Your favorites - Round 1


RPG Superstar™ 2008 General Discussion


Best of the best?

1. Migrus Locker - superlative.
2. Malleus Maleficarum - warhammer option sold me
3. Torch of Solidity - Sweet

Runner-up

1. Nausea Pill (though there is a similar item in the DSG).

Honorable mentions: Leash of the Shadowhound, Blindspot Orb, Tinnil's Stirring Rod

Sovereign Court

1. Charts of the Shadow Voyage
2. Migrus Locker
3. (tie) Talisman of Whispering Souls
Paper Folding Instructions of Master Mo


In no particular order:
Talisman of Whispering Souls
Paper Folding Instructions of Master Mo
Torch of Solidity

Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Clouds Without Water

I'm a bit surprise by my list.

Top five, in order-

1.Migrus Locker
2.The Chiurgeon’s Chest
3.The Cloak of Rian’s Mercy
4.Deadstring Shears
5.Goblin Strand of Ears
5b.Nausea Pill

Ok, top 6.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka SmiloDan

My favorites include:
1. Charts of the Shadow Voyage
2. Goblin Strand of Ears
3. Torch of Solidity


1. Thieves Cowl
2. Nausea Pill
3. Bodyguard's Vest

All three of these I want and want to use as a player. As a DM I love all of them equally! :D

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6 aka Eyebite

In order, my top five:

1. Migrus Locker
2. Goblin Strand of Ears
3. Charts of the Shadow Voyage
4. Torch of Solidity
5. Phial of Ebon Flame

Paizo Employee Managing Developer , Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

The three proper ones.

Find 'em.

Legendary Games, Necromancer Games

Glad to see the torch getting so much love. Wolf and I had to fight to get it in the top 32. Erik was resistant. :) If he hadnt agreed, I would have golden ticketed it.


Clark Peterson wrote:
Glad to see the torch getting so much love.

I wasn't sure at first, but I think I like the fact it is a one-shot.

Unfortunately, I'm finding myself biased against elemental type items.

The Migrus I love. It’s a rules abomination, but on concept, it is unbeatable.

I'd love to see a "people's choice" winner.

Owner - House of Books and Games LLC , Marathon Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7

Clark Peterson wrote:
Glad to see the torch getting so much love. Wolf and I had to fight to get it in the top 32. Erik was resistant. :) If he hadnt agreed, I would have golden ticketed it.

I hate the torch.

Clearly none of the folks out there that love it are DMs and have had to deal with Ghost Trap on a regular basis.


In order of prefrence:

1.blind spot orb - thought the concept was great and desciption of item fit perfect.

2.goblin strand ears - like the simplicity and function.

3.shadow maps - cool idea and items fit function.


I think these are my favorites, each has flaws, but can be smoothed out for my own game with a small amount of work.

My Top 5 -
Talisman of Whispering Souls
Deadstring Shears
Cloak of Rian's Mercy
Leash of the Shadowhound
Seer's Tea

My Honorable Mentions -
Bodyguard's Vest
Shroud of Old Souls
Thieves Cowl


No order but these guys have my early interest in the country design:

Charts of the Shadow Voyage
Shroud of Old Souls
Seer's Tea
Talisman of Whispering Souls

I think this thread could anticipate a lot because bias should have a predictable effect upon the next round. I doubt many people will do much mroe than skim the 32k words coming up, and who you like now will determine who you read more intently to some degree.

Dark Archive

1. Charts of the Shadow Voyage
2. Shroud of Old Souls
3. Malleus Maleficarum


Although I am not thrilled with the names of either I like...

1. Greaves of the Monkey (feet for hands - awsome!)
2. Arcane Anvil (while I typically like things a bit more mundane this could help solve some issues in campagins that are a bit too contirved)

*Paper-Folding Instructions of Mo are a cool idea but i don't like the fact that the folded animals are just spells. If they did something more creative (an I don't know what off the top of my head) I would like it more.

Goo


1. Goblin Strand of Ears
2. Charts of the Shadow Voyage
3. Beacon of Hope
4. Migrus Locker
5. Shroud of Old Souls, Blindspot Orb, and Bodyguard's Vest.

Okay, so I have 8 favorites. In that order.

The Exchange

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

1. Seer's Tea
2. Beacon of Hope
3. Goblin Strand of Ears
4. Lantern of Selective Reception
5. Elemental Quiver

RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32 , Star Voter Season 7

I can't pick myself, can I?

