Proposal: Silversheen (Special Material)

Rhydius

Visitor
I'm proposing the inclusion of Silversheen (described here) as a special material.

In part because I've already rolled for a weapon with it in the Mystic Pearl (got ahead of myself there), but I chose it essentially because it stands out as an alchemical equivalent to stainless-steel.
 

Qik

Visitor
Yeah, every once in a while, the wheels turn smoothly around here. :p

Still one more vote before it's official, though. But you're on your way. ;)
 

Rhydius

Visitor
[MENTION=40413]GlassEye[/MENTION] what are your misgivings on it? I understand that it's got approval already, but I'd still like to know what about it in particular you didn't like.
 

GlassEye

Community Supporter
what are your misgivings on it? I understand that it's got approval already, but I'd still like to know what about it in particular you didn't like.
It's a rather nebulous dislike but analyzing it it seems mostly rooted in that there is already an item named Silversheen. I suppose I would prefer if they had named it 'Argentum' or some such. Also, it overshadows alchemical silver. Alchemical silver is inexpensive but because of the damage penalty as soon as someone gets enough cash they'll trade up for Silversheen. Which isn't a bad thing; I guess I just wish they had coordinated their item creation a bit better. As it stands there is Silversheen (material), Silversheen (item), Alchemical silver, and weapon blanch (silver). All of which are minor variations of the same thing.
 

Rhydius

Visitor
I can see where you're coming from. There's a lot of things that cover the silver angle (though differently applied, and having different properties), and even one with the same name. The Silversheen (item), Silversheen (material) issue is pretty understandable, and mildly annoying; it's the kind of thing that should have been caught.
As for it's trade-up value from Alchemical Silver, I thought that Silversheen (material) had the same damage penalty. I assumed that since they count as Alchemical Silver that they would inherit all the properties of it as well.
 

GlassEye

Community Supporter
I took that to mean that the Silversheen weapon would bypass DR/silver but not have the extra damage penalty alchemical silver has. Immunity to rust doesn't quite seem enough to justify the extra cost; add elimination of the damage penalty, however, and that seems right to me.
 

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