Saturday, September 5, 2015

Upcoming Magic Items: Anime Homages By the Ton

One of the most fun elements of writing for Black Tokyo is working in homages to my favorite anime, including both explicit and all-ages anime. I've homaged everything from Legend of the Overfiend to Kiki's Delivery Service in the setting, and with each release, I cram in more content.

I'm working on the POD version of Enchantments of Black Tokyo and thought it'd be fun to show off a handful of new armor and weapons. You should be able to guess pretty easily what anime these particular items come from. They're a small but very fun part of this project.

Meantime, I'm doing some pretty solid work on the Heavy Future race book, while I wait for art for Enhantments POD to trickle in.

So without further commentary, take a look at some new magic items for Black Tokyo.

Genki Road Jacket

Aura moderate transmutation CL 5th               

Slot armor Price 45,500 gp (DC 31) Weight 2 lbs
This hot red faux-leather racing jacket is specially reinforced for hard use and is designed to keep bikers alive when it all fucks up. Gang or motorcycle club patches usually adorn the back.

The Genki Road Jacket is a set of +3 racing leathers, which provide a +5 competence bonus on Drive checks.

While wearing the Genki Road Jacket, any motorcycle or similar vehicle driven by the character becomes nearly impossible to destroy. The motorcycle’s tires have their Hardness and HP doubled while the rider is astride the bike, and the vehicle has effectively infinite fuel. In addition, jury-rigged repairs made by the wearer of the Genki Road Jacket are considered permanent repairs as long as he or she is astride the bike.

Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, fuel the engine, workaround
Cost 22,750 gp (DC 29)

Over Thrust Uniform

Aura overwhelming conjuration CL 15th         

Slot armor Price 258,000 gp (DC 37) Weight 2 lbs
Normally, this sexy black and red school girl’s uniform is cloth. Not much cloth, but cloth, a fetish-whore version of the typical school uniform that exposes the belly, with a bright red and gold neckerchief that hangs just above the wearer’s almost-revealed nipples.
The Over Thrust Uniform is a +3 school uniform of determination. Upon the wearer’s command, the Over Thrust Uniform can transform into a set of +3 Grade II Powered Armor of determination, with a flight speed of 500 ft (good). Even in its powered armor state, the Over Thrust Uniform is revealing, basically an armored rubber sleeve that reveals the wear’s midriff and the topmost curls of their pubic thatch, armored thigh highs and helmet. The Over Thrust Uniform has the near nudity armor property despite its full life support capabilities. While the Over Thrust Uniform in powered armor form, the wearer is treated as if she possessed the Super Kawaii feat as a bonus feat.

The Over Thrust Uniform can remain in its powered armor form for up to 33 minutes per day, which need not be consecutive, but must be taken in one minute increments. The wearer is always considered proficient with the Over Thrust Uniform in its powered armor form.

Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, breath of life, call powered armor (greater), military flight
Cost 129,000 gp (DC 35)

VTOL Leggings

Aura moderate transmutation CL 5th

Slot feet Price 34,000 gp (DC 30) Weight 8 lbs
These heavily armored leggings are reinforced with gunmetal grey hull plating, painted in stark black and white hazard striping. VTOL thrusters on the booted ankles, accented by gold highlights, provide the wearer with superior maneuverability.

VTOL Leggings are +2 Armored Leggings. While wearing VTOL Leggings, a character with an existing flight speed gains Hover as a bonus feat, and their in-air maneuverability improves by one category (to a maximum of perfect). While airborne, the character receives a +2 insight bonus to Initiative. If the character begins an encounter on the ground, their Initiative score improves by +2 as soon as they take to the air.

Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, fly
Cost 19,000 gp (DC 28)

Expelling Scissors

Aura moderate abjuration CL 5th      

Slot weapon (pair) Price 80,640 gp (DC 33) pair Weight 3 lbs
Why wield a weapon that makes sense, when you can score some style points? Expelling Scissors are gigantic, razor edged scissor blades made from gleaming, glittering orange steel. The weapon can break apart (or unify) at the pivot, transforming into either a single heavy blade or a pair of single-edged scissors.

Expelling Scissors are treated as being a paired set of +2 keen butterfly swords. If they are wielded as a combined weapon, treat the resulting weapon as a single +3 keen butterfly sword instead.

When the Expelling Scissors make a successful melee attack against a character wearing any school uniform with magical properties, the Scissors make a targeted dispel magic check against the item’s caster level (DC 11+ the item’s caster level), using the Scissor’s caster level. If the check is successful, the school uniform’s magical properties are suppressed for one minute. A second successful attack and successful dispel check made during this time completely destroys the magical school uniform. If the Expelling Scissors are wielded as a combined weapon, they receive a +2 bonus on the dispel check.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, dispel magic, keen edge
Cost 40,320 gp (DC 31) pair

Genki Guitar

Aura moderate evocation CL 7th      

Slot none Price 21,200 gp (DC 29) Weight 3 lbs
This modern electric guitar has a glossy red plastic finish with black and white accents. It’s covered with the stickers, that if you know your anime history, are identical to the ones on Kaneda’s bike in Akira.

The Genki Guitar is a +2 anarchic rocker. Once per day, the wielder can use the spell to summon a glowing red moped, which remains in existence for up to 7 hours.

Optional While summoning the moped, the wielder can attempt a DC 25 Perform (stringed) check. If this check is successful the wielder can choose any one of the following benefits for the moped. This benefit remains in place until the moped vanishes. Failure means only an ordinary moped is summoned, and even then only for a maximum of 4 hours. On a natural 1, the Genki Guitar gains the broken condition and will not function for 24 hours at which point the broken condition is removed automatically.
·         Moped gains a +4 dodge bonus to AC and a +2 bonus on REF Saves
·         Moped gains 150 ft acceleration
·         Moped gains a maximum speed of 800 ft and a non-combat speed of around 100 mph
·         Moped gains a Flight Speed of 300 ft (average)
·         The Moped acts as a Techno-Amp for the Genki Guitar

Small Land Vehicle
Cost 1,800 gp
Squares 1 (aprox- 5 ft x 5 ft)
AC 11 (+1 size) Hardness 5 HP 15
Base Save +0

Maximum Speed 500 ft Non-Combat Speed 50 – 60 mph
Acceleration 50 ft
Propulsion gasoline or electric motor
Driving Check Drive
Driving Space atop the vehicle’s single seat
Forward Facing facing the front wheel
Decks 1

Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, chaos hammer, ghost chassis, creator must be chaotic
Cost 10,600 gp (DC 26)


Fetysh said...

Neat. That guitar looks like fun. Definitely want to grab that, and find a way to integrate that power armor too.

Fetysh said...

About how long will be before this book is out? I can buy the Enchantments of Black Tokyo right now, but if this better book is coming soon, I'd rather wait.

Fetysh said...

Fuck, I couldn't take it. Bought the normal Enchantments of Black Tokyo.

Chris A. Field said...

Once Enchantments POD is out, I'll set it up with Mark to offer a discount coupon to people who purchased the original PDF edition, that way they can get the POD version cheaper. I don't know exactly what the discount will be, because I'm going to leave the POD pricing to Mark, but it'll be something.

Send me an email at, and I'll gladly send you the POD draft as it stands today. You can get a preview, maybe playtest it a little bit with your group.

Fetysh said...

Sent ya an email! From