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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 Heraldic Trappings?

Heraldic Trappings is the final entry in the Beginner Baubles line. Released monthly, each new issue in the series has been 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: Heraldic Trappings presents 20 dignified and dependable baubles that belong in grand banquet halls and splendid throne rooms. Errant knights, veteran soldiers, valiant heroes, brave bannerets, gallant chevaliers, lords, barons, monarchs, and all other manner of noblemen and noblewomen will all discover a treasure befitting their station here.

Heraldic Trappings includes the following baubles:

  • Abrecartas. Likely found in the hands of a king or queen's trusted servant, this handy letter opener is able to detect the presence of poisons and diseases, and even helps ward its wielder against their depredations. 
  • Barliman's Barricade. This enormous bulwark once belonged to a knight from a faraway land, serves as a shield just as easily it might a toboggan or tavern door, and introduces a new armor type to 5th Edition, Tower Shields.
  • Champion's Caparison. This impressive heavy metal plate barding has been designed to protect the horse of a prominent knight or esteemed commander, and benefits both their leadership and the preparedness of their troops.
  • Jester's Jinglestick. This macabre jinglestick features the decapitated head of a smirking kobold and serves as a useful tool for a bard or another kind of entertainer. 
  • Perceptive Purse. This unusual, one-of-a-kind tax collector's coin purse sniffs out those with something to hide and forces them into the light.
  • Staynn. This terrifying helmet strikes fear into those stare upon its cold, uncaring visage whilst serving to protect its wearer from whatever danger comes their way.

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