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[PDF] Equipment Maker 7 – Rods, Staves and Wands

Equipment Maker 7 – Rods, Staves and Wands

Rod, staves (sometimes called staff) and wands are, like sword and armor, a staple part of most fantasy worlds. They can be symbolic, contain power, or even be used as a weapon in an emergency.

Like monsters and characters, a more detailed description can sometimes be better than a simple one. It helps you answer the questions like “What is that item made of?” or “How big is it” and so on.

The equipment Maker series is designed to help you come up with not only a name for the item but to give some extra details, such as material, size and so on.

Inside you’ll find tables for…

  • Picking the type of item – is it a rod, a staff or a wand?
  • The size of the item
  • The material it’s made from
  • What power it may have
  • How many charges does it have?
  • and...
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RIGS 5.04 – Staff of the Silent

RIGS 5.04 – Staff of the Silent

“The Quiet Ones. That’s what we called them. They never spoke or made any noise. Just walked through the town, bowing and giving out blessings, accepting offerings and such. Most people liked them, they kept to themselves and helped out in times of trouble, just never said a word. Of course, some thugs think it’s funny and tries to attack them. The ways these monks moved was spooky. Not even their clothes made a sound. When the leader slammed the staff he was carrying on the ground the air rippled. When he slammed it into the thugs groin we all expected him to cry out in pain, but there was nothing….”

Staff of the Silent
Power Level: Major (5)
Activation: Appropriate Action
Approximate Age: Several – 4 years
Condition: Poor (3)

The Staff of the S...

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R.I.G.S. #8 – Staff of Hearing

Staff of Hearing

“It was just laying there at my feet, after he dropped it there. My head was still ringing from the blow I had received from it. But when I picked it up, my hearing cleared. I could hear properly. Not only that but I could hear the assassin trying to creep up behind me..I could here his heartbeat, the rustle of his clothing. I could hear his companion in the next room, holding her breath and the rush of air as his arm moved to strike. It was the last move he ever made…”

Staff of Hearing
Power Level : Major (6)
Activation : Appropriate Action
Approximate Age : Several – 6 years
Condition : Good (6)

This staff is made from a smooth mahogany style wood, which has been stained a deep reddish-brown colouration...

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Fantasy/Medieveal Weapon Kit P1 Sample – Staff Weapon Chart



Traditionally made from wood, metal although stone staffs do exist




Bo Staff




Hooked staff






Spiked staff





Need more? Then get the full kit, with more charts and examples here

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