I'm a big fan of backgrounds. With that said, this is not a terrible item, merely one that needs a more interesting background. As it is, it just doesn't seem that special. Her magic abilities made some armor. Woo.
While this idea works excellently in a story, in a game it would smack of du ex machina. That is the problem between games and stories. In stories, thing can be truly grim and will eventually get better. There is no filter between the character and what is happening. You experience the feelings of the character.
In games players start out with balanced characters and a basic chance to succeed. There is the fickle hand of random fate plus the insulating knowledge that you are playing a game between the player and the character. Go to Comment
Not a bad item, powerful, but not uber-powerful, and one must be in need to reshape the armor, so there IS a catch of sorts. A curious background that, though could be expanded and explained in more detail, is sound, and works fairly well.
I think this, though perhaps not as good as it could be, is not a bad item.
True, oh so true ... I was thinkig of the scene when say a young girl, perhaps of noble birth, is in circumstances most dire, it stumbles upon this, and then, hiding behind a veil of steel from her enemies, she walks the lands, afraid from lifting her disguise, while the armor sings soothing words and comfort to her, and every evenening, its caring voice helps her to sleep...
But yeah, MoonHunter is right, letting a PC find this could be difficult, an NPC though, hunted by the characters, could gain another chance, and perhaps grow into a formiddable adversary one day :D Go to Comment