#1 With a Bullet Point: 5 Magic Abilities For Cold Iron Weapons

by Rogue Genius Games

Rogue Genius Games



Tags: fantasy GM Tools Magic Items Pathfinder 1e Pathfinder 1st Edition Player Aids Treasure

#1 With a Bullet Point: 5 Magic Abilities For Cold Iron Weapons

Sometimes rules supplements read like the world-setting bible of frustrated novelists. While solid world- building is a useful skill, you don't always need four paragraphs of flavor text to tell you swords are cool, magic is power, shadows are scary, and orcs are savage. Sometimes a GM doesn't have time to slog through a page of history for every magic weapon. Sometimes all that's needed are a few cool ideas, with just enough information to use them in a game. Sometimes, all you need are bullet points.

#1 With A Bullet Point is a line of very short, cheap PDFs each of which gives the bare bones of a set of related options. It may be five spells, six feats, eight magic weapon special abilities, or any other short set of related rules we can cram into about a page. Short and simple, these PDFs are for GMs and players who know how to integrate new ideas into their campaigns without any hand-holding, and just need fresh ideas and the rules to support them. No in-character fiction setting the game world. No charts and tables. No sidebars of explanations and optional rules. Just one sentence of explanation for the High Concept of the PDF, then bullet points.

High Concept: Five magic properties exclusively for weapons made of cold iron, to make your choice of weapon material matter more than just when bypassing DR.

  • Distracting: Damage dealt by a distracting weapon counts as continuing damage for purposes of spellcasting, forcing foes to make concentration checks.
  • Grounding: Your weapon can prevent your foes from attempting any kind extradimensional travel.
  • Revealing: Enemies who have been hit by this weapon are revealed for what they really are.
  • Spell Penatrating: Touch-range spells are more effective when delivered by this weapon.
  • Ward Cracking: This magic property allow you to degrade the protection provided by spells or spell-like abilities.