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Light sprayed everywhere, covering the entire lab in a bright flood of luminescence. Ilana squinted into the bright light as she carefully transferred her own arcane power into the opalescent stone cradled in its beveled setting. The gem dimmed back to a soft glow as it hung on the necklace. Hope filled her as she prayed to the gods that this artifact will be powerful enough to protect her sister from the threats they will face on the upcoming journey.

Ages ago, the ancients had the skills and knowledge to create artifacts–magic items that stored permanent arcane energy in the form of spells and preternatural effects. As the centuries passed, the mastery of crafting such relics had been forgotten. Until now.

After generations of dangerous explorations into the ruins of lost civilizations and long, arduous research in the most sophisticated arcane labs, artificers have unlocked the ability to produce artifacts once again. Now they share this collected knowledge with you in the Artificer’s Codex.

Artificer’s Codex presents new Setting Rules and Edges that allow artificers to create permanent magic items in a high-magic, fantasy Savage Worlds setting. While designed for fantasy settings, these rules can be adapted easily to other genres as well.

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September 10th, 2019
While I am strongly against magic item creation being included in the Core book (and Companions), I do like to have an option to create them in some settings. This one is well thought-out, balanced and clearly written. So it might come in handy :-) [...]
August 7th, 2019
SWADE Core Book has not much to offer for Magic Item creation (Arcane Devices is somewhat ok for Wands and Alchemy but that's it). This Artificier Codex expands SWADE base in a simple and logical way, and make it clearly interesting route to design an [...]
August 6th, 2019
Crafting magic items is oddly controversial in Savage Worlds. The rules are simply not built for crafting and are quite clear that permanent magic items are something that only the GM should provide. The only sop to players who want to create items is [...]
June 28th, 2019
I have been looking for something like this forever, or even trying to work my own house rules. I find this and its perfect. I honestly think if they did not just print SWADE this should be in the core rules! So Savage Worlds devs you need this and sho [...]
June 27th, 2019
I love this product! In a compact two-page package, the authors have laid out a very easy-to-use method of permanent magic item creation for SWADE. I hope to see more from these developers. [...]
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