- If you see the words "+x circumstance bonus to [skill]", just move on. (Same for spells, actually.) 9 times out of 10 it's not worth it.
- It's not worth cutting and pasting either. If one follows the format of the rule book, most item descriptions are one line. Just rewrite the thing.
- Those one line descriptions are really perfunctory. It makes me a little sad. I might go through and spruce them up.
- It's a lot harder to find good collections of magic items than good collections of spells. Most magic items collections are themed.
- The thornshield was (I think) one of the few items rejected from my Dragon magazine article (Gnomish magical items, #272) and the only thing (out of 30 or so) accepted by Bastion Press for their Arms & Armor book. Weird. (And that's the sum total of my paid RPG writing profession, folks. In hindsight, Dragon paid pretty darned well.)
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Magically Itemish Stuff
I've been converting magic items recently; a change of pace from working on spells. A few observations: