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The Book of Contemporary Magical Things is 134 pages of modern, seemingly mundane, items that are imbued with magical power. Some are quite minor; A tuning fork that will quiet a room, a pair cufflinks that tell you the name and family details of those with whom you shake hands, a set of polyhedral dice that temporarily change the fortune of the roller, but some are spectacular, or dangerously malevolent. From minor items to Earth shattering forces, these items are there for you to use as a Gamesmaster in your modern, horror, or superhero campaigns.

We've classified the magical power levels of all 119 items found within the pages of this book, ranging from Mina (very minor cantrip like things) to Cosmica (items that can alter the heavens, change the alignment of planets and so on). Each entry's description also contains colour-coded text, designed to allow a GM to easily pickup on beneficial, detrimental, and just plain interesting effects from each object.

Also Included

  • A chapter on curators - groups and individuals with their own agendas for the magical things of this world.
  • A chapter on "conjuctions," - magical combinations that occur when various magical items are brought into/used in conjuction with one another.
  • Three maps showing the locations of many of the magical places found throughout the world.

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Andrew B June 23, 2020 9:37 pm UTC
When are you going to do another in this series? I really like what you have so far and want to use the talents book you guys teased in the book. Thanks in advance for your response.
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Amanda F November 05, 2018 8:54 pm UTC
Is there a way to get in contact with you? I kickstarted the Book of Contemporary Magical Things and I love it. I love it so much, that I want to refer to it in a couple of Scenarios I'm writing for CoC and D20 Modern. I'm basically throwing together a mishmash of the Scooby gang, Warehouse 13 and items from the book as the main McGuffins. I would like permission to refer to items within the book and the book itself with proper credit and all that stuff. I'm going to be running these Scenarios at a local Gaming Convention as one offs and if they are popular enough I might think about offering them on here as pay what you want type of deals, but I want to make sure everything is legal and above board and I don't want to infringe on your intellectual property in the slightest.
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Michael S January 02, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Will this be offered as a POD book? It seems like something I'd want to be able to flip through for inspiration.
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John T May 21, 2018 11:27 pm UTC
Looks like POD is available now. :)
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John T December 14, 2017 7:41 pm UTC
This book looks really intriguing to me but I have a question about it. I run a monster hunting campaign similar to the TV show Supernatural but with a bit more magic. Now my questions.
1) Roughly how much of the book would be applicable?
2) Can you add a sample item to the Full Size Preview? I know that is asking a lot but I did not find the TOC that helpful. :(
Thanks for listening! :D
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Stuart F June 08, 2019 6:13 am UTC
I second John T's request for some full size preview changes. The current six page preview has front cover, back cover, credits, table of contents, non-item full page illustration, and one page of general introductory text. Please include at least one page of the actual item content.
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Stuart F December 19, 2019 5:24 am UTC
I thank the publisher for updating the full size preview with some item content!
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This title was added to our catalog on November 12, 2017.