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In issue 25 of my Dungeons & Dragons zine, d12 Monthly, there is an article by Mike Pike on creating random minor magical items. You can find Issue 25 for free on this site.
It allows you to create some truly special mundane minor magic items for your PCs to find.
In this post I want to list 12 minor magic items I created separate of the table, just in case you don’t have time to roll up your own.
Hopefully you can use these minor magic items in your D&D campaigns.
Minor Magic Items
Coinpurse of Abundance
No matter how many coins are placed inside, this purse always appears empty to the casual observer, deterring potential thieves.
A mirror that automatically enhances the appearance of the person looking into it, making them appear well-rested and attractive.
This ring allows the wearer to tell the time accurately without needing to look at a clock, as it imparts an intuitive sense of time passing.
Wearing these shoes, one can walk longer distances (up to twice normal overland movement) without feeling fatigued.
This compass always points towards the location of place designated by the owner.
This ordinary-looking wooden mug magically keeps any beverage placed inside it at the perfect drinking temperature, never getting too cold or too hot.
Charmed Cooking Pot
This cauldron never burns food, and it always imparts a delicious, savoury flavour to whatever is cooked within it.
When played, this lyre enhances the musical abilities of the performer, captivating listeners and improving their mood. (This gives the performer a +2 to their skill or +1 to their reaction roll.)
This enchanted thread adds a subtle shimmer to any clothing it’s sewn into, granting the wearer an air of elegance. (This gives the wearer a +2 to any Charisma-based skill checks, or +1 to their reaction roll.)
A lantern that emits a soft, flickering light which can repel minor creatures of darkness, providing a safe circle of illumination. (This will repel any creature who has darkvision who has fewer than 1HD.)
This quill never runs out of ink and enhances the writer’s penmanship, making even the messiest handwriting look elegant.
These simple-looking bandages accelerate the natural healing process of wounds, reducing pain and scarring. (Double the healing over the same timeframe.)
Over to You
Which is your favourite? Which do you think your PCs will love? Let me know in the comments below.
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