Thursday, April 6, 2017

More Magic Bottles

A continuation of this post for some reason.

Fusspot

An unremarkable brown clay pot. Anyone viewing it for more than a few moments is in danger of becoming infatuated with it, and anyone possessing it is compelled to display it proudly and prominently.

Decadent deca-ant decanter

Fancy stoppered bottle gives a crawling sensation when held. It contains 10 ants which will grow to giant size within one round when removed from the bottle - no special control over these vermin is granted by the bottle, however.

Essence Flacon

A delicate rose-glass bottle with a detachable gold-and-silk atomizer. When a coin-sized amount of any substance is placed within and the atomizer squeezed, the sample is dispersed as a cloud of scent. Anything can be thus processed, and the smell will be recognizable even for things normally without scent. A mist of diamond will smell like diamond.

Alchemist's Paraphernalia

Each of these oddly shaped flasks and tubes holds a different minor enchantment. When filled with water, they will cause the following purely cosmetic effects for a day. Just the thing no self-respecting alchemist can be without upon their shelves.

A … liquid with... That are... and...
1 red stripes clear sediment
2 orange abscesses pearly filaments
3 yellow whorls glowing specks
4 green rushes twitching bubbles
5 blue frescoes hissing froth
6 purple blooms vacancies yine

Thrential's Infuser

The sage Thrential was, according to himself, an "explorer of the spirit", and according to his associates, a drunk. He commissioned the creation of this lens-like bottle to allow the extraction of interesting flavors into pure grain alcohol.

In addition to its mundane functions (which it performs superbly), if the center chamber is filled with a potion and the device is left to work for a week, there is a 1-in-6 chance the resulting liquor can function as two doses of the potion. Though the original potion is never ruined, any potion resulting from this process has a 6-in-6 chance of getting the imbiber ruinously drunk.

Trollskin Wineskin

Any liquid stored in this warty green leather pouch will remain fresh and unspoiled indefinitely.

Bottle Rocket

A clear glass bottle full of violently darting, glowing motes. Functions as a wand of magic missiles, but also sheds light as a torch until the last charge is spent.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Keeper & Son

This is a 5th-Edition D&D encounter set to The Shape by Dance With The Dead.

Since the action moves with the tracks, it's built as a Google Presentation where each slide should have all the information needed to run the fight for that track. A lot of the undead abilities unlikely to come up in the scenario have been tweaked or omitted to try and speed up play.

It's probably for levels 5-7, and is a place to stash the McGuffin of your choice behind a fun, combat-heavy encounter set to music.


Keeper & Son (slides)