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Kersus Stupid and Old Ideas
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(02-21-2017, 02:58 PM)Oedipussy Rex Wrote: So here's my version of your Griffin Shield.

Shields of Shield - Once an Adventure Turn (a day, if not using Ə-OH Turns) these magical shields, emblazoned with a shield, in addition to acting as shields, can be powered (roll on Adventure to beat 0) to provide protection against both physical and magical attacks, per the Shield spell. Regular-sized Shields are +2 (add d4-1 to the character's Defense. Remember: shields are a bonus to Defense and add one less than the roll) and absorbs d3 Damage per PoS of the activation. Large Shields are only +1 (d4/d6), but absorb d6/PoS.

What the...? Once a Travel Turn, not an Adventure Turn. And why the hell would you roll on Adventure to power a magical item? Roll on Sorcerer. Jesus, what kind of idiot with no discernible knowledge of the game wrote this?
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(02-20-2017, 09:17 PM)Oedipussy Rex Wrote:
(03-11-2015, 07:48 AM)Kersus Wrote: Energy Bow (Use Warrior instead of Sorcerer for Powers): Power 1 Magic Dart; Power 2 Ensnaring Net
Yeeahhh. No.

A little explanation for this dismissal. Long ago a friend created a Bow of Magic Missiles and I thought it was lame mostly because it wasn't very imaginative. The fact that MMs always hit their target made it even worse. Then the D&D cartoon came out and its bow was even lamer. We're talking almost Zan-level lameness here. "Wonder Bow powers, Activate! Form of a bridge."
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Holmes magic missiles required a to-hit I think.

Well... Much of that cartoon was ridiculous as are some uses of Spider-Man's web shooters. Still, I had a little yellow short bow with no string as a kid and ran around shooting my energy bow. Heh. I think I've always liked the idea of unlimited ammunition items so we simply didn't have to track it. Maybe ironic as I'm such a stickler for my players tracking ammunition these days.

Bow of Lightning Bolt with the possibility of it bouncing back at you would be more fun. Egads, I never laughed so hard as when a character was in a tiny little dungeon room containing but a coffin and his party. When the single Undead rose from the coffin; Lightning Bolt.
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Yes, Holmes did require a roll. But if I'm remembering correctly, the arrows would revolve around the MU's head until directed at a target. Maybe that was the original booklets.

Although, if I'm being honest with myself, a Bow of Magic Missiles isn't as unimaginative as a Wand of Fireballs. Like I've never gotten into a fireworks fight with my friends, shooting Roman Candles at each other.
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