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Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Chaosmark's comment on 2005-11-06 04:50 PM
I remember this one from before the move. I always thought it had potential, and might incorporate it into my world. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Zylithan's comment on 2005-11-20 01:47 PM
I like the idea mucho I think, but it doesn't feel entirely fleshed out. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Murometz's comment on 2009-01-27 10:14 AM
I used this in a forum game, and never even commented on the sub?! Strange, I distinctly remember commenting on this. Weird.

Anyway, good idea! Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
valadaar's comment on 2013-06-09 10:20 PM
I have a thing for strange and magic plants. This is defiantly one of those.

Going on faves list. 
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Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Thewizard63's comment on 2009-01-08 04:24 PM
I like the idea of a buff for wild creatures. I asked myself the same questions as Zylithan.

Do the root and leaves have different effects/uses? I might re-label "Actual Effects" as "Side effects."
I will keep this in the GM toolbox. Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Kassy's comment on 2008-07-28 11:02 AM
Weed for animals, is the first thing i though when i read the title Go to Comment
Beast Weed
Lifeforms  (Flora)   (Forest/ Jungle)
Moonlake's comment on 2013-06-22 01:44 AM
Esp. like the deviousness of the last line in this sub. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2005-02-15 07:53 AM
What? Almost two years and no comments? I know it's a bit strange, but no one has anything to add to it?

BUMP. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
manfred's comment on 2005-02-16 07:46 AM
OK, OK, stop the apologies. I just wished to see anyone adding something to this "Illusions gone wild" idea.

The curse is certainly a bit cliche.

Hmmm... it is not said a big mean dragon is after the unlucky one, just that he is fated to meet him. Could be a surprise for the dragon, that ate him or burned to nothingness. A parley may be possible.

Alternatively, the character not only looks like the Illusionist, he could start to see his ghost. Or he could start to exhibit his personality traits (oops, another cliche). This could go on until the ghost is dealt with, or the book is written anew.

Or something else still. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
CaptainPenguin's comment on 2005-02-15 08:26 PM
Wow... Never noticed it before.

4/5. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
MoonHunter's comment on 2005-02-15 10:58 PM
To be honest, it was submitted 13 days before I joined. I never saw it as a "new post", nor has it ever come up as a random item.

Things have often gotten lost in our data shuffle. Just something that did. Go to Comment
Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
Dragon Lord's comment on 2005-02-15 08:28 AM
Hey, don't blame me - I only found this site a couple of months ago

Shades of Terry Prachett (remember the Library, which is so large it only exists in L-space) but it does make a kind of bizarre sense

Potentially a bit munchkin I thought and the curse for whoever destroys it is perhaps a bit of a cliche (now a big mean dragon is after you) but I quite like it anyway

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Tome of Illusions
Items  (Books and Scrolls)   (Magical)
PoisonAlchemist's comment on 2011-07-17 01:31 PM


A cute idea. Too bad anyone with Truesight could walk right through the whole thing. I like the story, with the curse opening up good plot potential, but the idea I like the most in this submission is that simply writing a spell imbues a book with magic. It has interesting implications for magic items and any writing. 


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Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Strolen's comment on 2003-08-29 07:03 PM
Well, if I was the original mage that originally created this weapon then included in the package deal would be rememdies that take care of all the above mentioned concerns. If I am going to take the time to enchant an item I would have probably thought on it for a good deal of time and already had all the details worked out.

The one detail I couldn't remedy is perhaps the mischance of somebody stumbling into and slicing their pants/leg. Ooops. Go to Comment
Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2003-03-07 02:57 AM
Good point about the point.

If we go for weaker magic, there has to be none effect like this. If you use it as a walking stick, it will be sharp as one. You have to sharpen it regularly (or look stupid, if you ask a smith to sharpen it for you).

Or just add a minor protective power, as you suggest. Go to Comment
Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2003-08-28 06:04 AM
Certainly. But still, a masked assassin might prefer to use the point, and maybe have not enough space or time to swing the sword, just stab.

A good actor might actually fake it: put very little pressure on the sword, but still look like you are. Especially, if you combine this with poison to be sure.


This brings me to another forgotten topic: sound. Metal sounds different from wood, right? I guess as an illusion-enchanted item, this is taken care of. But a Dispel Magic may really do something: temporary cancel this effect. The guards may not notice it... and the wearer too... Go to Comment
Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2003-09-03 08:07 AM
So the sound is masked, agreed. And yes, the blade is not protected from slashing by accident... watch your own feet by the way!


But there is something else yet...
Situations can happen where one person hits another with a club, without wanting to kill or harm badly (a master his lazy student, for example). What if through misplacing (or Evil intent), the walking stick or whatever is replaced with this item? A single hit could kill the unlucky, or at least seriously harm him/her. If arranged well, this may be a way to kill someone, or frame for murder. Things can turn ugly around this one... Go to Comment
Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
manfred's comment on 2006-01-05 01:49 PM
Good question.

Much would depend of course on the mastery of its creator. A powerful variant could make people touch intuitively the flat sides of the blade, and mask the cold feeling of steel, etc, etc.


However, as I imagine a "common" weapon at hand, those that already know it and are somewhat attuned, will be able to see the sword inside of the stick, if unclear. Now comes the random person, a finds there is something weird about that stick (cutting itself, or being fought with).

_My_ take on would be this: if a person has a chance to take a careful look at the stick, with all the suspicion, even better if it can be touched, it could see through the illusion to a small degree and get a glimpse of the sword. This would not persist, but could recognize it later easier. If the person does not have a chance for a careful evaluation of it (for example in combat when it is wildly swung here and there) the sword will stay hidden.

But that is my take on, you may choose your own.


(Oh, and: accidentally picking up a stick, a hero may choose it if there is nothing else to defend with, and find it surprisingly durable. Could be fate. :) ) Go to Comment
Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Agar's comment on 2003-03-07 02:32 AM
A great item with only one small point to iron out. There should be some kind of magic holding the sword's edge sharp and true or at least keeping it from wear. Using the sword point for the tip of a walking stick tends to wear the point out. Go to Comment
Weapon at hand
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Agar's comment on 2003-08-28 11:43 AM
There are quite a few illusion spells that take care of sounds, one a simple as to make the impact of the metal sound like an impact of wood would almost be weak enough to call a cantrip. If it's on all the time, in a sword fight the weapon will sound like a club. Disconcerting, but accurate. Go to Comment
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