Post by Vile Traveller on Apr 19, 2013 8:29:08 GMT -6
As I'm edging closer to the magic items chapter of the BLUEHOLME™ Compleat Rules, I find myself cogitating on magic swords - specifically, intelligent magic swords. Now, as you all know, all magic swords in OD&D are intelligent. Holmes, on the other hand, doesn't even mention the possibility in the Blue Book, nor do any of his other writings as far as I'm aware. I'm tempted, therefore, to leave out the possibility of intellectual cutlery in BLUEHOLME.
Post by scottenkainen on Apr 19, 2013 13:01:00 GMT -6
I think you've already shown a willingness to think outside the box of the basic rulebook, so adding intelligent swords is no big deal. I would make intelligent swords just an option, like in AD&D, without spending a great deal of time on it. In all the years I played AD&D, I never once rolled up an intelligent sword without having to fudge a die roll to do it.
Post by Vile Traveller on Apr 19, 2013 19:02:28 GMT -6
My present leaning is towards expanding the magic swords table to include some of the powers of intelligent swords, but relegating the actual intelligence bit to a short mention in a section on unique magic items. I agree about the random rolling method, it doesn't seem to generate a satisfactory outcome without fudging. I've used a couple of intelligent swords in the past, but they never really rose to the level of another Stormbringer.