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Cogtorch
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2011-12-04 11:07 AM


A useful thing, simlerler to my idea of glowing mori rock but much more fragile.


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Cogtorch
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2011-12-06 06:41 PM
It just didn't make sense for engineers to be building amazing devices of technological wonder and still be working by candlelight. Does not compute. Go to Comment
Cogtorch
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2012-12-03 07:39 AM
A nifty item. A great piece of steampunk gear, though the difficulty of recharging it might make it less used then it should be.

I'd put an exposed friction wheel that could then use any local spinning wheel to 'charge' it.

One would have to be careful about overcharging it, either by charging it too long, or by using a wheel spinning too fast.
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Cogtorch
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
dark_dragon's comment on 2011-12-05 08:00 AM


Solid item that adds flavour to a world.


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Cogtorch
Items  (Tools)   (Non-Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2011-12-06 04:35 PM


Steampunk flashlight.  Good for flavor, and provides a good occasional distraction (as the engineer has to pause to rewind his cogtorch).


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Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2011-11-20 02:52 PM


A great baliff's tool.


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Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Dragonlordmax's comment on 2011-11-19 06:06 AM
I like the basic concept of this item, though a hammer that's good at breaking things is not the most original concept I've seen around these parts.

That said, though I really like the rest of the sub. I like the appearance, though I think that the weight may be a bit on the light side (I think that enough granite to not make a pole that long look silly would probably outweigh that, but I'm no expert on stone). I think that the lore is good for giving the weapon a suitably fearsome reputation, and I like that the weapon is portrayed as irresistible, rather than, say, +5 against gates. Also, given a Berlin Wall situation, I think you could find such an item suitable for creation as well as destruction.

I will say, though, that I think the twist could use a mite bit more elaboration. Does it work for the wielder? The owner? Everybody in the immediate vicinity? And does it make them more charismatic? Help the see the weak points in other's arguments? Smash down prejudices in people's minds? Go to Comment
Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2011-11-19 10:45 AM
You are correct about the weight. For the first time in a long while, I didn't run the napkin math to get an approximate number. For what I'm thinking, the head alone should weigh right about double what I listed it as (~0.79 m long, ~0.39 m wide and tall, lower end of granite density comes to just under 47 kilos). I'll have to modify that.

I try to avoid giving out stats, instead focusing on what the players would hear from the GM when describing it to them. Then the GM can give it the appropriate stats for whatever system they're using. Besides, it's so much cooler to hear about Gateshatter "rending unbreakable defenses asunder" than it is to hear "+7 hammer".

As for the twist, I had been thinking that it works purely for the wielder; for the rest, I left it intentionally vague so that potential GMs could use it as they saw fit. Go to Comment
Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Pariah's comment on 2012-03-07 07:28 PM


I was kinda imagining the weilder just setting down on the obstructive bureaucrat's desk and having it creak under the weight.  Anyway, great sub.


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Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
axlerowes's comment on 2012-03-12 02:02 PM


fun idea, well described item, nice format excellent execution.  If it were me I'd change the teaser to read only: I SHALL PASS, funny line that one. 


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Gateshatter
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valadaar's comment on 2011-11-19 03:29 PM


Excellent - this fits exactly with how I interpreted this quest.



 



 



 



 


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Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
dark_dragon's comment on 2011-11-28 06:31 AM


I actually like this hammer. It's a good, solid sub, but I would have liked to see more story hooks and background. Maybe a description of the current wielder.



I quite like the twist, the ability to break down social barriers would be surprisingly useful. I guess that because of its size, magic and the enhanced social abilities of the wielder, anyone who owns this would have a far ranging reputation.



I could definitely see the hammer's reputation, if not its actual power, being a great source of plot hooks and GM mischief. 



3.0 base +0.5 for twist.


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Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
Dossta's comment on 2011-12-01 11:15 PM


Breaking down social barriers with a MASSIVE hammer is a pretty funny idea.  I'm not sure exactly how it would work, though.  Does the bearer just walk up to someone with the hammer strapped onto his back and engage in conversation, or does he have to hold it threateningly?  I can imaging that the effect is not entirely magical in nature, as the sheer size of this weapon would be enough to intimidate most sane people. . .


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Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-03-07 01:53 PM
I read this as a sort of take on Alexander's solution to the Gordian Knot.

"Kindly stop with the bureaucratic runaround before I use this hammer to remove it permanently." Go to Comment
Gateshatter
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Magical)
MysticMoon's comment on 2012-03-07 02:01 PM


I love the benefit/drawback balance. I think it works very well. The only thing missing is the backstory.


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Banshee's Cry
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Scrasamax's comment on 2011-11-07 11:41 PM
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Banshee's Cry
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Cheka Man's comment on 2011-11-06 11:30 PM


Not a flute to play for fun.


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Banshee's Cry
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2011-11-06 11:03 PM
Ear plugs (or being deaf) would help the user. Localized silence of some kind wouldn't necessarily work, because then the targets wouldn't be hearing it either. Go to Comment
Banshee's Cry
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
Chaosmark's comment on 2011-11-07 07:29 AM
Update: Cheka's comment reminded me that I somehow forgot to include the third, extremely minor effect (not sure if it really qualifies as a benefit, but there it is) that the flute has. Deeeeerp. Go to Comment
Banshee's Cry
Items  (Art and Music)   (Magical)
valadaar's comment on 2011-11-07 10:57 AM


 Love evil magical instruments.



 Pehaps it provides some benefits to other evil-intended musical magics played upon it.



 



 


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