View Full Version : A chaos artifact

2012-08-16, 06:29 AM
In the vein of the Deck of Many Things, I created this Rod of Chaos to be an item that someone like the Joker would fall in love with. Any suggestions to it?

Rod of Chaos (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0At1vtqqwInKGdFY4N2Exd0lGOEhfRGRIWTVrQ2pLT UE)

2012-08-16, 09:24 AM
Kids these days, always forgetting the classics... (http://www.traykon.com/pdf/The_Net_Libram_of_Random_Magical_Effects.pdf)

2012-08-20, 11:03 AM
It would have been much better if the PDF had been in Word format as it is far too long. I converted your text (and proofread and edited it) to Word and made it into a chart. It is a lot easier to read that way.

I think you had some nifty ideas and a few total dogs.

The good: growing leaves and then gaining photosynthesis from it (though you could have phrased it much better).

The needs improvement:

I think you should have simplified the Hurricane. For example: you could have had one effect be a hurricane and a separate effect be the blizzard

The really bad:

The summon of a cat wanting a cheezeburger was silly and a bit jarring. It makes it hard to take this item seriously.

Butterflies? The wand of wonder already does that.

The baleful polymorphing seemed like you were running out of ideas.

Overall, there are a few good ideas in here but overall it isn't really that much fun.