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Stink Stick
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-11-10 11:31 AM
*Roll Over The Captain Laughing*

I just can not imagine the look on the face of my players when they start using this item.... I think they will have to go and retrieve this one in mere days from now.

As spoken by Moonhunter, I would like to put in here the comment that the story usualy is the most important part of an item, but it is practical to have a hint of what the item is capable of.
In this case you see that just a hint is enough, but I would not encourage other people to always try to get away with such a short description of the capabilities of such an item. Go to Comment
elphiniar and delfinsel
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-11-06 02:20 AM
ehhrrr oke, so we have (sort of a story, but I can not wait to read the rest.....

Hope to see some info on the swords as well... Go to Comment
elphiniar and delfinsel
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-11-07 03:07 AM
Great story, but my question about the swords remains....

Oke, two experiments at once.... (see if I can edit my comment now and be a bit more positive)

If I read the magical properties correctly, you mean to say that the magic only functions when you are of pure elvenblood?

And the magic is capable of destroying (I would say any) weapon wielded by a evil person.

Hmmm, I think that by rewriting the magical properties section just a tiny bit, you just might have created a very good item here. Go to Comment
Staff of Dragoonias
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Villanous)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-11-05 02:18 AM
I like this item very much.... Very powerfull, but very very dangerous to use.... Still even good characters might be tempted to use it, even when the consequenses are known... Go to Comment
Canteen Stones
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-11-04 03:08 AM
A miniature bag of holding, holding liquids only.

Realy nice for those long travels thru the desert.... *grin*
I am not sure if I am going to use it, but I do live it very much. Go to Comment
skull shuriken
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-11-04 03:01 AM
As far as I can see, a single shuriken is not going to kill most characters. Even if the thing always hits, it still is not a kill item in a normal D&D setting.

(damage = 1d4 average hitpoints for a commoner is 1d8)

Even if the shuriken would ignore all natural, metal, wooden and leather armor, you would need quite a couple of these to kill a decent sized dragon.... (20d12 hitpoints I think) Go to Comment
Gloves of Immaculate Grooming
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-10-22 02:25 AM
I do wonder what would happen with your hair......

Just ran my gloves thru my hair.

Ten minutes later, the magic disappears from the gloves and my hair jumps right back to the bathered look it had beacause of the long ride I had..... Go to Comment
The elixer of Invisibility
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-10-17 02:46 AM
Changing the duration to only ten minutes per caster level would be a good idea I think.
Then just change it into a spell, so you can make a potion out of it with the brew potion feat would be fun.

I think I will use it this way..... (Yes my remarks make this a D&D item.)

btw Captain... It is very nice that you are american and so american comes as a natural language to you. I would like to remind you one more time that some of us actualy have had to learn this language as our second or third language.... Go to Comment
Derrin's Vest
Items  (Clothes)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-10-14 02:35 AM
I think I am going to use it for a new barbarian in my game.... hmmmm, he may be the wrong race though......

Better ask first, but I like the idea: Jump into the horse trough before starting to fight ;+)) Go to Comment
Puzzle Room
Dungeons  (Underground)   (Puzzles)
Ylorea's comment on 2005-01-26 07:03 AM
Too much damage? I don't know, it all depends on how much damage you give to the various dangers.

The only thing I wonder about is the PERCEPTION thing... I would not call that DnD though. Well, I can make out the general idea and I just might want to use a similar puzzle. It would frustrate my players quite a bit.

(4/5) Go to Comment
Trick Bag
Items  (Other)   (Non-Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-10-06 11:02 AM
I can use it and if I do, I will do so with Agar's modification. Go to Comment
Arrow of Personal Hell
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-10-02 10:19 AM
Seems a pretty expensive item, as the save DC's are pretty terrible.

I do ponder on the duration. I can hardly imagine they cause lasting blindness and deafness. I would assume that this would be based on the spell used and thus from the DC I can derive the caster level.... ehhr no, I still need the Inteligence or Charisma bonus of the creator.

