Zap! (Science Fantasy Trinkets)

Looking to mix a little science with your fantasy? My article Zap! Science Fantasy Trinkets releases today on EN5ider!

Art by Jared M. Boone

Roleplaying games have a grand tradition of genre blending, and even the most traditional fantasy campaign might feature the occassional crashed starship or visitor from the distant future. Technology commonplace in a sci-fi setting might seem magical to adventurers who stumble upon such gadgets in a fantasy world. While the trinkets presented in this article can be operated on a basic level by characters in a low-tech setting, they inevitably malfunction when pushed beyond their normal limits.

Antigravity Pack

Wondrous item, uncommon (cost 150 gp)

This gadget weighs 25 pounds and is roughly the size of an explorer’s backback. When activated, the pack discharges a jet of supercharged anti-graviton particles, allowing you to briefly escape the bonds of earth.

As an action, you can activate the antigravity pack and fly up to 90 feet, so long as the total weight of you and anything you carry does not exceed 400 pounds. You fall if you do not end this movement on solid ground. Once you have activated the antigravity pack, you must wait 24 hours for the pack to reconstitute its supply of anti-gravitons before you can do so again.

In desperate circumstances, you can push the pack beyond its normal carrying capacity. The total weight the antigravity pack can transport increases to 800 pounds, but at the end of your flight the pack sputters out and ceases to function.

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Author: niznocspeaks

William Fischer is a creator of weird and terrifying worlds for tabletop roleplaying games.

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