Sunday, October 1, 2017

Weekend Wonders - Necromancer's Dagger (Swords & Wizardry Light)

Necromancer's Dagger - This dagger is made of a black metal with a carved ivory skull serving as its pommel. In the hands of anyone other than a necromancer it is a simple + 1 dagger. In the hands of a necromancer, it has the following additional abilities: + 2 to all turning / control undead attempts; may attempt to permanently control one undead (only one may be permanently controlled at a time.) Undead must have no more hit dice than half the level of the necromancer in question. Note, the possessor of a Necromancer's Dagger no longer gains hit points from rest. These life energies are instead funneled to the dagger. The possessor can still be healed via magical means.


Note - Necromancer is an optional character class in Swords & Wizardry Continual Light. The beta rules are available at The Tavern's Discord Server, pinned in the swords-wizardry-light channel.


Art copyright Patrick E. Pullen. Used with permission.

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  1. That's a pretty clever dagger. And a pretty clever racket! To think, I've just been blogging for the fun of it all this time.

    1. I'm averaging 75 posts a month in 2017, which is about my normal pacing over the past few years. I couldn't do this if I didn't have a blast doing it. If some of my readers want to put some coin in the tip jar, I am ever grateful.

      I've actually commissioned art for the October Tavern adventure in addition to adding to the stock art collection.

    2. That's great! One of the most important things for attracting an audience is that you have to post frequently, even if it is to say you don't have anything new to say. That's true about every successful blogger.


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