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A great sword
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Heroic)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-28 11:03 AM
Love the story, it is not realy an item though, I would say it is much more of a plot hook.

On the other hand, if the sword is found, then you do have a lot of back-ground for the item. However the item is just an item. Go to Comment
Madness on the road
Plots  (Discovery)   (Encounter)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-13 11:05 AM
The person they recognize does not need to be a noble, or a person they have been dealing with already. He/She might just as well be able to make it obvious He/She is not mad or deranged at all.

Or from a different perspective, maybe the PC's need to do something in the asylum and therefor need to be captured by the patrol as getting into the asylum is obviously restricted as well.
Getting out again might of course prove quite a serious challenge again. Go to Comment
The Sun Box
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-25 05:53 AM
I am pretty afraid that the person opening the box would actualy be bruned to ashes right away when opening the box to capture the sun.

I have to say that I also wonder about the "range" of the night... Will it be all across the globe and if so.....

Besides that, I can imagine that Orc's would realy, realy, realy, realy want this thing back. Which in turn would mean that any person foolish enough to use it and keep the box with him, would be hunted down by Orc's in the worst possible fashion... Go to Comment
Pouch of many (un) usefull things
Items  (Other)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-07-09 03:09 AM
The whole reason for the cration of this item is the lust for cookies one of my players has....

Her nick-name is "cookiemonster"

The "usefull" items are there on purpose, as her character used to use a sling to fight, that is why the masterwork sling bullets are in.

By the way, as I did not want to create a realy cursed item, all items that you put in should eventualy be found. Go to Comment
Masque of Confusion
Plots  (Event)   (Multi-Storyline)
Ylorea's comment on 2004-06-30 06:40 AM
I do love the general idea of this and I will use this in one of my future sessions. However, I do think I will have to cut down on the plot lines.
Right now, the whole host of intertwined plot lines is going to be too much for my players.

Realize the players may also be involved in other ways. My players are going to enter the ball as "just another group of guests". Let's face it, you do need a huge amount of guests to impres the Infata.

(On the other hand, they could also be the group planning to kidnap the Infata, or the counter-kidnap group or the mafia group that needs to be assasinated or the one that needs to be counter assasinated or ....)
Otherwise, like I said I love it. Go to Comment
The Armor of Glorious Returns
Items  (Armor)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-07-10 02:36 AM
I like the name of the armor, I like the idea, I am just wondering how it fits the rules....

(when at minus 10, subdual dammage normaly reverts to real damage, but perhaps I should read: the armor makes sure this does not happen....) Go to Comment
Jin Kalib's Pilfering trousers
Items  (Clothes)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-29 09:18 AM
Yes baby yhea...

taking a extradimensional space into a extradimensional space is a very stupid thing to do. Nice magic explosion and the one cancels the other...

Oh yes, also remember: never stick a sharp object in a extradimensional space. Depending on circumstances, the chances are 50+% that the hole gets punctured, with the above result.
Remember that weapons typicaly have scabards, but grappling hooks do not have this type of protection. (Or a fishhook for that matter)

In my game you can only put arrows in a bag of holding, if you put them in a special quiver, or you ty them to the quiver.

Also do not put living animals in a bag of holding, as they will die if you leave them in there for too long. Go to Comment
Horn of Leading
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-09-24 06:29 AM
I like the idea very much, but I think it is pretty overpowered.... A +4 on attacks in D&D 3.0 or 3.5 would mean that you get to the point where you nearly always hit if you are fighting a worthy opponent.

I would say you get a +4 on Str, so a +2 modifier (like the bullstrength potion.... On the other hand, the horn seems to be reusable and it is a mass effect, so probably this should be only a +2 on Str and a +1 on attack rolls and strength related checks. Go to Comment
Improved climbing gear
Items  (Transports)   (Non-Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-10-13 11:18 AM
I was just wondering... What is the advantage of using these, opposed to using a potion of spider climb, if you are on your own.

If it is just me who needs to scale a wall, I would go for the potion, makes a lot less noise as hammering these things into the wall and if I want to scale the wall with a couple of people, a potion of spider climb and a grappling hook and some rope, also work perfectly....

Yours Ylorea Go to Comment
Chimera Oil
Items  (Potion)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2004-03-10 03:21 AM
Hmmm, I think you better be extremly carefull when applying this oil. If by accident you get a drop of this stuff on your hands, you can mold your own hands and we get.....

This gives me a great idea... some oil and fifteen soldiers... Smear the oil on their sides and you get like a unbreachable human barier of fifteen man wide. (Make sure you leave their arms untouched, so you have thirty arms on this wall.)

On a more serious note. I like the idea and the possibilities. I also see the drawbacks, so I better not give this item to my players. They would undoubtetly get themselves in trouble. Go to Comment
Kubla Khan's Herb
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Any)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-11-20 02:31 AM
May be with a different name, may be with a slightly different working and obviously the flower is in abundant supply, but only on a remote island....

