A stone of good luck, or luckstone, was a small, magically imbued stone that granted its wearer good fortune.[4][2]

Description[edit | edit source]

Stones of good luck were usually made from polished agate,[1][2] frost agate,[10] carnelian,[11] or alexandrite,[12] though other minerals could also be used.[4][7] If viewed through a detect magic spell, a stone of good luck gave off a faint evocation aura.[8]

A luckstone was originally said to appear exactly like a philosopher's stone or loadstone. In fact, discerning a philosopher's stone from a luckstone seemed to require some destructive testing: placing a suspect stone in molten lead would destroy a luckstone, but not a philosopher's stone.[13][14]

Creation[edit | edit source]

A luckstone from Chult.

They were said to originate in the halfling country of Luiren, with the "luck of the hin" having rubbed off on the stones.[15][16]

Gold dragons of adult age and older (meaning older than a century) could give any gem the properties of a luckstone for 19 hours to 39 hours depending on age. These temporary luckstones gave their benefits to every good creature within 60–120 ft. (18.3–36.6 m) depending on age, if owned by the dragon but only to the holder if given to another creature.[17]

Notable Owners[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Shadow's Witness
Video Games
Dungeon HackNeverwinter Nights: Shadows of UndrentideNeverwinter Nights 2Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation
Card Games
AD&D Trading Cards

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gary Gygax (1979). Dungeon Masters Guide 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 154. ISBN 0-9356-9602-4.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 205. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  3. Gary Gygax (1979). Dungeon Masters Guide 1st edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 124. ISBN 0-9356-9602-4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 David "Zeb" Cook (1989). Dungeon Master's Guide 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 180. ISBN 0-88038-729-7.
  5. David Cook (April 1995). Dungeon Master Guide 2nd edition (revised). (TSR, Inc.), p. 239. ISBN 978-0786903283.
  6. slade et al (November 1995). Encyclopedia Magica Volume IV. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1311. ISBN 0-7869-0289-2.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (September 2000). Dungeon Master's Guide 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 227. ISBN 978-0786915514.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 267. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
  9. Jeremy Crawford et al (2011). Mordenkainen's Magnificent Emporium. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 47. ISBN 0-7869-5744-1.
  10. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 132. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  11. Ed Greenwood, Eric L. Boyd (1996). Volo's Guide to All Things Magical. (TSR, Inc), p. 38. ISBN 0-7869-0446-1.
  12. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 136. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  13. Timothy J. Kask ed. (August 1976). Dragon #2 (TSR, Inc.), p. 30.
  14. slade et al (November 1995). Encyclopedia Magica Volume IV. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1314. ISBN 0-7869-0289-2.
  15. BioWare, Floodgate Entertainment (June 2003). Designed by Brent Knowles, Rick Ernst. Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide. Atari.
  16. Obsidian Entertainment (October 2006). Designed by Ferret Baudoin, J.E. Sawyer. Neverwinter Nights 2. Atari.
  17. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet and Monte Cook (October 2000). Monster Manual 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 68, 85. ISBN 0-7869-1552-1.
  18. Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 80. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.
  19. Paul S. Kemp (April 2007). Shadow's Witness. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 978-0-7869-4244-2.
  20. Thomas M. Reid (1993). AD&D Trading Cards 1993 series, #132, "Myste's Stone of Mixed Luck". TSR, Inc..
  21. Ed Greenwood, et al (1989). Hall of Heroes. (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 0-88038-711-4.
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