[AD&D] Apparatus of Dreadful Construction

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[AD&D] Apparatus of Dreadful Construction

Post by Havard » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:24 pm

Encyclopedia Magica Vol 1. is one of four books that compiled magical items from various AD&D and Classic D&D magical items. I was surprised to find that it also includes new items. One of them is the Apparatus of Dreadful Construction. This item was based on Jeff Easley's Painting, Infernal Machine, which was used as the cover for DA1.

The description in Encyclopedia Magica suggests that the machine could be of Blackmoor (Mystara, specifically not Oerth for some reason), but might have the ability to move between dimensions causing destruction.

Has anyone made use of this item?

Are there other Blackmoor related magical items in the Encyclopedia Magica series?

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Re: [AD&D] Apparatus of Dreadful Construction

Post by Big Mac » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:05 pm

Havard wrote:Encyclopedia Magica Vol 1. is one of four books that compiled magical items from various AD&D and Classic D&D magical items. I was surprised to find that it also includes new items.
These books also contain a few magical items from a vapourware Spelljammer product called Infinity Sphere.

Perhaps this comes from a vapourware Blackmoor product. :?
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Re: [AD&D] Apparatus of Dreadful Construction

Post by Havard » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:26 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Havard wrote:Encyclopedia Magica Vol 1. is one of four books that compiled magical items from various AD&D and Classic D&D magical items. I was surprised to find that it also includes new items.
Perhaps this comes from a vapourware Blackmoor product. :?
I think this is unlikely. I do think it was created specifially for the Encyclopedia Magica, but it was named after the painting by Jeff Easley. However, the Dwarven Steamroller from the D20 Blackmoor Sourcebook seems to be based on the same item, though significantly powered down.

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Re: [AD&D] Apparatus of Dreadful Construction

Post by ghendar » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:32 pm

Perhaps the Apparatus of Dreadful Construction would have been used in DA5 City of Blackmoor had that been finished and released? I suppose we'll never know.
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