Barring myself (You'll just have to guess where I'd rank myself in the 32, and no, it's not first), these are my favorites, in no particular order:

Phial of Ebon Flame
Figurine of Shielding
Elemental Quiver
Blindspot Orb
Chiurgeon's Chest

(Ok, so it was alphabetical order by Author.)


Ross Byers wrote:
I can't pick myself, can I?

That depends, are you going to vote for your own country even if it isn't the best? ;)


Four of my five favourites, in no particular order:

Migrus Locker
Charts Of The Shadow Voyage
Torch Of Solidity
Shroud Of Old Souls

But the one I have to say I'm most impressed by is the Beacon Of Hope. I like the name, I like its application in the game, I like the way it was presented... I haven't found anything about it not to like. In fact, next rogue-type I play is probably going to try and acquire one.

Honourable mentions include the Vial of Ebon Fire, Greaves Of The Monkey, Arcane Anvil and the Paper Folding Instructions Of Master Mo.


And Migrus Locker, although I think it should just be the Migrus... it could be under a pile of rocks for all I care.

And the Charts... very atmospheric.


0- rune of direction
1- Migrus Locker - superlative.
2- Malleus Maleficarum
3- Torch of Solidity

Dark Archive

I'll only put my favourite, since when voting you can only pick 1:
Elemental Quiver

I love elemental items and it's a KISS item, something my own item lacked ;)


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

1. Phial of Ebon Flame

2. Lantern of Selective Perception

3. Beacon of Hope

Honourable mentions: Charts of the Shadow Voyage; Migrus Locker.


For me it's Deadstring Shears hands down. Cool idea, pretty well implemented IMO.


1. Nausea Pill

2. Lantern of Selective Perception

3. Beacon of Hope

Honorable mentions: Migrus Locker & Elemental Quiver

Sovereign Court RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter Season 6

In decending order

5. Thief's Cowl. I love the benefit, and the drawback.

4. Chiurgeon's Chest. I love pseudo-scientific items, and it's something I could see an expert using. Plus it fits into Lamordia, which isn't a normal Realm.

3. Leash of the Shadow hound. Powerful item with a 'use at your own risk' flavour.

2. Migrus Locker. Creepy flavour and I don't find it that mechanically difficult. My players would hate it.

1. Seer's Tea a cheap one shot item that never loses its oomph. Also flavourful. (in all senses of the word)

Scarab Sages

These are my three favorites:
Blindspot Orb
Talisman of Whispering Souls
Torch of Solidity

I really wanted to like the elemental items (I am a big fan of elemental-themed magic), but each had something lacking, some facet I didn't agree with. The Malleus Malleficarum is intriguing also, but a little too gimmicky. The Migrus Locker sounds cool and creepy, but I just keep thinking, "But what can I really DO with a creepy construct cat?". I felt the weakest items were the Orb of Oceans and Tinnil's Stirring Rod; both are just a bit too *meh* to me. Again, congrats to all 32, and I look forward to the remaining rounds!

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

Hmmm... favorites

1. Charts of the Shadow Voyage
2. Beacon of Hope
3. ... there were a lot I liked, but not as clear-cut as the top 2. Seer's Tea very nice. I liked the Coin Belt of Beguiling as essentially a staff that you wear but with a neat visual. I also didn't like the Crown of the Breaching Legion much at first, but the more I read the discussion thread on it the more I decided I liked it after all.

And hey, I liked my item too! Glad to see the Phial gettin some love.

The Exchange

My three favourites were the Beacon of Hope, the Shroud and the Locker.

However for me pretty much ALL the rest had something special about them.

I can't wait to read those countries.

Good luck and well done to all you 32.

Cheers

Dark Archive Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4

Jason Nelson 20 wrote:

I also didn't like the Crown of the Breaching Legion much at first, but the more I read the discussion thread on it the more I decided I liked it after all.

And hey, I liked my item too! Glad to see the Phial gettin some love.

Dude, the Phial is wicked slick - from the first time a PC gets his hands on one to the high level encounter where everyone in the party storms the City of Brass, belts slung low with dozens of them, this item is cool and fun.

Happy to see that further discussion makes the Crown a bit less . . . whatever it was that you didn't like about it. We'll see if the Crown can convince the masses - or, barring that, if people will still read about my country if my item can't sway the populace.

Rockstar, bro.


Top Five (no particular order):
Torch of Solidity
Goblin Strand of Ears
Arcane Anvil
Phial of Ebon Flame
Mask of the Elemental Guardian

Five really good ones that came close:
Thieve's Cowl
Elemental Glyphstone
Nausea Pill
Elemental Quiver
Seer's Tea

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