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Barbed Wire Coils (CR 8)

The tile of the floor has round shapes in the middle.

Type: mechanical; Perception DC 27; Disable Device 31

Trigger location; Reset Repair


Several of the tiles are trapped. When stepped on, a spring-like coil of barbed wire shoots upward, slicing and trapping the PC. Barbed Wire (DC 24 Reflex Save or take 3d6 damage plus become entangled with the wire. Escaping requires a DC 30 Break check or DC 25 Escape Artist check. The wire can also be broken, it has hardness 10 and 80hp. PC’s take 1d6 bleed damage per round trapped in the wire)

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Arrow Attracting Glove Box (CR 4)

A glove box is inset into the large stone doors. Inside the box are several holes, a lock, and a key. Gloves are inside the box, and can be used or bypassed. The key glistens with an unknown liquid.

Type: magical; Perception DC 28; Disable Device 28

Trigger touch; Reset None


The liquid on the key is oil. Anyone not using the gloves must make a DC 24 Reflex Save to hang onto the key to open the lock. The holes are filled with arrows, and the gloves attract arrows. If the gloves are put on, all of the arrows fire. Glove Box (10 arrows +8 ranged melee for 1d6 damage each)

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Rug Over Hole (CR 3)

A ladder stops down the wall, about 8 feet above the floor. Underneath the ladder is a throw rug.

Type: mechanical; Perception DC 19; Disable Device 16

Trigger touch; Reset Repair


Underneath the rug, there is a hole in the floor. If the rug is dropped on or stepped on, it falls down the hole. Hole (DC 22 Reflex Save or fall 40 feet, taking 4d6 damage)

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Shackle Rung (CR 2)

Iron rungs have been set into the stone wall, creating a ladder.

Type: mechanical; Perception DC 24; Disable Device 19

Trigger touch; Reset Repair


About 30 feet down, when one of the rungs is stepped on, a shackle attaches to the leg with a 1 foot chain attaching it to the rung. Shackle (DC 22 Reflex Save or become shackled. DC 30 Break, Escape Artist or Disable Device check to escape. Being shackled imparts a an additional -4 penalty on these checks to any PC that has a 0 or less Dex modifier)

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Portcullis Gears (CR 10)

Huge gears are at the end of the hall.

Type: mechanical; Perception DC 24; Disable Device 33

Trigger location; Reset Repair


The huge gears at the end of the hall are for the tower sized portcullis at the entrance to the castle. However, when activated, several more large supporting gears pop out in the hall. Gears (DC 28 Reflex Save or take 10d6 damage and become stuck in a gear, taking 5d6 damage per round. It requires a DC 25 Escape Artist or 28 CMD to escape the gears); multiple targets (all targets in hallway)

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Portable Hole Bag of Holding Gloves

Here is another installment of exTRAPaganza, our Thursday over-the-top trap series. 

A new take on the whole portable hole bag of holding thing…

A pair of gloves is found that radiate some kind of strong beneficial magic, They have velvety black cuffs. The cuffs are actually a portable hole, and the gloves are small bags of holding. If the gloves are put on, the portable hole is pushed inside the bag of holding, and hilarity ensues.

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Spittoon (CR 5)

A spittoon sits in the corner, slightly smoking.

Type: mechanical; Perception DC 22; Disable Device 24

Trigger location; Reset 1/day


The spittoon sits on a small volcanic vent. Every day, unless it is spit into with special tobacco (located in a drawer with a DC 20 Perception check), it will erupt, spewing lava, smoke and ash into the room. Lava, smoke and ash (DC 22 Reflex Save or take 3d6 fire damage plus DC 19 Fortitude Save or take 1d6 asphyxiation damage); multiple targets (all targets in room)

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Overhead Electric Wires (CR 5)

Several sparking wires hang from the ceiling.

Type: magical; Perception DC 29; Disable Device 29

Trigger location; Reset none


The wires on the ceiling dangle about 6 feet from the floor. They can be easily avoided. However, when someone gets to the middle of the room, a mass enlarge is set off. Mass Enlarge (DC 16 Fortitude Save or become one size bigger, creatures that are now Large or above must make a DC 16 Reflex Save or touch the wires for 5d6 electrical damage); multiple targets (all targets in room)

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Tax Bill (CR 2)

A scroll is sealed on the table.

Type: magical; Perception DC 26; Disable Device 26

Trigger touch; Reset None


If the scroll is opened, it appears to be a tax bill that also causes fear. Fear (DC 12 Will Save or become frightened for 1d4 rounds, if 5th level or less, otherwise, they are shaken for 1 round)

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Bleed Torches (CR 3)

Several quality-looking torches are unlit in their wall holders.

Type: magical; Perception DC 27; Disable Device 27

Trigger location; Reset None


These torches seem to last a very long time. However, when list, the smoke they emit causes anyone injured in a 15′ radius of the torch to take 1 bleed damage. Bleed (DC 18 Fortitude Save or take 1 bleed damage); multiple targets (all targets within 15′)

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