Masterworked, Superior, Sublime

SableWyvern

Mongoose
First up, I'd like to say that this system of weapon qualities is nicely done, especially given the lack of magic items in general circulation in Magnumund.

I am a little put off, however, that Superior is better than Masterworked ... that just doesn't ring true. While I can see the desire to retain the standard d20 interpretation of Masterworked, I don't think it would have been particularly difficult to change things around a bit. And, I know that Superior could be considered Superior Masteworked ... but still... Anyhoo, that's just a minor quibble.

Sublime, I really, really like. It's a great word in its own right, and applies nicely here.

So, what's the point of this post ... mainly it's just a pointless ramble. But, I would also be interested to hear what the official requirement is for something to be made as a Sublime item.
 
Minor point: It's mastercrafted in Lone Wolf :wink:

Doesn't change anything though, your point remains. I would have been happy any way they did it.
 

SableWyvern

Mongoose
Hmmm ... first signs of the great Mongoose brainwashing conspiracy? How have they done it? My money is on something in the paper.
 
As it happens, we tossed around the idea of how the crafting of items should work quite a bit in the office.

Basically, mastercrafted is as it suggests - a masterfully crafted piece of kit, as if an expert in the craft had made it. Superior literally means superior to what could even be expected of such an item - as if a mastercraftman exceeded even his own expectations with this superb piece of kit. And sublime... is sublime.

You might like to know that the other end of the quality scale reads:

Poor: -1 to checks/attack or damage rolls
Awful: -2 to checks/attack or damage rolls
Ridiculous: -3 to checks/attack or damage rolls

Cheers,
 

SableWyvern

Mongoose
MongooseIan3.5 said:
You might like to know that the other end of the quality scale reads:

Poor: -1 to checks/attack or damage rolls
Awful: -2 to checks/attack or damage rolls
Ridiculous: -3 to checks/attack or damage rolls

Is that serious? I really shouldn't like Ridiculous. But it's just so perfect.

The Szall mastersmith has slaved long and hard over the forge to craft for you the finest weapon ever made in this village. After months of toil, the sword is finally ready. Holding it aloft, you swing the weapon in an arc before you, testing its balance. A frown furrows your brow as you gaze at the snivelling craftsman. "This sword is just Ridiculous."
 

August

Mongoose
Unless one is talking about Speed, in which case Ludicrous allows a x100 Run multiplier but only allows a straight line of movement and leaves a plaid trail behind you... :)

-A
 
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