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Stealing Stones: Subterranean Adventures

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Subterranean environments are one of the most beloved locales for exploration or adventure in tabletop gaming. Synonymous with the concept of “dungeon delving,” underground realms have been a consistent trope used by GMs for decades. That’s not to suggest that explorations into the world below don’t have their place or serve a very important function—there […]

Mendacious Materials: Nails of Aura Adumbration

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Nails of Aura Adumbration Aura none; CL 1st Slot none; Price 1,000 gp each; Weight — DESCRIPTION These 3-inch long, bright golden nails have been meticulously engraved with a spiraling strand of arcane runes. Nails of aura adumbration generate 6-inch spheres that negate the appearance of any magic aura placed into the field of effect […]

Strange Salve: Aquatic Encounter Deck

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The Aquatic Encounter Deck has 30 different encounters for waterborne adventures, including floating debris, sea monsters, troublesome harbor bureaucrats, shipwreck survivors, pirates, and more! As soon as a link for physical cards is available we’ll let you know and update the page, but check out the rest of Strange Salve and the 2015 AaWBlog Adventure Path until then (unless […]

Strange Salve: Treasure Potion

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Treasure Potion Aura faint divination; CL 2nd Slot none; Price 810 gp; Weight — DESCRIPTION Still slick with visceral slime from the river beast’s stomach, this unusually large glass bottle contains a clear liquid infused with swirling golden particulate. It appears that a small rolled piece of parchment has been inserted into the vessel, a […]

Magic Item Monday (Duty in Drak’kal): Peacock Helm

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Peacock Helm Aura faint enchantment; CL 5th Slot head; Price 17,000 gp; Weight 3 lbs. DESCRIPTION This bronze helm seems extraordinarily ordinary, albeit masterfully crafted. A peacock helm appears to be an ordinary bronze helmet until it is activated (a standard action), at which point a plume of magnificently colored peacock feathers extend and fan […]

Magic Item Monday (Duty in Drak’kal): Merchant’s Moniker

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Merchant’s Moniker Aura faint divination; CL 4th Slot none; Price 4,500 gp; Weight 0.1 lb. DESCRIPTION This simple copper trinket shines with an odd glow, and you wonder just where it is Dockmaster Casta got these badges of office. The wearer of a merchant’s moniker gains a +5 competence bonus to Sense Motive checks when […]

Magic Item Monday: Ignominious Icon

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Ignominious Icon Aura faint necromancy; CL 1st Slot various; Price —; Weight — DESCRIPTION Ignominious icons are small tokens of appreciation, usually bits of jewelry or trinkets that are in some way associated to the spirit of a once disgraced (perhaps wrongly) individual whose name has since been redeemed. An ignominious icon provides its bearer […]

A Viking Adventure Kickstarter: Into the Wintery Gale

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AdventureAWeek.com is known for amazing adventure modules that captivate PCs and give GMs an epic saga within which to tell their own tales of heroism, redemption, or whatever it is they’re about. Most of these are extremely collaborative works and while many innovations and wonderful encounters are designed in this fashion, it’s extremely rare—almost unheard of!—for a single […]

Magic Item Monday: Clockwork Scarab

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Clockwork Scarab Aura moderate divination; CL 9th Slot none; Price 2,750 gp; Weight — DESCRIPTION From afar this tiny, strange device looks like a scarab but on closer inspection you see it is made from many small wheels, springs, and gears grinding together. A clockwork scarab is a tiny, magically-imbued mechanically animated beetle. To activate […]

Magic Item Monday: Ring of Forgetfulness

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Ring of Forgetfulness Aura faint evocation; CL 5th Slot ring; Price 18,450 gp (minor), 36,900 (medium), 55,350 gp (major); Weight 0.25 lb. DESCRIPTION This simple time-worn golden band’s surface is engraved with various interlaced arcane runes, though several have worn off or been scuffed beyond recognition. When the wearer of a ring of forgetfulness would […]