I would say that they may attract lightning as a side effect of the power they hold. Even heat lightning would be drawn to it. During any normal rain, the odds of getting struck by lightning are greatly increased. If in a thunderstorm, you can pretty much guarantee they will get struck.
The affect would be much like a discharge when getting struck. The wielder is totally unaffected except for the flash but those around them could get hit by the random balls of lightning and have to deal with the concussion.
During a fight, this would be an awesome sight.
If you are trying to sneak up on somebody or are on the run, well, it is basically a beacon to where you are.
All said, during the raining season, you would be a very lonely traveler as I wouldn't go anywhere near you. Go to Comment
I enjoyed reading these as well. Inns with personalities that can help any world grow. Often times, places like these turn into player comfort zones where they will continue to return too because they enjoyed the experience of it. Go to Comment
Well thought out idea I thought. I had a few questions that were quickly answered and it all came together for me. I had a distinct Twilight Zone voice over effect in my head during the first bit and the intro. That set the tone for the rest of the piece for me. Go to Comment
Since these are magic, I just figured that the coins would understand the intent of the gift or help. So if the coins are with a person, the coins will know when it is time to move on and urge the owner to pass them to another deserving of the luck...and an enhanced version of the luck at that. If a greedy many did something to further himself then I doubt the coins will urge the passing. Pretty self-regulating as far as I could tell. You get them in the wrong fashion...bam....cursed. Go to Comment
A fine cursed item. I found I had to reread a few paragraphs to get the gist of it, which affected the understanding, but overall pretty clear. I also like that you put it in many genres and simple scenarios. Not everything has to be epic and this is a good reminder of the possibility of using it in many different ways.
When you said he loved the ladies I instantly thought, oh hum, another whoring sword. But then you dropped the bombshell it had to be wielded by a female. Awesome! Especially in the dynamics of the land, fantastic twist. And their egos are so weak they had to hide it and not use it. Love it!
Oh, and I want to hear the story about the rebellion of the wine-drinkers. That sounds hilarious, but probably isn't. Awesome name though!! Go to Comment
Another great 30 Cheka. For all the times PCs get caught by the law, I could easily use these judge's personalities as the sheriff or Guild leader that gets crossed. Most any authority figure that has the power to pass sentence for a digression. Some fun judges with good twists. Get out your dice, lets see who the law is in this town. Bonus for wrapping in some other subs! Go to Comment
Assuming he slaughtered the elven farmers? Or was he about to when something stopped him and he spent time with them and learned how to cook? Can't imagine an orc warrior knowing which herbs to use at his orc encampment.
This one leaves me hanging a bit. Interesting back story and I want to accept it all, just doesn't have all the justification that gets him from a to b so a feeling of things missing stays with me. Go to Comment
Fun idea. I would call it Fuzzy Biology. Magic with a twist of science.
I did get a little confused about how it works. Not sure the bird seeing the imperfections would help when everything else the bird does is through sense and a little magic. That part felt out of place with the rest.
And I agree it is a great way to allow communication with limits. Not everything has to be hardcore magic! Go to Comment