This is a collection of story rich magic items that includes extensive information about each one. Each full magic item listed gets at least two pages of content as well as multiple smaller items being listed.
Adventure hooks for every item are also included and advice is provided on using the items and adapting them to your games.
The items are introduced through the ongoing banter betweek two in-game narrators discussing the items - Vastral, a mage, and Abrina, a vampire.
(192 pages in total, fully illustrated.)
Each item is designed to have a rich background that gives you a base to build a quest or adventure from. This is NOT a boring catelogue of magic items, this is a book full of stories about magic items that you then learn specific 5e stats for - including what happens to their power when they are damaged or how their powers change if you repair them with different materials to those they were built from.
There is a LOT of content in this book. The 175 adventure hooks are there just to support the magic items!
The magic items are diverse and cover a lot of ground. They are in the following categories:
- Items for Animal Companions
- Items to Wear
- Wondrous Items
- Darker Items
- Magical Tattoos
- Sets of items
- Vastral's Workshop (containing random tables that you can use to create the contents for your own mages workshop.
Each magic item entry contains details relating to:
- Item History - detailed backstories are included
- Reputation - what's the general world view of the item?
- Damage and Repairs - the items abilities often vary based on their condition. This section outlines this plus offers recommended material to repair them - often this causes their powers to change.
- Copies - Variation on the items are presented in many cases
- Location - Where the items are most likely to be found and any places where they are outlawed or particularly desired
- Stats - full stats for 5e
Reader Feedback (From Volume 1)
Got mine today Stephen. It is beautiful and full of good stuff. As I expected of course. Thank you for another wonderful, beautiful, useful book.
Singapore backer here. I just got my limited edition today. It's beautiful! It has a coffee-table-book vibe going for it! I particularly like the choice of font and the oragnised, airy layout. Thanks for a wonderful product.
I just received my copy and I have to say it looks awesome. I will take it with me to my holidays!
I really love the items and some of them are going to be used in the game I'm currently running. The artwork is stunning too.
Vastral's Guide to Magical Oddities 2 - PDF
NOTE You receive a zip file immediately on purchase. That contains two versions of this book. One is a single page view, one is a double page view for those of you with large monitors. The content of both versions is identical.
Hardbacked version arriving soon.