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This item is part of the Artifacts & Artifice product line.  Check out AA Volume 1, available now!

This booklet contains exhaustive information about a new magical item: the Abhorrent Naginata.

Abhorrent Naginata

A two-handed wooden pole ends in a long, swooped-back blade; its rear edge is gruesomely serrated. The shaft is black, with rings every few inches of a shimmery metal; these rings are each of a different color.  The hilt separating shaft and blade is a ring of gold, with spiked thorns.

This weapon functions as though designed to specifically slay a certain type of creature—dwarves, elves, humans, animals, etc. Each creature type corresponds to a different colored glow the blade will give off when unsheathed. The wielder may twist one of the colored bands on the shaft to change the type of creature that the weapon harms; this immediately causes the blade to change its glow color.

In all, 10 pages of detail are dedicated to a SINGLE magical item!

This booklet includes the following, all in the context of one weapon:

  • Full profiles and construction requirements for 4 magic items corresponding to a range of Variable Difficulties.
  • 4 NPCs, each fully stat-blocked and scaling to Variable Difficulties.
  • Rules for generalizing the effects of the Abhorrent Naginata via a new weapon mod: "Dynamic Bane".
  • History, description, appearance, and other "fluff" for flavor.
  • Over a half-dozen hooks for integrating the weapon into your campaign.
  • A full page of over a dozen pieces of Rumors & Lore with full FlexTable rules for dynamically integrating the rumors into your campaign.

The Artifacts & Artifice approach is not to simply list out another boring magical item.  Each item receives an enormous amount of lavish detail, description, Quests, and even wielding NPCs.  

Artifacts & Artifice is an approach intended to achieve many goals:

  • Add unique, interesting, and useful magical items (weapons, armor, spells, artifacts, wands, rods, rings, potions, and much more) to any RPG campaign.
  • Serve as a sourcebook of quick and easy-to-insert Quests and NPCs featuring the new items, that can be used in any RPG campaign or adventure.
  • Be more than simply a "list of items and stats", making it easy for any GM to integrate the items into any campaign.

Each magical item in the Artifacts & Artifice line includes the following:

  • Description and crunch effect, cost, etc. with example statblock(s) 
  • History and background 
  • Rumors and lore 
  • One or more quad-statted NPCs, who uses the item as part of their gear
  • Hooks to integrate the item into any campaign or adventure 
  • At least one Quest featuring the item, its effects, its history, or the NPC example.


This product incorporates several innovative and creative tools your gaming group can use to use the content for a party of any size, and any level.  These approaches also enable a great deal of flexibility in portraying richly-detailed NPCs, and tracking interactions with them.

Infinium Game Studio has released several free booklets as rules accessories to help GMs understand (or to help prospective buyers experience) these tools:

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Thilo G. [Featured Reviewer]
May 22nd, 2017
An review This pdf clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 14 pages of content. It should be noted that 5 of these pages are used to highlight the mission statemen [...]
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