Miniature Market

January 25th, 2016

Alex Riggs

Magic Market Archive

Ready for the latest models in adventuring gear? It’s Mini Week, and just like cutting-edge technology, we’re focused on making things smaller. More compact. Mini. Micro. In that vein, here’s a trio of magic items that you can use to shrink your stuff, your foes, or yourself down to size.


CROWN OF SHRINKING                             PRICE 45,000 gp
Slot head; CL 5th; Weight 1 lb.
Aura faint transmutation

The spines on these golden crowns grow noticeably shorter and narrower as they near the front center, and each is tipped with an increasingly smaller diamond gem. The crowns resize to fit the head of the wearer, always managing to squeeze and pinch in such a way that they are ever-so-slightly too small for comfort. As a standard action, the wearer can affect himself as though with the spell reduce person, except that it can affect him regardless of his creature type. Further, as a standard action, the wearer can fire a beam from the crown’s central gem at a nearby creature or object, which takes the form of a ray with a maximum range of 60 feet. If the attack hits, and the target is a creature, it is affected as though by the spell reduce person (DC 14), except it can affect him regardless of his creature type. If the attack hits and the target is an object, the object is affected as though by the spell shrink item. The wearer can fire a beam in this way up to three times per day.

Construction Requirements       Cost 22,500 gp

Craft Wondrous Item, reduce person, shrink item


MAGNIFICENT DOLLHOUSE                    PRICE 75,000 gp
Slot none; CL 13th; Weight 10 lbs.
Aura strong conjuration

This meticulously-detailed wooden dollhouse stands four feet tall, six feet wide, and three feet deep, although a command word can cause it to fold itself up into a small, plain-looking wooden box six inches on each side, which can then be unfolded with another command word. While in house form, the magnificent dollhouse appears as a grand manor reproduced in 1/10th scale. The interior appears to be fully furnished with miniature furniture that has been hand-carved in excruciating detail, but the dollhouse does not have any means of being opened to access the interior.
The front door of the dollhouse serves as the entryway to an extraplanar space, which functions identically to a mage’s magnificent mansion spell, but also shrinks any creature or object attempting to pass through it, allowing it to fit anything that could fit through a normal doorway. Such creatures and objects grow back to normal size once they exit the dollhouse. Destroying the magnificent dollhouse causes all creatures and objects within it to be trapped in that extraplanar space indefinitely.

Construction Requirements       Cost 37,500 gp

Craft Wondrous Item, mage’s magnificent mansion, reduce person, shrink item


WARHAMMER OF SMASHING                  PRICE 65,312 gp
Slot none; CL 3rd; Weight 5 lbs.
Aura faint transmutation

These +2 impact warhammers are typically engraved with a bull’s eye or similar design on the head of the hammer, which is much larger than that of similar weapons. The wielder of a warhammer of smashing gains a +1 bonus to attack and damage per size category that the target is smaller than the wielder. Additionally, three times per day, when the warhammer of smashing damages a creature, its wielder can force the target to succeed on a Fortitude save (DC 10 + the warhammer of smashing’s enhancement bonus + the wielder’s Strength score) or have its size category reduced by one step for 1 minute.
A creature affected in this way gains a +2 size bonus to Dexterity, a –2 size penalty to Strength, and the appropriate size bonuses and penalties for her new size category to AC, attack rolls, CMB, CMD, Fly skill checks, and Stealth skill checks. Further, her space and reach, as well as the damage dice of all her attacks, adjust to reflect her new size. Multiple instances of this ability stack, decreasing the size by an additional step and increasing the size bonus and penalty to Strength and Dexterity by 2 for each instance of the ability. A Fine creature that fails its saving throw is reduced so small it ceases to exist completely for 1 minute, reappearing in the same space 1 minute later as though it had never been absent.
Some of a warhammer of smashing’sunique abilities count as an enhancement bonus equivalent, and it is treated as a +5-equivalent weapon for the purposes of the cost of further improving its magical abilities.

Construction Requirements       Cost 32,812 gp

Craft Magic Arms and Armor, bull’s strength, reduce person