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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 Eastern Riches?

Eastern Riches 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: Eastern Riches presents 20 exotic and rarefied baubles that hail from distant shores and faroff lands. Ninjas, samurais, weapons masters or collectors, geishas, monks, rogues, travellers, shoguns, and worldly folk with an interest in distant cultures will all find somethinng to pique their interest here.

Eastern Riches includes the following baubles:

  • Beastly Kanabō. Large and unwieldy even for a full-blooded orc, creatures able to lift this humongous kanabō can use it to squash small foes and shatter brittle ones, or else brace doors against intruders. 
  • Mask of the Oni. This peculiar mask bears a strong resemblance to the striking visage of an oni and a creature who wears it is easily able to mimic one of the notorious ogres.
  • Meditative Mat. Both restful and restorative, a creature able to unwind and limber up by performing some light exercises with this mat benefits from their time on it in several key ways.
  • Tsukodaiko. It's difficult to tell which is more fascinating, that this unusual den-den daiko has come to obtain sentience, or that it uses its wits to oppose oppressive oni, and other bullies, wherever it can find them.
  • Rechabubu. Used in a variety of traditional tea ceremonies, this ornate tea set is adorned with a three-dimensional representation of a fiery wyrm and has a number of magical blessing bestowed upon it.
  • Yippy-yahooza. Handy during festivals and celebrations, this firework-launching bazooka has been magically adapted to also load and fire all manner of other ammunition too.

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