Finders Keepers: Rod of Earthly Might

Rod of Earthly Might: Rumored to have been forged on the elemental plane of earth, the rod of earthly might is a peculiar device. It allows the owner to regenerate at the rate of 3 hit points per round as long as the owner is standing upon solid earth. Once per day, the wielder of a rod of earthly might is able to cast one of the following spells at the 13th level of ability: transmute rock to mud (or the reverse), stone shape, or dig. Once per week, the wielder may use stone to flesh (or the reverse), raise a wall of stone, or conjure (an earth) elemental. Note that upon the activation of any of the rod's powers (not including the regeneration granted to the owner), there is a base 5% chance that the wielder and all others within a 20 foot radius will be immediately transported to the plane of earth. Each power activated consumes one charge, and such rods are never found containing more than d20 charges. It is rumored that a rod of earthly might can be recharged only by visiting the elemental plane of earth, but this has not been confirmed.

Copyright GA Norris 2011


  1. All dnd like gaming are weird, leave it and toss it to the trash can.

    From my point of view the whole oldschool gaming and retroclone rule designing are completely unnecessary. Because there are lot of games (for example odnd) and you don't have to publish n+1 version. Why don't you redesign the original dnd? Why fun playing with these clones?

  2. After looking at your blog, its apparent that you "hate the old school," in your own words. You're certainly entitled to your opinion, such that it is, but its not welcome here. I've stated clearly what this blog is about, and if its not your cup of tea, then don't read my blog or comment here. Seems simple enough. Live and let live.

    I play games and blog about them for fun, and I'm not interested arguing about "old school vs. new school" with every schmuck with an ax to grind.


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