks out of the room*


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Arivia
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Posted - 25 Nov 2003 :  07:46:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, there's the four of us: The Sage, Bookwyrm, Cardinal Deimos, and me. I think that's enough, especially if those of us who have some spare time generate multiple items.
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Posted - 25 Nov 2003 :  07:51:25  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Agreed...although Bookwyrm does have a point. If it looks like this 'theme' idea is struggling after the first few weeks I'll just throw the idea out.

In any event, I normally craft two to three items per week, so as long as the rest of you (that is if you want to contribute) generate at least one item, this should work.


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Arivia, I working on the 'psionic' alternative now. Hopefully it will be ready for tomorrow's first updates...

And no, there is no theme for this week, since I only just stated the idea yesterday.




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Bookwyrm
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Posted - 25 Nov 2003 :  08:19:08  Show Profile  Visit Bookwyrm's Homepage  Click to see Bookwyrm's MSN Messenger address Send Bookwyrm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, I'll give it a shot. I believe in democracy and all that.

Will the themes be around powers, types, or purposes?

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Posted - 25 Nov 2003 :  08:22:47  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmm...powers and purposes will probably be the easiest themes to work with, and we do want this to be easy...

But if you want to try something with a type-theme go right ahead.


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Bookwyrm
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Posted - 25 Nov 2003 :  08:46:11  Show Profile  Visit Bookwyrm's Homepage  Click to see Bookwyrm's MSN Messenger address Send Bookwyrm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No, you pick something. I'm just going to sit back and watch, unless I can think of something. I unfortunately don't have time for idle, unfocused brainstorming when it comes to this sort of thing, at least not at the moment.

(Sometimes I feel like throttling my history professor's throat. Or maybe just put all his notes out of order.)

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Posted - 25 Nov 2003 :  08:58:08  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd settle for the notes out of order....

I can fully appreciate what you are saying Bookwyrm. This week has been my first full free-week in months. Of course, I have exams coming up, so study will again occupy most of my time...oh well...As for 'unfocused brainstorming', I think the last time I had the opportunity to do that...Silver Marches was just hitting the shelves. Everything after that point has been following up what has been started previously.



Okay, well for next week (the week starting on Sunday/Monday-30th November/1st December), the first theme will be based on powers, items with powers that enchance (or reduce, depending upon your inclination) a PC's ability scores...something nice and easy to start off with.


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The Cardinal
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Posted - 25 Nov 2003 :  09:21:48  Show Profile  Visit The Cardinal's Homepage  Send The Cardinal an AOL message  Send The Cardinal an ICQ Message  Click to see The Cardinal's MSN Messenger address  Send The Cardinal a Yahoo! Message Send The Cardinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well you can trust in a Cardinal of The Far northern Climes to Aid you ( Tis a slow season) plus I have a wonderful Idea for a very special ring....


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Bookwyrm
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Posted - 26 Nov 2003 :  05:42:58  Show Profile  Visit Bookwyrm's Homepage  Click to see Bookwyrm's MSN Messenger address Send Bookwyrm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Come to think of it, there was this armor that nasty half-elven wizard would give to his guard force. I had the dubious pleasure of running into him while on my travels. He was . . . difficult to reason with.

Perhaps I'll pay him a visit, see if that curse I put on him's still holding, and maybe steal a suit from his armory.

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The Cardinal
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Posted - 26 Nov 2003 :  07:53:59  Show Profile  Visit The Cardinal's Homepage  Send The Cardinal an AOL message  Send The Cardinal an ICQ Message  Click to see The Cardinal's MSN Messenger address  Send The Cardinal a Yahoo! Message Send The Cardinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I find if incredulous that anyone wouldn't want to reason with you. I hear that Dragons tend to be... irritable when angered....


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Posted - 26 Nov 2003 :  07:57:47  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, here's the first new update (at least by me...)



