Mixed Signals

Straight-forward gaming

This appears as a thin 60 foot rope made from animal or creature hair. It will seem to be a magical Climbing Rope in all preliminary tests, and will display all associated powers, including the ability to snake upward and attach itself on the command of the owner, as well as the power to knot itsel...

There are said to be many of these horrible items hidden throughout the dark corners of the world. They appear as small statues of powerful animals or beasts of various kinds. On the bottom of each is a word engraved in an obscure language. If tested, they will radiate powerful magic. Cursory inves...

Possibly not a cursed item, per se, but definitely an evil one. This appears as a wide, and beautifully carved leather belt. It will radiate magic, if tested for. This belt will shrink or grow to fit any wearer.

A person wearing this belt regenerates any physical damage they may receive at a ra...

This will appear as a 1 gallon water skin which, when filled with water or other fluid, will still be light to carry and unencumbering. In fact, the character will be able to carry up 100 gallons of water or liquid in this skin, before it is full, and it never seems heavy or difficult to bring with...

This item appears as a copper coin of human design that radiates magic if so tested. It has a depiction of an unknown king on one side, and a tall tree on the other. There are no markings or runes.

The coin will act like a beneficial +1 lucky token or charm, offering a bonus to all die rolls fo...

This will appear as an ordinary adventurer's oil lantern. When tested, it will work just like a normal one. It will not radiate magic at all, unless extensive tests are conducted upon it, at which time, it will also reveal its cursed status. When used in non-threatening circumstances, this lanter...

For Spellcasters. This will appear as a crystal ball a bit larger than fist size. The ball will radiate magic, and will even pulse with a faint light. Testing will seem to imply this crystal ball works as a standard scrying device, allowing the user to peer across any distance, to see people and th...

This looks like a carpenter's hammer of great craftsmanship, and if studied closely, faint runes can be seen embossed upon it. The hammer will radiate magic if tested.

Anyone with carpentry or building skills (or, at the GM's discretion, elves or other creatures known for their wood craft), can...

This appears as a high quality long sword, made of shining steel, and accented with brass and silver. It will radiate strong magic, if tested. The sword is +1 to both Hit and Damage in most circumstances. Against undead and demonic creatures with physical forms it is +2. Against ghosts and other sp...

For magic users. This appears as a Wand of Magic Missiles, allowing the user to cast one Magic Missile spell per charge, up to a maximum of seven per day.

When used in actual combat, though, the wand still fires missiles normally, but offers up a terrible surprise: upon activation, the user w...

For spellcasters. This appears as a gold torc of intricate design. It will radiated magic, if tested.

At first, this will allow the wearer to read the thoughts of others; these thoughts will be heard as if spoken aloud, so the wearer must be within easy listening distance. Upon first being worn...

For thieves. These appear as a pair of very fine kid gloves, which will radiate magic if tested for. Investigations will reveal them to be of special use to thieves and others skilled in delicate work. The gloves will seem to add a +20% bonus on all Skill checks for such things as Pick Locks, Picki...

This appears as a magical robe of very fine construction, made of silk and trimmed with expensive ribbons and threads of precious metals. If tested, it will appear to offer the wearer a +3 to AC and all Saving Throws.

Upon being worn into conflict for the first time, however (that is, any time...

A semi-common magic item that once existed in great kingdoms of the past was something known as a parcel. This could take a number of forms, but the most popular was that of a sturdy leather bag, covered in carved runes. There was a pocket on the outside of the bag, into which a personal or ident...

For spellcasters. This appears as a thick leather-bound book, with copper points at the corners and gold leafing. It will radiate slightly of magic, if tested for, but will not appear to be Cursed in any way. This book is filled with thousands upon thousands of details, articles, and other pieces o...

These will appear as rugged adventuring-style boots, that are scuffed but otherwise in very good shape. They will radiate magic, and shrink or grow to fit any foot. They will allow the wearer to tip-toe, walk, or even run absolutely silently 3 times per day, for a duration of five minutes each time...