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o_O

Yes, but...how do you get it on them if they don't want to wear it?

(And don't say the fighter will do it. Int might be his dump stat, but he's not an idiot.)

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Shiny-er...


There you are again, my little friend! I've only known you a short while, but I've grown quite fond of you. Another vote in your favor. (An easy choice, since the other item doesn't bother to list the damage of the offensive action it's capable of producing.)

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Jeff Lee wrote:

o_O

Yes, but...how do you get it on them if they don't want to wear it?

(And don't say the fighter will do it. Int might be his dump stat, but he's not an idiot.)

It happens "upon death" of course. All the cool stuff happens after you die...

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Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Mike Welham wrote:
Amy Gillespie wrote:

Return of the Filigree!

Coming soon to a theater near you!

Campbell's is working on a filigree soup as a marketing tie-in.
It's Wonderous!

Ha!!!

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Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

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GM_Solspiral wrote:
Erick Wilson wrote:
Kamai wrote:
Erick Wilson wrote:
Kamai wrote:
Blind but not blind, or borderline cursed item?
I'm seeing a lot of this "cursed" item hate (cursed in this context apparently meaning an item that has drawbacks) and I never noticed it in the past. The statement above goes so far as to make it seem like the two things mentioned are equal infractions, which is weird to me because one of them (blind but not blind) is explicitly in Sean's list of don'ts and the other one (cursed) isn't in that list at all. What gives? Did I miss a memo?
Honestly, the second one seemed like it's drawback was very nearly as bad as it's benefit was good, for absolutely no reason.

I get that, and clearly that's bad. But making it into a semi-meme format like "blind but not blind vs cursed" makes it seem like that's one of the auto reject rules, and may well influence people in that direction. I just think either it should be legit to have drawbacks or it shouldn't be. And if it's legit then we should only be calling items out for having them for no thematic reason, or for the drawbacks being too drastic. Not for having drawbacks at all. But if we're just going to start throwing "cursed vs. X" around, then we've all but made it a rule that items can't come with drawbacks if they want to have any hope of winning.

To me that would be a shame, because I happen to like the idea of "pay a price" items, as long as they are thematically appropriate and balanced.

Careful not to defend your own item if that's what you're doing. If it's the one I'm thinking of I actually think it deserves to be in the keep folder. It has some conventions that will play poorly with voters but it is a solid item with real creativity.

Obviously I can't say whether my item has to do with this issue or not. Let me just put it this way: I'm defending the principle, which I would be doing regardless. For instance, I think the maggot helmet in Dark Souls is awesome. The cost to use it is brutal, probably even way overboard relative to the reward. But it sure as hell is memorable.

And although I am trying to avoid mentioning specifics about the "cursed" items, your point is well taken and I'll say no more about it.

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I think I will go into 3pp, first book "Diabolical dentistry" I see a big demand for that one. "Evil Optometry" looks good to.

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brandished? I think you meant festooned.

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GM_Solspiral wrote:
Dave Herman wrote:
So many walky-talkies...
You clearly didn't vote last year there were so many more walkie talkies...

I did not.


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Zi'on Darkbane wrote:

Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

To be fair, elixirs are liquids you drink and they're wondrous items. So long as said liquid doesn't provide the exact same effects of a spell, it isn't a potion.

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Hey DM, YOU SHOULD GIVE THIS ITEM TO YOUR CHARACTERS!

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Actually an artifact vs should be an artifact by description

Decisions, decisions.

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Zi'on Darkbane wrote:
Two heads are always better than one...

I like that one.

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Was just trying to tell my wife about 1 I really like...Then it showed up on cue. Magical indeed.

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Hmmm... A piece of clothing that provides protection from damage... Reminds me of armor...

Nah, cant' be..................

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Key count: 6

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Jeff Lee wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:

Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

To be fair, elixirs are liquids you drink and they're wondrous items. So long as said liquid doesn't provide the exact same effects of a spell, it isn't a potion.

Though elixirs come close to the spell-in-a-can items, in the lame category.


Azouth wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:

Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

To be fair, elixirs are liquids you drink and they're wondrous items. So long as said liquid doesn't provide the exact same effects of a spell, it isn't a potion.
Though elixirs come close to the spell-in-a-can items, in the lame category.

Wasn't trying to defend their Superstar quality, just that they are wondrous items.

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ohmygosh. I can make a group of zombies do the THRILLER dance. Yes, please!

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Azouth wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:

Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

To be fair, elixirs are liquids you drink and they're wondrous items. So long as said liquid doesn't provide the exact same effects of a spell, it isn't a potion.
Though elixirs come close to the spell-in-a-can items, in the lame category.

Yeah, isn't an elixir basically just a potion that does a thing that there isn't quite any spell for yet?

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Hello centaur item, you are up voted.

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Magical white van pulls up, a big guy jumps out and throws a sack over you and you are never heard from again...

This creator comes from an Italian family I think...


Another new torc! Drink!!!

