Any issue with wearing a magical item like Eyes of the Eagle all the time?


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Silver Crusade

With a +5 Perception bonus, it seems like a no-brainer 2500 GP purchase for a perception-based character to by Eyes of the Eagle. Any reason why they can't just wear them all the time?


none at all.


You can wear them all the time, but the draw back is at low level it costs money you may want to spend on other things. And while more perception is never bad, it's hardly overpowering to be good at seeing things. Also, you may want another eye-slot item at some point other than the Eyes of the Eagle.

In any event, yeah, it works just fine to wear it all the time.


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You'd look like Elton John. :)

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Sitri wrote:
You'd look like Elton John. :)

He asked for reasons why NOT to wear them all the time. ;)

Sovereign Court

Yeah, it's pretty good. That's why I dislike it; a barbarian wearing contact lenses just doesn't sit so well with me, but it's a very good bonus :(

Dark Archive

Eyes of the Eagle aren't the worst offender, because they are essentially fancy spectacles. You look like Elton John as Sitri says, or one of those Mad Max types with funny goggles. A bit silly, but it shouldn't have a negative effect. On the other hand, something like Sniper's Goggles should mess with your close range vision if they are worn, all the time, so I'd have my PC wear them on his forehead, pulling them down as a free action. It looks kinda steampunk, but Sniper's Goggles are kinda steampunk.

There are plenty of things you probably should wear all the time. Things like a Headband of Vast Intelligence pretty much has to be permanent. Any time you are not naked you may as well wear your Sleeves of Many Outfits.

Far worse is wearing something like the Mask of Stony Demeanour all the time. Yes, there is a mechanical benefit to keeping it on. But you just know anyone who wears one regularly is a deviant pervert. Properly creepy.

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I sleep with my glasses on so i can see my dreams clearly, so i don't see the problem.


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I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can, So I can
See the light that's right before my eyes


Prethen wrote:

Any reason why they can't just wear them all the time?

No, but you'll look like a dork with those big goofy glasses on all day. Totally not in fashion to cover a pretty face, imo.


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Not anywhere as bad as wearing Trueseeing goggles all the time.

A +5 to perception is helpful without being game breaking.

Always seeing the invisible and seeing past illusions can force a GM to rewrite encounters.

One way to turn around the habit of wearing Trueseeing goggles all the time is to use inspiration from Lovecraft's "From Beyond". If you wear the goggles more than a few hours continually, you start seeing...things. Worse, these Things normally ignore those who can't see them, yet now that you sense them, they sense you. And they hunger....for more.


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MrSin wrote:
Prethen wrote:

Any reason why they can't just wear them all the time?

No, but you'll look like a dork with those big goofy glasses on all day. Totally not in fashion to cover a pretty face, imo.

Tell that to Luna Lovegood.

Sovereign Court

KestrelZ wrote:

Not anywhere as bad as wearing Trueseeing goggles all the time.

A +5 to perception is helpful without being game breaking.

Always seeing the invisible and seeing past illusions can force a GM to rewrite encounters.

One way to turn around the habit of wearing Trueseeing goggles all the time is to use inspiration from Lovecraft's "From Beyond". If you wear the goggles more than a few hours continually, you start seeing...things. Worse, these Things normally ignore those who can't see them, yet now that you sense them, they sense you. And they hunger....for more.

Ohhhh, I like that.

Personally, I describe my character with Eyes of the Eagle looking like Toad in that one scene of X-Men where he's spray painting the fake Statue of Liberty torch.


KestrelZ, that's amazing.


Azten wrote:
KestrelZ, that's amazing.

Thank Lovecraft for sanity checks?


KestrelZ wrote:
Not anywhere as bad as wearing Trueseeing goggles all the time.

At 184,800gp, I would think that you would be unlikely to see Truesight Googles all of the time, but ok...

... because someone has to think of all the poor abused pineal glands.

-TimD


MrSin wrote:
Azten wrote:
KestrelZ, that's amazing.
Thank Lovecraft for insanity checks?

Fixed that for you.

I remember seeing a movie with such a theme. It might have been From Beyond.

/cevah

PS: Just read the synopsis, and that is the movie I remember.


Cevah wrote:
MrSin wrote:
Azten wrote:
KestrelZ, that's amazing.
Thank Lovecraft for insanity checks?

Fixed that for you.

I remember seeing a movie with such a theme. It might have been From Beyond.

/cevah

PS: Just read the synopsis, and that is the movie I remember.

My first thought when I think about glasses that let you see the truth is They Live by John Carpenter tbh. Funny enough, that's pretty much what constant Truesight does... Hope your not in a setting where you don't want to see the truth.


MrSin wrote:
My first thought when I think about glasses that let you see the truth is They Live by John Carpenter tbh. Funny enough, that's pretty much what constant Truesight does... Hope your not in a setting where you don't want to see the truth.

"You can't handle the truth" [on Youtube]

Watched that one also. Then there is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, with the "zap" that let someone see the aliens as they really were.

Love SciFi B-Movies.

/cevah


Chronic headaches from longtime exposure to magic in your eyes. Treated as the hungover condition.

Also, you can get infections from never taking goggles off. ;)

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