As I see the DC's, I assume this was D&D based? Go to Comment
Wing Brew
Items  (Potion)   (Cursed)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-10-02 10:40 AM
Personaly as well I was thinking about a duration of 1dx + y hours where X could be about 8 and y about 2...
Days would be good as well.

If this is for 1d4 years, I would also say.... The bartender is in serious trouble. Go to Comment
Venus Mantrap Seeds
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-09-30 02:53 AM
I like the idea, but as there is so much calculation involved, I am afraid there is little chance I will use it.

It is just too complicated.

I also wonder about the original system this plant was designed for.... Go to Comment
Floating Flail
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-09-30 03:00 AM
I think I have to do some rewriting to make this fit into 3rd edition D&D, but this has more then enough detail and potential for me to use this item. Go to Comment
Floating Flail
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-10-01 02:13 AM
ehhr, on second thought it does not need that much rewriting, it is more like finetuning.

Yesterday I sat down with some books and now I have to come up with a pricetag, dammage and some other things. I was also pondering the drain of life force for extending the flail...

My first inclination would be that it should be more expensive, or there should be a cost based on the "needed" extra length.

I am going to print it and think it over... Go to Comment
Unicorn tale
Plots  (Hired)   (Single-Storyline)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-09-11 06:35 AM
what shall I say?

If possible, this is the next large scale adventure for my players... Now I can only hope they do not read this comment here... Go to Comment
Hot Wheels
Items  (Transports)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-25 07:05 AM
hmmm, a dangerous contraption indeed.
I would say you need to make a ride-check (wonderous vehicle or hot wheels) to stay in control.

The dammage people take when falling of or when the cart makes a wrong turn is terrible by the way. I would assume that the people traveling this way would typically be wizards and other "studious" characters. Warriors, Nature folk and such would probably prefer traveling on horse-back...

The general idea is great fun though. I would personaly assume that a person had to make a control check every minute for instance, unless of course there are paved roads to travel by, which seems not very likey in a medieval setting.
Oh, yes the required skill is special in such, that you always need to train.... by riding the vehicle....
I think the skill should be a class skill for all those that have knowledge arcana, disable device or a mechanical construction craft as a skill with at least five ranks. Go to Comment
The Paintings of Marcus Diellus
Items  (Art and Music)   (Cursed)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-25 08:13 AM
I very much like the idea.

As Strolen and Manfred correctly point out, a curse sometimes may be turned to good use.

PC's may not like this one much, but how about a painting that cancels good magic? I can imagine that a necromantic inclined wizard would feel this is a very nice asset...

I can also imagine this item to be a perfectly intresting plot hook...
I picture the PC's joining a perfectly hospitable dinner with a important person, perhaps the major of a major town. One one of the walls hangs a nice landscape painting, in which the peasants almost seem to move.... almost? on close inspection, the peasants are moving and tending the land....
I realy can not imagine that I would have to explain the rest of the plot... Go to Comment
Torch Axe
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-20 06:26 AM
My party used to have the same kind of problem with a necklace of fireballs....

Any time it gets hot, the necklace needs to do a save as well... Fortunatly for the wearer, it made the save everytime....

Here you do have the option not to fill the axe with oil, which would just reduce it to a normal axe.

In my world, the greataxe variety of this thing will appear in no time. (I see a hobgoblin wielding it alreayd) Go to Comment
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Pepperbox Wand

A typical wand with offensive capabilities (magic missiles, fire, fireball, lightning bolt) that was either damaged in combat or made just under par. When the wand is discharged, there is a 1 in 4 chance that it fires an additional 1d6 charges simultaneously or in rapid succession. Wands that shoot fire may incinerate innocents and friendlies, or burn whole buildings and even villages down. Those which shoot fireballs have a considerable radius, and lightning bolts that bounce upon contact with ground and stone can cause catastrophic random collateral damage. Those who have paid large sums for such a device may go seeking a refund, possibly even retribution.

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