Posted tagged ‘magic items’

The Design Blog is back!

July 21, 2009

I’ve neglected the Design Blog lately, well for a very long time actually. Mostly because I started to work on the first products from Headless Hydra Games.

But now the Design Blog is back!

If you are looking for updates on upcoming products, you need to go to Headless Hydra Games blog (link can be found in the sidebar to your right).

In the coming days and weeks, I’m going to present a few magic items, feats, and spells for the setting, but remember, these are just thoughts and may change before being released.

You should feel free to comment on my design choices and if you can help me make these crunchy bits even better, don’t hold back!


Concerning magic items

March 20, 2009

A City of Mages without magic items would be like… a city of adventure without adventurers…

Of course you’ll find lots of magic items here in the City of Mages, but that doesn’t mean that every inhabitant of Mor Aldenn carries 5-10 magic items each. Magic is still expensive and cost more than gold to the artificer.

However, magic is definitely more common here than in other cities of the world. If you are looking for something powerful ,unique or just personal, you can go directly to the Mage Guild and commission one of the artificers for the item. Maybe something already exists, but if it doesn’t, there is a good chance that someone has the skill to make it.

If you are just looking for a scroll, a wand or perhaps a potion, there are lots of minor magic shops found around the city. These items are often sold at a discount, and while the commoners rarely carry magical staffs or rings, there is a good chance that they have a few potions or perhaps even a wand.

Designer’s Notes

Adventurers should have the opportunity to buy magic items, and in Mor Aldenn, this is very much a possibility. Wizards, sorcerers or bards who are members of the Mage Guild can buy arcane materials at a 10% discount, which basically means that to make a magical item is much cheaper in the City of Mages.