Sunday, April 14, 2013

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation, Seven Magic Items, Day One

Like many others, I'm doing a whole week of posts to celebrate Wednesday's Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day. I'll post one new magic item per day. Today's item is:

Torquemada's Crown (Magic Item)

Made of iron and crafted in the shape of a crown of thorns, this is a magical interrogation device. Placed upon the head of any human, demi-human or humanoid, the individual wearing it must answer truthfully to any question, or else suffer damage determined by the severity of the lie. The smallest white lie – a lie that could harm no one – will deal 1d6 damage to the individual wearing the crown. A lie which could result in temporary harm to someone does 2d6 damage. A lie which could result in permanent harm to someone will cause 3d6 points of damage. A lie that could potentially result in someone's death will do 4d6 damage. At the GM's discretion, damage dice may be increased or decreased, and saves may be allowed.


  1. Nice Bard, that sounds uncomfortable to say the least.

  2. Great item. So much more flavorful than standard magical items.

  3. I'd use it on the missus, damn good item and description.