Friday, January 9, 2009

Magic Item: Warding Seal

Warding Seal: A heavy stamp-seal carved from ornamental stone, the warding seal measures a good two inches across its ornately inscribed base. Its shank, large enough to grip comfortably between the fingers, is pierced for a golden tassel for securing it to a belt or similar.

Warding seals are discovered with 2-20 charges. When the seal is pressed against any surface and a charge expended, a seal impression is left behind; if the surface is then disturbed or moved, the seal's energies inflict 1-6 hit points of damage on the source of the movement before expending themselves.

2 comments:

Badelaire said...

Sweet. I'm always interested in low-powered warding magics in D&D.

What do you propose if PCs want to stamp multiple seals onto something? Can you put more than one seal on an object, and would the effects stack?

taichara said...

Hm. I could see one of two things happening --

Either they could stack, or trying to layer seals will make them go off in the warder's face.

Or perhaps a limitation to how many may be stacked, based on idiosyncrasies of each seal. So you aren't quite sure what you're dealing with when you find one, and have to decide if you want to experiment or not ...