Out of sheer morbid curiousity, what rewriting did you think was neccessary? I was trying to make my ideas fit into most systems without much adapting, and figured any D&D would have been a default kinda thing for it. I'm very interested to see what I missed out on. Go to Comment
Brilliant! Hints of Terry Pratchett's walking luggage. I especially like the comical downsides of the item: just imagine a character's dismay when his party stops to avoid an imminent rockfall and realises his chest is nowhere to be seen (later they try to salvage the bent nails from the rubble...).
When these nails are not in use do they wriggle and writhe around? I can imagine they'd be hard to carry around. Go to Comment
Interesting. Very useful, but relatively frail item. There are surely ways to repair it (lowering the maximum load a bit).
Hmmm, if there is a straight path (not necessarily for humans, may be just inches wide) usable in conquering a walled town or something, one centipede could be attached to a bomb, and sent right there... Go to Comment
Random encounter: a Centipede Nail is walking down the road/through the forest or desert, and no potential owner is to be seen, for miles around. For fun one could add a cryptic note or a too small piece of a treasure map. ;)
Hadn't noticed these before, but I like the concept. They're the sort of thing that your average adventurer would see in use, and smack himself in the forehead while exclaiming, "Why didn't I think of that?"
Useful, not overwhelmingly powerful, and frail enough to be able to be used for creative trouble by the GM. Go to Comment
Aww, cute... Most items here are so Uber-powerful but this has it's limits. Never heard of limping magical items before but that's truly touching. :,/ Though they are just mindless objects, I wonder if they might one day develop a consciousness and hold a strike against barbarious masters who are too stingy about adding enough nails to their items. These things remind me of the coal carriers in Miyazaki's Spirited Away. *Starts campaigning for Centipede Nails' trade union.* Go to Comment
It would be cool if they were smaller, and they could like leap and stuff. You could attach them to the bottom of plates and mugs and such, and wizards could punish their apprentices by having their plates walk away. "You are done eating, young apprentice... *skitter*" ;) Go to Comment
To purify the water from a certain river the monks have carved a section of the river that goes over a stone bed. Through holy carvings of gods, godesses, and holy symbols and then the river flowing over them, it purifies the water making it safe for drinking and/or makes it holy water. For rivers that do not have natural rock bottoms, large smooth stones can be carved and added to the water to fully cover the bottom.