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Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan

pH unbalanced wrote:
My favorite item so far is an extemely understated item that doesn't do any more than it needs to.

Gahhhhh! You tease! Whose item is it!!!???

Star Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Tripp Elliott wrote:
pH unbalanced wrote:
My favorite item so far is an extemely understated item that doesn't do any more than it needs to.
Gahhhhh! You tease! Whose item is it!!!???

Mine of course! :P Unless, it's not mine, in which case, um, never mind. :(

Grand Lodge Dedicated Voter Season 9

Okay, that is a *really* cool visual for an item, even if it would cause me some headaches as a GM. Kudos to you, writer.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

Loved this item. I don't think it's going to make the top 32 because I think it violates one of the rules, but it is beautiful.

Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

WOW! now that I like!

Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

First "Cute" item that I have not hated ever.

Breaks all the SKR Rules except the last and proves that one true...

Very nicely done.

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 8 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Amanuensis

Found my first superstar item. Great visuals and not as gamebreaking as its competing companion.

My other favorite item so far has a very specific (borderline plot device) use and there are some issues, but it makes my inner bibliophile smile.

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka dien

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I was hoping to see this item since I caught sight of the name on the big list. While it's damn expensive for what it does and could probably use some revising, I admit it is just as creepy as I had hoped, and a good example of how you can tweak your construction spells into the actual function of your item-- copying over a spell exactly is boring, and makes for the dreaded SIAC.

The best magic items use an example spell as clear inspiration, but find a way to put a twist on it and make it its own thing. And in this case, the designer did that, and tied together several spells that don't seem related into one nice, united package due to clever imagery and theme. Good work, designer.

Marathon Voter Season 7

2 vs 19

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka dien

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NOoo TWO OF MY FAVES (that I've commented on in this praise thread already, for both of them) AGAINST EACH OTHER

THIS ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE HAPPENING YET, I'M NOT READY

Sovereign Court Marathon Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber
pH unbalanced wrote:
My favorite item so far is an extemely understated item that doesn't do any more than it needs to.
Covent wrote:

First "Cute" item that I have not hated ever.

Breaks all the SKR Rules except the last and proves that one true...

Very nicely done.

Could both of you PM me, please? I'm deeply curious...

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka GM_Solspiral

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Favorite items thus far:

-A body slot that twists a spell in a can in a VERY interesting way.
-An armor that make me wish my cavalier was still around.
-A detection item which I did not expect to like
-A weirdo weapon with tons of flavor
-Another armor which riff off another item but in a good way
-A butterfly themed item
-A goblin's dream item

just vague enough hehehe

Marathon Voter Season 9

Kalindlara wrote:
pH unbalanced wrote:
My favorite item so far is an extemely understated item that doesn't do any more than it needs to.
Covent wrote:

First "Cute" item that I have not hated ever.

Breaks all the SKR Rules except the last and proves that one true...

Very nicely done.

Could both of you PM me, please? I'm deeply curious...

My cat is dead and I'm curious as well please :)

Shadow Lodge Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Two things:

1) My phrasing is very deliberately chosen.

2) I've only seen about 150 different items -- I expect my current favorite will eventually be displaced.

Dark Archive

Finally have a favorite item! :)

Marathon Voter Season 9

GM_Solspiral wrote:

Favorite items thus far:

-A body slot that twists a spell in a can in a VERY interesting way.
-An armor that make me wish my cavalier was still around.
-A detection item which I did not expect to like
-A weirdo weapon with tons of flavor
-Another armor which riff off another item but in a good way
-A butterfly themed item
-A goblin's dream item

just vague enough hehehe

if you're not opposed to sharing via PM, i'm curious what the weirdo weapon with tons of flavor is. :)

Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Jason Dandy wrote:
GM_Solspiral wrote:

Favorite items thus far:

-A body slot that twists a spell in a can in a VERY interesting way.
-An armor that make me wish my cavalier was still around.
-A detection item which I did not expect to like
-A weirdo weapon with tons of flavor
-Another armor which riff off another item but in a good way
-A butterfly themed item
-A goblin's dream item

just vague enough hehehe

if you're not opposed to sharing via PM, i'm curious what the weirdo weapon with tons of flavor is. :)

For me I am curious about the body slot SiaC.

Also just found me an item which reminds me of that magnificent storybook ring from last year. New favorite!

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka dien

Very niche item, and you'd need the right kind of campaign to ever make use of it, but I have to admit I'm fond of this dapper little thing.

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka dien

Oooh, I like this helmet. Neat way of answering an in-game thing that's always bothered me a little, in terms of flavor and mechanics contradicting each other.


I actually like this item. I don't care if one of its adjectives creeps people out.

Grand Lodge Marathon Voter Season 9

A magical item for travelling purposes? Nice. Always cool to imagine using a bit of magic to get around comfortably rather than whallop baddies. I enjoyed the change of pace.

EDIT: I've never made a mounted character, but if the item I just saw existed, I would make one immediately. I would name him Jim.

Liberty's Edge

That is a wonderful use for this spell. I would like to see more from your designer. And Keep it is.

Marathon Voter Season 9

I now have 4 favorite items.

