Wednesday, January 25, 2012

RPG Superstar 2012 Entry

Seeing as how I didn't make top32 for the 5th year running, here's what I submitted. I thought I had tweaked it enough from being a SAIC...Guess not.



Tempest of Abendego
Aura moderate abjuration and evocation;  CL 9th
 Slot neck; Price  77,900gp;  Weight 1 lb.

 Description 
This is a large deep blue opal pendant in an adamantine setting with seven mithral Azlanti glyphs. Tiny mithral wires crisscross the face of the gemstone connecting to minuscule platinum coils beneath each glyph. When viewed closely, the dark swirling clouds of a tempest can be seen brimming within.

The wearer is constantly surrounded by moderate winds. The wearer is never checked by, or blown away by, winds of hurricane strength or less, and ranged attack rolls suffer a -2 penalty. This effect may be suppressed at will.

     The wearer may, upon command, surround himself in a cloak of winds, up to three times per day. While a cloak of winds is active, as an immediate action, the wearer may draw on the power of the storm within for one of the following effects.  The user may either call a bolt of lightning from the amulet as  lightning bolt for 3d10 damage (up to 9 bolts per day), or gust of wind up to three times per day. The wearer may choose to be pushed or lifted by the gust of wind, making a move of up to 60 feet in a straight line in any direction. 

Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, call lightning storm, cloak of winds, gust of wind;  Cost 38,950gp

Here's what I used as my pricing guide.  
Caster Level 9
Level 3 spell 3/day 3x9x1800/(5/3) = 29160
Level 3 spell 1/day 3x9x1800/(5/1) *1.5 1800*1.5=14580
Level 2 spell 3/day 2x9x1800/(5/3) *1.5= 29160
Level 1 effect constant = +2 deflection 10000gp/2=5000gp
23360gp