All week long, JBE is bringing you previews of the soon to be released Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building. Check out Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s previews. Today we look at the magic items fit for a ruler.
One of the first magic items we thought of a ring. Fantasy stories are filled with a ruler or something being made to kiss a ring. We we decided to give a mechanical bonus to someone kissing a ring. The Ring of the Respected King grants the wearer a +10 competence bonus to Bluff and Diplomacy for 10 minutes once someone (other than the wearer) kisses the ring. We’re just imagining someone coming to visit the ruler and the first thing they are made to do before addressing the character is to kiss the ring, allowing the player an easier time to lie to the person.
The next magic item is credited to my wonderful girlfriend who came up with this idea. The Game Board of the Strategist appears like a chess board with illusionary pieces that you direct. If two leaders of mass combat forces play a game, the respective armies they lead are granted a +1 enchantment bonus to their OM and DV.
Magic crowns were a popular idea here. We have 3 different crowns detailed within. The Crown of the Golden Empereror can turn the wearer into a gold dragon as well as protect the wearer with a mind blank spell.
That’s all we’ve got for today. Come back tomorrow to see our final preview.
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