- Arms and Equipment Guide
Arms and Equipment Guide Author(s) Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra, and Scott Davis Genre(s) Role-playing game Publisher TSR Publication date 1991
The original version, for the 2nd edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, was published in 1991. The book was designed by Grant Boucher, Troy Christensen, Jon Pickens, John Terra, and Scott Davis, and edited by Anne Brown and Jon Pickens. Interior artists included Daniel Horne, Erik Olson, Keith Parkinson, Michael Weaver, Kelly Freas, Laura Freas, Mark Nelson, Karl Waller, Valerie Valusek, Stephen D. Sullivan, Ken Frank, and Ned Dameron.
Arms and Equipment Guide
Cover of Arms and Equipment Guide
Author(s) Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, Jeff Quick, Rich Redman, James Wyatt Illustrator Numerous Country U.S.A Language English Subject(s) Dungeons & Dragons supplement on items Genre(s) Role-playing game Publisher Wizards of the Coast Publication date March 2003 Media type Print (Hardback) Pages 160
The d20 system, 3rd edition version of the Arms and Equipment Guide was printed in 2003 and has an introduction, six chapters, and an appendix containing random treasure tables. Chapters are "Weapons and Armor", "Adventuring Gear", "Vehicles", "Hirelings and Creatures", "Magical Items", and "Special Magical Items".
"Weapons and Armor"
The first section of the book is concerned with mundane weapons and armor. It introduces many new weapons, such as the Gyrspike, a sword with a spiked ball attached to the hilt by a chain. As well, the section lists the different weapons used throughout the different cultures and time periods, and the names they were known by. It describes several different materials for use in creating weapons or armor, such as bronze and coral.
This second lists the details and price of clothing, candles, alchemical items, and other adventuring necessities; the section consists of approximately 145 items. Also included is a discussion on economic systems in the fantasy world.
A wide range of vehicles are discussed in this section, from nautical wind-powered ships and horse drawn carriages, to zeppelins and triceratops. Rules are given on how to control mounts, and what happens when two vehicles crash. Several magical items are given for the use in vehicles, such as the Wind-Favored Sails.
"Hirelings and Creatures"
Prices are given for hirelings of various skill levels. Statistics are also given for cheap to expensive mercenaries, including some fantasy creatures, such as pixies. A section on pets discusses the training of animals and magical creatures as guard animals and pets. Several new creatures are introduced, such as the Climbdog. Rules concerning mounts, several magic items relating to animal training, and new mounts are proposed.
Many new potions, rings, staffs, rods, and wondrous items are detailed in this chapter, including a new type of potion called Elixir Armor. Made from the essence of creatures with natural armor, it grants the drinker with an armor class bonus.
A large part of the book focuses on magical weapons. Three pages of weapon abilities is followed by 24 pages of specific magical weapons.
"Special Magical Items"
Review: White Wolf #30 (1992)
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