Rings and Rods

Note: You can now find the magic items in this article as a part of 50 New Magic Items, a Pay What You Want product on the DMs Guild.

Rings are the iconic magic item. Small, powerful, and of course the centerpiece of the most popular fantasy story of all time. Designing a magic ring is rewarding and satisfying when done well. When the PCs lay hands on a magic ring they know they’ve got something truly special.


Rods on the other hand are not as widely recognized as an iconic magic item in fantasy stories, but they are a huge part of D&D’s history. Just like rings these unsuspecting items are powerful and often bestow bizarre, but effective magical gifts to the wielder.

Today the Exploration Age magic item preview continues with rings and rods. I’ve already shown you some wondrous items, weapons, and armor. Do me a favor and check those out. I’d love any and all feedback on the items. The sooner I have that feedback the better, since in a few weeks I plan on putting all the magic items into PDFs on the Free Game Resources section of this site. Once they’re up you’ll always be able to find them there.

Anyway, onto the good stuff! The rings and rods are below!

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