Well, first of all, let me say that I kind of enjoy putting references to pop culture into games, but this is a little blatant.
However, I like the sort of rap-star bling idea as a "magic" item, so while it isn't particularly detailed (you could make the background more extensive and sort of "attention-grabbing", though I dunno' if this item really warrants that much depth), Ima' give you a...
Remember, 3/5 is not bad, it's pretty average. And get working on that armor of Phiddy Sent! Hasn't he been shot, like, 9 times? Go to Comment
I like modern culture references as well. I mean there is a Starbuck's in Antioch (an Klah shop that serves odd Klah created by a "stranger" from elsewhere).
This I don't like so much. It is too pop culture. Especially the way it is written up. Using the modern terms of Bling, the questions, and such pull away from the fantasy aspect, fantasy environment that the item would be found in. Now the item is fundementally solid, the write up is what takes away from it. "The voice" is to modern. It is as jarring as hearing an Elder Elf say, "Damm. That dude is psycho!".
Now if you wrote the item up for an Urban Fantasy game (Wryd is Bond, Dreaming Cities, Stalking the Night, Urban Arcana) and shifted the write up some, this item would be 5/5 on target... because it is written in a "modern" voice and needs a "modern" context to be very cool. Go to Comment
Ok, how in the world with a 2.1 vote score did this ever make it to the HOH category?
Unfortunately my sensibilities about this are making me challenge this. And while I realize that the challenge feature is setup to challenge actual submissions, I am more or less challenging the HOH vote as there are dozens of other submisisons by EVERYONE that deserve a HOH and never recieved one. Go to Comment
Hehe... I like it. It's like an amulet of instant stardom. With a good side and a bloody annoying side. I could see a party that's not too concerned with its reputation using their gaggles of fanboys and girls as cannon fodder or trap bait... *wicked plottings*
But then you've got the trouble of never being able to conduct things in private. And of course the annoying small talk. "OMG! That is teh best sword EVAR!!11!! Where did u get it?!? Tell me tell me tell me! Plz?"
Overall, a nice item. Blingin', yo. xD
PS. The "Looda Chriss" pun is clever indeed. I had to look twice to see it... *sheepish grinnings* Go to Comment
It's funny and I think more useful for roleplaying than it first appeared.
Cultures with in a fantasy setting would probably have their own colloqialisms for ostentatious jewelery, making "the slack-jawed yokels gaped at his bling" or some variant more flavorful than "the villagers looked at his large platinum amulet set with diamonds."
Is it true what the druids say, mo' gold pieces, mo' problems?
Another challenge it poses: what of the player-haters?
Maybe it can be removed by that tribe called geas/quest...yo. Go to Comment
Unfortunately, I don't know enough about Phiddy Sent's background, special powers, or catch phrases to truly do justice to such armor. I was thinking it would involve some play on words (such as Phiddy's Sent or perhaps Phiddy's Scent). But I'll throw the next installment of RPGRapGear to the masses, hopefully they can come up with something. Go to Comment
The funny thing is branding - and all somewhat experienced people are quick to recognize it.
The idea has also interesting consequences in low-magic worlds, where even a "+1 sword" is potent and rare. The keeper of such a powerful weapon would be instantly recognizable... beware of thieves.
One more thing to the production method: I would think that a part of the Forge was The Prototype - the sword all others were made alike. Given its use, it could be in fact a +1 artifact (weak and indestructible ;) ).
As the Forge was probably destroyed, even finding and repairing its remains would not help to make it work - the prototype would have to be found. Question is, which of the hundreds of swords that look way too similar is the right one? Go to Comment
Diseased people, (leprosy or any other such fear inducing disease) when traveling, will often times wear a cloak that entirely covers their body and ring a bell as they travel, used as a warning for any others to stay away. Could be used for a disguise or safe passage.