Examples of the Dark Arts provides you with a total of 25 items, spells and weapons to use in your own OSR fantasy games. Most of the entries were inspired by folklore and the “concept of sympathy”. As in folklore of old Europe, parts of the human body are attributed magical powers of their own, as all of mankind contains the spark of creation which is believed (or feared) to be a power that can be harnessed.
If not mentioned otherwise, the items and talismans found in this book can be created by non-magic-users. The components alone, along with the knowledge of the right rites which might have been passed down between the generations, are enough to create them (unless the GM rules otherwise).