Tuesday Toot – G+ is
closing gone. When it was alive things happened. Things unexpected. Great things. Whilst my creative output is only modest, I thought I’d hold something up into the living light, something that came about purely because G+ existed … This is a toot to G+.
The Master’s Hoard is a compilation of quirk-some magic items which I posted on my G+ page over a period of weeks. The compilation of magic items can be downloaded for free here: Link
:: Bottle of Misadventure ::
When players miss ‘game night’, what happens to their characters? Where do they go? Into this item of course!
In the real world, this item serves as a way to rationalize where characters “go” when their players fail to turn up for a gaming session.
In the characters’ world, the bottle is an accursed and capricious item, taking one or more characters into its confines without warning. It also returns the characters without warning.
The normal looking bottle is located randomly on one of the party members who are outside the item. Like many cursed items it cannot be thrown away.
The characters inside the bottle are housed in an inter-dimensional space, and can only dimly perceive the outside world through the item’s thick smoky walls. The trapped characters cannot be communicated with. Time-based effects ceases when inside the bottle. Therefore, no rest, HPs or spells are gained etc. when inside the bottle. If an item (e.g. a key) is needed from a character inside the bottle, it is “possible” that the character briefly appears, only to be taken again, but not before the needed item (e.g. the key) is transferred.
Looking from the outside in, the trapped characters look still and strangely blurred, as if time-lapsed.
When the characters return from the item (i.e. when the players return to the game), it is as if the characters had never left their world. What the characters perceived while in the item will be the same as that told to them by the GM or by the other players by the other players.
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