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The Genius Guide to Loot 4 Less Vol. 9: Bell, Book, & Candle $3.99
Publisher: Rogue Genius Games
by JK R. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 04/01/2012 10:42:22

Volume 9 in the Loot for Less series covers low-level wondrous items fitting the title description - a rather random assortment obviously inspired by the phrase.

There are six magic bells, five books, and six candles in the book. The bells are, naturally enough, generally either alarms or some for of sonic magic, while the candles tend to be area effect items where the magic imbues the pool of light they create. The terms 'bell' and 'candle' are used fairly generically, giving you the variety of having, for example, magic gongs or rushlights.

The books are also varied, with some giving spell-related bonuses and others with specific powers related to writing. One of them doesn't work for me, in that it's hard to see what it achieves that a regular written book couldn't do better, but that's just one item out of seventeen in total.

There are also some suggested rules for crafting these special types of magic item, giving bonuses from appropriate mundane skills, and so on. So, overall, as useful as the rest of the series has proved, if you're after low-level magic items.

[4 of 5 Stars!]