Pelagosia's Exponential Tome of Spells
The halfling wizardress, Pelagosia penned three of these unusual texts during her very short career as court wizard to Brelbach the Proud. Covered in plain brown-dyed leather hide, these thin tomes of a very nondescript nature contain within their scrap parchment pages special magical instructions. Only arcane spellcasters possess the necessary skill and knowledge to read and understand these instructions. The spellcaster, upon reading the entirety of the text, acquires the feats Enlarge Spell, and Extend Spell at no additional cost to the PC.

Caster Level: 4th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item; Market Price: 4,500 gp; Weight: 3lbs.


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Posted - 26 Nov 2003 :  07:59:15  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This next item is a little different from what has been presented previously. It is an item that makes use of the skills Alchemy, and Profession (herbalist)

Breakmaker
Breakmaker is a viscous bright red, oily, and alchemically crafted substance. When applied to the surface on any material it will quickly reduce it's hardness by 4 points (this is to a base minimum of 0), and reduces it's break DC by 2 point. After thirty minutes, the substance becomes inert and will start to evaporate. During this period the material is restored to it's normal hardness and break DC. Break-maker does not have any affect on creatures of any kind or type. One dose of this substance is enough to cover a 1/2 square foot and affects a thickness of up to 6 inches of wood or bone, 2 inches of stone, or 1 inch of metal.

Alchemy check: DC 15 to create; Market Price: 30 gp; Weight: 1/4lb. per jar


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Posted - 26 Nov 2003 :  08:00:35  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The last item for today -

Light of Selune
These are clear intricately crafted crystal orbs, which are often (circumstance dependent) about 3 inches in diameter. They will appear unexceptional to all by the light of day, however at night (either indoors or outside) they glow with a pale, silvery-white light which some describe as reminiscent of the moonlight from Selune. It will faintly illuminate an area with a 30ft. radius. In addition to this ability, once per night (usually at midnight) a Light of Selune can provide a ghostly-type of insight into one dilemma, as a divination cast by a 10th-level cleric. These items are favored possessions of the clerics of Selune.

Caster Level: 10th; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, continual flame, divination; Market Price: 7,000 gp; Weight: 1/2lb.


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Posted - 26 Nov 2003 :  08:02:42  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, that's it for me this week. Next week all items presented will be themed around items with powers that enchance (or reduce, depending upon your inclination) a PC's ability scores.

I hope to see some exciting items...


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The Cardinal
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Posted - 26 Nov 2003 :  08:26:14  Show Profile  Visit The Cardinal's Homepage  Send The Cardinal an AOL message  Send The Cardinal an ICQ Message  Click to see The Cardinal's MSN Messenger address  Send The Cardinal a Yahoo! Message Send The Cardinal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Here's the Ring I was thinking about, And DMs enjoy!

The Last Wish
Joy and death follow this ring like crows on carron.
A very dreadful curse upon the wisher. While the ring is harmless and nonlethal, it has the ability to allow four wishes per day. This description alone make many hungery for the power they might have. Created to be an eternal ring of wishes, a rather angery tanar'ri was not at all happy to be contained within. When the finishing touches were made the tanar'ri decided to add another bonus to the ring. As it bears no ill to the user, the ring can be tossed aside at will if one want's to and is in all aspects unmaligned. It is upon uttering the first wish that causes the curse to manifest and gives the ring it's dreadful name. Usually everything is as it should be, and the user will make his wish. The drawback is, however, the Tanar'ri made a the use of the first wish of each person become a beacon for the raw entity of Death. Usually and hour or so goes by until Death finds the user of the wish. Upon that time a freak accident usually occurs and the user is atonishingly one of the handful the accident claims. The ring however, is always oddly absent from the corpse's finger when the the body is moved... The ring and tanar'ri are still angery and hungery...


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Posted - 26 Nov 2003 :  14:08:22  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Interesting...very interesting Cardinal. A nice find, especially for a party of loyal knights who have just vanquished a Tanar'ri horde on the Plain of Infinite Portals.



Two questions I have...

1) When you were talking about Death, I assume you were talking about the abstract metaphysical interpretation of Death, and not the Darklord of Necropolis in the Domain of Dread?.

and

2) What type of tanar'ri inhabits this ring?. A succubus perhaps?.


