Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:49 am
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:35 am
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:25 am
serleran wrote:Yes, anything can be "experted" except "fist" since that becomes "cestus."
The cost may or may not be relevant. Locating enough "expert bullets" may take a very long time (1 per hour seems dreadfully slow and very boring -- only useful when the party has lots of downtime to burn) or there may not even be enough in the area to qualify so it becomes more convenient to pay some knapper or mason a small fee to get them crafted.
Oh, and not all "expert" qualities are the same. Sure, +1 to hit or damage for a weapon is fine, but what about better range or even an extra attack every 2-3 rounds? Price goes up with the trait.
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:34 am
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Kayolan wrote:Is magic armor considered masterwork, and if it is, does it also give damage reduction?
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:50 pm
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:02 am
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:58 am
Captain_K wrote:Damage reduction is a whole other area.. its one more step in combat.. would be a cool spell or short duration magic item or potion, but to deal with it all the time seems like a pain... that said.. magic items are made from the best and finest when price is not an issue when you're say a prince... you want it all to look good.. but what would an Orc magical club start looking like?? What would their masterwork be?
Plus also like having magical items spontaneously be created.. through acts of "the gods", universal or cosmic happen stance or just so darn much luck has occurred that sword is now +1 to hit... if you take a lesson from Brust.. magic items are when strong individuals die and some portion of their soul or power or aura permeates some close item at the time and place of their death (i.e. magical INT and aligned items).
expert or master work items expensive and cheap are great starting points and usually I would say the magic supplants the MW with magic not adding pluses just changing their nature to the truly magical which give them the next up level of status (ie hitting things and being stronger than mundane and stronger than master works).
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:25 pm