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Jeff Lee wrote:
Another new torc. Drink!

We should have a Torc Off.

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Hmm, I just downvoted an item that in retrospect I fear I may just not have understood the mechanics of. It seemed ridiculous but maybe it was just too subtle for me... Have to look closer next time it comes up. Hope I didn't screw over a good item.


Someone's been watching The Adventures of Baron Munchausen...

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Jeff Lee wrote:
Azouth wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:

Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

To be fair, elixirs are liquids you drink and they're wondrous items. So long as said liquid doesn't provide the exact same effects of a spell, it isn't a potion.
Though elixirs come close to the spell-in-a-can items, in the lame category.
Wasn't trying to defend their Superstar quality, just that they are wondrous items.

Except for the "ice cube" floating in it this elixir really, really, really, reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

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Zi'on Darkbane wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Azouth wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:

Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

To be fair, elixirs are liquids you drink and they're wondrous items. So long as said liquid doesn't provide the exact same effects of a spell, it isn't a potion.
Though elixirs come close to the spell-in-a-can items, in the lame category.
Wasn't trying to defend their Superstar quality, just that they are wondrous items.

Except for the "ice cube" floating in it this elixir really, really, really, reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

Is that the one with the parting gift?

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Some cubes really are better than others...

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I've had enough for tonight.

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Jeff Lee wrote:
Someone's been watching The Adventures of Baron Munchausen...

I can not fault a man that steals from a source as cool as that. Haven't seen that item yet though...

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I've seen my item three times, but I want to see it again just to see what it's being paired with. I feel ungrateful.

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Azouth wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Azouth wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:

Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

To be fair, elixirs are liquids you drink and they're wondrous items. So long as said liquid doesn't provide the exact same effects of a spell, it isn't a potion.
Though elixirs come close to the spell-in-a-can items, in the lame category.
Wasn't trying to defend their Superstar quality, just that they are wondrous items.

Except for the "ice cube" floating in it this elixir really, really, really, reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

Is that the one with the parting gift?

That's the "ice." Get it!?

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Making an item that gives the wearer an embarrassing hormonal abnormality is kind of in bad taste, IMO.

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Oh my item how nice to see you, you have been up voted!

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Pandora's wrote:
I've seen my item three times, but I want to see it again just to see what it's being paired with. I feel ungrateful.

Lucky duck, wish I could see mine at all.

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Jester items are stalking me.

Considering all I can think of is the creepy MtG Jester's Cap illustration from Ice Age, it is not a happy thing.

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I have not yet seen my item, sad sad me.

Side note: Just got 2 items that are both similarly started. One costs substantially more than the other. Like, by multiples. . . Anyhow, pricing is kinda off this year it seems.

Free rerolls, free attacks, etc. probably should cost at least as much as a spell granting the same. When in doubt. . .

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Zi'on Darkbane wrote:
Azouth wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Azouth wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Zi'on Darkbane wrote:

Hmmm... A liquid that you drink... Reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

To be fair, elixirs are liquids you drink and they're wondrous items. So long as said liquid doesn't provide the exact same effects of a spell, it isn't a potion.
Though elixirs come close to the spell-in-a-can items, in the lame category.
Wasn't trying to defend their Superstar quality, just that they are wondrous items.

Except for the "ice cube" floating in it this elixir really, really, really, reminds me of a potion...

Nah................

Is that the one with the parting gift?
That's the "ice." Get it!?

Yes, I get it.

When I saw that one, I thought that the "ice" doesn't make it more useful.

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I've gotten to like an item that I somehow suspect others would find ridiculous, but I admire its style darn it.


Erick Wilson wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Someone's been watching The Adventures of Baron Munchausen...
I can not fault a man that steals from a source as cool as that. Haven't seen that item yet though...

You'll know it when you see it, trust me. I was left disappointed though. What you can actually accomplish with the effect is left in doubt.

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Belladonna Blue wrote:

Jester items are stalking me.

Considering all I can think of is the creepy MtG Jester's Cap illustration from Ice Age, it is not a happy thing.

Just what I was thinking.


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Mike Welham wrote:
I've gotten to like an item that I somehow suspect others would find ridiculous, but I admire its style darn it.

I've got a couple of those myself, but then one year I entered a magic hat made out of a giant mushroom cap, so...

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Pandora's wrote:
I've seen my item three times, but I want to see it again just to see what it's being paired with. I feel ungrateful.

You can make it up to me by voting for my item. You won't have any trouble knowing it's mine. It is like SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cool...


And we now have a tie for Most Boring Item Name.

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I'm not sure why this is a Wondrous Item, much less why anyone would use it. Or why they would use it more than once, presuming they used it unknowingly the first time.

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There's also an unassuming little item that doesn't overreach, and I like that one too. The flavor could be tightened up or eliminated, but it didn't really take away from the item.

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A pious bug... Odd...

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Another new item. And this one is pretty simple, but really cool. Well written, great visual, not overpowered. Tight. If this isn't top 32, it should be real close.

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