Book of Artifacts (2e) – Incredible magic for all campaigns! The Book of Artifacts will help every adventure reach new plateaus of mystery. Part of the core rules to the AD&D second edition game system, this book provides detailed information on magical items and how to make them. Ages 12 and. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Rulebook: Book of Artifacts [David Zeb Cook] on Monstrous Manual (AD&D 2nd Ed Fantasy Roleplaying Accessory, ).

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This book, published by TSR, Inc. Book of Artifacts Average Rating: More Information Edit History. This eventually resulted in a legendary joke in gaming circles about the Head of Vecnawhich would give great power to a character whose own head was cut off first. Hayden Olsen rated it liked it Feb 17, The deathknight Kas who appears in that adventure is actually an imposter, convinced of his identity by a fake version of the artifact sword.

He also made Vecna the focus of the major Greyhawk adventure Vecna Lives! One page is spent in an attempt to clear up some misconceptions regarding artifacts, including “Artifacts are too powerful for a campaign,” “All artifacts have horrible curses that keep them from being useful,” “Artifacts are just collections of random powers,” “Artifacts are all created by gods that shouldn’t be involved in the campaign,” “Artifacts are found only in the Greyhawk campaign ,” “If the characters stumble across an artifact, it could ruin the campaign,” “A character with an artifact will ruin the adventure,” and “Artifacts are nothing but a headache.

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Dark Alliance Baldur’s Gate: All players and game masters. That supplement detailed five such orbs, from the weak Orb of the Hatchling to the powerful Orb of the Eldest Worm. Paul Horbal rated it liked it Jul artifqcts, Appendix C, on pageis simply a blank chart for the Dungeon Master to fill out to assign a list of songs, and their effects, for the Heward’s Mystical Organ artifact.

The book’s 8-page introduction on pages 3—10 provides an overview of the contents and the significance of artifacts within the game. If they win, they can choose to take on the destruction of the wand as a final task.

Okay, another book that is helpful in the game. The Gorgon’s Alliance Planescape: It explains the common elements of how all artifacts function within a game, and details two common types of special curses an artifact might cause: He married his high school sweetheart, Helen, with whom he had one son, Ian. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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That culminated artifacrs The Throne of Bloodstonewhich finally brought the Wand of Orcus onstage in an adventure—by having characters travel to the Abyss to steal and destroy it! Add a copy to your collection. However, TSR made up for that a few years later with Book of Artifacts artiafcts impressive tome that provided not just the most comprehensive listing of artifacts at fiftybut also the deepest look at their histories.

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Open Preview See a Problem? However, his artifacts remain a powerful and often-sought part of the game. Each artifact has a description, history, suggested campaign use, powers, and suggested means of destruction.


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Book of Artifacts: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Accessory Rulebook

There were twelve in all: Appendix B, on pagesis a set of random power tables that some artifacts may possess. Retrieved October 3, By Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito. No ratings or reviews yet. Acorn of Wo-Mai The Horde: Chris rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Level Based Earn XP and level up.

The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Orcus and his Wand have reappeared since then in a variety of sourcebooks.

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Eric Wisdahl rated it it was ok Sep 03, The Book of Artifacts will help very adventure reach new plateaus of mystery, danger, and epic excitement. Each artifact is given a detailed in-game history consisting of one or more paragraphs, and each one provides a section of advice on how the Dungeon Artjfacts may use the item within a campaign.