Eye of Robes


Pathfinder Second Edition General Discussion

Liberty's Edge

8 people marked this as a favorite.

I mean... come ON, how is this NOT a thread already. I simply cannot believe it!

-

So let me introduce to you all, the secretly leaked Magic Item from 2E as previewed and much laughed over at the PaizoCon Banquet.

The Eye of Robes
Magic Item
Traits: Magical, Transmutation,
Magical Item
Item Level: 7
Price: 1,000 gp
Slot: Eyepiece
Method of Use: worn, eyepiece
Activation: 1 Action (Manipulate Activation)

This soft cloth eyepatch is made of fine red silk and black stitching. It is designed to be worn over a single eye. Affixing this eyepatch over a single eye obscures the wearer's vision slightly imposing a -2 on Perception checks beyond 30 feet. Those wearing this eyepatch may transform their equipment and that of their very own form to appear as that of another creature. No matter what form the Character takes, they are always seen visibly wearing all Magic Gear they're equipped with including Eye of Robes itself.

The eyepiece grants the wearer an ability to alter the appearance of their body, clothing, and other worn equipment to appear as that of another form, be it from another region, ethnicity, or manufacturer. The Eye of Robes may be used at-will by adjusting the strap around ones head to change the wearer's appearance as the Illusory Disguise spell which has been Heightened to 2nd Level. Unlike the Illusory Disguise spell, the actual form of the creature and equipment is modified to the newly desired shape and not simply projected as an illusion.

Illusory Disguise:
Illusory Disguise
Traits: Illusion, Visual
Spell 1
Casting: (1) Somatic Casting, (1) Verbal Casting
Duration: 1 hour or until dismissed

Your illusion can make you appear as another creature of the same body shape and roughly similar height (within 6 inches) and weight (within 50 pounds). The disguise is typically good enough to hide your identity, but not to impersonate a specific individual. The spell doesn’t change your voice, scent, or mannerisms. You can also make clothing and items you wear appear different, such as making your armor look like an ordinary dress. Held items are unaffected, and any worn item you remove returns to its true appearance until you don it again.

Casting illusory disguise counts as setting up a disguise for the Impersonate use of Deception; it ignores any circumstance penalties you might take for disguising yourself as a dissimilar creature, and it gives you a +4 conditional bonus to your Deception checks to avoid others seeing through your disguise. You can dismiss this disguise with a Verbal Casting action.

Heightened (2nd) The spell also disguises your voice and scent, and it gains the auditory trait.

Heightened (3rd) You can appear as any creature of the same size, even a specific individual. You must have seen an individual to take on their appearance. The spell also disguises your voice and scent, and it gains the auditory trait.


Classic. Did this actually make it into the CRB?

And if I understand, 'actually modifying the form of equipment' means you can gain a suit of full plate if you wish?
...Or conversely, modify a suit of magic full plate into still magical chainmail?


Excuse me, Odin. I think you dropped this.

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32

wait. slot?


Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

For people who didn't watch the banquet speech, Jason accidentally said, "Eye of Robes" instead of "Robe of Eyes" when showing the equipment page with the robe on it.

Owen later claimed no one at Paizo would write that (so a third-party publisher should), Jason yelled from somewhere off camera that he would.

Don't take these stats seriously; it's not a real item.


Slots appear to exist, but don't have hard number limits. So you can't wrap an eyepiece around your wrist, but a GM might let you wear this one with some goggles.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
RicoTheBold wrote:
Don't take these stats seriously; it's not a real item.

the hell I won't, this is awesome.


Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Stone Dog wrote:
RicoTheBold wrote:
Don't take these stats seriously; it's not a real item.
the hell I won't, this is awesome.

I mean, put it in your game and it's as real as any other item. I mostly wanted to clarify this wasn't some of the various rules spoilers that people have been posting, and also might not be completely compliant with the final rules formatting.


4 people marked this as a favorite.

I will go around gluing it to the inside of the CRBs to make it official if I have to.

"This was a lie, he never did." - Morgan Freeman

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 32

I demand my lighthearted silliness conform to the norms and standards of the appropriate genre. Can't go around just making stuff up all higgledy-piggledy.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Joe Wells wrote:
I demand my lighthearted silliness conform to the norms and standards of the appropriate genre. Can't go around just making stuff up all higgledy-piggledy.

It means a real mess.

Liberty's Edge

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

I think in my world it would have a different effect. Put on the Eye of Robes and every creature within your sight appears to be wearing robes. Popular item at the nudist colony for those times you just want to see a little less reality.

Liberty's Edge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Or just thickin' up all these new scrawny iconics. :P

Liberty's Edge

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Githzilla wrote:
I think in my world it would have a different effect. Put on the Eye of Robes and every creature within your sight appears to be wearing robes. Popular item at the nudist colony for those times you just want to see a little less reality.

Be careful what you wish for because you never know when you might want to pick one up out at the beach from a shady vendor who happens to sell you one that works as intended for nude folk, but for people wearing actual clothing already it makes them appear stark naked. Imagine looting one mid-dungeon and you cant take it off so that now your Rogue is forced to watch your Cleric and Fighter bare-assed hacking away a tribe of swinging in the wind Goblins until you can get it removed professionally.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Themetricsystem wrote:
Githzilla wrote:
I think in my world it would have a different effect. Put on the Eye of Robes and every creature within your sight appears to be wearing robes. Popular item at the nudist colony for those times you just want to see a little less reality.
Be careful what you wish for because you never know when you might want to pick one up out at the beach from a shady vendor who happens to sell you one that works as intended for nude folk, but for people wearing actual clothing already it makes them appear stark naked. Imagine looting one mid-dungeon and you cant take it off so that now your Rogue is forced to watch your Cleric and Fighter bare-assed hacking away a tribe of swinging in the wind Goblins until you can get it removed professionally.

Player: *rolls to identify object*

GM: You identify it as a the Eye of Robes

Player: Oh! Sweet!

Player: *puts on the object*

Player: . . . Why is everyone now nude?

GM: Because it’s actually the Eye of Disrobe; you rolled low

Community / Forums / Pathfinder / Pathfinder Second Edition / General Discussion / Eye of Robes All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.