Good posting, but I would like some details explained more.
What do you mean by "slam" attack? Is that a slap, or a ground pound or a body slam, or something else?
"serious penalty to anything effected by weight" - Does that mean the character can carry less equipment, or is more likely to snap part of an old bridge, or something else?
I also assume these gauntlets cannot be removed and are bonded to the wearer, otherwise, why would the character be considered a half golem? The inability to remove something might be considered by some to be a curse, but you might consider that to be a magical side effect.
Cool item. If I may comment on the Rolemaster question on slam.
Just treat them allowing a Huge Bash attack with an OB set to your desire. Given the downsides on the item, a +30 OB may be fine.
The weight penalty would be like carrying 40 lbs of weight (20 lbs per glove).
As this is inorganic matter, this will cause problems for some casters :)
The crumble attack could be a medium bash using thrown spear range. Go to Comment
I'm not going to be using these in a game, not because I don't like them (I do!) but because my players would hate me after I inflicted all the annoying collateral goofiness that they inspire... Go to Comment
There is quite an array of non-humans running around in this village. You might want to consider toning down the non-humans and turning this into a mythical place that may or may not really exist...just some thoughts. Go to Comment
I think I would make the arrow dissappear on impact. Hate for anybody else get their hands on it, not to mention it opens up more possibilities.
I would also make this cult, while not peaceful, not wanting kill anybody either. Thier lot in life would be to put the fear of hell into others. They would have successfully caused fear of their area for all that go near it catch the stinging hell of their arrows. I would say that they would also go out on 'missions' where they would go out and search down certain people to shoot them with the arrows. The group would probably make awesom assassins if they ever chose to actually kill anybody, but their mission, and perhaps promise to the demon that gave them the power, was to cause pain in the world.
The arrows could make normal people appear possessed and cause a Salem Witch Trial type thing which may be their purpose. They could cause high ranking people to be distrusted because of a sudden madness, especially if the cult ranged farther then normal where nobody has heard of these arrows so the witnessed results would be a mystery. A whole village could be inflicted...
Lots of possibilities for this cult and item and lots of results that could come from it. Would like to see a write-up for the cult. Go to Comment
I need to put in the obligitory plug that this is not a D&D specific site.
That said I actually like the item. Perhaps to aid those not familiar with the D&D 3.0, you could describe the difficulty of avoiding the blindness and deafness. Like "Very hard" or "Easy".
I could see using this item as a way of hunting down rouge that refuse to join the guild. They would send out an ambush team and snipe the lone rouge, making him an example of what happens when you defy the guild. Go to Comment