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Gothnog’s Curiosity Shop has seen many wonders, oddities and trinkets pass through its doors over the centuries. The objects contained herein are from the shop’s ledger, and represent some of the most unique and bizarre items of magic ever compiled in one book.

One of the biggest issues with magic items in most fantasy settings is that they are boring and generic. When a character picks up a +1 sword that glows around orcs, they are likely to toss it aside as soon as something better comes along. But if that sword was carried by one of the two of the greatest heroes of Middle Earth, and wielded it during the Battle of the Five Armies and the War of the Ring, it takes on a great deal of significance. I mean, who would throw away Sting?

With that in mind, this book contains over 3 dozen unique magical items. Each has a rich history and lore, with powers ranging from the mundane to the epic, and each will add depth and richness to any campaign setting. When you reward your PCs with one of these items, they will have no doubt that they have acquired something of great value. The very platinum in their pockets will seem dull by comparison.

This is the first in a series of books dealing with magic items, so your feedback and suggestions are very much appreciated. Check back often for more curious books from the infamous Captain Gothnog and his new and enigmatic partner, known only as "The Swamper."

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March 25, 2015 1:33 am UTC
Wow! $15.95 for a pdf of only 36 magic items? Critical hit indeed... to ones wallet. I think i'll pass on this though I'm sure you guys did some good work.
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Alex G March 25, 2015 8:47 pm UTC
I understand your hesitation, and no hard feelings. It was one of the more difficult decisions we made when releasing it. After all, there are some amazing products on this site for free and some mediocre products for quite a lot of money. In the end, we simply have to base it on the time involved and the quality of the material, which is admittedly rather subjective.

As a matter of interest, what would you say would be a fair price for 36 magic items (each with a complete back story)? Your opinion will help us evaluate the content and pricing of future products.
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Chase P May 10, 2019 3:51 am UTC
I'd price out your book accordingly,
Min $0.36 per magic item and Max $0.42 per magic item
If there is a full art depiction of the item, and there is a back story for each item that doesn't involve the use of an official or third party setting to make sense, then those are great boons to the book.
It would also help to maybe just have the names of the items published or at least a general idea of what's in the book. You say "bizarre" magic items but I don't know if I'm getting swords, armor, scales, cards, or even a car or something.
I also get that you need make back way you put in, but in my opinion a Minimum of $12.99 and a maximum of about $15.12.
I think it would also help if you maybe distinguished if these are common, rare, very rare magic items, or even sentient or artifact level items too, but again, that's just me.
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Kevin L March 04, 2015 5:16 am UTC
will you guys be doing a print version of this book sometime down the line?
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Alex G March 08, 2015 6:35 pm UTC
The print version takes a little longer since DriveThruRPG has to approve the files. It will probably be another week or two, but yes, a print version will be available soon.
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Alex G March 23, 2015 9:23 pm UTC
The print version is now available!
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