5e Magic Item Conversions

Posted on May 12, 2015 by


I’m enjoying converting older D&D material into 5e. I’ve done races and monsters, and now I’m tackling magical items.

I put together a document with conversion for items from two older books filled with magic: 2e’s Tome of Magic by David Cook, and 1e’s The Magister by Ed Greenwood.

I obviously didn’t convert all the items in those books, just a selected few. I tried to avoid items that were either too mechanically complex for what (I believe) 5e does with its items, and I also tried to avoid any overlap with existing items.

For some items I had to get creative and use the item as inspiration, rather than a straight up conversion.

Here’s an example of one of the items:

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Anyway, you can find the document here.

I’d love to get some feedback, let me know if you end up using any of them!

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