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James Raine wrote:
Why is every warhammer of infinite smiting made of mithral and +3?
possibly for the same reason that every Holy Avenger is a +2 cold iron longsword (or a +5 holy cold iron longsword in the hands of a paladin), and every dagger of venom is a back +1 dagger with a serrated edge, and mace of smiting is always a +3 adamantine heavy mace... If you tell people that they are supposed to be designing "Specific Weapons" like the ones in the core rulebook, they are going to be taking their cues from the specific weapons in the core rulebook.
James Raine wrote:
really... last year it was postulated that there were only 503 unique items post cull which would put the pre-cull numbers at ~630
James Risner wrote:
here is a LINK to the thread where the claim was made.
I like my item, and am happy that I submitted it... it would be a lie if I said that every year I don't end up seeing items that I like better than mine though (and the last two years with the public voting, quite a few of the items I like better than mine don't make the top 32... while items that make the top 32... in fact since public voting began only about 20% of my personal favorites have made the top 32).
Anthony Adam wrote:
and b) might not always do it... the first year of public voting there was an item that had obviously been designed for AD&D rather than pathfinder, to the point of producing spell effects and using spells that do not exist in Pathfinder (for example continual light), and after I flagged it for DQ Sean sent me an IM letting me know that they were allowing it to continue on... of course I didn't see it again after the first cull, so perhaps they just decided that it was doing poorly enough that they didn't need to worry about it.
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The arbelast is cool, but I can see where your concerns about it come from (although I am not sure being thematically similar to last years submission would be a problem in and of itself).
The chimera shield is cool as well, but as written is a bit over powered IMO although since you don't have a price listed that may have been taken into account in a way when it was finished.
The two items that I briefly thought about and rejected before going with my actual entry were:
A set of armor that allowed the wearer to shadow-blend and gave a few other darkness related abilities... rejected because I figured there would be a lot of competition in that niche.
A crossbow that caused its bolts to do bludgeoning damage and made an automatic trip attempt against those that were hit. rejected mainly because I couldn't come up with a name I liked for it in under five minutes.
I'd post statblocks but neither of them got past the rough planning stage.
I on the other hand was not bothered by the shorter time frame... my long, considered, tinkered with, play tested, tinkered with some more, polished, submissions from previous years never amounted to much... so this year I decided before hand that I was going to think on my feet... Therefore, I pulled my submission out of my ass over the course of about 20 minutes yesterday afternoon. Let's see if spontaneity gets me further than forethought in this case.
If he has to drive through Bellevue it probably feels like he is relocating on a daily basis... the 520 bridge (which will avoid some of the Bellevue traffic if he is coming from Seattle) has commute problems of its own. When I lived in Renton and was attending classes at the UW, I took the bus over the bridge and through Bellevue every day, so I got to experience both sets of commute problems. I got a lot of reading done on the bus rides though.
Mikko Kallio wrote:
I agree it is not really a staff... now as a Rod...
Nickolas Floyd wrote:
Wait he sleeps in his car? Somebody needs to ask for a raise I think... I mean I know the east side is expensive, but that's ridiculous... :P