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manfred's comment on 2005-07-18 04:19 AM
Hmmm... at first I thought it would be a well-known twist on the notorious cloak of invisibility (makes you think to be invisible), but a more careful reading proved otherwise:

- it does make its wearer invisible
- but he also becomes instantly suspicious to people around
- it may work as intended if the distance is sufficient, though

Of course, the wearer will soon find out there is something wrong about this invisibility. One may blame too loud footsteps or moved items for a time... but not long.

But believe or not, the item can be useful. How about impersonating a ghost? Or becoming a decoy for something else. In worlds where invisibility is (relatively) common, the guards will pursue an invisible person. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-07-18 02:18 PM
A decent and interesting item. Nice to tease the players a bit, yet still useful. I agree with manfred on the alternative uses. Actually great to give a sleepless nigth to enemy guards! Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-07-18 11:31 AM
Interesting.The kind of item a wizard or witch might give to someone that he/she dislikes. Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-07-19 08:48 AM
On the whole I concur

I like the idea that I as created by accident - OK not really original (most GMs use it sooner or later), but a good standby (neatly avoids the "wizard who just likes to be nasty" motive, which I never really bought in to anyway)

I also like that I only works if the wearer believes he has a cloak of invisibility (kind of like a combined delusion and limited mind control effect) - adds an interesting limitation

I wonder - once the owner learns the fault does it stop working? - after all, he no longer believes he has a cloak of invisibility - not sure about this, probably depends on how magic works in your world

Nice idea and well thought out - 4/5 Go to Comment
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Cardillotang's comment on 2005-07-18 04:29 AM
I suppose after discovering the fault in the item the wearer could find a way to put it to good use.

Or pass it on to the next unsuspecting.

I'll have to work on polishing that....but everything has a flaw. We shall see how it'll work out. Go to Comment
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Cardillotang's comment on 2005-07-19 10:33 PM
{to dragonlord}

If the cloak is given out as a practical joke...then yes, the whole cloak would stop working.Although if the person that recieved the cloak passes it on to another person, telling them that the cloak has invisiblity powers, then the cloak would work again. Go to Comment
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