I’ll admit, I’ve never been to a carnival, but they are so interesting. Traveling performers that need to be weird, zany and out-there in order to get fans. From things like the bearded woman or the lion-tamer, carnivals are a great flavor for magical items.
Last time, I went into the gooey slimes, before that the alien great old ones, then the hellish devils, even more before that the dark drow, and finally the creepy hags. Check those out if you want some more themed items.
Hope you enjoy!
False Beard of True Beards
Wondrous Item, Common
This fake-feeling beard has an odd sheen to it, as if it were mass-made instead of handcrafted. It’s not as if it were even a good beard, rather it is scraggly, thin and ill-kept. It’d look perfect on a vagrant more than anything else.
When you wear this false beard, you may sprout a full-blown dwarvish beard as an action. Its exact length and style is up to you, but can be limited by the DM. This beard is attached to your face as a normal beard, but can be returned back to its original state as an action.
Wondrous Item, Uncommon
An inconspicuous wooden crate. When opened with a command word, the crate pops open and swiftly unfolds a large horse-drawn wagon, complete with wooden walls and a roof.
The Fold-Away Wagon provides a rustic atmosphere that magically extends itself to its inhabitants. The Wagon is only as large as a small house, but is filled with the essentials, such as fold-away beds, chairs, food and water. The interior is always warm and comforting despite outside weather, short of magical storms. Its exterior is as large as a small house and can only be fully opened with enough space to fit its size. You may fold the wagon back into a manageable crate with a command word.
In addition to being mobile, the Fold-Away Wagon is built for carnival troupes. Speaking a command word, the wagon folds into itself and unfolds once more, this time as a large tent fit for sixty people.
Chair of Lion Taming
Wondrous Item, Rare
When some lion-tamers find that they are rather lacking in their skills, they would much rather spend time enchanting an old, rickety chair than have their hand bitten off by practicing with a lion.
When wielding the Chair of Lion Taming, treat this weapon as an Improvised Weapon you are proficient with. The Chair has 10 charges, which powers the spells within. As an action, you may cast the following spells: Charm Monster (5 charges), Charm Person (2 charges), Hypnotic Pattern (4 charges).
Weapon (dagger), Very Rare (Requires Attunement)
An overly-ornate and adorned dagger, fitted with too many valuable gems and coated in heavy layers of gold. It is obvious to the eye that this blade is meant more for showmanship than actual combat.
While wielding the Never-Hit Wonder, you have a +1 to attack and damage rolls. When you target a creature with the Never-Hit Wonder and miss, you may make an additional ranged attack at different creature within 30 feet of the original target at advantage. In addition, you may choose to miss whenever you attack a creature with the Never-Hit Wonder. The Never-Hit Wonder flies back to your hand after every attack.
Leotard of Strongmen
Wondrous Item, Legendary (Requires Attunement)
This golden leotard has a pristine shine, as if it were coated in a layer of precious metals. At its center is a line of platinum stitching, it reads: “THE GREATEST STRONGMAN IN THE WORLD”, with the date under it reading as the current year. If the year passes, the date on the belt changes to reflect that. You require a Strength score of 20 to wear this leotard.
As long as you wear the Leotard of Strongmen with no other armor, your AC is equal to 10 + your Strength Modifier + your Constitution Modifier. In addition, your size counts as gargantuan for the purposes of determining how much you can carry, lift and drag.
A man of few talents but many words, Pip began his foray into tabletop when he was a wee child and continues even now as a wee adult. He writes primarily for his preferred system: Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition!