Feb
02
2019
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Item Seed: Eau de Mauvias Choix

Eau de Mauvais Choix

Eau de Mauvais Choix is the première Infernal perfume.  It’s distilled from only the finest, most refined souls whose poor life choices rebounded in a manner that managed to wreck everybody else’s lives around them, too.  Hell’s Le Nez won’t even look at a prospective soul as possible raw materials unless it managed to drag at least twenty other mortals down with it when its mortal comeuppance finally came.  And, at that, ninety-nine percent of the souls are permanently used up in the process.

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Jan
30
2019
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Item Seed: Salt Zombis.

Salt Zombis

As everybody knows (for given values of ‘everybody’): if you’re facing a Caribbean Voudon-style zombi, and you give it salt, the taste of it suddenly reminds the zombi that it’s dead (or drugged, or possessed, or whatever the cultural meme is this week*).  And that shuts the zombi down. Which is great! Wonderful! Well done, ye fearless counter-occult specialists.

Only, what happens to the salt afterward?

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Jan
28
2019
3

Item Seed: Panasonic Energy Posifilter Deluxe

Panasonic Energy Posifilter Deluxe

Description: it looks like a slightly ungainly portable electric air filter, with a full 1970s aesthetic in display.  It smells, faintly, of ozone and burned dust. The Posifilter runs on standard American house current, and has the general feel of something built during about 1976 or so (one of the dates found on the casing).  Needless to say, nobody at Panasonic has ever heard of this item.

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Jan
23
2019
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Item Seed: Electric Scooter Font.

Electric Scooter Font – Google Docs

Electric Scooter Font

Why the name ‘Electric Scooter?’  Because if they called it ‘Gematrix’ or ‘Philosopher’s Stony’ or ‘Enochian Bold’ or something else like that then Every. Single. Occultist. Wannabe in the world would be using the damned font and making it difficult for actual sorcerers to work.  Anybody who can derive benefit from the Electric Scooter font will have been told about the code name already; anybody who hasn’t, doesn’t need to know about it anyway. (more…)




Jan
21
2019
2

Item Seed: Ndoto.

Ndoto – Google Docs

Ndoto

 

Description: a wooden rounded cylinder, two feet by one foot by one foot.  It is polished, as if by long use. The item is enchanted; anyone who uses it as a head or body pillow will simultaneously have a refreshing night’s sleep, and be instantly and alertly awakened in case of danger.

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Jan
19
2019
3

Item Seed: Exhaustis.

Exhaustis – Google Docs

Exhaustis

 

This stuff started out as a by-product of a handy gizmo called the ‘AntiSom’ (invented by a gadgeteer about thirty years ago).  The problem with being a nocturnal superhero — or even an after-work one — is, when do you sleep? For every billionaire playboy, there’s a dozen people with day jobs who can’t function on four hours’ sleep indefinitely.  So the gadgeteer came up with the AntiSom; a rugged, reasonably foolproof device that would drain the exhaustion out of a metahuman. Fifteen minutes’ worth of use would do the work of eight hours of sleep; and with no long-term effects either, because super-powers.

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Jan
16
2019
1

Item Seed: Forced Inspiration Generators.

Forced Inspiration Generators – Google Docs

Forced Inspiration Generators

 

Mad Science at its best! Or maybe at its worst.  Almost certainly at its worst, in fact. There’s just something about that particular interdisciplinary field of study that really, really likes things to go as badly as they can possibly go. And Forced Inspiration Generators can go quite badly, indeed.

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Jan
15
2019
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Item Seed: Egghurlers.

Egghurler – Google Docs

Egghurler

 

Description: a scaled-down Roman-style polyboros, or repeating ballista.  …OK, just picture a stationary repeating crossbow that’s light enough to be carried by one person, and with the ability to fire upwards in a sixty degree arc and you’ll be more or less correct.  Oh, and it glows with arcane runes.

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Jan
11
2019
5

Item Seed: Socklems

Socklems – Google Docs

Socklems

Yes. They are magically animated socks. Although ‘animated’ is a fuzzy (typically, so are Socklems) term; when not being worn by someone Socklems can more or less move around like inchworms, but they can’t manipulate or carry anything. Or communicate. It’s not entirely clear that they can see.
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Jan
09
2019
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Item Seed: Liber Florum.

Liber Florum – Google Docs

Liber Florum

 

The would-be reader of the Liber Florum is well advised to not touch any copy of this book with their bare hands.  This includes modern facsimiles, although it’s apparently safe enough to handle individual pages that have not been not bound in any way, up to and including sheet protectors in a three-ring binder.  That’s how people know that the book is magical, by the way. And apparently actively malevolent.

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