This bespeaks a bit of Final Destination where death itself causes random almost innocent events of chance that cause the most horrific ends. Wonderful item. A tad bit interesting and flavorful. To bad it usually ends up in death, I would make it not so detrimental unless kept for a very long time. Perhaps the random accidents get increasingly worse the longer the item is used. All in all though I liked it.Go to Comment
I agree with Mourngrymn.
As for its detrimental effect for PCs, I have a couple suggestions directly tied to the blade:
1.The blade simply refuses to be unsheathed at a rather inopportune time.
2. If the PC is falling or tumbling, the blade unsheaths with obvious effects.
3. If the PC is sneaking successfully, the cane gets dropped - loudly.
I don't think a misfortune field about the wielder fits with the idea of the item.Go to Comment
An interesting change perhaps the magic of the cane faded over time and now the accidents are not always fatal; making this an interesting acquisition for a PC to get their hands on, especially if they're recovering from an injury or want a sword cane to slip past the guards into the palace or thieves guild.Go to Comment