The Top 32

After reviewing more than 850 wondrous items, the judges have selected the 32 RPG Superstar finalists! They are:

Alex Handley—Talisman of Whispering Souls
Alexander MacLeod—Malleus Maleficarum
Andrew Black—Goblin Strand of Ears
Chad Patterson—Greaves of the Monkey
Chris Nichols—Deadstring Shears
Christine Schneider—Arcane Anvil
Clinton Boomer—Crown of the Breaching Legion
Daniele Nanni—Gloves of Adaptive Combat
Erik Anderson—Charts of the Shadow Voyage
Hal Maclean—Nausea Pill
James MacKenzie—Leash of the Shadowhound
Jason Nelson—Phial of Ebon Flame
Jeb Boyt—Figurine of Shielding
Joe Outzen—Torch of Solidity
Joel Flank—Bodyguard's Vest
Joseph Yerger—Elemental Quiver
Laurens de Haan—Orb of the Ocean
Mauricio Quintana—Paper-Folding Instructions of Master Mo
Michael Kogan—Tinnil's Stirring Rod
Michael Raper—Elemental Glyphstone
Neil McClean—Shroud of Old Souls
Rennie Saunders—Beacon of Hope
Rob McCreary—Coin Belt of Beguiling
Robert McRae—Thieves Cowl
Robert Nichols—Gloves of Legerdemain
Ross Byers—Seer's Tea
Russell Taylor—Gloves of Force Shaping
Samuel Kisko—Migrus Locker
Silas McDermott—Lantern of Selective Perception
Walter Pullen—Blindspot Orb
William Cronk—Chiurgeon's Chest
William McNulty—Mask of the Elemental Guardian

Daniele Nanni, Hobert Lanham, Michael Kogan, Mirza Jasarevic, Robert Nichols and Russell Taylor were originally selected as alternates. (Names listed in alphabetical order.)

Viktor Svindland, a Top 32 contestant, elected to drop out of the competition, and two original Top 32 contestants were disqualified, allowing Daniele Nanni, Michael Kogan and Robert Nichols to advance from alternate to the Top 32.

Dwayne Monroe did not submit a country, and neither did Mirza Jasarevic, the next alternate in line, so Russell Taylor has advanced to the Top 32. Hobert Lanham is now the sole remaining alternate.

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Open Call: Design a wondrous item

Migrus Locker

Elemental Quiver

Arcane Anvil

Crown of the Breaching Legion

Gloves of Adaptive Combat

Paper-Folding Instructions of Master Mo

Nausea Pill

Malleus Maleficarum

Charts of the Shadow Voyage

Leash of the Shadowhound

Goblin Strand of Ears

Seer's Tea

Greaves of the Monkey

Diviner’s Trepanation Drill

Torch of Solidity

Coin Belt of Beguiling

Lantern of Selective Perception

The Shroud of Old Souls

Elemental Glyphstone

Beacon of Hope

Phial of Ebon Flame

Talisman of Whispering Souls

The Chiurgeon’s Chest

Deadstring Shears

Bodyguard's Vest

Tinnil's Stirring Rod

Mask of the Elemental Guardian

Figurine of Shielding

The Cloak of Rian’s Mercy

Orb of the Ocean

Blindspot Orb

Gloves of Force Shaping

Thieves Cowl

Gloves of Legerdemain

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