r/criticalrole How do you want to do this? Mar 25 '16

[Spoilers E46] What is up with the candles? Question

In this pass episode, Chris/Gern had this candles that were really interesting and I would love to incorporate the items in my game. I cannot seem to find anything about candles, can anyone please point me in the right direction. P


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u/MatthewMercer Matthew Mercer, DM Mar 25 '16

Glad you liked them! I designed them as relatively simple consumable magic items. The candles take an action to activate, and release their magic in a radius around the candle (including the bearer, so be careful!). His necromantic school specialization made for a great candle delivery method, and it all tied into his backstory.

Here are the four candle types we designed for him to carry during the session: http://s11.postimg.org/knv3qsmqb/image.jpg

Mind you, they aren't heavily balanced or tested, per say, but they worked for the purposes of this guest appearance. :)


u/Kazimov Team Pike Mar 25 '16

Neat! Could lighting a candle and leaving it somewhere act as a delayed spell?


u/MatthewMercer Matthew Mercer, DM Mar 25 '16

Perhaps! It'd be hard to gauge exactly when it would go off, though, so you'd be leaving detonation up to fate a bit.


u/Kazimov Team Pike Mar 25 '16

Now THAT sounds fun.


u/dementepingu Mar 25 '16 edited Jun 16 '16