Did anyone ever think to take the ring off, or did the mage live alone?
This might be a warning for players to check out magic items before just casting them about, but any party should be able to take care of anyone putting this on.
That doesn't mean it doesn't have uses. It'd be a great way to subdue a person for capture. Leave the ring for them to find, or as bait for pick pockets, or even present it to them as a token of respect. They put it on, and you have instant passivness from tweedle dum.
Neat item for punishing criminals, assassins and rogue mages. Their sentence could be a preset amount of time wearing the ring, though I can see the local law 'forgetting' to take the ring off of the fingers of convicts when their time is up. Go to Comment
Badly presented-but a good basic idea.It could be used to force unwilling women (or men) into marridge, in culutres where divorce is not permitted.Great for making sure the wedding is not messed up. Go to Comment
Sure kill weapons really don't leave a lot to play with. A weapon that never misses isn't that fun.
I love the background on the creation of them though but the actual weapon itself needs something that makes it more real and fun to use in a campaign.
Instead of always hitting the heart, I would say a more feasible power for them would be the ability to penetrate armor much easier then any other weapon. Perhaps it can go through chain mail like nothing and only is slightly slowed by plate, a minus to the damage. The accuracy should be left to the skill but the power the weapon holds should be more appropriate. The holder could also be protected from the dragon's breathe weapon, or perhaps the weapon itslef has added damage of the breath weapon of the dragon or something. Go to Comment
I agree with Strolen and Captian, and I have some of my own observations to point out.
How much of a threat could this dragon be if he can be killed with throwing stars?
How mortally wounded could the mercenary be if he was assumedly far away throwing shuriken?
How can a mercenary in possesion of throwing stars that never miss the heart ever be in such bad times he needs to sell said throwing stars?
How mortally wounded can a guy be when he can still manage to skin and masterfull carve a dragon's skull?
This is an interesting, but illogical and broken item. I do not like it, but I DO like the original thought put into it. A little less munchkin, and a little more thought into character's abilities, and you could make a great item. Go to Comment
Shuriken are balanced throwing weapons. They are effectively balanced, round throwing knives. In terms of distance and power, in the real world, they function more like thrown items than missle/ bow weapons. Note:they are much more accurate than most thrown weapons given their aerodynamic profile. You can also "chuck them" with no accuracy a much farther distance than a normal thrown weapon (knife, axe, bola) kind of like a frisbee.
Gash: Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spell check. Type it in with upper and lower case. At least look over the post before you submit it. Go to Comment
Ok. So a guy kills a dragon with little tiny throwing knivesand gets horrible messed up in the process. He then hauls his bleeding ass to the nearest town that just so happens to have a mighty spellcaster in it (How else could they have been enchanted in this way?). How do you live for months when your mortally wounded? How far away was this town if the dragon was detroying towns "faster than lightning strikes" (and i assume the dragon would attack all nearby tows first)? Why was the dragon attacking? Was is bored? Dragons arent mindless destroyers, they attack for a reason (as far as I know anyway). This item makes little to no sense in a realistic light. If you fixed it it might be better.
P.S. - HOW THE HELL TO YOU CARVE A DRAGONS SKULL WITH A SHURIKEN? Go to Comment
When was the last time a character caught a cold or flu? Real people get them every now and again even with solid heating and dry interiors. Your characters are out in the cold and wet, and even inside is not always dry and warm. Imagine having to stop your dungeon crawl, sitting in a tight defensive position, while you all are feverish.