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A Wizard's Secret
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Scrasamax's comment on 2005-06-05 12:08 AM
Now this is an interesting idea, an enchanted book mark. I guess it is the logical step of a bibliocentric spellcaster. It could get silly, going into enchanted book jackets, and the like, but as it stands, I like the idea.

I'll rank it 3/5 since it is a good idea, but not really fleshed out beyond a basic magic item that a magic user would have. A good backstory and perhaps a point of origin would make it a really outstanding post. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-05 05:57 AM
Yup. I agree with Scrasamax.
To add my $ 0.02 worth: perhaps it could just make the book unintellegible for anyone but the wizard (changing the contents to gibberish, or say a smut magazine), or - it could conceal the fact that it is a book: covering it with the illusion of a pillow, bundle of underwear, or stone slab.
It could animate the book and make it defend itself - either through biting or casting some of the spells inside. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-06 11:21 AM
It could actually be an interesting item: The Book of Infinite Smut. Once, a wizard thought himself clever for disguising his spellbook thus, only to have it pinched just because of the disguise.
Now, a Book of Infinite Smut is sure good to have, but if the PCs knew that there are actually mighty spells in it... *grin* Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-06-06 06:38 PM
3/5 I like Echo's idea a lot. If it had a good backstory it would be 4/5 or 5/5. Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-06-06 09:06 AM
Can't add much to the above

I like Echo's variation best, simply make unreadable to anybody who doesn't know the command word (kind of like a password system) - I'd refrain from the smutty magazine option though, that's just asking for the book to be pinched

Basically sound but needs some background (who invented them?, why did he need such an item?, that sort of thing) - 3/5 Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-06-07 09:31 AM
You're right Echo - there's almost a scenario there

Pieh - since this is your item, I guess you get first bash at writing it Go to Comment
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valadaar's comment on 2014-06-03 10:53 AM
This is a good, simple straightforward item one could use to add spice to a wizard. I would have the 'destruction' or other baleful effect kick in only after a determined effort to open the book in spite of strong resistance.

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nightmareshadow's comment on 2009-01-10 07:28 AM
Ok interesting and good idea. As someone who plays book type characters alot i can see how this would be useful but having the book destroyed very bad. It would likely take a very good enchantment to do as the bookmark would have to remember every thing in the book what the book looked like and whatnot. However if the contents of the book seemed to change such as what Echo said or the book being transported back to where it was supposed to be, who ever heard of someone sitting in the wizards study for a peek at a spellbook, or make it so that the book simply couldn't be opened by anyone else and told the owner of the bookmark where the book was. Go to Comment
Cloak of Falling
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-06-04 09:57 AM
Echo: people do a lot of the time, though they are badly hurt. It is only a definite kill if the victim is inside.. thus hitting the 10 foot roof at the speed of a 50 foot fall... then eventually falling down... ick.

Of course, the person could "fall up" then float down safely. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-06-05 09:57 AM
Yes, but often times you don't (though you may wish to). Yet people die from 2 foot falls from out of the bathtub. It is not the distance, it is the roll. Go to Comment
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MoonHunter's comment on 2005-06-27 09:14 AM
I more conceived the item as "throwing you the distance" on the upstroke. Mostly because you can't fall upward, or have the slow acceleration, with gravity holding you in the opposite direction. The write up does not mention your fall being broken by impacting things on the upfall. So you would be pinned on the ceiling still under the acceleration/ force of the fifty foot fall (probably breaking most wooden roofs not made to support in that direction.)

But your millage might very. Go to Comment
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Pieh's comment on 2005-06-03 07:34 PM
Just gave it a new background. Go to Comment
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Pieh's comment on 2005-06-03 09:51 PM
I'm happy with a 3/5, I might eventually think of a really good backstory; about the shortness: I'm going to try to add some more flavor to it at some time. Sadly, its not up to the quality of my past items, but, hey, they cant all be winners. Go to Comment
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Pieh's comment on 2005-06-04 02:56 PM
Yeah, a 50ft fall is nasty, but it was never intended to seriously injure anyone. Thats why he sold it. It didnt turn out how he originally planned. Go to Comment
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Maggot's comment on 2005-06-04 06:58 AM
Some prankster that cleric was.... Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-04 03:01 AM
This actually is an assassin's tool - you don't survive falls from 50ft... Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-06-05 05:53 AM
If I fall from 15 meters and hit stone or concrete, I might actually die. That's four stories high. Go to Comment
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Cheka Man's comment on 2005-06-03 08:41 PM
Nice but too short for more then a 3/5. With the right backstory it could have been a 5/5. Go to Comment
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Ancient Gamer's comment on 2005-06-05 10:20 AM
So he is a prankster and for the sake of a joke he invests much time and effort to create something that'll bring other people pain and himself amusement?

It is utterly unbelievable, thorougly unlikely and probably fun to give to the PCs Go to Comment
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Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-06-06 09:29 AM
How about writing up Arbanax - but write him as a villain, a genuine Bad Guy - lets face it, a man who derives amusement from other peoples pain is NOT A NICE PERSON

As for the cloak - I'm inclined to agree with Echo - this is an assassins' tool, even if it wasn't originally meant to be - as a joke it's in extremely bad taste, a quite likely to get Arbanax killed just as soon as somebody (enter the PCs) works out who made it

I'll give it 3/5 because it would probably work well as a plot hook Go to Comment
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