It’s day 25 of the D&D 30 Day Challenge and it’s time for magic items!
Magic items come in different shapes, sizes and abilities. But one thing they have in common is that everyone loves them. Fortunately, the Dungeon Master’s Guide for the 5th Edition has an incredible amount of them. So, today I opened this marvelous book and picked my favorites. Yes, I said favorites because I’m cheating again and I’m not giving just one favorite magic item and there’s nothing you can do about it. So let’s begin!
Since I like random tables, the Wand of Wonders can’t be one of my favorites. It’s like a Swiss army knife but you don’t know which of its tools you’re going to get each time. Sometimes it’s going to save your life, but others it may cost it. Another item like that is the Bag of Beans. Moving on!
The next one is actually a group of items. I like items that give the ability of planar travel. However, what I love are items that give the ability of planar travel but with a cost or a chance to fail. So I can’t help mentioning the Amulet of the Planes. You can travel any place you’re familiar with. Convenient, right? But you may also end up somewhere else on the same plane you want to be or in a totally different plane. Have fun with that. Another awesome one is the Well of Many Worlds. This item has one of the best names in the book! No! This item has one of the best names in the in the history of magic items! And it also looks amazing. It’s just a black cloth. What can it possibly do? It can’t just open a portal to another world or plane of existence if I unfold it and place it somewhere, right? Well, you’re wrong because it does exactly that! I should move on because I could talk about it forever.
Finally, I want to mention the Dawnbringer from Out of the Abyss. It’s a good magic weapon, mechanically speaking, but I also like its personality. This is an awesome sentient weapon.
And that’s all for today. These are some magic items that I like. There are many more but I could just tell you to read about all the wondrous items in the DMG instead of mentioning everything here. Anyway, tomorrow I’ll be back with my favorite mundane item. I can promise it’s not going to be just one.
So until then, have fun!