Straight from the Lab: The Alarm Box
Readers, commentors, and critics alike, I welcome you to the Lab, where I work restlessly to provide concepts of the Tephra crafting system for your entertainment and possible inspiration. The creation for today's topic is a lovely little trinket called the Alarm Box (See page 255 in the Player Guide). Now, at first glance, this trinket seems like it has a pretty straight-forward purpose and design: it's a box that makes loud noises. But what kind of noises? And who says it has to be a box? The sound and appearance are entirely up to you. This is where a trinket can become not only dynamic but very personalized and a lot of fun to design. See, the alarm box can really be anything you want: a pocket watch, top hat, indistinguishable widget, et cetera. Now, what about the sound? Does it sound like an air-raid? Possibly an alarm-clock ring? Why not a baboon screaming? A unique sound and function will add to the richness of your adventure.