It is great fun to see this item at work.
I can already see the looks on the face of the roque who is trying to sneak attack someone.
But also in the situation where you want to explore a dungeon in debt. This can actualy be a very usefull tool. No more dragging around torches, that you need to keep in a hand. Just walk around and light the area. (Bettter have a fighter or Paladin do that and not the sneaking cheater or the wizard that wants to be able to blend into the shadow.) Go to Comment
I suppose this would then be considered the two-edged sword. Well yes, you CAN use the staff to take out that band of trolls, but do you really want to curse yourself in the process?
I rather like it. It's got a good purpose, a proper reason for existence, and while it's powerful, it's not overly so due to affecting the wielder with the same mis-fortune. Reminds me of nothing less than the Sword of Shannarah... Go to Comment
*laughs and shakes his head* No no no, I meant that in the fact that the actual Sword was dangerous versus all illusions, but it was like a drug: very very very addicting. It's a double-edged weapon, like the staff. Go to Comment
I like it, a useful item for cursing. Would the wielder need to know the staff is cursed and use it in a particular way, or would simply touching the staff cause the curse to spread? Maybe it's the sort of thing where one must seek vengeance to enact it. Go to Comment
On a location with numerous webs, and at least one big spider, there is a something inside a cocoon. It is humanoid in shape, still moving. If the heroes free it (not before they kill or drive away the spiders), they meet a ... zombie!
The poor zombie wandered the dungeon alone, and tried to kill a big living creature (= a spider). The spider used the usual treatment, even if this victim did not look tasty. The zombie can be easily killed as any other zombie. It got but several doses of spider-poison, so can be something worth if it is extracted. You can mention to a druid or ranger the fact the spider had no poison anymore.