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Cloak of Protection?


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On page 90 of the BB Game Master's Guide it lists that a "Cloak of Protection +1, cost 1,000 GP" is available for purchase while at Sandpoint.

What's a Cloak of Protection? I don't seem to be able to find it anywhere in the BB content.

Quote:

On page 12 of the BB Welcome to the GM Kit free download it lists a number of new Potions, Scrolls and Wands (such as Bane, Grease, Water Walk, etc) but no descriptions of these items are given.

Is this just a tease to encourage the purchase of the core rules :)

Edit: OK, found out the answer to my second question. Was in the Player Pack free download. Oops. Still Don't know what a Cloak of Protection is.

Many thanks.


I am not sure, but I think this is a typo. I cannot find an official errata on this. There are two magic items with similar names: Ring of Protection +1 and Cloak of Resistance +1. The price of a Cloak of Resistance is 1000 GP, but the Ring of Protection is 2000 GP. For my two copper, I would say they are referring to the Cloak of Resistance. If there is no entry for the Cloak of Resistance, just use this link.


Thanks, both Ring of Protection and Cloak of Resistance are in the BB Game Master's Guide.

As you say, sounds like a typo. I will go with Cloak of Resistance then, cheers.

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Yes, it should be a cloak of resistance. I'll make a note of it.

(In 1st edition AD&D it was called a cloak of protection, and James Jacobs made that list of items, and he's an old-school player like me. So... nostalgia!)


Sean K Reynolds wrote:

Yes, it should be a cloak of resistance. I'll make a note of it.

(In 1st edition AD&D it was called a cloak of protection, and James Jacobs made that list of items, and he's an old-school player like me. So... nostalgia!)

IIRC, didn't the old cloaks provide a bonus to armor class and saving throws? IE, if you wanted a classic cloak of protection +1 it would look something like this?

Example Cloak wrote:

Cloak of Protection

Aura faint abjuration; CL 3rd
Slot shoulders; Price 3,500 gp (+1), 14,000 gp (+2), 31,500 gp (+3), 56,000 gp (+4), 87,500 gp (+5); Weight 1 lb.
Description
This useful cloaks magically ward the wearer in the form of a +1 to +5 deflection bonus to armor class and grant an equal amount of resistance bonus to all saving throws (Fortitude, Reflex, and Will).
Construction
Construction Craft Wondrous Item, shield of faith, resistance, creator's caster level must be at least three times the cloak's bonus; Cost 1,750 gp (+1), 7,000 gp (+2), 15,750 gp (+3), 28,000 gp (+4), 43,750 gp (+5)

Yes, no? :)


well in old Dnd some rings of protection added to saves also


ya know, this got me thinking...we really need a thread based on fun and balanced custom magic items :)


Duskblade wrote:
ya know, this got me thinking...we really need a thread based on fun and balanced custom magic items :)

We've had one or two in the past, including one I started and just began tossing magic items out for people to use, but always without fail you get people coming into the thread talking about how X shouldn't exist, how the magic item rules aren't rules, and generally just bogging down and filling up the threads with hate.


If you could, I'd appreciate it if you could provide links to those threads. I'm always looking for new ideas for custom magic items (my current goal is to try and find an item that can 'cheaply' provide enlarge person on command or something like that).

I tried following the guidelines for creating an item like that, but I was told that the price for it was simply too low :(


Duskblade wrote:

If you could, I'd appreciate it if you could provide links to those threads. I'm always looking for new ideas for custom magic items (my current goal is to try and find an item that can 'cheaply' provide enlarge person on command or something like that).

I tried following the guidelines for creating an item like that, but I was told that the price for it was simply too low :(

Magic Items for the Savvy Adventurer / Core Items That Don't Exist Yet is a thread I know of (it's the one I began). One of my favorites is the Quiver of Plenty, but the price should be adjusted by +1000 gp for all versions (when I was making it I forgot to adjust for abundant ammunition's duration, and you can't edit a post after 1 hour).


xris wrote:

On page 90 of the BB Game Master's Guide it lists that a "Cloak of Protection +1, cost 1,000 GP" is available for purchase while at Sandpoint.

