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Awakened Blades - A 5th Edition Magic Item Collection

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Awakened Blades

This collection of magical weapons comes packed with 50 options, each one with unique and interesting powers, a detailed personality and backstory for each weapon, and incredible artwork that changes as the weapon evolves into later forms. Whether starting a new campaign or about to face off against the BBEG, these swords are the perfect gift for any party member who feels left behind by their fellow adventuers, or just wants to feel like a badass on the battlefied! 

Use the new Awakening system to grow your bond with these swords by taking actions that further your connection. Watch them grow and change form as the weapon evolves and unleash their devastating True Awakening upon your enemies. 

Take a peak as these Awakened Blade examples!

   

Don't believe us? Take a look at this review by the wonderful @CurseOfSebs

"This is an incredible collection of 50 Awakened Blades: magical weapons with extraordinary properties and abilities flowing from the power of the soul contained within and the strength and experience of their wielder, sometimes harbouring their own machinations and insidious influence. These blades contain great power that evolves with the players with inspired rules and guidelines which allow for a weapon to be granted or discovered by a player during tier 1 or 2 of play, with greater abilities unlocking during tier 3 and tier 4, allowing for bonds (figurative and literal), to be made with these singular arms. These evolutions can be tied to events of true significance, creating some seriously epic and memorable moments at the table!

Speak their words of power if you dare, and unleash the elements, become a gargantuan avatar of strength or an armoured bulwark, summon a giant spectral chimera or hordes of dragons, wield phenomenal cosmic powers, and gain your own genie who will make your dreams come true…with only a small chance of having your soul torn apart!
Each one of these eldritch edges comes with their history, personality, awakening phrase, which, along with their sensational powers and abilities, are so full of flavour that they could inspire adventures and even whole campaigns; quests to discover the resting place of fabled swords and arcs discovering the secrets, motives and machinations of the awakened blades and whether the wielder and weapon become united in purpose or become embroiled in a struggle for dominance. However they are used, Awakened Blades add might and mystique to the game with their magical weapons and brilliant mechanics!"


Playtesting Stories
We've been playing and testing Awakened Blades for almost 4 years in our home games, and while the swords have had dozens of cool moments the wielder's have selected these two as their all time favourites.


Viola Milner, wielder of Malwa Tyelde, ambushed by assassins in the woods outside her home.

 "The assassins had ambushed a lone warrior deep in the woods, so certain of their victory. As the crossbow bolts struck her they emerged with blades drawn, ready to finish the job. A thick mist seemed to appear around them as they got close, clouding their vision of everything but the warrior. The warrior drew her black longsword, a vein of red energy running down the length of the blade. 'Drink, Malwa Tyelde' she rasped, blood pouring from her mouth. The mist seemed to take form behind the warrior, a elven spectre of death. The warrior raised her head, her blood red eyes glowing in the darkness. The spectre and warrior moved on their prey, the echoing screams of the assassins breaking the silence of the still night."


Perrin, wielder of Arashi, dueling a former ally on the roof of their castle.

"He stood upon the castle roof, rain beating down on the two warriors. Lightning tore across the sky, the blade quaking in his hands. He held the sword towards the sky and cried out 'Strike down, Arashi!'. A dozen bolts of lightning shot down upon him, blinding his opponent for just a moment. As the light died his lightning covered form was revealed. With impossible speed he descended upon his enemy, slashing him with the blade of storms."

Special thanks to Nathanael Roux for his kind assistance and patient advice. To Anne Gregsen for her advice and support. To Fil Kearney, CurseOfSebs and Eugene for their feedback. To Diane Killoughy and Emmet O Connor for playtesting these swords for nearly 4 years.

 
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March 31st, 2020
A finely crafted tome of exciting, fun and amazing creations. This is a collection of powerful and game changing blades. A fun benefit of the weapons contained in this collection is the lore and backstory attached to each of these items. It allows for [...]
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March 30th, 2020
More sentient magic weapons than you will ever be able to use in your whole life time. There is a weapon in this tome for any character that wants to carve their fate in epic fantasy/anime style. The mechanics seem heavy handed for a beginner but if ea [...]
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March 16th, 2020
This is one of those books that you didnt realize how much you needed until you had it. If you like anime style character developments that can also happen in-combat, excellent mechanics that breath new life into the kinda stale weapons system of DnD [...]
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March 16th, 2020
Absolutely incredible addition to 5th edition homebrew content. Love this approach to weapons in dnd, makes for some very interesting gameplay and I'm looking to use these in my own campaign. Plenty of different weapons to choose from and easily laid [...]
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