Netbook of Magical Treasures Item Creation Guidelines.
Please note that these guidelines are for the NboMT, and do not apply
to all gaming rules. These are simply our "house" rules.
- When creating an item, first of all decide if your item is
unique or if it is simply a copy of another item.
For instance say you want to create a magical bag that
can hold more than it should. A bag of holding, simple
right? What if you wanted it to be fire resistant though?
Simply, enchant the item with fire resistance as you
would a ring of the same name. This is not a new item,
but an altered existing item.
- Don't create items that can cause major problems with game
balance. What does this mean? Don't create items that
are impossibly powerful so that any character wielding
them is unstoppable. These types of items only hinder
game play and will not give players the challenges they
- The goal of this project is to produce a netbook with quality magic items
and artifacts that can be used in any campaign setting
without having to change any of the core rules to do so.
What does this mean for you? No references can be
made to any of the campaign settings that are published
by other companies. Rules from any of the accessory books
are not allowed. All information pertaining to these
campaigns and books are off limits to us as they are not
part of the SRD (System Reference Document). If it is not
in the SRD, don't use it. A copy of the SRD can be found
Open Gaming Foundation web site.
- Flavor text is acceptable. What kind of flavor? Flavor
text is acceptable as long as that text pertains to anything
that you have permission to use. If it is a characters
name, such as the original creator of an item, that you
yourself have created, or have permission to use, then it
is acceptable. The same goes for original item history.
As long as it is a fictional description that you have
written it is perfectly okay to use, as long as it does
not make references to any of the published campaigns.
- Try to learn and understand the rules of the OGL and how
it works. It is important that you as a contributor
understand what it is you are contributing to, and how
the OGL works for you. If you ever have any questions
concerning this matter please contact the Team Leader
when in doubt.
- Do not submit items unless you are fully ready to make them
OGC material. Once they are published in this netbook, they
become open gaming content and can be used by the gaming public.
You can finde more
- Reference pages for calculating magic items cost, for
determining item creation rules, and determining what
spells and rules are allowed can be found at the and at
Gaming Foundation website, and at
Monte Cooks website
Magic Item FAQ I and
Magic Item FAQ II. These are all helpful websites and
references for creating magic items. You can also find an excellent
and user friendly version of the SRD at
- Please reference the SRD, when calculating
the market value for the items you are creating. The rules
given there are to be used as guidelines for market value,
but you must also take into consideration the price of similar
items when setting a price. For weapons and armor, see the
tables given for those items as you can usually rate its price
by the + value it would compare to. This is not true for
all armor and weapons, but it is a good guideline to go by.
- Use the template that we have created when submitting a
magic item. Please do not alter or change the format or
categories of the template. If some categories are left
blank because they do not apply, simply erase them. If
the template is not used the submission will not be accepted.
Please use submission template 1.0
as found on the home page of the NboMT.
- In order for your item to get into the Netbook of Magical
Treasures it must pass the review process with a minimum
score of 4.4. To find details on how submissions are
reviewed please see The Review Process in the
Netbook of Magical Treasures.
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