Every Sunday, I'll have a completely homebrewed Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition element that you can use in your games. I do take requests so you can either post a comment here, email me at email@example.com with the subject "Homebrew Request", or send me a tweet on Twitter (@brannonhutchins) with the hashtag #weekly4e.
From a land in the far East comes an item of power, constructed to take your opponents off guard and send them fleeing in sheer terror. I give you: The Mask of the Demon!
Mask of the Demon
I wanted to do something with an oriental theme this week. It started with creating Gamera for last week's article. The creature was originally based on the Turtle of the North, one of the Four Symbols of the Chinese constellations. I thought about doing all four as high paragon level monsters but it just wasn't working out. Idea after idea came, all oriental based, but nothing stuck. Eventually I got to thinking about samurai and how the masks of their helmets look almost monstrous in nature sometimes. And voila! The Mask of the Demon was born.
And no, I have not seen the oriental articles from Dungeon or Dragon magazine from this past month.
The Mask of the Demon was created using Power2ool for the Wizards of the Coast Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition system.