Monday, September 7, 2009

A Pair of Magical P’s

The following are two magic items that revealed themselves to me recently. As with most magic, their value lies in how they are put to use.

Ring of Psychometry: This ring grants the wearer the ability to receive mental images and impressions off of a physical item. By expending one of the ring’s charges and touching the item he wishes to examine, the wearer glimpses a brief mental picture of the last person to manipulate the object and possibly the actions that accompanied its use. The clarity of this image and the information gleaned from it is determined by rolling a d6 on the following table:

1-2: Image of the object’s handler only – Details include race, sex, and physical appearance, but handler’s name, profession, and other intangible elements are not perceived.

3-4: Comprehensive details of the object’s handler – As above, but description includes name, class, and the handler’s emotional state at the time he/she held the object. Alignment is not revealed, however.

5: Replay of events – As above, but the ring-wearer observes the handler’s actions in the moments leading up to the point where he/she ceased handling the object. The length of time observed is only a minute or two, but the ring-wearer experiences them as if he was in the same room with the object’s handler.

6: Total Clarity – As above, but the ring-wearer also perceives the handler’s surface thoughts in the moments observed as if he had cast the spell, ESP.

When first found, a ring of psychometry has 2d10 charges.


Jar of Infinite Pickles: This ceramic jar with lid contains 1d10+10 fresh, tasty, dill pickles in brine when first discovered. The enchantment on the jar ensures that there will always be 1d10+10 pickles inside it each time the lid is opened. Breaking the jar destroys the container’s magic, but whatever pickles it contained at the time of its destruction remain behind and may be consumed as normal. These jars are highly prized by halflings and may command a price of a few hundred gold pieces if sold in a predominantly halfling community.

8 comments:

Timeshadows said...

I'll take one of each, please. :D

Carl said...

Wow. My girlfriend would probably KILL for the Jar of Infinite Pickles. Perhaps a variant version can produce either sweet or dill pickles if a command word is spoken whilst plucking the lil' cuke from the brine.

Andreas Davour said...

My daughter would love that pickle jar as well...

Mark J. Brenton said...

I really like the ring. In fact, I think that I will make use of it in my next game.

As for the jar, we used something similar, but it produced coffee beans (which the PCs sold for a substantial sum).

E.G.Palmer said...

I like em' both. Have you been watching the Deadzone on dvd?
This post made me think of Johnny Smith as an NPC. hmmmmm

Amityville Mike said...

Pickles are the most magical of foodstuffs. By the application of certain reagents, ordinary cucumbers are transmuted into an alternate form quite unlike that of the original.

Amityville Mike said...

If held at gunpoint, I'd be forced to admit that pyschometry would be my favorite psychic power. It even beats pyrokinesis in my book.

1d30 said...

Just bring out the cold chicken and pickles.