It is a nicely done item. It has good background and logial explanations. It has a good feel and a nice shtick. The write up is a little disjointed in spots, but as a first post, you get two paws up. Go to Comment
A novel idea, but perhaps too novel. Is it magical or is it a cunningly made device? If it is a device, how do the linkages and small parts survive being bashed against things? How much maintenance does it take to keep it functional. If it is magic, what happens if it is dispelled? I'm not saying that every one of these questions need to be answered in the sub, these are just some off the cuff questions that came to mind after reading this sub.
Scrasmax: First there they don't require and magic after creation. and second if the minor magic in them is dispelled then there is usually a manual way to but them back into sword form until the magic can be re-instated. Go to Comment
Real world scientists have accidentally opened a tear in the fabric of reality, transporting their laboratory into the game world. Unable to repair and/or refuel their equipment in this (to their minds) primitive world they are now trapped.