Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RPG Superstar 2013 - Irrisen Sacrificial Athame

Well once more I did not make top32 of RPG Superstar. Here is my item that I posted, minus a few minor changes I did during posting.

Irrisen Sacrifical Athame
Aura strong necromancy; CL17th 
Slot none;Price 81,000 gp; Weight 3 lbs.

This ritualistic silver knife features a wickedly curved blade; shimmering with hoarfrost, the blade is uncomfortably cool to the touch. These wicked ritualistic tools originated in Irrisen, in the hands of elder witches.  
As a swift action, the wielder draws the blade of the athame across their flesh, sacrificing their own life force and leaving a jagged purplish-black scar in its wake. The next spell cast applies the effects of a metamagic feat possessed by the wielder without affecting its level or casting time, as long as the total modified level of the spell does not use a spell slot above 9th level.
Each sacrifice costs the wielder 1 point of temporary constitution, dexterity, or strength for each spell level increase of the applicable metamagic feat. Thus adding the maximize metamagic feat will inflict 3 points of temporary attribute damage. The user must possess the relevant ability score in order to use this item (an undead creature may not sacrifice constitution.)
An Irrisen Sacrificial Athame may be used on any level of spell. A caster may only add one metamagic effect to any given spell with the power of the athame. The wielder may combine the athame’s effect with metamagic feats they possess. In this case, only the feats possessed by the wielder adjust the spell slot of the spell being cast, per the appropriate metamagic feat. This effect may not be combined with the effect of any metamagic rod.
The soft blade is unsuitable for combat, having 5 hit points and hardness 2.

Requirements Spell Perfection; Cost 40,500 gp

This is obviously a variation on a metamagic rod. I felt the rules tweaked it enough to make it interesting, but, obviously it wasn't enough.

This obviously belongs to Paizo now, so no publishing it...