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Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Join Date Apr Posts 2, Artificers Handbook Did you ever think that it makes no sense for a spell caster to loose experience points to make a Holy Avenger? The newest book in the Arcane Mystery series, The Artificers Handbook details a completely unique alternate magic item creation system. Gandbook addition to removing experience point costs, you will find rules dealing with material components, piecemeal armor, socketed items, gestalt item sets, artifact creation, and magic item instabilitiy, among others.

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In addition, you will find methods to handcraft these rules for low, medium, and high. Join Date Nov Posts Thanks for the review Joe! Since the book doesn’t use experience points as a balancing factor, can ye be clearer about the basics o’ ahndbook system by which a character does construct an item?

What be the cost? What prevents rampant item creation? I’ve always found the XP for power system lackin’. You see, the more items you create, the less capable you are o’ creatin’ them because ye literally lose that which makes yer character more proficient.

I’d be willin’ ta give this book a try, but not without a clearer idea o’ what mechanics it provides. If the system isn’t OGC, I’m not really interested either. I have ta add that I’m a bit put off at the fact that this review reveals that two companies Dark Nebula and Mystic Eye may have stolen the intellectual property created by Blizzard Entertainment for Diablo II.

Artificer’s Handbook doesn’t even change the naming o’ the items—sockets in which fit runes and gems. The idea o’ items workin’ together ta create greater effects, while not wholly original, also feels lifted from Diablo II, since socket items obviously were. Does Artificer’s Handbook list permission ta use such ideas?

Perhaps they changed just enough ta skirt around copyright law. On a final note, the cover o’ the book shows a golem in the background. Any new construct rules here? It’s a vicious cycle.

The Artificer’s Handbook introduces a new method of creating magical items that doesn’t rely on experience points and can probably be used with little difficulty in either a 3.

The book’s main thrust is that you use spell slots, time and money, in addition to a reduced amount of feats four as opposed to eight to create items that can range in power and potency, allowing the caster to have more control over what exactly he wishes to make. It adds some paperwork as players, always in the need to conserve their power, will try to max out the system.

Yeah, that’s the ticket. The writer doesn’t assume you know all of the dangers of certain things, like changing the area of effects on spells or allowing magic items to grant feats, so he notes it for you. He provides the information on optional feats to make item creation more unique and useful, as well as ideas on how to incorporate the various elements of this option system, as well as the original, into three different types of magic setting, low, mid and high.


This allows a lot of leeway in how the GM chooses to use the material without being overwhelming as you can still use a lot of the old rules with the new material. Because the author realizes that there might be some questions here, several examples are provided.

The reader can quickly see how the number of spell slots and the spells required were selected, as well as how the market price and creation costs were determined.

Even better is that the items are unique and make for some interesting twists to standard treasures like the Maul of artiricer Chicken, a weapon that turns those critically struck by it into chickens unless they make a Fortitude save DC Even more impressive is the sample wondrous items in the appendix that allow the dd to quickly see what standard items found in the DMG will look like under this system.

Outside of the magic item creation rules, numerous details that help flesh out the magic creation system in terms of support, as well as lots of tables for the GM to spice things up. Want to make a quick history for a magic item? No problem as a quick few rolls on some of the tables here can give you the sword of Felix the Dread, slain by a ravaging nightwalker while traveling with his ogre comrades or something fun like that.

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It’s a six step system that can be taken as much or little as the GM likes but it’s useful to have. Also useful are those weird components, you know, the old exotic stuff like the breath of a mountain or a knight’s dashed hopes. New spells, feats and PrCs are included to help augment this magic system hxndbook with some tweaking, some of the material is good for a standard campaign.

For instance, I don’t think too many campaigns are going to be ruined artlficer React, a spell that increases initiative, Spot and Listen Checks nor the Borrow Ability, that provides the caster the ability to use a feat or class ability from a willing target. Of good reading but perhaps not as much use as I hoped, were the components.

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For example, meteor iron is usually given some odd properties, but most of the material here is merely a description, lore and use. The descriptions are very useful with the gems and makes it a snap to describe what a beryl or what a iolite looks like but doesn’t go into any game effects of what these things might’ve done in their legendary role.

Also included in these components are options for power components, very similar to Ronin Arts series for both arcane and divine to augment spellcasting. Another useful element that I thought was perhaps too good, were socket items. The item in question, be it a helm or breastplate, to use a socket, or rune or jewel, has to be crafted with an empty socket first. These sockets increase the cost and difficulty in forging the weapon but can create interesting options.


There are other neat little benefits like this such as elemental resistance for fire burst enchantments. It’s a nice little system but it’s allowing an awful lot of variable power to be put into the item as the sockets can be easily switched, they don’t bond with the item. Another option that I would’ve liked to have seen more examples and material on, is Gestalt.

In Material Magica, a book of magic items by Dark Nebula, there were sets of magic items that gained additional power when the whole set was worn. Here, the idea is repeated and the Gestlat Effects are paid for separately. So you have your base items, and then the gestalt costs. Each of them add some great illustrations to the book giving it a high magic feeling.

Unfortunately, not all of the images match the text as we have the Willmaster’s Lash pages before the actual item and the Maul of the Chicken on the opposite page of the item. While the Artificer’s Handbook will be most beneficial to someone looking for a new way of crafting magic items that doesn’t involve experience points, it’s equally useful to GMs looking for new magic items and abilities or new concepts that they may’ve been unaware of beforehand.

The spell slot thing goes like Along the way, the number of spell slots can move up or down depending on what you select and pick. There are lots of options things to go along with those rules. Product Identity is all names, place,s character descritpions, story elements, and fictional elements.

Nothing real specific here for golems and other consturcts. You’ve just follow the standard rules presented in this book. Never thought o’ that. I need others to keep me in line.

Do those arificer slots get used permanently? PS — How does the book compare ta, say, Forged in Magic? The interesting thing about the spell slot use is that the spell slots, once started, are held until the item is finished.

Spell slots can be let go and the item not finished but then it’s a start again process. Forged in Magic, in my opinion, was very much a pure magic item with cool history set in Arcanis. Very good magic item book handobok lots of unique things about it but this book, while it has magic items and cool things like components, sockets and gestalt, is more about having PC’s make their own stuff with ways to customize magic in the setting.

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