- A shield that has ranged abilities not related to shield throwing.
- A spear that makes really good use of the more unloved combat maneuvers
- A wondrous item that any mid-level party would love
- A tiny little trinket that may not be powerful, but is perfectly produced and packed with utility

Liberty's Edge

And it's a charge item that makes my Keep list. Goes to show that strong visuals, appropriate (not OP) abilities and well-priced item will always win the day ;-)

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Tothric

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That is an item I might never use, but it is well written despite it's utter lack of usefulness in "Normal people hands".

Have the up vote item. Your designer deserves recognition in my humble opinion.

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Tothric

Ok; I can't tell if that's a Joke Item. It SOUNDS like a joke item initially, but it's written in such a serious tone.

Your serious tone, makes me want to give you a vote anyways.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

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Find a few pretty good items around but didn't thought about saving them.

If anyone is saving the good stuff can I have a PM?

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka GM_Solspiral

I'm saving all the stuff... at nearly 200 pages of google doc thus far

Star Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

Lots of items that are either niche or of really limited use, but they're still very well written. Bonus points if the item is cheap enough to not feel bad about buying in spite of it's "will rarely use" nature.

Lantern Lodge Marathon Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I've seen one item that has got me actually excited and wanting it to win, and it isn't even mine! Only seen it once so far, though...

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Tothric

I just read an item that was very fun and interesting, and formatted perfectly.

If I were playing in a stupid powerful game, that item would be awesome. Except... that it broke a vary sacred tradition in Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons.

So... I cannot in good faith vote for it. however, if this were NOT Pathfinder and say... All Flesh Must Be Eaten, I'd be down for that item every day of the week.


Tothric wrote:

That is an item I might never use, but it is well written despite it's utter lack of usefulness in "Normal people hands".

Have the up vote item. Your designer deserves recognition in my humble opinion.

PM?

Star Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

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Saw an item with a consistent grammatical error, which makes me wonder if English isn't their first language. However they wrote well enough for me to understand what the item does, the idea is neat, and was overall a better concept than their competition.
I'm willing to give the author the benefit of the doubt- not having a perfect mastery over the English language isn't a deal breaker for me.

Liberty's Edge

JamesCooke wrote:

Saw an item with a consistent grammatical error, which makes me wonder if English isn't their first language. However they wrote well enough for me to understand what the item does, the idea is neat, and was overall a better concept than their competition.

I'm willing to give the author the benefit of the doubt- not having a perfect mastery over the English language isn't a deal breaker for me.

I am not a native speaker and I approve this post ;-)

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Petty Alchemy

Guys just shoot the PM instead of quoting a description >_>

Star Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

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The black raven wrote:
I am not a native speaker and I approve this post ;-)

My heart goes out to people who have learned or are learning the English language. It's a mess of a language and trying to apply it to game design when you aren't a native speaker must be a nightmare.

Marathon Voter Season 9

Dangling participles are the true cursed items.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka michaeljpatrick

I've seen some items I liked, but so far I haven't started a keep list.

Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

First good Time item ever!


Wow, that's a really good camping item. Not superstar, because it's a camping item, but I have characters that would definitely want that.

Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

Made me look up a word, and a good item *slow clap*

Marathon Voter Season 9

Tothric wrote:

I just read an item that was very fun and interesting, and formatted perfectly.

If I were playing in a stupid powerful game, that item would be awesome. Except... that it broke a vary sacred tradition in Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons.

So... I cannot in good faith vote for it. however, if this were NOT Pathfinder and say... All Flesh Must Be Eaten, I'd be down for that item every day of the week.

pretty please PM me what it is? i'm dying of curiosity...

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 8 , Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka DeathQuaker

Jeff Lee wrote:
Wow, that's a really good camping item. Not superstar, because it's a camping item, but I have characters that would definitely want that.

An exemplary item can break the Sean Advice... they are guidelines for what he felt were overdone or problematic, not hard rules.

(I love good camping items too).


R Pickard wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Wow, that's a really good camping item. Not superstar, because it's a camping item, but I have characters that would definitely want that.

An exemplary item can break the Sean Advice... they are guidelines for what he felt were overdone or problematic, not hard rules.

(I love good camping items too).

True, but I don't think it quite reaches that level. Still, good stuff.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka michaeljpatrick

Covent wrote:
First good Time item ever!

A good "Time item"?

or

A "Good Time" item?

Star Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

This item's popped up for me a few times but only now do I realize that it's Superstar quality. I legitimately hope that they get placed in the top 32; I can't wait to see what they do next.

Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

OK, that was an excellent creature-themed item. Perfect marriage of theme and abilities, and very evocative without needing huge chunks of descriptive text. I hope you make Top 32 if for no other reason as to serve as an example of description through Show and Not Tell.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka motteditor

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That awkward moment when you read over Item 1 and think to yourself, "Yeah, that's not bad. I think I could see that in the Top 32." And then look at the opposite item and realize, "Oh, hey, that's *my* item."

Sorry, Item 1. I'll vote for you if I see you again.

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Petty Alchemy

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Jacob W. Michaels wrote:

That awkward moment when you read over Item 1 and think to yourself, "Yeah, that's not bad. I think I could see that in the Top 32." And then look at the opposite item and realize, "Oh, hey, that's *my* item."

Sorry, Item 1. I'll vote for you if I see you again.

I'm not sure why, but this reminded me of "I threw it on the ground".

Welcome to the real world, Item 1.

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