1. Lifespawn magic items.
2. Battlechanger and other 80s toon inspired items.
3. Furry/Anthro magic items.
I finally decided to just break the book into three smaller, but still ambitious sourcebooks. This way, I up my release count for 2017 and have the benefit of three 'opening weekends' for three books instead of just one. The first book is entitled God Machines: Magic Items of the Lifechain, and focuses on Lifespawn magic items and artifacts for the Otherverse America campaign setting. I just uploaded this puppy to www.rpgnow.com and it's on sale for $4.99 at 48 pages of content.
I had a ton of fun writing it. Early on in the design process, I decided to pile in tons of Jack Kirby homages to expand the 'Lifechain' concept I've had since I started working on Otherverse America. A whole lot of the armors and weapons are lifted directly from Kirby: virtually any magic armor with the God- prefix was worn by a Kirby character.
What the fuck, let's preview the God- armors here! The attached image should give you a hint of which Eternals character was wearing what. Thena (in gold) was wearing the armor that inspired the Godraiment, while Ikarus (in the blond dude in blue) is wearing what would become the Godweave armor. Not pictured are the inspirations for God Chain (Marvel's Cinematic Thor), and God Scale (DC's Big Barda).
Aura moderate conjuration CL 10th
Slot armor Price 50,000 gp (DC 31) Weight 25 lbs
The interlocked rings of this beautifully wrought chain-mail shirt gleam like gold. A leather tabard is worn on the breast, over the rings, reinforced by angular golden plating. If worn by a Lifespawn, intricate, gear-like carvings appear on the golden plates, and a long and regal cloak of vibrant red, gold or blue cloth hangs from the Godchain’s shoulder
Godchain is a +3 Lifespawn-defiant chainshirt. When Godchain is worn by a Lifespawn, the Godchain gains the determination property. In addition, a creature with the Lifespawn subtype may add their Lifecount as a competence bonus to Diplomacy, Intimidate and Perform (oratory) checks while the Godchain is worn.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, creator must have the Lifespawn subtype, breath of life, eagle’s splendor, summon monster I
Cost 25,000 gp (DC 29)
Aura moderate transmutation CL 10th
Slot armor and head Price 15,600 gp (DC 27) Weight 18 lbs
Godraiment is gleaming ceremonial armor reserved for Lifespawn heroes and nobility, a gleaming golden bodysheath that partially merges with the wearer’s flesh. The armor resembles a thin sheath of liquid gold a few millimeters thick, with bulkier armor plating on the pauldrons, belt and collar. The armor’s crown erupts in a series of abstract, jagged spires rising from the wearer’s forehead like stylized antlers.
Godraiment is a set of +2 benevolent action wear. When the Godraiment is worn by a Lifespawn, it also gains the expeditious property. In addition, a creature with the Lifespawn subtype may add their Lifecount as a competence bonus on Spellcraft checks made in combat, as well as Knowledge (the planes) and Knowledge (religion) checks made while the armor is worn.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, creator must have the Lifespawn subtype, aid, expeditious retreat
Cost 7,800 gp (DC 25)
Aura faint transmutation CL 8th
Slot armor Price 15,500 gp (DC 27) Weight 30 lbs
Godscale is masterfully crafted scaled armor forged from ultra-dense alloys which gleam mostly cerulean. Individual scale in the array are alloyed with precious metals to turn them a brilliant canary yellow, jet black or deep crimson. These brightly colored scales are worked throughout the array of blue scales, forming mazelike and complex patterns. When worn by a true Lifespawn warrior, the armor glows an electric blue and hums like an overstressed electrical transformer.
Godscale is a set of +2 scale mail of heroism. When the Godscale is worn by a Lifespawn, the Godscale gains the expeditious property. In addition, a creature with the Lifespawn subtype may add their Lifecount as a competence bonus on Acrobatics checks made while the armor is worn; the armor’s check penalty does not apply, in this case.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, cat’s grace, expeditious retreat, heroism, creator must have the Lifespawn subtype
Cost 7,750 gp (DC 25)
Aura strong abjuration (and evocation if miracle is used) CL 18th
Slot armor Price 60,500 gp (DC 32) Weight 15 lbs
Godweave is a tightly fitted dark navy, armored body sleeve. Bold patterns of circles and zig-zagging lines, etched in gold decorate the chest, and fiery reddish-orange gloves and boots sheathe the wearer’s limbs.
Godweave is a set of +2 action wear of Spell Resistance 17. When the Godweave is worn by a Lifespawn, the Godweave gains the invulnerability property. In addition, a creature with the Lifespawn subtype may add their Lifecount as a competence bonus on Knowledge (history), Spellcraft and Use Magic Device checks while the Godweave is worn.
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, spell resistance, stoneskin, wish or miracle, creator must have the Lifespawn subtype
Cost 30,250 gp (DC 30)
Look for the Battlechangers book next, and then some other interesting stuff. I really want to up my release count for the year.