Cupid’s Bow (Multi System) [Cypher System, D&D 5E, PF1E]

And Venus' son replied: 'Your bow, Apollo, May vanquish all, but mine shall vanquish you. As every creature yields to power divine, So likewise shall your glory yield to mine.” ― Ovid, Metamorphoses In case you haven't heard it yet, "Happy Valentine's Day!!!". Remember that the Greeks had multiple words for love, so don't get … Continue reading Cupid’s Bow (Multi System) [Cypher System, D&D 5E, PF1E]

Rings of Power Part 2: The Three [Cypher System]

"Narya, Nenya, and Vilya, they were named, the Rings of Fire, and of Water, and of Air, set with ruby and adamant and sapphire; and of all the Elven-rings Sauron most desired to possess them, for those who had them in their keeping could ward off the decays of time and postpone the weariness of … Continue reading Rings of Power Part 2: The Three [Cypher System]

Rings of Power Part 1: The Seven and The Nine [Cypher System]

"Those who used the Nine Rings became mighty in their day, kings, sorcerers, and warriors of old. They obtained glory and great wealth, yet it turned to their undoing.... And one by one, sooner or later, according to their native strength and to the good or evil of their wills in the beginning, they fell … Continue reading Rings of Power Part 1: The Seven and The Nine [Cypher System]

RPG Adaptation: Inuyasha – Shikon Jewel [Cypher System]

One of the iconic elements of the manga and anime series Inuyasha by Rumiko Takahashi is its resident MacGuffin, the Shikon no Tama (Jewel of Four Souls). Below is my humble attempt to capture the properties of this item in a Cypher System friendly form. Shikon Jewel - Complete (Artifact) Level: 15 Form: Spherical pink … Continue reading RPG Adaptation: Inuyasha – Shikon Jewel [Cypher System]

Signature Items: Scheherazade’s Lamp [Dresden Files RPG]

This item was originally designed for a player that wanted to play an Indian Jones/Laura Croft-esque character and also wanted access to magical abilities, but didn't want to be magical himself. Along with the item itself there are two additional elements that go along with it: a new type of sponsored magic called Wishcraft and … Continue reading Signature Items: Scheherazade’s Lamp [Dresden Files RPG]

Unarmed Combat and Magical Weapons [D&D 5E]

I am very fond of monks, druids, and other characters that rely on natural weapons and fighting unarmed. In fact I have something of a preference for such characters. However, I am also a fan of the shiny magical weapons that turn up in loot piles. Unfortunately, in Dungeons and Dragons 5e, while most melee … Continue reading Unarmed Combat and Magical Weapons [D&D 5E]

Signature Items: The Huntsman’s Axe [Dresden Files RPG]

As anyone that has been a player in games that I have served as game master for can attest, one of my favorite things to do is make unique items tailored to the player characters. This is somewhat of a holdover from one of my earliest ttrpg experiences, a d20 Modern Campaign. Many of the … Continue reading Signature Items: The Huntsman’s Axe [Dresden Files RPG]