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You know, it's kind of sad mining my home campaigns for materials that I will inevitably brutalize and divorce from their native homes so they can be packaged for commercial use. Of course, for that little bit of sadness there's all the fun that comes from seeing hoomebrewed materials evolve into well polished products that other people get to play and enjoy.
I dunno. There's been a bunch of "brilliant idea" stuff happen at my table that never quite made it to formal rules that might have been worthwhile.
I mean... imagine if stuff like this was being published:
This single-use alchemical item causes zombies to cease aggression as they enjoy the brain-flavored juices coating its surface. Shaped as a baby pacifier, this cheap item has been known to give many a villager just enough time to get away and summon adventurers. Inserting a zombie soother into the mouth of a rampaging undead is a standard action that provokes attacks of opportunity but at a -4 penalty due to the distraction its scent causes. A zombie stands in place and sucks for one minute, then this item becomes worthless.