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The Cardinal
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Ah sorry for taking so long to answer your questions Sage. Alaundo had me doing some uhhhh.... special chores because ummm, I'm such a valued scribe... yes that's it...
Anyways in answer to your first question, yes. It is the abstract metaphysical interpretation of Death, such like the Monks of the Order of the Long death follow.... (Hmmm the monks of the Old Order are just as mysterious... perhaps more... but I'll not be sidetracked right now...)

Anyways as for the Demon bound into the ring, for those unfortunate to have the curiousity to find out, I'm afraid a bubble will be burst. If an appealing succubus you search for, you will tragically be faced with a Nalfeshnee... a rather irritated Nalfeshnee who has been 'out of the loop' in the abyss for centuries....beware.


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A young female mage comes into the store, bearing a small velvet bag under one arm. She sedately walks up to the counter, gently places the bag down upon it, and leaves the store. As she leaves, a whisper floats back:"More to follow..."
Feldragar's Draught
Feldragar Mazren was the mage member of the Company of Misty Blades, an adventuring company operating out of Nesme. Feldragar quickly became infuriated with the other members' requests to 'strengthen their sword-arms' or to 'make thieving fingers more nimble'. He developed these draughts so that he would no longer have to listen to the inecessant requests.
Feldragar's draught comes in a green bottle. The liquid inside is slightly slimy, but can be drunk quite easily. If a draught is drunk, the imbiber gains +4 Constitution for 10 minutes. If the draught is applied to a user's shoulders and upper arms, then the user gains +4 Strength for 10 minutes. If the draught is worked into the skin of a user's hands, the user gains +4 Dexterity for 10 minutes. Each bottle contains exactly enough of the draught for one application. Variants of the draught are rumored to exist that increase Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma.
Moderate transmutation; CL 10th; Brew Potion, bull's strength, cat's grace, bear's endurance; Price 1,500 gp; Cost 750 gp+60 xp.
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A fine item, and a very nice addition to the collected creations here at the Magic Shop. Thanks Arivia.

Although I think the ability score benefits (+4) are a little high, I'd just like to hear your reasoning behind such a high benefit?.


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I started off with the idea of combining a potion of bull's strength, a potion of fox's cunning, and a potion of bear's endurance into one. You could only gain the benefit to any one ability score, but it did have added versatility. I used the 3.5 item creation rules to stat the item up(assuming that the choice of one of three 2nd level spells was equal to a 3rd level spell), and those spells in 3.5 grant a +4 bonus. If you're concerned about how high a bonus the item would give, you could change it to the 3.0 spells(1d4+1 bonus, I believe) or you could simply decrease the bonus. I'd suggest you recalculate the cost, counting the effect as a 2nd level spell. You could make it at a caster level of 5th to halve the cost, but the duration would be similarily halved.
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Hmm...interesting. I appreciate your thoughts on this Arivia.



Just a quick message for the regular patrons of this humble establishment - Due to some unforeseen complications, my usual Wednesday updates will be delayed until Friday.

Thank you.


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I was thinking about this and decided it would be an interesting item to have in an inventory.

The sap of the drunken fool(name needs work)
Something made by a alchemist and a wizard, no one is sure whom, but it is made by taking the leather and placing it in a cask, and left to ferment in the mixture of the most potent liquors from all of the races for 3 years. The leather will appeared ruined and useless for a sap, but can still make it. Once the sap is made the wizard put many enchantments on it to strengthen the leather without it drying.

When someone is hit with the sap the do not go unconcious, but instantly go into a drunken stupor, like they had been drinking for days. Allowing an easy capture or theft of items. Drunken masters enjoy it because of the instant drunkeness. The initial hit does not hurt but the insueing hangover is a not fun.

Dmg 1d6
Saving throw Fort DC 35

Some believe there is something more after death, if you really want to find out... go kill yourself and stop pestering me.

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Would that be a normal hit, or is it considered a touch attack?

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