Hammer and Iron, Pen and Parchment
Magesmith--the word conjures up images of a burly figure, hammer in hand, beating on a red hot sword with a mighty hammer, sparks flying and flashes of arcane energies washing over both smith and forge. Which, for what it is worth, is not a terribly inaccurate image, but is somewhat incomplete. For all the time spent struggling with fire and steel at the forge, the magesmith spends just as much time hunched over an ancient tome, surrounded by stacks of books and scrolls, taking notes and sketching diagrams. In the end, that well muscled figure is as much a mage as a smith.
Magesmithing 101 continues Scott Carter's 101 Series and introduces an alternate 'non-magical' method of forging magic-imbued items.
The system presented here is not meant as a replacement for the standard system of magic item creation, but as an alternative or supplementary system. The 101 series is all about options and choices. Entire campaigns can be run around the options presented in this book, from finding the right materials for your imbued weapon to gaining entry to certain organizations
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 31 December, 2006.