You know what’s even more exciting than giving treasure or magic items in Dungeons & Dragons? Having awesome images for your players to indulge in. Check out these Midjourney prompts and pictures for your gaming delight!
I’ve provided ten different treasure items below with prompts and upscaled images you are welcome to take for your games. Enjoy.
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a treasure chest full of magic items, dramatic lighting, magical lighting, surreal, dust motes, glittering jewels, blues and purples, 8k
Of course I had to give you the prompt for this one, too.
Midjourney Prompts and Images for Beautiful Magic Items
Use the following prompts as inspiration to create your own AI images, or feel free to just nab the pictures themselves. These were created in Midjourney using version 5.1.
a bejeweled perfume bottle, red, studio lighting, magical lighting, dramatic –ar 2:3 –s 750
Healing potions are expensive, so I wanted a stunning bottle to go along with it. It’s fantasy, so why not? I love the results.
Feel free to grab this image and use it as you see fit.
Really this could be lots of different potions, but I thought a smoky effect would be fun for an invisibility potion.
a perfume bottle made of crystal, smoking, studio lighting, dramatic lighting, magical, surreal
The second one seemed the closest to an invisibility potion, but it wasn’t quite right. I decided to use the “remix” function to adjust the prompt while requesting variations. This can be enabled by default by typing /prefer remix into Discord in your Midjourney channel.
I actually prefer to only make requests through direct message simply because if I work on something else for a bit, I don’t have to scroll up through everyone’s creations to find what I was working on.
I typed /prefer remix into my direct message to the Midjourney bot and it turned the feature on. Remix allows you to modify a prompt when “rerolling” or requesting a variation. For this one, I requested a variation on the second image and added a couple of additional descriptive words:
a bejeweled perfume bottle made of crystal and diamond, smoking, studio lighting, dramatic lighting, magical, surreal
I added “bejeweled” and “diamond” to this remix, and it gave me the fun color variations as well. I thought it was a great result. The third one was my favorite.
I am particularly partial to the purple gems on the bottom of this one.
I didn’t want that top weird diamond piece, so I edited it out quickly. It’s not exactly the neatest Photoshop job, but it works for this.
A Magical Forest Figurine
forest sprite creature statue, mossy, cute, wooden, tiny
I wanted an adorable figure that my players perhaps find in the forest or are gifted by a druid. This figurine could have a variety of purposes or uses, and it would be easy to make it a different animal or shape by subbing out the words. Like, say, as a tiny owlbear statue….
Check out his tiny flower hat and happy smile. It’s great.
Let’s see if Midjourney can handle an owlbear.
a D&D owlbear creature statue, mossy, cute, wooden, tiny
I couldn’t help but to make a little owlbear statue for you. It came out pretty good. I will say that asking for an owlbear without mentioning D&D creates just normal owls.
Magic Item: Cloak
a fashion medieval cloak made of blue velvet, bejeweled, rich detailing, embroidery, magical
The first image looked the most magical to me, but they all came out pretty good. Take a closer look below.
It definitely has an Alliance-vibe to it. (Sorry, Horde.)
Magic Item: An Enchanted Necklace
a gorgeous jeweled silver necklace, exquisite and very expensive, delicate, studio lighting, lens flare, intricate maximalism, jewel tones, –ar 3:2 –s 500
They were all beautiful, so it was a toss up which one I should enlarge for you. I went with this one because of the dramatic center gem.
Magic Item: A Cursed Ring
a ring made of thorns, extremely detailed and realistic, sharp edged, cursed, tilt shift, black and yellow
Not all magic items are friendly or helpful. I was surprised at how similar these all came out. Of course, you could always reroll and add a –c 50. (The “C” is for chaos. You can also type –chaos 50.)
Just for fun, let’s see what that does. I’ll use a remix for it, but first, here’s an upscaled ring for you:
And here’s the chaos alternate:
I find that I often don’t prefer the more chaotic options, but it’s always interesting to see what Midjourney comes up with.
A Dragon’s Treasure Hoard
a massive treasure hoard, award winning photo, glittering, dramatic lighting, sparkling and colorful, giant cave, lens flare, magical lighting, endless riches
Midjourney was really feeling the movie-still vibe with this prompt for some reason.
This one was my favorite. I liked that it had a bright light in the back that could be coming from outside or a magical source. I’m not sure why there’s a kid in it though, so here you go:
There we go. The kid is mostly gone, anyway.
Magic Item: A Unique Dagger
a magical dagger of untold power, a window into the unknown, realistic, ornamental –s 750
I think the keyword here was “ornamental.” That yielded better results.
This could definitely be magical. I like the tiny dagger inside the larger one. Maybe it is removable? The source of power? Sentient? Your call.
A Regal Transport
a bejeweled horse saddle, Cartonnage, carnival glass, on a realistic white horse, medieval parade background, award winning photo, dramatic lighting
I wanted an example of a royal horse’s accoutrement, or perhaps a getup for a carnival or parade horse. I liked the first option of the Midjourney results the best.
But I did not like the weird finial stuck to its back, so I got rid of that.
Ta-da! It’s not perfect, but I’m not really aiming for that. For an image I will use for maybe one-two minutes, I’m just interested in “pretty good.”
This type of dressing for a horse could provide a magical benefit, such as an advantage on performance checks while riding.
Magic Item: A Bag of Holding
Of course I had to include pictures of the most popular D&D item of all. I went with the concept that the bag itself is likely unadorned.
a brown leather bag, medieval, expensive but worn, magical
I based the simplicity off the fact that they’re not to be tampered with, embroidered, et cetera. Though that may be old reasoning from a previous D&D version; I haven’t actually checked up on that lately.
A Few Real-Life Bags of Holding
I am something of a bag collector, so I thought I would share a few of my favorites while we’re here.
The bags in this list are all from the highly acclaimed ENHANCE gaming brand selling on Amazon. They didn’t ask me to do this, but they have in my opinion the best range of gaming bags available. (Though if you’ve found better, please do let me know.)
This first one is the smallest and most economical of the group. It comes in plain black and a range of dragon scale colors, as well. Check it out here.
Several of the bags in this line come in pink, PURPLE, green, brown, blue and several other options. The features on this one are really nice and it fits a lot for what you get. In my opinion, this bag is the best “bang for your buck” in this list. If you want further indulgence, though, do read on. Check out this bag on Amazon here.
Here’s the first of two more expensive versions. You’ll notice this one is certainly taller; the dragon scale bag above holds a standard Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition book horizontally, whereas this one will hold a whole stack vertically. Take a look at this fancy, though unfortunately non-magical bag of holding here.
If that’s STILL not big enough for you, this Collector’s Edition version is almost large enough to fit a halfling in the back. Look at how tiny the water bottle looks on the side for scale.
It’s over twice the cost of the first in this list at about $200 as of this writing, but it sure does hold a lot (sixty pounds!) and looks great doing it, if that’s what you’re after. It also has a three year warranty. Take a look here.
Doling out magic items can be one of the most fun parts of being a Dungeon Master. I love having images ready to share with my players so they can feel more immersed in the session; it definitely ups the excitement and since I’ve started using Midjourney, they’ve started asking for pictures for just about everything. It’s a lot of fun.
Do you have any Midjourney prompts for magic items in D&D you’d like to share? I’d love to see them in the comments below.
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