3e SRD:Deck of Illusions

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Deck of Illusions[edit]

This set of parchment cards is usually found in an ivory, leather, or wooden box. A full deck consists of thirty-four cards. When a card is drawn at random and thrown to the ground, a major image of a creature is formed. The figment lasts until dispelled. The illusory creature cannot move more than 30 feet away from where the card landed, but otherwise moves and acts as if it were real. At all times it obeys the desires of the character who drew the card. When the illusion is dispelled, the card becomes blank and cannot be used again. If the card is picked up, the illusion is automatically and instantly dispelled. The cards in a deck and the illusions they bring forth are summarized on the following table. (Use one of the first two columns to simulate the contents of a full deck using either ordinary playing cards or tarot cards.)

Deck of Illusions
Playing Card		Tarot Card			Creature
------------		----------			--------
Ace of hearts		IV. The Emperor		Red dragon
King of hearts		Knight of swords		Human fighter (male) and four 
guards
Queen of hearts	Queen of staves		Human wizard (female)
Jack of hearts		King of staves			Human druid (male)
Ten of hearts		VII. The Chariot		Cloud giant
Nine of hearts		Page of staves			Ettin
Eight of hearts		Ace of cups			Bugbear
Two of hearts		Five of staves			Goblin
Playing Card		Tarot Card			Creature
------------		----------			--------
Ace of diamonds	III. The Empress		Beholder
King of diamonds	Two of cups			Elven wizard (male) and apprentice 
(female)
Queen of diamonds	Queen of swords		Half-elven ranger (female)
Jack of diamonds	XIV. Temperance		Harpy
Ten of diamonds	Seven of staves		Half-orc barbarian (male)
Nine of diamonds	Four of pentacles		Ogre mage
Eight of diamonds	Ace of pentacles		Gnoll
Two of diamonds	Six of pentacles		Kobold
Playing Card		Tarot Card			Creature
------------		----------			--------
Ace of spades		II. The High Priestess		Lich
King of spades		Three of staves		Three human clerics (male)
Queen of spades	Four of cups			Medusa
Jack of spades		Knight of pentacles		Dwarven paladin (male)
Ten of spades		Seven of swords		Frost giant
Nine of spades		Three of swords		Troll
Eight of spades	Ace of swords			Hobgoblin
Two of spades		Five of cups			Goblin
Playing Card		Tarot Card			Creature
------------		----------			--------
Ace of clubs		VIII. Strength			Iron golem
King of clubs		Page of pentacles		Three halfling rogues (male)
Queen of clubs	Ten of cups			Pixies
Jack of clubs		Nine of pentacles		Half-elven bard (female)
Ten of clubs		Nine of staves			Hill giant
Nine of clubs		King of swords		Ogre
Eight of clubs		Ace of staves			Orc
Two of clubs		Five of cups			Kobold
Playing Card		Tarot Card			Creature
------------		----------			--------
Joker			Two of pentacles		Illusion of decks owner
Joker			Two of staves			Illusion of decks owner (sex reversed)

A randomly generated deck may be discovered (a 01-10 result on d%) with 1d20 of its cards missing. (On a result of 11-100, it is complete.)

Caster Level: 6; Prerequisites: Craft Wondrous Item, major image; Market Price: 9,200 gp; Weight: 1/2 lb.



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