I know I am going to use this and I already know how to get my players to the point where they are going to be send to the right place (and arive just one night late...)

I think in my world, the plant will bloom only on special nights, about once a month.... Go to Comment
Ally Shield
Items  (Armor)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-29 08:58 AM
Personaly I do not feel that the shield has simple abilities, but you are right in stating that they are simple to describe and can actualy have great use.

Personaly I would use the second ability in the following manner: While dropping, first position the shield below my feet and then speak the command word. This way the shield would form a platform onto which I fall. This seems much more secure as just dropping and holding the shield as a parachute above me.
Two of these shields could form a perfect set of stairs as well....

Comming to think of it, it seems very much like a unmovable rod, but then a bit more powerfull, as the rod always needs to be attached to something.

Pretty powerfull item all in all. Go to Comment
Eastern Rabbit's Staff of Doom
Items  (Wand/Staff/ Arcane)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-07-28 06:48 AM
It is a great item, for certain settings. I just love the work that has gone into describing the story of the staff and all.

(I would have prefered a bit of a explanation as to how and why the staff connects to the story though)

I may have a use for this item in my campaign.. Go to Comment
Quill of Fine Writing
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-20 09:33 AM
I am still a bit unclear as to the way I have to incorporate this into the D&D rules. On which check do I get a + ?


Still the idea in itself (especialy with the remarks given here) seem very usefull. I think I just might have a certain wizard send a certain party to obtain a couple of these feathers.


Maybe the feather inself needs to be gold-coated before it can be enchanted.... Go to Comment
Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-28 05:27 AM
For a shortsword and a rapier, these are valid points. However do realize that for medium-sized figures, a walking cane would be of longsword size.

Now in general you do not use the point of a longsword, but instead most people tend to slash their oponents using the side of the blade. Therefor, it is not to problametic if the point becomes dull and blunt. It is the sides you use for fighting.

Hmmm, you know what would look realy silly? Lets just put the walking cane in a scabard ;+)) Go to Comment
Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-29 09:28 AM
Depending on the game you are playing, you will find that glamers that influence vision are lower level spells then the illusions used to change tactility (feeling) and sound.

But then again..... If you are the GM, it is your ruling. Go to Comment
Doom Tea
Items  (Potion)   (Non-Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-09-03 11:52 AM
I feel the brew would benefit from a bit more extensive explanation.
I also keep having the question: why dooms-tea? ... no the farmer was not called dooms, was he?

If it is called doomstea for another reason, what are the after effects? or the drawbacks?

I do not care that the + in STR is unqualified. It will be differnte in diffenent game systems and with different DM's.
Personaly I would also put a max to the number of CON points being restored... Go to Comment
Carpenter's Ring
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-19 11:45 AM
To extrapolate on Manfred's comment:
Ria I am afraid that the Wizard would not have his stave or other wooden weapon lie still for long enough to have a hole punched thru (remember you need to hold the ring there for at least around 30 seconds)

The spyhole application is dangerous to, as the ring will fall out on the other side and make a nice "ping" sound as it falls to the floor.
Making arrow shafts would be terrific... Provided the fletching is good and the arrow head is good, I think all arrows would be masterwork. (I would say +2 on the skill check in D&D terminology)

In general I do like the item a lot. Replacing technology by magic may lead to fun items. Go to Comment
Sword of Unattainable Glory
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-07-29 02:46 AM
I am afraid the object is way too powerfull.

I would love to have this weapon when my DM rolls the next random encounter (He has send a Tarrasque at us already as a random encounter)

Yours Ylorea

I would personaly make it much more difficult to draw the sword by the way. Include a command word perhaps? Go to Comment
Whiffle Accelerator
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Combat)
Ylorea's comment on 2003-08-22 04:26 AM
I don't realy believe that any Paladin in his right mind would want to fire nice little furry creatures like Gerbils, not even at a demon.

In general I do not approve of items that use animals as ammo or items that "hurt" animals in their... whatever.

yes I do get the intended pun, but still.... Go to Comment
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In nature, for instance, a rhino has flies and ticks etc, that live on the hide and live off the blood. Rhino will visit and lie in ponds where turtles will clean the underwater portion of the ticks and a species of bird will clean the the top of ticks and other parasites. What if where the characters camp there were a species of animals that lived off wounds of the creatures. PCs camp. Anybody with wounds on there body are soon covered with small rodent - insect - shadows - whatever. Would immediately see it as a threat I would imagine. But perhaps one of the wounded didn't wake up when it happened, and when they did finally wake they were completely healed. Perhaps somebody was warned of something attacking them but they were able to notice that the wound was actually getting smaller instead of larger. Or maybe they successfully beat the creatures off them and don't notice an improvement, marking this place never to rest at ever again....later learn that villagers send their wounded there but they keep it a guarded secret because they don't want all the attention or traffic and what comes with such a special gift. Could turn into something more too if characters decide to start blabbing about it.

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