The red dragon gasped as he lay dying. Arrows pierced his scales, cuts oozed thick dark blood, and the blackened patch on his neck dripped melting ice. He locked eyes with Feris, and tried to speak, the words getting stuck in his ruined throat.
“This is it.” Nimble called out from the far end of the cave. He carried the box carefully, almost reverently.
“Is it trapped?” Asked Allianora.
“No, not that I can tell.” Feris answered.
Rathgar looked at the box, and then around to the coins, gems, and other treasures now scattered around the cave. “All this, and what you want is that box?”
“Most assuredly.” Nimble nodded.
“You know it’s dangerous…” Feris warned.
“Dangerous how?” Allianora looked up from the box, alarmed.
“The magic that box contains can rewrite the very fabric of reality.”
“Don’t your spells do that?”
“Of course, but only in a very limited way. That box can change… everything.”
“Why didn’t he use it?” Rathgar pointed over at the dragon.
“He might have, but not effectively. He didn’t have the imagination for it.”
“Nimble… are you sure this is a good idea?”
“Yes.” He paused. “No… but we have to.”
“Why risk it? We don’t know what we’re doing…”
Nimble grinned and looked up from the box “When has that ever stopped us?”
“If you’re going to do it, best get to it.”
This item, rare and powerful, allows a character to steal a mechanic from a different edition and use it in place of the standard rule for that edition. This rule change will permanently change the game world changing the rule for everyone it applies to. The Dungeon Master can make one rule change for every change the player makes.
I don't actually get my magic box for a couple of weeks yet, but I'll have the basic PDF by the end of the day!