In brief - over 90 story rich main magic items, roughly 60 additional items, 100+ named NPCs, adventure hooks for every item, advice on using the items and adapting them to your play and two in-game narrators discussing the items. (188 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. Over 20,000 words of adventure hooks alone and those are 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
  • Furniture
  • Transport
  • Weapons
  • Wondrous Items
  • Sets of items

 

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

 

The original Kickstarter can be found here (technically the second Kickstarter as been launched, sold out and been reprinted already in 2021!)
 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thegrinningfrog/vastrals-guide-to-magical-oddities-for-5e-reprint

 

Reader Feedback

 

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.

 

Robert

 

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.

 

Carl

 

I just received my copy and I have to say it looks awesome. I will take it with me to my holidays!

 

Nina.

 

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.

 

Beth

Vastral's Guide to Magical Oddities - PDF

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