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March 13, 2008, 9:59 pm

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Boots of The Fowl


The old boots of a farmer long dead. The hole in the bottom sudjests many things. But its cursed P’owers go B’eyond just a boot.

The old cast away boots of a farmer. The color is that of a stained brown, the holes and rips in the thread are evident. Tho on one boot sticks out a feather. Its the feather of a water fowl (Be it whatever bird goes with you RPG).

When wearing the boots the character may feel a slight light headedness.

Prolonged exposure to wearing the boots procieds as one of the following:

1:The Boot with the feather sticking out of it throws the wearer off a cliff at the first chance it gets.

2:The Boots Constantly trip up the wearer and when he/she goes to remove them they find that they cannot willingly remove the boots.

3:The wearer goes mad and believes that thay are falling.


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December 1, 2003, 23:51
No benefits at all?
An interesting idea, but im going to have to add some minor benefit. Or maybe more curses...
Im definetly going to use this one either way. hehehe...
December 2, 2003, 0:43
Actually it would be kind of cool if the target took only half or partial damage from falling. That way, they could be terrorized for longer.

The boots should also cause the person to trip everytime they are near a high place, like on a balcony, stairs, or ledge. Who needs a chasam, when you can give some one a terminal case of bumps and bruises.

Have the person make a dex check of some kind everytime a potential time to trip and fall occurs.
December 2, 2003, 1:17
So ... Ducks cursed the farmer's soul? Original.

I like this item because it is VERY original. Totally thinking outside the box. Good work. Could you have put the effects of the curse in the cursed section, just to make that clear?

You've decribed the boots appearance, do you have some backgroud to go with the creative premise? I'm dying to know what the farmer did to deserve cursing, and where the ducks found the magic to do it. Looks great.
December 2, 2003, 13:56
Truly diabolical. Love it.

Perhaps the curse on goes into effect when the single errant feather is removed from the boots. If left only or returned then the curse goes away. The idea of a poor player searching for a single feather just so they can get the boots off is highly amusing.

Good job.
Voted Cheka Man
November 13, 2005, 19:27
Very funny.
Voted Pariah
January 11, 2006, 22:34
The idea of being cursed by a particularly angry duck does amuse me, but it lacks something. A backstory is my biggest gripe, well it is about my only one. It's not the final anti-climatic ending that matters, it's the fight right before it that will live on in memory.
Anyway 3, for solid.
Voted Murometz
March 4, 2006, 23:29
I've read several hundred submissions now, and this is BY FAR the funniest one I've come across. For someone who takes some pride in using subtle humor in entries, I now realize that no matter how subtle I try to be, this just shows me that the funniest things in life are unintentional. I also greatly enjoyed the comments!

*Cap- nuff said
*Pariah- very poetic review
*Agar- curious to know what the poor farmer did to deserve this curse, and how the duck managed to enroll in Hogwarts.
*Cirrus- diabolical!
*Cheka- hitting the nail on the head!
*and of course MoonHunter- trying to make some sense of the item

I will now proceed to extrapolate my favorite bits, they are:

"'P'owers and 'B'eyond"
"the hole in the bottom sudjets many things"
"Its the feather of a water fowl (Be it whatever bird goes with you RPG)"
"The Boot with the feather sticking out of it throws the wearer off a cliff at the first chance it gets"

I love it, and I cant stop laughing. Where have you gone Umbra03!!!???

on a serious note, its interesting to note Strolens evolution.

In closing, for those that might be annoyed I wrote this review, I say this: I'm not making fun of anything/anyone, I just can't stop laughing! (good-naturedly)
August 11, 2006, 20:16
Bumping my favorite sub of ALL TIME!!!
Voted valadaar
June 21, 2007, 8:04
Truely a classic. Voting high as a result.
Voted Scrasamax
June 21, 2007, 9:12
Voted Wulfhere
June 21, 2007, 12:28
My first reaction is to say something flippant, but I would guess that the author of this sub is a young person who hadn't tried something like this before and I don't want to be negative or unhelpful.

This item needs a lot of work. Previous commentors have brought up most of the relevant issues.
Voted Pieh
August 31, 2010, 17:11
Wow, ain't this a blast from the past. Muro's favorite as of 2006? I wonder if that still holds true. An enjoyable submission that, with a few tweaks, could lead to a very fun couple of encounters or story-lines.

Imagine a group of adventurers with the cursed boots being tailed by a flock of maniacal mallards hell bent on some bizarre revenge.

I would love to see an entire scenario written around this item. Classic!

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