These drums are kettle drums
(hemispheres about 1-1/2 feet in diameter on stands).
They come in pairs and are unremarkable in appearance.
If both of the pair are sounded, all creatures of less than 6
hit dice within 120' (with the exception of those within a
20' radius safe zone around the drums) must save vs.
This isn't my favorite magical item, but for the simple sake that who in there right mind walks around with a giant kettle drum??? Really?
In actuality, I think my favorite magic item is probably the "Bag of Holding" as its extremely handy! And if I was going with a non D&D type item , I'd probably suggest the most famous magic ring of all, Sauron's ring, the ONE ring. (to rule them all).
However one other magical item came to me while I was writing this and that's "the hand of vecna" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_of_Vecna
To use the hand, a player must declare that his character (PC) has touched it to the stump of the PC's left forearm; most PCs must chop off their own left hand to do so. The hand magically grafts itself to the PC's stump, and from then on can be used as a normal hand, though it retains its charred and rotting appearance. It grants an array of magical powers, such as the ability to conjure forth missiles of magical force. Additional abilities become evident if the user also possesses the Eye of Vecna.
So that was a helluva a mixed bag. Oh hey! The "Mixed Bag" new magical item, a little similar to heromine's "bag of holding" you have a 1 in 6 chance of pulling something out of the bag that maybe useful in a given situation. DM's discretion advised. I actually like that idea. "Raf needs a healing potion, check the Mixed bag and see what comes out".. Roll.... "you pull out a pink toad, he ribbits jumps out of your hand and runs off, Raf is still bleeding to death, what do you do?"