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    Deck of Illusions

    Aura moderate illusion; CL 6th

    Slot —; Price 8,100 gp; Weight 1/2 lb.


    This set of parchment cards is usually found in an ivory, leather, or wooden box. a full deck consists of 34 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.)

    Playing Card Tarot Card Creature
    Ace of hearts IV. The Emperor Red dragon
    King of hearts Knight of swords Male human fighter and four guards
    Queen of hearts Queen of staves Female human wizard
    Jack of hearts King of staves Male human druid
    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 Glabrezu (demon)
    King of diamonds Two of cups Male elf wizard and female apprentice
    Queen of diamonds Queen of swords Half-elf ranger
    Jack of diamonds XIV. Temperance Harpy
    Ten of diamonds Seven of staves Male half-orc barbarian
    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
    Queen of spades Four of cups Medusa
    Jack of spades Knight of pentacles Male dwarf paladin
    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
    Queen of clubs Ten of cups Pixies
    Jack of clubs Nine of pentacles Half-elf bard
    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 deck's owner
    Joker (with trademark) Two of staves Illusion of deck's owner (sex reversed)

    A randomly generated deck is usually complete (11–100 on d%), but may be discovered (01–10) with 1d20 of its cards missing. If cards are missing, reduce the price by a corresponding amount.

    Construction Requirements

    Craft Wondrous Item, major image; Cost 4,050 gp