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The Gray Merchant of Asphodel: 100+ Theros Magic Items

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9 ARIFACTS, 6 LEGENDARIES, 16 VERY RARES
19 rares, 35 uncommons, 24 commons
and 9 story hook items

These items are steeped in the lore of Theros with creative and thematic mechanics that were designed with an eye on balance! They include adventuring gear, rings, potions, rods, armor, and weapons! Items inspired by the text or art of Magic cards are hyperlinked so you can see the source material yourself.

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The Gray Merchant is a unique vendor who trades one of his goods for something of yours. He doesn't care what people pay, but the gods do. Underpay and the item is less powerful. Overpay and maybe the item gains new properties. If your campaign doesn't allow magic items for sale, these scaling attributes are still useful in allowing items to adjust in power based on your party's level, making them useful for longer! And if your characters are cash poor, they can pay a different price—have a family heirloom or a beloved childhood toy? Are they willing to give it up for more power?

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We've created alternate versions of each of the five major deities' signature weapons especially made for their champions to use. Maybe you don't want a weapon balanced around the piety mechanic, or perhaps you just want a different flavor of the gods' wrath. These artifacts open up new options for the plane's mightiest heroes!

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Gorgeous artwork accompanies the text, and we're exploring options for providing a high resolution version capable of being turned into a softcover book. In the meantime, we realize no one wants to use more printer ink than needed at home, which is why...

Included with your purchase are grayscale printer-friendly versions with decorative background textures and/or art removed.

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And to make life even easier for Dungeon Masters, we now have Print & Play handouts for the magic items! These are available in full color or simple black & white. There are reference handouts for each version of the items so you can show your players exactly what they need to know. Shopping at the Gray Merchant? Show only the base version of the item. Overpaid? Print the handouts that show the updated properties! Removed a curse from an item? Swap out the cursed version of the item for the uncursed one!

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Reviewers weigh in

"This supplement is a must-have for anyone planning a Theros campaign. Grady is an evocative writer who also happens to have plenty of technical knowledge about both Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. Fans of both games will enjoy this collection of magical items. I can't wait to use it in my home game -- I know these will delight, amuse, and perhaps terrify, my players." -Ashley Warren

"The knowledge, understanding and love of the plane, its stories, characters and mythos, as well as the mechanics in Magic: The Gathering and the Theros blocks and sets, radiate from the pages with the brightness of Heliod’s radiance reflecting off a mythic judge’s foil." -Curse of Sebs

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Callum S June 16, 2020 4:02 pm UTC
Can I ask how you made the cards? They are awesome
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The Gallant G June 16, 2020 4:20 pm UTC
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The backgrounds were done in Photoshop, then brought into Affinity Publisher (our layout option of choice currently) where the other graphics and text layers were assembled. We're looking at launching a video and blog series on YouTube and our website covering the technical details of how we put stuff together, since we had to work through a lot of questions that likely a lot of creators run into and figured we should share to make it less painful for others! -Grady
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Ricardo S June 02, 2020 9:01 pm UTC
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I am super excited to flip through this book and can’t wait to use Gary in my home games. I love your channel and am glad to support in any way. Gary will be another traveling merchant in my games a competitor to my Bazaar of Curiosities, a traveling merchant shop run by djinn brothers I’m sure Gary will be a fun rival to them.
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On a side note I don’t think I got the discount I was using the mobile check out.
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The Gallant G June 02, 2020 9:25 pm UTC
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Thanks for your feedback, Ricardo! We're sorry to hear about your mobile experience--we've run into some checkout problems on mobile before too. Just to verify, the discount price should be $7.45 so if that's what you paid, then you still got the discount and it just didn't display that it was a discount. If you paid $9.95, though, then unfortunately it glitched out. You can either contact DMs Guild for support or remind us in the future and we'll try to get you a different discount to make up for it!

The Bazaar of Curiosities sounds like great fun! Djinn brothers vs. undead merchant could be an episode of a reality show! Thanks so much for your support!
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Ricardo S June 02, 2020 9:35 pm UTC
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Yes I paid full price. It’s no big deal Getting a potential discount for a future product by you guys sounds good as long as I remember. Maybe I’ll get a PAID property from Gary on the item haha. I’m flipping through the book now and it’s great love the flavor. Thank you for the quick response!
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Jack S June 02, 2020 7:48 pm UTC
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I am very excited to incorporate this content into an upcoming campaign. I don't have the digital book for Theros yet because I am waiting to get the hardcover version, however I have thoughts on how I could bring the Gray Merchant into the world of Faerun. Maybe Gary, in his endless journey across the lands, accidentally walked over a teleportation circle that was configured to activate on proximity instead of with a key phrase. Maybe the gods of Theros sent Gary to Faerun to spread their influence subtly across those lands. I have a lot of ideas about how to get Gary to Faerun and even around it safely.
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The Gallant G June 02, 2020 7:56 pm UTC
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Hey Jack, thanks so much for sharing your ideas! Those all sound like great concepts and we love the creativity. The joy of D&D for us is how DMs take these tool kits and put their own stamp on the story, and it sounds like you're going to do it with panache! We were very focused on delivering quality Theros content, so we love that you've found ways to adapt Gary for the Forgotten Realms.
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