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This short supplement introduces a new Arcane Background based on 2020 SWAG Award Winnerusing focus items - namely wands - to fully employ casters' magical abilities.

It should also serve as an example of how to flesh out a generic core Arcane Background in an interesting way.

It is a Setting Nugget intended to be easily inserted into an existing fantasy setting. It can be used in any historical or modern setting as well, as long as magic exists in your world.

Inside you will find:

  • Arcane Background (Wand Magic)
  • 2 Hindrances
  • 9 Power Edges

Note: In this product, wands are not treated as magical items in the classic sense. They do not make their users any more powerful than other characters.

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David A April 18, 2020 5:22 pm UTC
Jan, what a product. I'm going to put it right into my High Fantasy Setting.
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Chris B February 04, 2020 5:51 pm UTC
So looking through the preview, I see nothing here that requires a whole new Edge, when a Trapping is all that's necessary. I'm not sure about this one.
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Jan J February 04, 2020 7:39 pm UTC
The AB certainly functions on its own. The same way other ABs do. But there are certain tropes that will benefit from using the Edges. Trappings will not be enough for that.
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Gage V February 04, 2020 3:05 pm UTC
I really enjoyed this! Not only were the mechanics around using wands cool, I also just love the idea of a Setting Nugget that can be dropped to enhance my world building for home-brew games.
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Jan J February 04, 2020 3:10 pm UTC
Thank you! I am glad you like it!
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This title was added to our catalog on February 04, 2020.