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Get equipped for adventure with Beginner Baubles, the groundbreaking series from DeepDark Designs that makes 5th Edition character creation even more exciting, thrilling, and rewarding than ever before. Once you've experienced Beginner Baubles for yourself, you'll wonder how you ever got by without them!

So, What Are Beginner Baubles?

Beginner Baubles are rare, one-of-a-kind objects that are either magical in nature or else exceptional in some other way. The rules governing their acquisition and use are a little bit different to those that relate to Magic Items, but the two function similarly enough that anyone who's played 5th Edition should feel at home with their use right away. What makes them super fun and interesting is that unlike magic items, which are generally kept under lock and key until the players have chalked up hours and hours at the table (and their characters trudged through a litany of tasks and trials), Beginner Baubles instead serve as an exciting new facet of character creation and are usually provided before the players hit the table with their characters for the very first time.

With Beginner Baubles, every adventurer is blessed with a powerful gift at the start of their career. A boon worthy of the brave deeds and legendary feats of the hallowed heroes of yesteryear, in whose footsteps they will walk as they embark on their own grand adventure. Though their story is not yet written, the call to adventure is strong, and all true heroes must heed it.

And Maritime Marvels?

Maritime Marvels is the latest entry in the Beginner Baubles line. Released monthly, each new issue in the series is packed to bursting with weird and wonderful prizes just waiting to be greedily devoured by the gluttons at your table. In addition to the baubles themselves, each supplement also includes fully-playtested new rules and mechanics, outstanding presentation and production values, a torrent of premium-quality artwork, and extra materials designed to help you get the most out of the series. Additionally, Beginner Baubles are completely setting-neutral, ready to be dropped into almost any fantasy world that allows for magic items and objects. Best of all, adopting a completely modular approach, each entry in the series can be used as a standalone supplement or in conjunction with any others that you acquire.

Beginner Baubles: Maritime Marvels presents 20 oceanic and nautical baubles perfect for use by seafarers and those who reside in coastal settlements. Buccaneers, explorers, fishermen, pioneers, pirates, privateers, sailors, sea raiders, and others who've learned to live off the fat of the ocean will all discover a watery wonder perfect for their needs contained here.

Maritime Marvels includes the following baubles:

  • Whorl. This unusual hook is affixed to a 10-foot rope and has air valves cut into it so that, when spun, it produces a deep warbling sound similar to whale song. It also introduces a new weapon type to 5th EditionHooks, which can be held or else affixed to the wrist of a creature that has a lost their hand.
  • Tub of the Mad Shark. This plain, unassuming bucket of chum is actually tethered to the enduring spirit of the great white shark, Maku-Matas, who waits patiently to be released.
  • Argon Anchor. This briny, barnacle-ridden anchor carries with it the unbridled fury of a tidal wave, making it a useful tool for a hardy vanguard looking to breach-and-clear a den of despots and delinquents.
  • Shipwrecker. This ginormous crossbow is so large and weighty that it cannot be loaded with normal bolts, firing marlinspikes instead. The beastly bowcaster has been known to sink ships as easily as slay sailors.
  • Limey's Locker. This wooden coffer, styled after a classic treasure chest, is the perfect instrument for hiding things that ought never be found.
  • Whaler's Harpoon. This deadly harpoon has been taken on many hunts and see the downfall of a numbe of great and ferocious creatuers, and it's inclusion introduces a new weapon type to 5th EditionHarpoons.

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Anne T May 30, 2018 1:39 am UTC
This looks _gorgeous_! And like it will one day be in hardcopy?
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Daniel M January 05, 2019 9:37 am UTC
Thanks Anne, we really appreciate that. We're not planning on a physical release of the individual issues of the Beginner Baubles series, however there will be a hardback book featuring baubles from all 10 issues of the series re-imagined as magic items coming later this year.
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