Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mage Robes

I just read in a book (Storm Front by Jim Butcher) that wizards wear robes because their laboratories are so cold. I like that idea. I'll take it step further in an adventure to say that when the wizard leaves the house, he puts on normal clothes. The other adventurers waiting for him can look on, confused. "What? Did you think I was wearing that out of the house? It's sweltering outside!"

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Normal Item: Vial of Caltrops

A Vial of Caltrops is not a magical item, nor is it a tailor-made item, unless the physics of your world necessitate. All a Vial of Caltrops is is a vial containing any type of liquid. This vial, when emptied, may then be thrown on the floor, creating the same effect as dropping caltrops.

Some liquids and potions are more popular to use in the Vial of Caltrops, considering they are ones that you are likely to use before running from a pursuer. Naturally, potions of Healing can be kept in a Vial of Caltrops. However, others such as Speed, Invisibility, and Gaseous Form are also popular potions for the vial.

Use at will.