Dandolo’s Cryptic Box is a puzzle opened by setting the right combination on four rings with pictograms or pictographic language. GMs can place a small item inside (such as a magic ring or a key to a dungeon's final treasure chest), or even a key piece of information crucial to the campaign. Each of the four rings has an accompanying riddle or clue to pursue—including a snazzy handout for players—to decode and find the correct pictograph. While all of these can occur at once, it's best to make finding them side quests of their own, creating an extended puzzle to gnaw at the imaginations of adventurers between sessions.
Enigmatically designed by Phill Harmon, illustrated by Xanditz.