What's a Cloak of Protection? I don't seem to be able to find it anywhere in the BB content.

Quote:

On page 12 of the BB Welcome to the GM Kit free download it lists a number of new Potions, Scrolls and Wands (such as Bane, Grease, Water Walk, etc) but no descriptions of these items are given.

Is this just a tease to encourage the purchase of the core rules :)

Edit: OK, found out the answer to my second question. Was in the Player Pack free download. Oops. Still Don't know what a Cloak of Protection is.

Many thanks.

Cloak of Protectionis a hold-over from 3.5. It is a cloak that provides a deflection bonus to armor. Apparently it was dropped from Pathfinder. We subbed it out for Cloak of Resistance


Solwynn bint Khalsim ibn Abdul wrote:
xris wrote:

On page 90 of the BB Game Master's Guide it lists that a "Cloak of Protection +1, cost 1,000 GP" is available for purchase while at Sandpoint.

What's a Cloak of Protection? I don't seem to be able to find it anywhere in the BB content.

Quote:

On page 12 of the BB Welcome to the GM Kit free download it lists a number of new Potions, Scrolls and Wands (such as Bane, Grease, Water Walk, etc) but no descriptions of these items are given.

Is this just a tease to encourage the purchase of the core rules :)

Edit: OK, found out the answer to my second question. Was in the Player Pack free download. Oops. Still Don't know what a Cloak of Protection is.

Many thanks.

Cloak of Protectionis a hold-over from 3.5. It is a cloak that provides a deflection bonus to armor. Apparently it was dropped from Pathfinder. We subbed it out for Cloak of Resistance

I'm sorry but I believe you are incorrect. There is no cloak of protection in either 3E or 3.5 core. Cloaks of resistance have been the norm since 3E.

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Solwynn bint Khalsim ibn Abdul wrote:
Cloak of Protectionis a hold-over from 3.5. It is a cloak that provides a deflection bonus to armor. Apparently it was dropped from Pathfinder. We subbed it out for Cloak of Resistance

Actually, it was called a cloak of resistance in 3.5, too.

Like I said, it's an accidental holdover from AD&D.


Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Solwynn bint Khalsim ibn Abdul wrote:
Cloak of Protectionis a hold-over from 3.5. It is a cloak that provides a deflection bonus to armor. Apparently it was dropped from Pathfinder. We subbed it out for Cloak of Resistance

Actually, it was called a cloak of resistance in 3.5, too.

Like I said, it's an accidental holdover from AD&D.

They had these in Baldur's Gate I&II. I remember being so psyched the first time I found one. ^-^

Do you ever recreate any of these old school magic items in your games, Sean? Kind of how I posted a 3.x/PF conversion of the Cloak of Protection? I imagine a lot of the old items could be converted pretty easily, and I'm curious if you ever do that for fun. :)

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Sean K Reynolds wrote:

Yes, it should be a cloak of resistance. I'll make a note of it.

(In 1st edition AD&D it was called a cloak of protection, and James Jacobs made that list of items, and he's an old-school player like me. So... nostalgia!)

Meh, nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

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Ashiel wrote:
Do you ever recreate any of these old school magic items in your games, Sean? Kind of how I posted a 3.x/PF conversion of the Cloak of Protection? I imagine a lot of the old items could be converted pretty easily, and I'm curious if you ever do that for fun. :)

You mean like these, which eventually got used in the official 3E Dragonlance book? :)


Sean K Reynolds wrote:
Ashiel wrote:
Do you ever recreate any of these old school magic items in your games, Sean? Kind of how I posted a 3.x/PF conversion of the Cloak of Protection? I imagine a lot of the old items could be converted pretty easily, and I'm curious if you ever do that for fun. :)
You mean like these, which eventually got used in the official 3E Dragonlance book? :)

Very cool Sean. I always liked your site/blog, but I somehow missed these. Thanks a lot. I'll check them out in detail soon. Also, congratulations on getting them in the Dragonlance book (maybe I can track down a copy on Amazon to go with my copy of Ghostwalk you signed). ^-^

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