The "I Didn't Comment in Another Thread" Thread


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darjr

I crit!
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Yes I am!

YES. I. AM.
 







Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
"A magic longsword? But I need a rapier for my build. You have seen my build, right?"
As someone who is now trying to make up for not giving out enough magic items over the years (read: nothing for multiple levels), the fact that I can't rely on magical long swords being sought after makes me very sad. It's probably small potatoes, compared to the rest of the issues being addressed, but I really hope 1D&D makes them more popular again. (Yes, I have been playing since a long sword +1 was a big deal.)
 

Galandris

Foggy Bottom Campaign Setting Fan
As someone who is now trying to make up for not giving out enough magic items over the years (read: nothing for multiple levels), the fact that I can't rely on magical long swords being sought after makes me very sad. It's probably small potatoes, compared to the rest of the issues being addressed, but I really hope 1D&D makes them more popular again. (Yes, I have been playing since a long sword +1 was a big deal.)

Well, magic items have a tradition of adapting to fit the wearer's size and nobody batted an eye. It could easily be expanded by making them fit the wearer's build.
 


CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing
As someone who is now trying to make up for not giving out enough magic items over the years (read: nothing for multiple levels), the fact that I can't rely on magical long swords being sought after makes me very sad. It's probably small potatoes, compared to the rest of the issues being addressed, but I really hope 1D&D makes them more popular again. (Yes, I have been playing since a long sword +1 was a big deal.)
I use a workaround for that. I admit it's a bit convoluted, and certainly not everyone's cup of tea, but here goes:
  • Weapons, armor, and shields with a +1 enchantment aren't magical.
  • They are, however, made from cold iron.
  • Similarly, +2 weapons are nonmagical and made of mithril, and +3 weapons are nonmagical adamantine items.
  • If you find a +1 longsword, you can pay a blacksmith to smelt it down and reforge it into a different weapon of equal weight.
  • Only NPCs can work with mithril, adamantine, and other rare metals. This will never be explained.
  • You can even save up enough of them to make a whole suit of full plate, if you're so inclined.
 


RealAlHazred

Frumious Flumph
But how many people actually knew what the 10 foot pole was for?
Almost ten years ago on another message board, I participated in a thread about ten foot poles and how they work. It led to the creation of the Most Ancient and Worshipful Guild of Roodsmen and Pole-Tenders, hirelings to tend to your ten-foot poles and use them properly. Also incidently they can organize and support your dungeon expedition with dispatch.
 





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