I'm suddenly reminded of a Discworld moment, where a number of soldiers (who are all actually women masquerading as men) are preparing to go as women once again, and need to arm themselves for the coming attempt. The main character looks at a friend and says," You can't seriously be thinking about bringing that!" The woman replies by saying, "What? A woman can't bring a paring knife?" "... That's a saber." "A surprisingly large paring knife!"
They could've used this. Great work! Down with the nobility! Go to Comment
I have to say that I like it. A pretty minor item that certainly could be created.
Just to ask: What happens if/when ever the puzzle is solved? At least there should be lightning and thunder somewhere far, for dramatic effect. (Would be fun if a character completes it, hears the thunder, and imagines something world-shattering has happened.)
Have you ever gone into a game shop and you have seen those puzzles where they have two long twisted pieces of metal intertwined with each other, and the goal of the puzzle is to separate them? That is a blacksmiths puzzle. Go to Comment
I like it, something to annoy the players with. It is a simple item like this that can throw an entire party for a twist.
What kind of puzzle is it though. I was picturing a Rubic Cube in my head but that seems pretty off to me as it has been done so many times before. I would think that the person who made the puzzle would have some type of reward in the puzzle, or maybe the shards create random odd little items to put in it, if it can fit something like that inside it.
I gave a XP to Nobody for explaining what a blacksmith's puzzle is... and I'm giving this a 3.5/5 for utility. My only problem with this, is that it makes finding all the Shards of the Storm impossible. (At elast a task for a starfaring nation.. plus if the shards were to be put into a galaxy sized setting.. would really make finding all the pieces impossible.)
Still it's a nice submission. (maybe the sparks from forging thing was a special effect - based off the effect that sparks only come from hot forging, and that the shards of the storm should be too cold for this type of forging.) Go to Comment
The frozen wastes stretch for miles around. Something waddles through the snow. It's a penguin: An emperor penguin. It waddles slowly, meandering toward the sea. The ranger freezes. "Stay very still," he warns. "Don't move at all." "What is it?" I ask, breathlessly. "It's the most dangerous creature in the whole Yahoo Tundra, and that penguin's about to kick its butt..." (Sorry, Epi! I couldn't resist!)